Commodore's Corner

I’ve had the pleasure of serving as the Yacht Club Commodore for a full year.  It was truly an all hands on deck year and we accomplished a lot through the hard work of many.
Highlights included:
• Expanding the size of our racing fleets which showed a growing interest in sailing and racing.
• Providing a  highly effective Junior Sailing program in which kids ages 6 – 16 learned the fundamentals of sailing.
• Creating fun social events:  the legendary Progressive Dinner, but new events too including the first Keels and Wheels Classic Car and Boat show and the Oktoberfest.
• A continuation of Classic sailing events like the King Series and the Long Distance Classic.
• Sharing the blessings of our wonderful lake through the adaptive sailing program which enables physically challenged youth to get on the water and feel the wind in their faces.

The first WLYC event of 2015 is the Ice Breaker: a membership drive and chili cook-off contest on March 28 at 6:30PM.  Dave and Anna Ebbrecht are again hosting this event at their beautiful home.  All lake residents are welcome to join the fun.  Bring chili for the contest, a dessert, or an appetizer as your “entry fee.”  The club will provide wine, beer and soft drinks. Membership dues can also be paid at this event with a check or cash.  Dues are $60 per family from now through the ice-breaker, and then rise to $65.  New this year will be the ability to pay dues on line with your credit card through our WLYC website.

The Board of the yacht club hopes to welcome you to this and other social events, to the sailing activities, to junior sailing, and to great family fun.  You do not need a sailboat to join.  The sailing season begins with the Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, April 25 at the home of Ryan and Meg Sutton followed by the first race on Sunday, April 26.  Tony White is the Racing chair again this year.  (Thanks, Tony) If you have any questions about racing, please feel free to contact him.

We look forward to seeing you this year.
Smooth Sailing,
Greg Carlile