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Your 2015 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: Ricardo Oben
• 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 CornerRich Wells, PYC Commodore

By Rich Wells, s/v Serendipity II

It is hard to believe that August is almost over and fall is not that far around the corner. It has been an enjoyable summer so far at PYC with plenty of sailing, racing, multiple youth sailing activities, and the ever-popular PYC parties. There has also been a lot of activity with improvements around the club. The new entrance gate became operational on July 15th. Sunset dock is sitting on the dry land and awaits dismantling and removal in the coming months. And lastly, most of the remaining debris has been removed following the high water earlier this spring. All in all the sailing season has shaped up nicely to offer another wonderful year of sailing and activities for PYC members.

As we approach the end of the summer Commodore’s Cup is right around the corner on Labor Day Weekend, September 4th – 6th. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with competitive racing, great food, and of course plenty of beer as well as two tents to house the activities for the weekend and live music on Saturday night. Please see the Commodore’s Cup link on perryyachtclub.com and PYCnews.com for information on the Notice of Race, registration, camping, and other information. If you haven’t already ordered your shirt, please go to the link on www.pycnews.com to order your Commodore’s Cup t-shirts. This year’s shirt is sure to be a popular item so get your order in soon. As always, we will once again have a silent and live auction to benefit youth sailing. We would ask all members to please consider supporting the success of the auctions by making a donation. You may contact Stacey Walter, the auction chair, at stacey_walter@yahoo.com to coordinate your donation. If you are interested in being a Commodore’s Cup sponsor please contact Kat Ross at kcross@eckerd.edu. Sponsorships are $50 but we will happily accept larger donations as well. Please make your check payable to PYC and send to Terri Tilford at PO Box 153, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. As a sponsor, if you are interested in your information being on the PYC website, include a scanned image of your business logo or business card when contacting Kat. If you have any questions about Commodore’s Cup feel free to contact Ricardo Oben at 816-436-1610 or e-mail Richard@northracecars.com.

Even as we reach the end of Summer, we have plenty of activities to look forward to this season at PYC. We still have more racing in the coming months and the following parties and events, so please mark your calendars.
  • Commodore’s Cup Regatta - September 4th-6th
  • Movie Night - September 26th
  • Round Perry and Chili cook-off and BBQ - October 10th
  • Club closing and fall membership meeting - October 24th
  • Year-end PYC party - November 7th
Please enjoy sailing and all that PYC has to offer for the remainder of the summer.

Rich Wells
PYC Commodore
s/v Serendipity II