This article was reprinted from the 8/30/1978 issue of the “Island Record.” Happy Birthday LIYC!

The first meeting of the Lopez Island Yacht Club was on August 20, 2078. 2018 marked the clubs 40th birthday. Robina Bant (2nd from the left) was the new club’s first commodore and is the only member of the founding members still remaining in the current LIYC roster.

Club member, Karleen Patrick, recently shared a story the first burgee of the club. To right, a close-up of the original burgee (a little faded).

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