South Whidbey Yacht Club

September Newsletter

Commodore’s Message It is late summer and all around us we see signs foretelling the coming of Autumn.  Fall flowers are starting to show signs of blooming in our garden.  Sunrises are later and sunsets are earlier each day. The Pelican fleet has concluded their racing season and the Laser fleet has only a few […]

August Newsletter

Commodore’s Message July has flown by. Two cruises to Canada on either side of the Crabfest has kept Barb and I on the go for the entire month.  Plus a Canadian fishing  trip in there too.  We started crabbing for the July Crabfest shortly after returning from Victoria, B.C.  We shared the crabbing adventure with […]

July Newsletter

Commodore’s Message  Greetings from the helm of Sun Dancer, our Boston Whaler 305 Conquest.  Barb and I have just returned from a five-day cruise with overnight stops at Deer Harbor on Orcas, Victoria, CAN and Fisherman’s Bay on Lopez as a part of the SWYC Victoria cruise. We have touched down long enough to refresh […]

June Newsletter

Commodore’s Message Welcome to the PNW summer season.  Dry days (finally) and warmth. Barb and I joined the SWYC in 2019 looking for others who shared our interests in water activities, principally Kayaking, with a beginner interest in Cruising since we had just purchased our retirement boat. In the 4 years that we have been […]

May Newsletter

Commodore’s Message THE SWYC BOATING SEASON IS OPEN!  Or at least that’s what I proclaimed yesterday after struggling to withdraw our sword from our very solid rock!  Now we see whether King Triton indulges our requests. First,  a HUGE THANK YOU to the Shepard’s and Lovelace’s and all the members who contributed in some way […]

January 2020 Newsletter

Commodore’s Message January 2020 Happy New Year to all of you!  I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season.  Those of us who attended the Yacht Club’s Christmas party were treated to ham, turkey, and sides prepared by the Board members and appetizers and desserts brought by the other members.  Thanks so much to […]

October 2019 Newsletter

Commodore’s Message The Wet Hens have a new name! Thanks to the help of Patty Maxfield, who canvassed for name suggestions,voting ended with a resounding vote for Windward Women! I borrowed the Wet Hen name and idea of starting a yacht club women’s group a couple of years ago. It has been wonderful to see […]

September 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter Editor’s Message Bill and I moved to Whidbey Island from Vermont 14 years ago. Labor Day in the Northeast is the time to pull the boats out of the water, put away the lawn furniture and think about calling the snowplow guy. Here in the temperate PNW, we can cruise all year round, and […]

August 2019 Newsletter

Commodore’s Message More than a Club More than ever, I am so thankful for the privilege of being part of the SWYC. Thanks to my husband Russ, I was introduced to this wonderful community and group of people that have been such an important part of our lives since we moved to Whidbey Island 15 […]