The love of water is a special bond we share. I developed a love of the water at an early age during long summers and even winter days fishing with my grandfather on Lake Bomoseen. I spent countless family picnics with my parents, grandparents and siblings, frolicking in the waters of Lake Dunmore. Sharon and I followed suit with our own children making that same trip just about every summer weekend.
Then we found sailing…of a sort. We started with small sails on sailboards and windsurfed our way around Chittenden Dam, Lake Dunmore and Lake Bomoseen. Then came a bigger sailboat. We purchased a 23′ S2 sailboat, “Second Wind.”
We were invited to sail with our RSYC friends and fell in love with Lake Champlain. We took some sailing courses in Mallets Bay and we were hooked. “Exit Strategy” instantly became our home away from home through the summer and fall months.
We were welcomed instantly into the RSYC family and were made to feel right at home. The much appreciated flow of offers for help and advice has been non-stop ever since. Now we love spending our evenings at one of the many anchorages with our RSYC friends reminiscing about our day on the water. We all enjoy sharing great food and refreshments and plenty of laughs.
There are also many scheduled events throughout the season. RSYC has so much to offer its members. These benefits include- breakfasts, barbecues, sailboat races, and various club moorings to name a few. We look forward to seeing you at these events starting with our annual Commodore’s Breakfast on Saturday June 29th.
Whether you have a sailboat, a power boat, a canoe/kayak, or even no boat at all we have members who love doing what you love to do. Our focus is on recreation together on the water. Join RSYC today and lend your hand, show your support and become part of the special family that is RSYC.
We will see you on the water or at one of our events!
— Jerry Henrichon, RSYC Commodore