Gala 85th Anniversary Dinner

SRYC members turned out in their finest garb to celebrate the club’s 85th Anniversary on May 18, 2019. A catered dinner of filet mignon and crab legs delighted the tastebuds and classy decorations helped make it a very special night. In honor of the 85th, 85 minutes of open bar was included.

Past commodores were honored, and three awards were given.

    • Best Boater: Bruce & Mary Kopecky for their extended trip around North America
    • 1st to RSVP: Todd & Renae Holingsworth
    • Longest Distance: Former Commodore Bob Fulwider for traveling from Florida to attend

Thanks to hosts Patrick and Tammy Feehan for an elegant and memorable event.

Spring Launch 2019

Due to the snow in the forecast for Saturday, launch day was moved up to Friday, April 26. Though it was a breezy day, with the help of many members, the launch was a success.

Welcoming New Members in 2019

Congratulations on making it halfway through the off-season! As you make your plans for spring and summer boating, we invite you to consider SRYC, a friendly, laid-back boating club on the Illinois River in Ottawa. We have open slips ready for new members in the 2019 season.

Consider all that SRYC has to offer:

  • Beautiful, new concrete docks
  • Much lower rates than nearby marinas
  • Well-maintained clubhouse and bar, with spectacular river views
  • Launch ramp, showers, grills, onsite trailer storage, gas dock and pump-out
  • Plenty of parties and events, where you’ll meet the friendliest and most helpful bunch of boaters on the river

No matter what size boat you own, from a small fishing boat or PWC to a floating condo, you are welcome at SRYC. Visit our special place on the river. Look for membership costs and details here.