Commodore’s Message

February 2017

Commodores Message


First, I would like to say THANK YOU to our 2016 Board for doing such a fantastic job driving our club to new heights. We had an amazing Board and almost 100 members that made our year a huge success! Here are just a few of the notable WYC accomplishments from last year:

  • WYC held the most successful charity regatta to date
  • We had increased overall membership
  • Largest new membership increase since 2010
  • Incorporated a yearlong sailing regatta’s series
  • Increased attendance at happy hours, and fleet / social events
  • WYC members captured numerous trophies in multiple classes at the 2016 Harvest Moon Regatta
  • Increased the palm tree population on Redfish Island from 1 to 2
  • Revived the Waterford Yacht club Facebook page
  • Left the club in a better financial position than received

Second, We are already off to a great start in 2017! We had better than great attendance at our annual Members’ Meeting and an excellent Commodore’s Ball in January. The room was full and everyone participated in the Gatsby theme! We also celebrated a special birthday for one of our Charter members, former Commodore, and former Yachtsman of the Year, Larry Wiper. Check out the pictures from the ball on the website and our Facebook page.

Our very first Friday night Happy Hour of the year was well attended. We counted 30+ members and visitors that night and had two new memberships submitted!

I am looking forward to another amazing year this year. We have something planned for everyone! Please check out the calendar on the website, we have all of our key functions scheduled and more to come! I look forward to seeing each and every one of you at some activity this year!

Trisha Stetzel

WYC Commodore 2017