Ahoy… From the Commodore
On behalf of the American Legion Yacht Club Bridge Officers and Directors, I hope you had a Merry Christmas and enjoyable Holiday Season.
2017 may be behind us, but it proved to be a year of continued successes and new adventures for ALYC... Socially, we had 5 well attended and enjoyable cruises to Dana Point, Los Alamitos and Catalina. For Race/Regatta we again conducted the SCYA Mid-Winters and the always popular Sundowner Series. For Charities we hosted, for the 26th consecutive year, WSA-OC and their “Sail for the Visually Impaired” and continued our support of multiple local causes. Last, but not least, we made considerable upgrades to the fleet with new engines on the Cal 22 & Miss 291, replacement all of the canvas covers on both the Cal 20 & 22, performed upgrades to our youth sailing vessels (RS Tera), and acquired a Race Committee vessel.
Turning to the future, ALYC has a full calendar of events planned for the year starting with the Commodore’s Ball on Saturday, January 20. This event has sold out in the past and we expect it will again this year, so make your reservations early. You can do so through the ALYC website or by emailing me directly. Then our annual calendar really starts to get busy in February with Raft-Ups, Cruises, Ocean and Harbor Races, Opening Day celebrations, Youth Sailing Program, 4th of July Old Glory Boat Parade, Fishing Tournaments, and Dive and Snorkel events. A full events calendar can be downloaded from the main calendar page of the ALYC website. And, during the year, be sure to frequently check the ALYC website for the latest information.
As your board of directors, we do our best to provide multiple opportunities for you to be active in yachting. Therefore, I highly encourage you to participate in as many of these activities as you can, because it is only through your engagement that they are truly successful. Also, feel free to attend any of the monthly board meetings, and remember our general membership meetings are a great way to connect with your fellow ALYC members, gain some useful information from the meeting presentations, while enjoying a good meal.
Finally, I sincerely thank you for the opportunity to be your Yacht Club Commodore in 2018, and I look forward to working with you to grow our club and make all of our activities the best they can be.
American Legion Yacht Club