New commodore, busy yacht club

Karen Herage was appointed commodore on November 15 for the Schooner Cove Yacht Club.

The Schooner Cove Yacht Club on a beautiful winter afternoon.

Karen Herage was appointed commodore on November 15 for the Schooner Cove Yacht Club. The club, which boasts more than 300 members, is looking to increase awareness and draw in some folks who might be curious about the happenings within the club.

Commodore Herage will oversee the basics to do with the club, from managing a large contingent of volunteers to promoting the club and making sure that the members are in the loop with everything and anything that will be happening.

“She’s a spitfire and a very smart lady,” member Linda Matteson–Reynolds had to say about the new commodore.

The Schooner Cove Yacht Club boasts one of the finest memberships Vancouver Island has to offer. It also offers nice reciprocal deals, where belonging to the club will get you free moorage at a wide variety of other marinas around the Pacific Northwest.

With a wide variety of cruises and regattas planned through the year, it’s somewhat of a hidden gem to those who aren’t aware of it.

“It’s one of those things that when you know you have a good thing, you don’t feel the need to flaunt it. But at the same time, we’re looking to get word out there about all sorts of things going on to try and attract people to our club,” Herage said.

There are many events that take place through the year that are put on by the club. The yearly sea lion cruise (Jan. 1) is something that the members look forward to taking part in each year.

Just a few short weeks ago, the Commodore’s Ball took place and it was a smash hit once again. The event was full to capacity and some of the visiting commodores were reportedly quite impressed with the enthusiasm of the club and the pride they take in being part of such a club.

For those who wish to get into the racing aspect of things, the club offers some great races through the year too. The annual race around Lasqueti Island, which takes place in June, is always a big event.

There is also a Wednesday night racing group, which has a lot of avid members taking to the water, and there is always room for new people to climb aboard and become a crew member.

Schooner Cove Yacht Club is also putting on several speaker series’ that will allow those interested in coming to the meetings to learn about various things like boating insurance, first-aid emergencies on the sea and lots of others as well.

It’s almost the end of racing season, but there is still one more race to go to wrap up the year.

The fall colours racing series will have its last race on Dec. 15 and the club will have a Christmas Party following that last race.

For anyone wanting more information visit the Facebook page (Schooner Cove Yacht Club) or their website:

www.scyc.com.

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