Happy New Year, Yachties, and goodbye 2020 at last! It is an honor and a pleasure to serve as the 2021 LIYC Commodore.  I will try to live up to the high standards set by the past commodores. That will be easy with the LIYCContinue Reading

Enjoy this audio visual montage of the historical journey taken by the brave Lopez Island Yacht Club Officers as they navigated the profound challenges posed by the 2020 global pandemic. We are blessed as a club to not only to have had these heroic leaders,Continue Reading

This year Santa received 19 letters from Lopez Island Yacht Club members. As Santa’s representative, I read four a of them at this year’s Holiday Gathering on December 20. Here are all the letters I received for Santa. Of course, I’ve passed them on toContinue Reading

Meeting Date: Wed, December 20, 2020.Login Time: 5:30 PM, No Host Bar.Meeting Starts: 6:00 PM. From the Vice Commodore, John Zaborsky: Dear Yachties, The LIYC Annual Holiday Party will be held using Zoom on December 20, 2020, at 6:00 pm. Commodore Russ Johnson will beContinue Reading

Dear Fellow Yacht Club Members, This will be my final Commodores Corner and wanted to reach out to you one last time and say goodbye as your Commodore. As I reflect on the events of the past year the line from the song Truckin’ byContinue Reading

Ahoy Yachties. We are excited to announce that Richard Seubert and Paula Young have been accepted as members. Their photo and bio are published below to get you acquainted with their story. Hello to Rich Seubert and Paula Young About Rich and PaulaContinue ReadingContinue Reading

As Soundings editor I need your help! Please write a short letter to Santa asking for something your boat wants or needs for next year’s cruising season. I’ll compile your letters into the next Soundings article: “Letters to Nautical Santa”.  Keep your letter short—5 sentencesContinue Reading

Steve Albright - Karol Solomon

Ahoy Yachties. The Lopez Island Yacht Club membership is growing. We are thrilled to announce that Steve Albright and Karol Solomon have been voted in as new members. Their photo and bio are published below to acquaint you with their background and zest for boating.Continue Reading

Meeting Date: Wed, November 18, 2020. Login Time: 5:45 PM, No Host Bar. Meeting Starts: 6:00 PM. From the Vice Commodore, John Zaborsky: Dear Yachties, The LIYC general meeting will be held using Zoom on Nov 18, 2020, at 6:00 pm. Commodore Russ Johnson willContinue Reading

Our October 21st General Membership Zoom meeting was well attended with over 50 members joining in. John Zaborsky arranged for an excellent speaker, Glen Wagner, who presented: “Anchoring with Confidence and Tips for Determining Where To Drop Your Anchor When in Small or Crowded Anchorages.”Continue Reading