2019 Month by Month
The annual Sail for the Visually Impaired (SVI) has grown to become one of the most important and well attended philanthropic events in Newport Harbor. Each year, over 250 blind or visually impaired guests and their escorts spend a day sailing with volunteers from the American Legion Yacht Club and other area yacht clubs. There are over 150 volunteers acting as sailing skippers, crew, escorts to and from the docks, meal servers, guide dog sitters, check-in personnel, marina control, parking assignment, and much more.
SVI had humble beginnings, starting In 1990 when Bonnie Gibson and Bobbie Reed of the Women's Sailing Association - Orange County (WSA-OC) took 15 blind people sailing on a 40-foot sailboat. A year later, in 1991, American Legion Yacht Club (ALYC) Commodore J.T. Tarwater established ALYC and Post 291 as the host for SVI. Commodore Tarwater’s legacy continues today as the ALYC not only continues to host, but also manages the organization and leadership of SVI.
ALYC is proud of our legacy as the host of SVI and delighted to lead this event. As always, SVI is one of the highlights on our annual calendar.
To volunteer for this year's SVI, contact SVI@ALYC.com
Bridge Officers / Board of Directors Meeting
Members welcome to attend.
Details to be posted soon.
Come enjoy summer with a raft-up with your fellow members of the ALYC, complete with live music!
Cruise in for a few hours or spend the day--large boat, little boat, dingy, or duffy. Just be sure to bring extra fenders and fly your ALYC burgee!
The plan: Arrive around 12 noon. The ALYC boat “Valor” will be the lead anchor boat and host the band. Bring hors d'oeuvres to share and enjoy cocktails and music throughout the afternoon.
Boat owners and invited guests are welcome to join in our raft up.
Monitor Channel 72.
6:30 pm - 2020 Officer and Board Elections
List of Candidates approved and submitted by the Nominating Committee:
Click here for list of Nominees
Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor prior to elections and candidates for each contested position will be given 3 minutes to address the audience prior to voting.
Please note that the election process is open only to Flag Members. Only Flag Members may nominate or be nominated to hold Officer or Director Offices, and only Flag Members may vote for the candidates for these position.
We will meet on the West Patio. After nominations, voting will be in the Hut. Please note there is no meal planned for this night, but the Post restaurant is open until 8:00PM.
ALYC Holiday Party
Hosted by the Dive and Snorkel Club
The Dive Club will be putting on another great Holiday Party for members of the American Legion Yacht Club, the Dive and Snorkel Club and their guests. We’ll gather in the Post’s Main Hall for drinks and dinner, share highlights of our past year, have musical entertainment and be raffling off a lot of great prizes!
What a great opportunity to remember the great things that have happened over the past year, enjoy some great company and holiday cheer. We are coming up quick on the party and need to know how much food needs to be ordered. Please let us know ASAP if you’ll be attending by registering your party today.
What Time: TBA
Where: AL Post 291 - Main Hall
How Much: $TBA per attendee
What’s Included: Full Dinner, Entertainment and 1 Raffle Ticket (additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase)
Contact American Legion Post 291 for reservations
Details to be posted soon!
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215 15th Street, Newport Beach, CA, 92663
(949) 673-5002 - Yacht Club Office
(949) 673-5070 - Guest Dock Reservations