Calendar

May
25
Sat
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!

May
26
Sun
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.
Jun
1
Sat
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.

Jun
8
Sat
Steak Dinner
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm

Steak dinner, followed by Miss Riverbottom tryouts. Cocktails at 5pm, dinner served from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Price is one punch plus $5.00 or $17.50. Menu includes 14 oz steak, potato, vegetable, rolls, salad bar and dessert. Homemade desserts are welcome! RSVP by June 5.

Jun
9
Sun
June Member Meeting
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am

Monthly member meeting for June, 2019.

Jun
27
Thu
IRBBA Miss Riverbottom 2019
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day

IRBBA’s Miss Riverbottom is hosted by East Peoria Boat Club this year. The world-famous pageant will be Saturday, June 29.

All the details here: Miss Riverbottom 2019 – Poster

Jul
13
Sat
July Dinner – Cheeseburger in Paradise
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm

Wear your best Hawaiian shirt to get into the island mindset!

Jul
14
Sun
Member Meeting
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am

Monthly member meeting for July.

Jul
27
Sat
WWYC Draw Down and Pulled Pork Dinner
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Wide Waters Yacht Club at Starved Rock Marina sponsors their traditional Draw Down super raffle and delicious pork dinner.

Aug
10
Sat
Pasta Extravaganza & Venetian Night
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm

Pasta Extravaganza, featuring lasagna, various pastas and sauces, and salads. $12.50 or one punch. 6-8pm. Please RSVP here.

Following dinner, join in the Venetian Night festivities!

Judging information here:  SRYC Venetian Night