South Whidbey Yacht Club

April Newsletter

Commodore’s Message Greetings from sunny but still frozen Minnesota. Some of our friends know that before we moved back to Washington, we had lived for decades in the Twin Cities where I am writing this.  I can still walk on water and snow covers most of the ground but is melting fast.  It is still […]

March Newsletter

Commodore’s Message The SWYC is beginning to wake from its winter doldrums as planning for the coming on-water season picks up speed.  This past week, Barb and I have participated in a Cruisers planning meeting -yay, Canada here we come.  And, the Kayaking group gathered at our house to discuss future paddles.  While I am not […]

February Newsletter

Commodore’s Message Welcome to the start of our new year, which happens to be the 20th Anniversary of our club’s founding in 2003.  For those of you who were able to attend our January general meeting, I hope you found the stroll down memory lane with Founding Member Pat Sasson and Bob Rodgers as fascinating […]

January 2023 Newsletter

Commodore’s Message   Welcome to 2023, the 20th anniversary of the founding of the SWYC.  We are going to make this year extra special, weaving club history into our programs and events beginning with a trip down memory lane at our January General Meeting.  Be sure to join us – in person or via our […]

December Newsletter

  Commodore’s Message   Happy Holidays!  Wherever you may be, we hope you find time to relax and enjoy family and friends. I look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Party and in the new year. I wish to congratulate and welcome to the SWYC board Bob Boehm – Secretary, Mark Conover – Membership and […]

November Newsletter

Commodore’s Message The Commodores Ball is the capstone event of the SWYC year where we celebrate the events of the season just completed, look forward to the next year and to learning who our club board members will be for the coming year.  Patty Maxfield, our board Secretary and Kathy Rodgers, our Membership lead are […]

October Newsletter

Commodore’s Message I am penning this month’s message on our return trip from New England, where I had a few days to explore the region’s rich history of shipbuilding and sailing.  While most of the wooden vessels that plied Atlantic coastal waters have long since vanished, a few remain to remind us of our seafaring […]

September Newsletter

Commodore’s Message Sharing a beautiful sunset and accompanying moonrise with friends and family is the best time to savor the day’s highlights. Similarly, as the last days of summer pass by, with club activities transitioning into fall, I reflect on how well the year has turned out.  I am thankful for all of the hard work […]

August Newsletter

Commodore’s Message Club activities are peaking or to put it another way, all the sails are hoisted, the spinnaker is out and we are flying downwind.  Projects on the home front are being neglected because there are just too darn many fun things going on around the club.  Read on to see what has been […]

July 2022 Newsletter

Commodore’s Message The weather is improving just in time for the peak of seasonal member activities.  We just returned from the kayaking/camping trip to Lake Wenatchee State Park where I got to help out as “kayak dock boy”, or at least I think that was what the group was calling me when I wasn’t listening.  […]