Our very own AYC commodore (Jerry Vanderveen) attended the Seattle Yacht Club opening day ceremonies on May 2. The SYC was a wonderful host, taking Jerry and Kim on a VIP boat to watch the crew racing, including the Windermere Cup, as well as the entire opening day parade of 23 classes of boats.
Your AYC burgee was proudly raised as the second of over 40 burgees saluted by attending Commodores during the opening ceremonies. The Seattle Yacht Club opening day ceremony is billed as the largest opening day ceremony in the USA and the crew races are the largest in the world. The rains held off until the end of the day, when the skies opened to remind all sailors that the weather is really what does remain in charge.