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Press Releases
Press Releases

April 6, 2018 — WorldFest Regatta April 29 at HYC

A unique event is coming to HYC in April! This year is the City of Houston’s 51st annual WorldFest event – our own international film festival. The Chairman (and founder) of the event is HYC member Hunter Todd. Hunter and his charming wife Kathy are masters of the sailboat Valkyrie docked on Pier 11; we generally see Hunter and Kathy out double-handing most Sunday afternoons in the warmer months. What is unique about WorldFest is that it is the ONLY international film festival which has an eponymous regatta as a feature of the event. NO OTHER YACHT CLUB IN THE WORLD has an event like this – and our members are invited to participate! Every year the festival throws the closing party at HYC and provides frosty cold beverages and barbecue, a terrific mariachi band, and the famous Texas Longhorn Steers as photo op’s for the kids. Additionally we have visitors representing the Rodeo Clown association and a unique group of historic figure method actors headed by HYC member Susan Williams! The film industry glitterati from foreign countries (many from China) find the method actors fascinating… especially Pancho Villa as he brandishes his (real working replica) 19th century… guns… For information on how to participate in the WorldFest Regatta, please click HERE.

Feb. 14, 2018 — Register Today for the Mike Ogden Memorial Golf Tournament April 9

The Mike Ogden Memorial Golf Tournament which is part of the Leukemia Cup Regatta will be held Monday, April 9 at Southwyck Golf Club in Pearland. If you would like to get a team together and come out to play, please contact Cheryl Thomas. To download the brochure, please click HERE. To download the Leukemia Cup Regatta Save the Date, please click HERE.

Jan. 20, 2018 — Calling All Women Sailors: Celebrating 31 Years Of Windward Bound Sailing Camp June 6-9, 2018

The Houston Yacht Club’s Women’s Sailing Association is now accepting applications for their 2018 Windward Bound Sailing Camp for Women, which will be held June 6-9 at the Houston Yacht Club. The overnight camp is open to all women who are 21 years or older. Windward Bound Sailing Camp is a great opportunity to learn, expand, or enhance your knowledge and skills in sailing. This camp is the only program of its kind on the bay. It is all about women teaching women how to sail in a fun, friendly, and safe environment. The camp will help you gain new confidence, new skills, and new friends; and is for those new to sailing, those who are familiar with the sport but want to expand their knowledge and skills, and for the experienced sailor who wants to race. To download the application, click HERE.
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