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
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
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.