From the 2023 SRYC Commodore
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you to the 2023 season at the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club.
Along with the Bridge, Board, and Committee Members, I am honored to serve you and lead our club in another successful year.
To say I feel fortunate is an understatement.
Over the years, sailboat racing has taken me to many of the Yacht Clubs along the East Coast. I’ve seen some beautiful places, shared a cocktail with many interesting people along the way, and have had a chance to experience what many clubs have to offer.
However, upon being introduced to the SRYC, I immediately knew that this was truly a special place – our unique waterfront venue, the history and traditions, and most importantly, the people.
My family and I are fortunate to have been involved in various roles early on in our time here at SRYC, and it has become a special place for me, my wife, Keri, and our two daughters, Lexi and Reese.
Looking ahead, there are a lot of events and activities to be excited about this season; from our Commissioning Day Party on May 6th, to the 10th running of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta, a variety of scheduled social gatherings, and impromptu nights hanging on the dock.
Our club has a long-standing tradition of excellence and camaraderie, and I am confident that this season will be no different.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Commodore for his leadership and dedication to our club, and I am committed to building on what he and the Past Commodores before have accomplished.
To our new members, welcome to the SRYC family. We are thrilled to have you join us and look forward to getting to know you and sharing our passion for sailing and boating.
To our returning members, welcome back! Your commitment to our club is what makes it so special, and I thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm.
We are the club. It’s built on the spirit of volunteerism. I invite you to get involved. Together, we will make this season one to remember, full of great memories, new friendships, the finest sunsets in the area, and of course, plenty of time spent on and around the water.
Thank you, and fair winds!