We’re going to have to reschedule the “paddle for autism” event due to heavy rain and possible thunder storms.  We’ll keep you posted.



Other upcoming events:

June 7th for Council meeting dinner at AYC.

Steak bake – first weekend in August



Concert Series at AYC – Jeff Gritsavage will chair a series of music on the water with the help of the Noel’s, Clarks and Carpentiers. We hope to get boaters together at the club for music to offset the missing Alive at 5 and Rocking on the River series this year –

Wednesdays in June –     6:00-8:00pm

June 15th   New Orleans Night –       Oobleck
June 22nd Alternative Rock Night – Desafinado
June 29th   Folk Rock Night –            The Ameros

This year the boating community took a hit when the Albany Alive @5 concert series was moved from Jennings Landing (due to construction) and when all of the Rockin’ on the River shows were moved to Riverfront Park (previously they alternated between the park and the marine-friendly restaurant parking lot). While Troy’s Riverfront Park is indeed beautiful and appropriate for such an event, the back of the stage faces the river and dock access is not close to the venue, making it somewhat detached from the boaters. In an effort to maintain the tradition of concerts on the water, Albany Yacht Club has started its own concert series. There were many opinions about on which night to hold this, and they were all valid. We are not holding it on Thursday because on any given Thursday if the Alive @5 show moves to the marine-friendly rain out site and it doesn’t rain, boaters might be torn between the AYC series and Alive @5. Additionally, Alive @5 has a really solid lineup this year and so some boaters might still want to attend by land. Also, Wednesday is AYC happy hour night and so we already have bar and cook staff scheduled.

Please attend this series, bring friends and give us your feedback. We could potentially put together another three or four concert mini-series after 4th of July week and we could do it on a different night if that was the consensus. Someone suggested that we ask the Board if the bar tips from concert night could be dedicated toward future concerts, making this potentially a sustainable, self-funding program. Your opinion on that is sought as well.  In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the clubhouse. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Please confirm all booking requests for hall rentals with house chair Bob Noel at bnoel678@aol.com


Work Hours: – Please note you should keep track of your hours – you have up to 45 days after working to submit your hours.  Note some heavy penalties were paid in this year. A list of hours submitted thru April 2016 are hanging in hallway on bulletin board.  Please review to ensure your hours are credited.  Any questions regarding your submitted hours should go to Jeff Jensen at jafo8778@gmail.com

o   for Regular members you need to have worked 35 hours per unit membership per year – if not complete the penalties are steep – $25/hour not worked plus for boaters another $25/ft. for your dockage.

o   For (new) Social members – Joined after April of 2013 – 10 hours per year – if not complete $25/hour not worked.

For opportunities to get work hours:  note there are many tasks that we need assistance with – if you see a project that you’d like to work on please contact us so we can make sure you have what you need to complete it.

o   To volunteer for Bartending – no experience necessary email Lisa Clark at  lisaclark1286@yahoo.com

o   To volunteer for Cooking – Wednesday or Friday evening please email Dave Carpentier at kherheb@aol.com

o   To volunteer for Saturday Cleaning please email Bob Noel at bnoel678@aol.com