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Monday, August 11, 2008

White River Yacht Club open house is Aug. 16

White River Yacht ClubThat hidden, members-only Indianapolis gem, the White River Yacht Club, will welcome visitors this coming Saturday at its annual open house.

For those struggling with the concept, a White River yacht is typically a pontoon boat, houseboat or other power boat that cruises the river south to the Broad Ripple Dam and usually no further north than Sandy Point. During the summer this stretch becomes a water-based party zone anchored by the White River Yacht Club, where members and guests gather in the club or on its deck to eat, drink, socialize, and watch the river go by.

Those who frequent the WRYC enjoy its laid-back atmosphere, good food (including the Yachtburger, which is in the running for best cheeseburger in town) and its bar drinks, which are well made and reasonably priced. The club is also well known for the spectacular fireworks display it launches over the river each July 3rd.

The number of members is limited by the club's bylaws, but this Saturday’s open house gives the general public the opportunity to enjoy the place. Special open house events include food specials, a raffle and live music. If you go, take Keystone Avenue to 75th Street and go west until the road curves around by the club’s driveway; the address is 1400 East 74th Street.
J. Silverheels Gray, 9:52 AM

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