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Commodores Corner February 2016

Do you know what number this is?

As I write this Commodores Corner there are 137 days till the first day of summer- who’s ready! We are preparing the Calendar for the 2016 Season. Mark your Calendars- June 25 kicks off the Summer Sailing Series, First Session on Lessons begins Monday June 27th thru July 22, and the 2nd Session is July 25 thru August 19th. A few new classes are being added for our beginner and seasoned sailors. A “Master Class for Youth Sailors” tentatively scheduled during regular lessons. Also an “Adult Sailing Clinic”: Sailing and/ or Racing for all levels, focusing on the Sunfish and Flying Scotts classes. This year’s Commodore Sail will be held Sunday July 3rd.

I would like to Welcome Michael Rutigliano to our Staff. Michael our new chef will debut for Valentine Day Brunch on Feb 14, reservations are already being accepted.

The Main Clubhouse is undergoing a few renovations and updates. The Ladies Room is in the second week of renovations. The front entrance is being redesigned to include a ramp to assist our members. Thank you to members Diane Herald for her architectural expertise and Carl Skeris for his guidance knowledge and labor. Be sure to thank them next time you see them for volunteering all their time and effort to improve the Club.

The Annual Fundraiser will be June 11th, we are in the early planning stages. All members that would like to volunteer please contact the Managers Office. There are many different aspects of the fundraiser, our members distinctive talents would be an asset to the Committee and club camaraderie.

Sailing Terms Refresher

  • Beam reach: Point of sail with wind coming over the beam; as in: Fall off to a Beam reach from a close reach.
  • Beat: Sailing close hauled; as in: A beat to weather (the wind).
  • By the lee: Sailing on a run with the wind coming over the same side of the boat as the boom is on; as in: Watch out for an accidental jibe when sailing by the lee.

Janet Jurgielewicz


Janet L. Jurgielewicz
WYS Commodore

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Chili Cook Off
January 23rd, 2016

Flavors of Ireland – Cancelled
January, 30th, 2016

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January 8th, 2016
Cocktails – 6pm
Dinner – 7pm to 8pm

January 15th, 2016
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January 22nd, 2016
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January 29th, 2016
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Written by Betsy Craz
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This is the third in a chronological series of the Westhampton Yacht Squadron’s life cycle, spanning the years of 1890 to 2015. The first installment covers 1890 to 1963 when the tradition of organized racing on Moriches Bay first began…


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