Thu, Dec 14, 2017

As many of you know, the 2015/2016 High Season got off to a slow start with the Opening Day occurring with only one-third of the membership actually being present in the Banderas Bay area. Maybe most members arrived later because their Farmers’ Almanac predicted a hot November-December 2015. And it was definitely correct! With the announcement in September, we did see a surge of interest in the Gold Flag membership and its benefits to our existing regular Flag members. This Gold Flag category may not be for everyone; but for many, it is a really good deal. If you are not familiar with this category, you owe it to yourself to contact Rudy or myself for details.

In January we experienced some cooler weather, but it was accompanied with some very unusual rainy days. Nevertheless, the Club went into full swing activity mode with a spectacular shore side entertainment schedule (even the Stick Horse Races returned ) combined with our annual Saturday Vallarta Cup races. February through March continued heavy activity at the Club and the Annual General Membership Meeting. If you did not attend the AGM meeting, I strongly suggest you read the Minutes to learn of the Club’s financial status and the actions taken by your Board and Staff to return the Club back to financial stability. Elections were held with the following 2016/2017 elected Officers and Board Directors:

Commodore Dan Green Afloat Activities Andy Barrow
Vice Commodore Ricki Williams Ashore Activities Doreen Salle
Rear Commodore Bill Noonan Junior Sailing Linda Green
Secretary Sandy Barnett Membership Gustavo Ramirez
Treasurer Dick Locke Public Relations Dick Williams
Paradise Village  Dick Markie    

Mostly because the Vallarta Yacht Club was honored to host the 2016 Men’s’, Women’s’ and Masters’ World Championships, the Mexican Sailing Federation (FMV) was inspired to form the 2016 FMV Cup. This umbrella organization brought together the bi-annual San Diego – Vallarta Race with the accompanying MEXORC Regatta and VYC’s signature Banderas Bay and WesMex Regattas culminating with the 2-month long Laser World Championship finishing on the 28th of May. A truly beautiful picture of hundreds of boats filling the Banderas Bay for five (5) consecutive months!!! Many thanks to all of you that served as volunteers, our “Little Club that Does” has earned its reputation as being among the world’s best favored Yacht Clubs.

Lastly, I want to advise you of the construction projects taking place during the summer months that will affect available parking. These projects are the 1) Renovation of the bottom floors of the Tonino building, 2) Reconstruction of the boat ramp and 3) Addition of downspouts to eliminate water ponding on the Club’s roof.

Look for more on this in upcoming Commodore’s Corner reports.

Fair winds,


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