Happy New Year fellow sailors!
My name is Dennis Mehegan. I am the new Commodore for 2023. First, I would like to thank David London for being our Commodore for the last 2 years. I am confident this will be a great year for boating and the club. I’m looking forward to getting the majority of the club involved in either racing, cruising, socializing or volunteering to help Dave Heine with high school age sailors.
For those who may not know my sailing background, I sailed with my parents and sister from age 6 to 16 on the waters of Lake Michigan. I bought my first boat at age 28. This 21.9 foot Cat Ketch had a trailer, so I sailed this boat as far away from my home in Northern Virginia as Naples, FL. My home waters were the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. My mom and dad moved to Williamsburg, VA and owned several boats which I helped sail out of the York River. When I moved to SSI, I bought a Tartan 3000 fixer upper. I sold it in December 2021 and bought my new project, a Block Island 40, in January 2022. You can see her on the race course this spring.
Once again, Happy New Year. Let’s have fun in 2023!