Mother’s Day Brunch

Join us at Pontchartrain Yacht Club for

Mothers’ Day Brunch

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Complimentary Mimosa and Favor!

Music By:
Jazz & Gospel Performer RuthAnn “Roux Dat” Kerr


~ Cheese ~ Pate ~ Fresh Fruit Station ~
~ Assorted Quiches ~
~ Nassau Grits Casserole ~
~ Petite Rolls ~
~ Baby Lettuce Salad with Candied Pecans & Mandarin Orange Slices ~
~ Strawberry Shortcake for Dessert ~


10am – 1pm


Deadline is Club Closing, Thursday, May 9
Call the club at 985.626.3192,
Sign up in the bar
E-mail to and
include your name, club number
and desired number of reservations.

Small Boat Racing

adult sailing
Kickoff Meeting for Pontchartrain Yacht Club Weekend Small Boat Racing Series
We would like to invite all PontYC members interested in creating a viable and sustainable weekend small boat club racing series starting this summer to a meeting on Thursday, May 23 beginning at 7 PM to discuss how to make this program work given the volunteer nature of our club. I have been tasked by the board of directors to determine if this program is feasible with potential interest levels and the assets we currently have on hand.
The meeting will be not only a presentation on how the series would be sailed but will also include a frank and open discussion regarding the realities and requirements for a program like this that include establishing a race management infrastructure, equitable fleets of club owned boats available to non-boat owner/participants that are in sailable and raceable condition for fair competition, inclusion for privately owned boats, and creating a fun, non-intimidating, and learning environment for all levels, genders, and ages. The program will allow all types of sailboats (keel and centerboard, mono- and multihull, sportboat, etc.) 22’ in length and under to participate. We also want to discuss how this program can be complimentary to the club “big boat” PHRF racing program and all PHRF sailors are urged to attend.
For this program to be successful, it will have to be a broad club wide effort that includes participation and a willingness to take ownership of the club assets we have available. The benefits are many in that it will help re-focus our membership on the basic mission of our club which is to promote sailing, help teach skills and seamanship, and create a high level of camaraderie and friendship. We hope you will consider attending.
Thank you.
Bob Hodges

Cinco De Mayo


Huevos Rancheros (your choice of authentic Mexican or Gringo)
Refried  Beans
Green Chile Hash Browns
Mixed Fruit
Featured Adult Beverages
Please call the club at 985.626.3192
Sign up in the bar
Email to with your
name, club number and number brunch reservations.

School’s Out Regatta NOR

School’s Out Regatta

June 1-2, 2013

Pontchartrain Yacht Club •140 Jackson Ave. • Mandeville, Louisiana 70448

985-626-3192 •


1. Rules: The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing, class rules of the invited classes, except as any of these are altered by the regatta sailing instructions.

2. Eligibility: Expected classes are Sunfish, Optimist, 420, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, Lido 14, VX One, A-Cat & Portsmouth class.

3. Registration: Registration will be held at Pontchartrain Yacht Club on June 2, 2012 beginning at 0830, in the Regatta Room.

4. Fees:

4.1 Single handed boats $35.00. US Sailing Members, membership number required, can deduct $5.00.

4.2 All other entries $45.00 US Sailing Members, membership number required, can deduct $5.00.

5. Schedule of Events:

Saturday June 2, 2012

  • 0830 – 1000 Registration
  • 1000 Skipper’s Meeting – At the meeting the Optimist PRO will announce a time and meeting place for the Opti sailors to have another meeting before going on the water.
  • 1125 Warning Signal for the day’s first start, additional races to follow

Sunday June 3, 2012

  • 1025 Warning Signal for the day’s first start, additional races to follow
  • 1430 No races will start after this time

Awards ceremony will be as soon as possible following the conclusion of all races.

6. Number of Races:

6.1 Optimist will attempt as many races as possible.

6.2 All other classes – Nine (9) races will be attempted.

7. Sailing Instructions: Sailing Instructions will be available at the registration desk.

8. Scoring:

8.1 One (1) completed race will constitute a regatta.

8.2 The low point scoring system of RRS Appendix A will be used.

8.3 All classes will have one throw out if six or more are completed.


9. Contact:

Pontchartrain Yacht Club General Manager:   985-626-3192

10. Lodging:

Area Hotels

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Covington, LA 985-809-1234
  • Courtyard Marriot Covington, LA 985-871-0244
  • Hampton Inn Covington, LA 985-809-0019
  • Clarion Inn Covington, LA 985-893-3580
  • Homewood Suites Covington, LA 985-809-6144
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Covington, LA 985-871-0356
  • Super 8 Covington, LA 985-892-4470

Bed & Breakfast

Mar Villa Guest House Mandeville, LA 985-626-5975

Pontchartrain Winds Mandeville, LA 985-727-2444


Fontainebleau State Park Mandeville, LA 70448 877-226-7652 877-226-7652

2013 Opening Day Schedule

Pontchartrain Yacht Club

Opening Day
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:00-10:30 ~ Past Commodores Brunch
  • 11:00 ~ Flag Ceremony
  • 11:30 ~ Boat Parade / Blessing of the Fleet
  • 12:00 ~ Pot Luck Buffet Lunch
  • 12:00 ~ “ReLiving the Memories” with Wayne Busby entertainment
  • 1:00 ~ J-30 Regatta
  • 2:00 ~ Poolside Entertainment
Complimentary Champagne/Mimosas
 courtesy of Helen Cassell and Larry/Georgia Young
(while it lasts)
More later….