Commodore’s Corner by Ben Lobaugh

Happy New Year!

2021 has finally arrived! What a year 2020 was. I want to say a huge thank you to AJ Mallory for leading us through so diligently, and to the entire 2020 Board who deftly adjusted plans and worked overtime to ensure the club stayed together, and members had opportunities to meet online and stay connected. We all owe you a deep debt of gratitude. Thank You!

Thank you for the honor and trust you have placed in me as your 2021 commodore.  Myself and the rest of the board, are looking forward to a year of renewed cruises and club activities.

Serving you this year is:

  • Vice Commodore: Evan Boyd
  • Rear Commodore: Gene Laes
  • Cruise Chair: David Horn
  • Race Chair: Ben Lobaugh
  • Treasurer: Yuri Konishi & LB Day
  • Director at Large: Dennis Oelrich & Larry Clark
  • Secretary: Katie Breitling
  • Quartermaster: Barbara M.
  • Webmaster: Carole Bianquis
  • Fleet Captain: Tom Madden
  • Rudderpost Editor: Pauline Bruce

I am believing that 2021 will be our comeback year! Alix, Clara, and I are starting the search for a new sailboat and we will need our SBYC friends to cruise with. With that in mind, my primary goal this year is going to be rebuilding our cruises, and possibly re-imagining how we can get out on the water together as the government restrictions ease.

In the meantime, we will continue to meet together via Zoom. Zoom provides us with the opportunity to have guest speakers from far outside our area. Evan Boyd is already lining up an exciting slate of speakers that I am sure you will enjoy!

Looking forward to a fun and safe cruising year with the SBYC Family!