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Foy Curley
Membership Director
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Lakewood Yacht Club Honored with National One-Design Award
Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club was honored Thu., Feb. 6, 2020, with the National One-Design Award recognizing administrative excellence, fleet growth, creative programming, regatta support, and member contributions

LYC Waterfront Director Terry Flynn was at the 2020 Sailing Leadership Forum in San Diego to receive the award on behalf of the Club.

Lakewood purchased a fleet of 12 RS21 keelboats in 2019 for members to use for various purposes. The UK-based RS21s are designed for versatility that LYC hopes will attract new and younger members by allowing the Club to offer numerous sailing activities. Programs being developed include Adult Learn to Sail , adult racing clinics , women's sailing clinics , junior keelboat racing , and team and match racing clinics and events. LYC also plans to recruit national and regional events for which the boats will be available for charter. 

"A lot of folks have pulled together to make this happen, and the members are excited about the programs being developed," says RS21 Fleet Committtee Chair Marie Wise. "We've hosted several RS21 Certification Classes with more available in the coming weeks, and many members have already earned their certifications."

Lakewood member and Past Commodore Ashley Walker expressed in an earlier interview that having these RS21s at the Club for members to access for daily or weekend use will allow sailors to experience a new way to enjoy sailing and the related social events without the costs associated with purchasing, storing, insuring and maintaining a boat. 

Anyone interested in learning more about the LYC keelboat fleet should email Terry Flynn at or Marie Wise at .
Terry Flynn accepting and holding the National One-Design Award
Four of the 12 RS21 keelboats; Construction of the slings to house the RS21s is under way.
About Lakewood Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family. The Club is located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake, about halfway between Houston and Galveston. Members enjoy an exceptional environment for boating, socializing and participating in family activities.