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  POSTED 10/15/19

End Of Season Party

Hello Duckies,

Save the Date and reserve a spot now for Saturday November 9th at Clinton Country Club!
Please click on the link above for the invite to the end of season party! In years past this event was very heavy on awards, to the point that last year through a survey you told us No Mas! So last year the format was changed to only include a small handful of awards and focus more on fun. We will be using the same format this year. All fleet trophies will be available for pick-up at the party, but we will only be presenting the major Perpetual Trophies- we promise this portion of the party will not exceed 30 Minutes! Last year we had close to 65 attend this event so we have selected a larger venue to make it more comfortable for all. See you at the party!

Brendan Coyne
Director of Publicity, DIYC.

  POSTED 9/20/19

Please join your fellow Duckies on the deck for the Annual Meeting & TGIF. The business part will be brief to make way for the last TGIF of the season. The Cask will be out for all to enjoy. TGIF’s are a great way to relax, catch up with old friends and make new friends. Bring a friend, family or crew all are welcome. Please bring an appetizer to share and BYOB. Documents:   Annual Meeting Agenda & Proxy    

Your DIYC Officers

  POSTED 9/20/19

Hello Duckies,

I have some very exciting news to share with you today. DIYC is now an MVP Club with US Sailing. This new status allows DIYC members to join or renew US Sailing membership at discounted rates as well as receiving a 25% discounts on purchases at US Sailing online store. And for every Duck that signs up the club earns points which can be used for the Club to purchase items from US Sailing such as Educational Books for the club library, Race Committee Gear and Training Material, including seminars. See the attached letter from your Commodore. There is a link to sign up or renew in Mark's letter as well as on our club site. Anyone with questions can reach out to me directly. It's a good day to be a duck!  More Info: DIYC MVP Program



Brendan Coyne

Director of Publicity, DIYC

  POSTED 8/1/19

Hello Duckies,
The cask
Club Challenge Trophy will be making it's way to the Deck this Friday. Come celebrate with us! Captains invite your crew. All members, friends of DIYC and guests are welcome!  Raft-Up & TGIF Schedule

Brendan Coyne

Director of Publicity, DIYC

  POSTED 7/17/19

Hello Duckies,

1. This Friday is our first club Raft Up in home waters.  If you have a boat drive it, sail it, paddle it or call Sea Tow and get it to the Party.  For those without a float, the club Steward Ben Weinstein will be at the wheel of Little Duck to shuttle folks to the Raft Up.  If you arrive at the club and Little Duck is not docked by the crane just call Ben on his cell and he will swing in to pick you up.  A notice will be posted on the club house front door with Ben's number.  Bring an App to share and BYOB.  Full notice of event can be found in The Main Sheet Newsletter which you received on Monday. See Raft-Up & TGIF Schedule.
2. Bill Gunther from Essex Yacht Club stopped by the club to personally invite the club to participate in The Rum Challenge taking place July 27th.  There is a new twist this year, any club that enters three boats will be competing to win the Club Challenge Trophy.  It is nothing like those other trophies you all have sitting on the shelf.  The beautiful 5 liter wooden cask of Black Seal Rum will be awarded to the club with the best performance of its top 3 boats.  Clean your bottom and pull out your best sails!  We can do this!   

Rum Challenge NOR    Club Challenge Trophy   Yachtscoring


Brendan Coyne

Director of Publicity, DIYC.

  POSTED 4/29/19


Connecticut River Leukemia Cup! Next weekend - May 4th-May 5th
Several Duckies are participating in the regatta! You do not need to race to attend the fabulous party.
Here is the link (click on image) to the event for registration, party tickets and donations:


DIYC Officers


POSTED 4/25/19

DIYC Club Spring Work Party - April 27, 2019  9AM -12PM 

The first official event of the new season is the club cleanup on Saturday April 27 from 9 AM - 12 PM. Please bring cleaning supplies and/or basic tools. The club is also always happy to accept donations of paper supplies like paper towels and toilet paper. 

The more that show up the faster it goes and there's enough to do for everybody to get the club, committee boats and grounds ready for the season.  So hope to see you there!!

Tasks include but not limited to:
Work with Fleet Captain Roger Bauman on chase boats
Rake Duck Stop knoll and police the grounds
Move outdoor furniture to the deck
Turn on water…check for leaks
Hook up clean fridge, check water heater
Vacuum clubhouse
Wipe down kitchen and clean heads
Clean windows


Your DIYC Officers and BOG.


POSTED 2/4/19


Dear Fellow Duckies and Friends,

Please join us for the 2019 DIYC Winter Party on March 2nd at the Nauber's home. See Winter Social at the Naubers for the details. Please feel free to invite any crew or potential new members. Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing about winter vacations and upcoming summer plans.


 Kathy Nauber 

  POSTED 2/1/19

Friends of Duck Island Yacht Club

The Officers of DIYC are continuing the "Friends of Duck Island" emailing list. We don't want your crew or any other friends to be in the dark on some of the fun happenings at DIYC. This new emailing list will keep them informed about our biggest events happening through the season.

We are asking members to ask their friends, and skippers to ask their crew if we may have their emails to add to the "Friends" list. The list will be used to inform "Friends" about DIYC events only, hence there will be only a few emails per year. The email addresses will not be used for any other purpose than the Friends of Duck Island list. One can unsubscribe at any time. You can send the email addresses of interested crew or other friends, or they can send the request themselves, to  Any interested party can sign up. You don't have to wait for an invitation from your skipper or a club member.

Teresa Donahue
DIYC Director of Publicity