March Member Meeting
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am

March Member Meeting

House Cleaning Party
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am

A cleaning party has been scheduled for March 23rd, 9am to noon, to clean and prepare the clubhouse for the season. Sign up with Rhonda Noto or on the sign­up sheet in the clubhouse.

Sign Painting Party
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm

Decorative Sign Painting Party

Make a decorative sign for your home or boat. See all the details and sign up below.

SRYC Painting Party

April Member Meeting
Apr 14 @ 10:30 am

Monthly member meeting for April, 2019.

Spring Launch – Boats In!
Apr 26 all-day


Due to Saturday’s forecast, launch day has been moved up to Friday, April 26. The crane is expected at 9am. 

Whether you call it launch day, crane day or boats in day, it’s the start of the season.

  • Breakfast provided for the workers at 6:30am. Be ready to start operations between 7 and 7:30am.
  • If there is any change in the schedule, you’ll be notified. If you don’t hear anything, there is no change.
  • If your boat is being launched, you or a representative must be there. If your boat is not being launched, you may earn work hours for helping.
  • Please follow directions from members in charge. Safety is our number one priority.
  • NO alcoholic drinks anywhere near where boats are launched.
  • Members need to wait until all boats are launched before working on their own boat.
  • If you are not helping launch the boats, please stay out of the way, and keep cars clear of the crane area.
  • Remove your stands, debris and litter A.S.A.P. after boats are in, and keep the grass area clear for mowing.
85th Anniversary Dinner
May 18 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate our history, past Commodores and the 85th anniversary of the founding of SRYC. Elegant catered dinner provided by Montes, with filet mignon and crab legs. Open bar. $50 per person. Reservations and payment needed by May 1.

May Member Meeting
May 19 @ 10:30 am
Wine Walk/Dock Walk 2019
May 25 @ 1:00 pm

An SRYC tradition. Celebrate the first summer holiday weekend by serving a beverage and snack on your dock and sampling all the others. This year, we will start on C dock. Good times!

2019 Wide-Waters Blessing of the Fleet
May 26 @ 1:00 pm
This special event is held every year on the water at Buffalo Rock. Cruise up river and take the side channel around Sheehan Island (mile marker 235 or so) to scenic Buffalo Rock. There is plenty of room for boats to anchor with a beautiful view of the sandstone bluffs. Clergy will give the blessing from atop a houseboat anchored near the bluffs. Tune in via marine radio VHF channel 68 to hear the blessing.
A good blessing never hurts! Bring your boat (or dingy, canoe, kayak, etc) or cruise along with friends. Here’s to a healthy and safe boating season.
Ron Robb Special Peoples Cruise
Jun 1 all-day

Sorry! Due to river and weather conditions, this event has been cancelled for 2019. See you next year!

SRYC Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization operating in Ottawa, Illinois and  serving the Illinois River Valley.

2017 Ron Robb Special People Cruise – JUNE 1, 2019

The Ron Robb Special People Cruise is an annual event hosted by SRYC Charities. This free event provides individuals with special needs with recreational and educational opportunities. The Special People Cruise takes place at Starved Rock Yacht Club along the Illinois River, adjacent to Starved Rock State Park.  Individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend regardless of their need level as we can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.

Some Highlights of the Cruise Include:

  • Boat rides along the Illinois River (life jackets provided)
  • Assortment of games, crafts, prizes and music
  • Complimentary lunch provided to all participants

Visit the SRYC Charities Website to learn more about their programs and grants.

Volunteers are needed on the day of the event for food, games, life jacket fitting, boat captains, etc. Anyone who is able to help with setup on Friday, please come! And be sure to save some energy for cleanup after the event Saturday afternoon. Many hands make light work! Most of the parking lot will be needed for the event, so please help by moving your vehicles as requested by the event staff.