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 […]

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 […]