In these fast-changing times, someone you know who may be thinking of joining a yacht club may ask, "Why should I join a yacht club now? I'm happy just where I'm at in life – things are so uncertain!” That is a fair question and here is how I would respond! Joining a yacht club, especially BCYC, will enrich your life to an extent you cannot even imagine. You will make many new life-long friends and have the ability to socialize with them at your very own club. You will have access to many planned activities that are provided by the club, such as special dining nights, lounge nights, cruising adventures and participation in Showboat, a dinner theater extravaganza unique to BCYC. If you have children, there are many youth and junior sailing programs to choose from. If you are a boater, you will have the opportunity to get a slip or a dry storage space at the club (get on the wait lists as soon as possible). You can participate in sailboat racing/regattas under the BCYC burgee or power boat events such as the Cruiser Navigation Rally (formerly called the Predicted Log race), and as a BCYC member, you will have reciprocity with most other yacht clubs around the world. The foregoing list is certainly not all-inclusive of the benefits you receive from being a member of a yacht club, but demonstrates some of the events that are guaranteed to enrich your life.
We are pleased that Dan Boaz has joined the Membership Committee. To the membership, consider joining this committee and play a key role in the future of BCYC.
We would also like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members: Diane and Kevin Maloney; Danica Labar-Abbott and Vince Abbott; and Scott Porter. Diane and Kevin have two children and are a close-knit boating family. Diane is a project manager and Kevin is co-founder of a company. Danica and Vince want to join a fun club. Danica is the owner of a med spa and Vince, who was born in the UK, did a stint with an NFL team. Scott has been sailing for many years with BCYC members and is our newest DRM. Welcome to all!
Membership, Rolf Rolnicki