Yachtsman of the Year 2023


The WYC board of directors voted Daniel Knierien as the 2023 “Yachtsman of the Year”

Each year WYC gives special recognition to a regular member who has been especially supportive of club activities.  Daniel offered valuable assistance to the club’s 2023 program including fleet, education and social activities.  WYC thanks Daniel for taking time away from his Optima Marine marine service business and enriching the WYC membership boating experience.

Past “Yachtsman of the Year”

2022       Michelle Weidner

2021       Bill Adams

2020       Michelle Weidner

2019       Michelle Weidner

2018       Peter Larabee

2017       Elfie Boersma

2016       Rafael Brom

2015       Dennis Stetzel

2014       Ellen Von London

2013       Rick Stewart

2012       Dan Fuller

2011       Julie Gibb

2010       Joe Stanfield

2009       Pat Andrus

2008       Larry Wiper

2007       Robert Donley

2006       Ricardo Gomez

2005       Russel Orr

2004       John Dewitt

2003       Rus Records

2002       Vernon Downing