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From the Commodore

September 2018 Commodore’s Report

August 29, 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 COMMODORE’S REPORT The Austin Yacht club welcomes September with open arms. We made it through another sizzling summer and are looking forward to the fall season. The heat definitely effected the activity at the Club. The Keel Fleet cancelled both the Independence Cup and the Singlehanded Regatta due

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August Commodore Report

August 4, 2018

Everyone seems to have survived the intense heat of July , only to have August come along with more of the same. Thankfully the board did not schedule any series racing in August. The Keel Fleet will have it’s annual Single Handed Regatta on August 18th, as well as a

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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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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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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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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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