For over a decade Old Point Comfort Yacht Club (OPCYC) has cruised to the York River Yacht Haven to celebrate Independence Day, the 4th of July. From this vantage point we have a perfect view of the colorful fireworks display launched from Yorktown, the location of the clinching battle of the Revolutionary War.
This year 12 OPCYC boats made the cruise, and those sailing on 2 July experienced a powerful 40-knot front on their way to YRYH. 3 July turned out to be the perfect day to sail up the Bay to the York River. As each boat arrived and checked in, the goal of every “Pointer” seemed to be to head to YRYH’s inviting pool and relax.
On the 4th of July, members from each boat, joined by several members who arrived in their land yachts, gathered at the poolside grills for a final-night dinner together. Then it was off to the boats to watch the fireworks illuminate the shore of the York River and the famous battlefield.
Several boats continued their cruise on 5 July to Mobjack Bay to close out a very sunny and enjoyable week on the water.
For information about OPCYC, visit the website at opcyc.org.
by Jack Moran