From the 2022 SRYC Commodore

From the Commodore….

On behalf of the Bridge, Board of Governors and Committees, I would like to welcome you to the 2022 Season of the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club. As many of you know, our club has a unique history that began when a group of vaudevillians took up residence in Fair Haven during the Summer months in the early 1900’s. The actors that founded the club shared a passion for their craft as well as a love for the town and people living in the village of Fair Haven. In fact, according to documents from that era, the Players Boat Club and its members “were among the earliest and most ardent supporters of the Fair Haven Fire Company” and even performed at the Fireman’s Fair.

Having grown up in the area, our family was able to experience the beauty of the Peninsula by water. I remember family outings on the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers as well as longer trips up the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean on my Grandfather’s boat. I never forgot getting my turn at the helm. After College, I moved to Maryland where I met Mary. It wasn’t until we moved back to the area that we began to learn more about SRYC. Having attended the 100th anniversary celebration and witnessing the camaraderie of the members first-hand, we knew this place was special.

Since joining in 2012, I have been fascinated by the history of our club and am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to its legacy. We have been so fortunate to have made wonderful friends here.  While our club has evolved from a houseboat to a permanent clubhouse over the years, one thing that hasn’t changed is the love we all have for our communities, boating, beautiful sunsets on the Navesink River and the company of family and friends.

Wishing everyone all the best for the 2022 season!

Jon Friedman

Jon Friedman

Commodore 2022