I feel extremely honored to have been elected Commodore of the Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club. The club is entering its 33rd year. We have a few members who were here when the club began and several who are new this past year. I fully believe that even though changes to the club have occurred, and will continue to occur, the main reasons for joining the club remain the same. The first is to participate in one or more of our on-the-water activities. Cruising activities range from raft-ups in the Inner Harbour to long distance cruising in the company of other club members. On-the-water activities also include one design racing, e.g. Sunfish and Ensigns, and PHRF racing for those who want to participate. The PHRF races range from the Oar Race to Tuesday Fun Races.
The other reason for joining the FHYC is for the great socials for which the club is known. These range from “Impromptu Happy Hours” held about once a month to the formal Commodores' Ball held in March.
Throughout the year, the Board and Bridge Officers of the FHYC work to keep us all on an even keel. In 2018 I hope you will enjoy lots of time on the water, as well as participate in the club’s social activities. To keep our club strong, I also hope that you get involved with a committee or two. I certainly plan to do so. I look forward to seeing all of you at many club events.
John Y. Jackson