South Whidbey Yacht Club

Commodore’s Farewell
This is my last newsletter message and it is with great gratitude that I say goodbye. It has been an honor to serve as Commodore for the past two years and I am so appreciative for the help and support that I have received from my amazing Board and all that they have accomplished in the past two years. Together they have succeeded in creating a new website and online communications, establishing a new kayaking group and a women’s group, developing a new environmental policy, and a soon to be available online, the Ship’s Store.
Please join me in thanking the SWYC Board and YSA Board for all of their hard work and dedication over the past two years.
Vice Commodore, Lisa Irwin
Rear Commodore, Jim Rogers
Secretary, Clay Canfield
Treasurer, Randy Weers
Membership, Kathy Rodgers
Members at Large:
Bob Eichenberger
Katy Shaner
Erin Masterson
Martha Ford
Michael Scott
Starke Scott
I look forward to seeing you all at the Commodore’s Ball to welcome in our new Board.
With Gratitude Sincerely,
Debra Richardson, Commodore SWYC

The South Whidbey Yacht Club


Commodore Debra Richardson

Request the pleasure of your company at the

2019 Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch

Useless Bay Golf and Country Club

Saturday, November 9th

$60.00 per person

In keeping with our environmental policy, we’re not sending out paper invitations this year. You can register online or with a credit card or pay by check.

If you prefer to mail a check, make it payable to SWYC and mail it to SWYC, P.O. Box 316, Greenbank WA 98253

When you select your entrees and prefer a gluten-free alternative, please indicate on your menu choices.

Beer, wine and cocktails will be available at the bar. Four drink tickets will be issued with each reservation.

You’ll need to login to our secure Membership Site to register for the Ball. Use the email address of the primary member. If you don’t remember your password, just click the Request Password button.


Windward Women Textile Show and Potluck

The Windward Women are invited to view SWYC member Cheryl Lawrence’s textile show at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Whidbey Island on Monday, October 28 at 3:30. We will have a chance to view the show and learn more about why and how it was created. Afterward, we will gather at Lisa Irwin’s home for a beverage and appetizer potluck.

UUCWI address: 20103 WA-525, Freeland

Lisa Irwin’s address: 5536 Beach Bluff Dr., Freeland

Please read the excerpt from the South Whidbey Record on Cheryl’s show. “South Whidbey fiber artist Cheryl Lawrence can think of 131 things to celebrate in 2019, and they are the brave and powerful women sworn into the 116th U.S. Congress on the third day of January. Regardless of political affiliation and wide-ranging ideals, the historic number of females taking an oath to serve inspired the artist to create her collection of work titled Democracy in Action: Celebrating the Women of the 116th Congress. Lawrence is highly regarded for creating intricate textile art using the ancient Japanese dyeing technique known as katazome. For this project acknowledging the collective strength and influence of women in every level of politics, she has produced an impressive collection of 131 fabric katazome portraits. Each individual piece depicts a woman currently inhabiting the chambers of what was once a male bastion of power and prestige.”

Please contact Katy Shaner if you are able to attend this social. You’ve not been to a WW social? Join us!

Sailing Season Awards
The Club’s summer sailboat racing season awards were presented at the October General Membership meeting. Congratulations to the winners and special thanks for all who supported the program as race officials, safety boat crews, shore side helpers and after-race party hosts.

Trophy winners were as follows:
First – Derek Pritchard and Dick Wearn
Second – Lisa Irwin and Clyde Jenkins
Third – Gordon Collins and Rhonda Salerno
In the Pelican fleet, eight different boats competed in one or more races.

First – Zak Malbin
Second – Terry Williamson
Third – Brad Rice

The Laser fleet managed 26 races with 12 different sailors participating.