89th Western Michigan Yachting Association
Hosted by Muskegon Yacht Club
SOCIAL AGENDA SET FOR 89th WESTERN MICHIGAN YACTHING
ASSOCIATION REGATTA AUGUST 1st – 4th
The Western Michigan Yachting Association (WMYA), and volunteers from the Muskegon Yacht Club (MYC), have been actively planning for the upcoming 89th Annual WMYA Championship Regatta to be sailed on Muskegon Lake August 1st – 4th. The WMYA regatta is a family focused regatta that rotates through six pristine lakes in Western Michigan. With over 150 boats anticipated, the WMYA regatta is set to be the largest sailing event on Muskegon Lake in 2018.
Although the highly competitive sailing will be center stage, Muskegon Yacht Club and an ongoing schedule of social events will serve to round out this historical venue that started in 1929 at Muskegon Yacht Club. The social events include casual barbeques, welcome party, kid’s party and conclude with the Commodore’s Ball on Friday night. Social events are open to sailors and landlubbers alike. Early registration is encouraged as key events are likely to sell out. Details of the social events are outlined below. Additional regatta information and registration can be found at http://www.wmya.org/
WMYA – 2018 Social Event Schedule
Tuesday July 31 – Lean-In Party
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Casual pre-event venue hosted by Pete Price and crew. Grilled goodies provided by team price will be served up with local keg beer to complement the fun. As the name implies, The Lean-In party traditionally is an impromptu gathering of sailors leaning-in on their boats after initial set up and rigging.
Wednesday August 1st – Welcome Party
5:00 – 10:30 p.m.
MYC Hosted Dinner & Music
Muskegon Yacht Club welcomes all sailors, members and guest to one of Michigan’s premier sailing locations. Hosted on site at Muskegon Yacht club, the Welcome Party is the first formal social event for the WMYA regatta. The party provides a casual social end to the first day of competitive sailing.
The venue will include live music from Acoustic Solo Artist Kristen Kuiper. Be sure to check out Kristen’s awesome website at www.kristenkuiper.com to get a teaser of her pending performance. MYC’s Executive Chef, Wes Stevens and staff will deliver a gourmet feast at dockside prices.
5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live music from Kristen Kuiper – Acoustic Solo Artist
5 pm – Buffet Style Dinner – $14
- Parmesan Chicken Cavatappi
- Herb Crusted Pork Loin
- Fried corn with peppers and onions
- Salt and Pepper Roasted Red skins
- Composed Salad Bar
- Fresh Bread
Thursday August 2nd – Kid’s Party
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Drop your kids off at 5:30 and pick them up by 7:00. We will have Hot Dogs and chips to eat and a special dessert. There will be lawn games, face painting, and the kids will have the chance to decorate their own boat to race in a rain gutter regatta
Friday August 3rd – Commodore’s Ball
6:30 – 11:30 p.m.
The Commodore’s Ball serves as the go to social event for the WMYA regatta. This year’s event will be held water’s edge at The Lake House Grille restaurant in downtown Muskegon. The event will feature a dock side cocktail hour with appetizers, platted dinner and entertainment by The Electric Red band.
The Electric Red band is known for its 90’s and pop/rock music venue. With roots in West Michigan, the band has gained state wide popularity since its launch in 2012. The four-member band includes Mick Jameson – Bass/Vocals, Thomas Jameson – Lead Guitar/Vocals, Rick Jameson – Lead Vocals/Guitar & David Jameson – Drums/Vocals.
The Lake House Grille overlooks Terrace Pointe Marina and Muskegon Lake adjacent to the Shoreline Inn. Known for its spectacular sunsets and water front location, the Lake House serves as a Northern anchor for the revitalized downtown Muskegon. The Lake House is located at Terrace at 730 Terrace Point Blvd. Muskegon, MI 49440. Additional information can be found at http://www.thelakehousemi.com/location
6:30 – Cash Bar Opens – Appetizers provided
7:30 – Dinner Served
Music & Dancing following dinner till 11:30
Adult Plated Dinner Options
- Ginger Beer Braised Brisket with Dijon/Pepper Cream Barbecue Sauce.
- Asiago and Herb Crusted Walleye with Lemon/Basil Sauce.
Kids Plated Dinner Option
Cost through July 15th – Early Registration Discount
Adult Dinner – $45/Person
Kids Dinner – $20/Person
Cost after July 15th
Adult Dinner – $50/Person
Kids Dinner – $25/Person