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Commodore’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2024 season of the Clear Lake Yacht Club! This will arguably be one of the most transformative in our organization’s history as we host the 126th Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) Championship Regatta. This event will bring some of the finest sailors from all over the Midwest and will provide a chance for CLYC to showcase the many assets our club has to offer.  Our quaint town, exceptional volunteers, fabulous sailing and world-class hospitality will have many curious as to why Clear Lake hasn’t hosted this event before.  

As I reflect on my time as a member of CLYC, other than my family, the yacht club has connected me in one way or another with those whom I consider the most important and influential people in my life to this day. The friendships are generational, the memories are lifelong, and the comradery is second to none compared to any other organization I’ve been part of.  I had the good fortune to cut my teeth on a catamaran, crewing as a young lad when the Cougar fleet was particularly vibrant within our club.  I then went on to crew for many of the classes of boats our club has raced in modern history (X, C, E, A).  

This year will not disappoint both for our sailing and social members as we have an action-packed season ahead. So, cheers to another exiting year, in this our 89th year of the Clear Lake Yacht Club.  Like any organization, the strength comes from the members it holds. I challenge each and every one of you to get involved as much as possible to help make this the best one yet!

Casey Callanan
2024 Commodore