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Your 2014 PYC board

• Commodore: Rich Wells
• Vice Commodore: Chris Ross
• Rear Commodore: Sean Kalic
• Past Commodore: Ed Hockenberg
• Secretary: Penny Morgan
• Treasurer: Terri Tilford
• Dock Master: Lee Cline
• Sail Education: Open
• Buildings and Grounds: Tom Flynn
• Communications Director: Bruce Liese
• Harbor Master: Jeff Miller
• Assistant Treasurer: Marianne and Tom Noll
• Social Directors: Donna Massey
• Yearbook Editor: Bill Buckheit


John L. Gall (1936-2013)

John L. Gall (1936-2013)



Commodore's CornerEd Hockenberg, PYC Commodore

By Ed Hockenberg, s/v Priorities

Congratulations to Bill McNally and his crew in capturing the 2014 Commodore’s Cup overall fleet championship. Bill’s win aboard his J24 Urayo capped off a magnificent weekend of racing and festivities at PYC which showcased the hard-working efforts of our most dedicated club members and reinforces Perry Yacht Club’s standing as the premier member-only sailing club in the region. The grounds were neatly kept and organized, the food was fabulous and the racing very competitive. I’m extremely proud of, and humbled by, my fellow volunteer members that helped to make the 2014 Commodore’s Cup a smashing success. Thank you.

The new floating breakwater was installed prior to the Commodore’s Cup weekend and represents an unmistakable improvement over the previous system which has been completely dismantled and hauled away. There are several priorities remaining which concern capital improvements including the replacement of the deteriorating Sunset dock and the installation of a new electronically-controlled security gate. We have committed our intention to the Corps of Engineers the removal of Sunset dock within the next 12 months and will soon be seeking bids for an electronic gate system to be installed either later this season or first part of 2015. With the assistance of several members we were able to salvage almost 30 encapsulated flotation units from the old breakwater which could be integrated into a new and conventional steel/wood dock system to replace Sunset.

Please mark your calendars for our next social event, the ever-popular Movie Night to be held on September 20th and hosted by Monroe & Jean Dodd. More details will be forthcoming as the date approaches. Mark your calendars as well for the Year-End dinner and party to be held in Lawrence on Saturday, November 1st. We will be revealing the venue, theme and full details of this year’s party in one week; please stay tuned!

The next few months offer, in my personal opinion, some of the best sailing conditions of the year. Cooler temperatures and more predictable, steady winds afford us some of the most striking views of our beautiful lake with the changing leaves and migrating birds. Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to join you for a sail and to meet the good people at PYC; these guests may ultimately become new members! I hope to see you on the lake soon.

Ed Hockenberg
PYC Commodore
s/v Priorities