Hill Country Yacht Club, HCYC, is a group of people who love being on the water in their boats. Whether power by motors or the wind, the one thing we love and share – a love of being on the water. And Canyon Lake is indeed beautiful water to be on. Clear and cool – fed by the Guadalupe River, a delight for boaters of all kinds.
HCYC was created in 1997 through a combination of the Texas Yacht Club and the Alamo Yacht Club. Through the years the membership has enjoyed parties, boating events and community events. The club holds monthly parties and sponsors several sailing race event during the year – generally each month.
1996 / 1997
HCYC was formed by the merger of two established clubs: the Alamo Yacht Club, operating out of Canyon Lake Marina and the Texas Yacht Club operating out of Cranes Mill Marina. HCYC began operation on January 1, 1997.
HCYC applied for and received a not for profit designation 501(c)(5) from the IRS and its charter from the State of Texas prior to opening for business.
The original group of club officers: Randy Dent (Commodore); Audrey Rogers (Vice Commodore); Bill Malloy (Rear Commodore for Power); Craig Wright (Rear Commodore for Sail); Stan Winchester (Secretary); Jim Kizziar (Treasurer); Mary Downing (Social Director); David Overpeck (Social Director); Patti Augustine (Past Commodore of AYC); and; and, Mike Finleon (Past Commodore of TYC) were selected as a balanced representation the two founding clubs.
145 Active Memberships
Clubhouse & Deck Constructed. Ready for Occupancy.
Suntex Marina Corporation purchased Cranes Mill Marina. That’s when Don King came to the lake as our Marina Manager.
Did the two existing clubs merge into a new organization?
There were three major conditions that most influenced the two clubs to form HCYC:
1) AYC needed additional space to support its programs and activities and the current marina management at Canyon Lake Marina had not been responsive to their requests;
2) From the TYC perspective, Cranes Mill Marina had suffered major damage from storms and previous floods, and the marina ownership had not taken any action to repair the damage nor would the marina’s ownership commit to a time schedule for restoring the damages. (NOTE: This was in 1996, well before the time when SUNTEX Marinas purchased both Canyon Lake Marina and Cranes Mill Marina.)
3) The then current management of Canyon Lake Marina had made it known that if TYC would move from Cranes Mill Marina to Canyon Lake Marina and the TYC membership would relocate a significant number of member boats to Canyon Lake Marina that a new facility would be constructed at Canyon Lake Marina. The facility was to be constructed would include what is now our present clubhouse and deck.