2023 WKYC Poker Run

July 20, 2023

Hello members, Please see below for details and rules for this year’s poker run. An exciting new addition to this year’s run that could increase your chances of winning AND increase the pot: A wildcard blind auction. We’ll provide the clues to finding the 5 checkpoints at the registration table Saturday morning. Last year’s poker […]

2023 Women’s Regatta

June 13, 2023

NOTICE OF RACE 2023 OKANAGAN WOMEN’S REGATTA JULY 14 – 16, 2023 at WEST KELOWNA YACHT CLUB 4111 Gellatly Road WEST KELOWNA, B.C.  Join us to Celebrate the 14th Annual Okanagan Women’s Regatta to be held at the West Kelowna Yacht Club located on beautiful Okanagan Lake.  1. The regatta will be governed by the […]

Your boat is your responsibility! Don’t abandon your vessel.

February 7, 2022

Abandoned vessels and wrecks can prevent boaters from enjoying waterways in BC. Abandoned boats near public areas pose safety risks and other hazards to public health, affect infrastructure and can harm marine life. Every boat owner is responsible for their vessel. The Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act protects communities and the environment by addressing […]

Ongoing dock repairs

December 21, 2020

Ever think of the breakwater around the moorage basin as equivalent to medieval castle walls, protecting the inhabitants within from the deadly forces outside the wall? Me neither. But the analogy is not that far off. Us “fair-weather” boaters don’t see it much, but the lake can become a very destructive force when whipped by […]

Proper tie-up

August 7, 2019

Boat Tie Up Requirements The requirements for mooring a boat in the WKYC basin is designed to prevent damage to your boat, damage to the WKYC docks, and other boats. You are required to use appropriately sized mooring lines with snubbers. Either rubber or spring steel snubbers are to be used on tie lines of […]

Zebra & Quagga Mussels Pt.4 Final

February 1, 2018

This is the 4th and final article on invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Past articles have dealt with the very small size of these mussels from larvae to a mere 15mm at maturity making early detection difficult. What they lack in size they make for in reproductive capability with a single adult reproducing up to […]

Zebra & Quagga Mussels Pt.3

September 1, 2017

This is the 3rd article concerning invasive zebra and quagga mussels and their threat to the Columbian River Basin and speaks to the governmental and volunteer organizations that have been developed to deal with the potential infestation. The Columbian River Basin encompasses Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in the US and British Columbia in Canada. […]

Zebra & Quagga Mussels Pt.2

July 1, 2017

This is the second article to be posted in the Pendozi regarding the invasive Zebra and Quagga mussels threatening the Okanagan Valley. Awareness is one of the first elements in  addressing this potential hazard to our Valley and more specifically Lake Okanagan. The Zebra and Quagga mussels were introduced to the Great Lakes in the […]

Boating Safety: The Essentials

May 1, 2017

This write up is extracted and condensed in part from the Boater Exam publication. It is limited to Water Rescue Equipment for Personal Water Craft (P.W.C.) and boats not over 6 meters Powered and boats 6 meters to not over 12 meters. This and the recommendation from our Commodore (see Commodore`s Report) is intended to […]

Spring Boat Startup

March 1, 2017

Most boats will need a really good cleaning after their winter storage. Start off with a general overall cleaning of your boat. Scrub and protect the interior seats and vinyl, do not use a citrus cleaner as this breaks down the vinyl over time. Make sure to apply a UV protection product on the vinyl, […]

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