From the Commodore

Commodore’s July Report

July 2, 2018

2018 started out as one of the busiest years at AYC and the second half seems like more of the same. On Memorial Day weekend , instead of Turnback, we had the Luau. Social Chair, Margo Bower, and a great group of volunteers, hosted a fabulous party. The food and

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2018 Board Nominations

August 7, 2017

Each year the Nominating Committee is responsible for collecting nominations and proposing the slate of candidates for the following year’s AYC Officers. The slate will be presented to the membership for a vote at AYC’s annual membership meeting in November. Please consider whether you or someone you know would be

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Commodore’s August Article

August 2, 2017

WE are the Austin Yacht Club. Yes, AYC has nice facilities, but those facilities are not AYC. This Club is not an “it” but an “us”. The “WE” are you and I and the other members around us at the Club. WE are a volunteer run organization. The operation starts

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From our Commodore – March 2017

March 23, 2017

Opening Day was a great event again this year. The fact that many of you attended in spite of the gloomy weather, tells me that you agree. The large number of past Commodores who were present lets us know that they think it’s a special day too. You look at

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6th Annual Fleet Challenge – OCT 1st

September 5, 2016

6th Annual AYC Fleet Challenge

Tony Slowik, Jr. Memorial Gathering

April 2, 2016

Memorial Gathering

March Commodore’s Report

March 18, 2016

AYC is now officially “open”! We celebrated Opening Day 2016 earlier this month on March 7th. It was yet another wonderful day on Lake Travis and a good excuse to celebrate the treasure we have here at AYC. Many thanks to all those who pitched in a made it happen!

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February 17, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016 Brunch – 10:00 AM Ceremony – 11:00 AM The skippers meeting for the Spring Series will follow the Opening Day ceremony.

December Commodore’s Report

December 10, 2015

Top Ten Reasons I Enjoyed 2015 at Austin Yacht Club It is hard to believe my year as Commodore of the Austin Yacht Club has come to an end, but before the year ends, I wanted to share the Top Ten Reasons I had such a great year as your Commodore. The lake

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November Commodore’s Report

November 11, 2015

It certainly seems that the weather gurus have accurately predicted the El Nino for 2015-2016. The other possibility just might be the Austin Yacht Club scheduling a major regatta. Beginning with Turnback, which brought us a full lake, the Roadrunner, which had weather delays, and the rescheduling of Governors Cup to miss an all

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August Commodore’s Report

August 20, 2015

Back in June I was contacted by Augusto Villalon, a former AYC member, about scheduling a meeting and presentation by David Wheelock, a water engineer with the LCRA, about their proposed Water Management Plan. On August 11 we had that meeting in the AYC and it was attended by 50 or so

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July Commodore’s Report

July 11, 2015

The question of whether Lake Travis will ever fill back up has been answered in a resounding manner. The fact that Texas is a state that exists in a permanent state of drought, interrupted by periods of intense flooding, has been proven once more. The years of improving the area

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April Commodore’s Report

April 11, 2015

If you haven’t raced lately at AYC, you may not have noticed that, after 35 years, our main race committee boat has had a facelift. John Bartlett had recommended that we eliminate the hard top that a lot of us have left pieces of skin on through the years. With

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January Commodore’s Report

February 7, 2015

The 2015 Austin Yacht Club Board of Directors approved the 2015 budget, capital improvements plan, and race schedule for the year at our first meeting. This was the result of three half days of meetings prior to the board meeting to discuss the items needing to be replaced at AYC

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Greetings from your new AYC Commodore, Barry Bowden

December 11, 2014

  I am excited for the opportunity to serve as Commodore of the Austin Yacht Club this coming year and for the honor bestowed on me by being named an “Old Salt of the Austin Yacht Club.” During the thirty five years I have been a member of the club,

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