Liz

Organizer

Location:

Norwalk, CT
Hometown: Norwalk

Organizer since:

June 25, 2012

Why are you interested in joining Long Island Sound Yacht Club?

I was a power boater most of my life, in San Francisco Bay, Lake Tahoe and the Delta. My home is San Francisco, but since moving to the East Coast 7 years ago, I decided to pursue my life long dream of learning to sail and living the sailing life. I was fortunate enough to find other like-minded sailors through meetup and joined a few meetup groups, which lead to racing, cruising, and generally having a blast on other peoples boats. I formed this meetup group to introduce people to the Long Island Sound Yacht Club, which is a virtual club (no clubhouse) made up of many of my friends and fellow sailors on the Long Island Sound. Although based in Norwalk, our membership hails from as far south as City Island to as far north as Stratford. Come to one of our upcoming events and see what it's all about!

Would you rate yourself novice crew, experienced sailor/boater, or skipper?

Experienced sailor/boater for sailing, and Skipper for power boating

Tell us about your sailing/boating experience

25 years as co-captain of a 700 HP offshore racer. As a sailor, I've been sailing for the last 3 years almost every weekend during the season, cruising to ports of call on Long Island and as far north as Martha's Vineyard. Love to cruise!! During race season, I crew on a 38' Siedelman named Bouliner which we race in the Eastchester Bay Yacht Racing Association series off City Island, every Wednesday night. Also involved in weekend distance races. Power boat share.

Do you own a boat? What type?

I have recently partnered with my great friend Paula Flynn (also a member of LISYC), and we are doing a boat share this season on her power boat, Joy Ride 2! Having a great time!

What certifications do you have? i.e. Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate, ASA certification

Connecticut Personal Watercraft License, ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Certification

Introduction

Hi All, I've been boating since I was 15, and I have to be on the water one way or another. I started this meetup group to introduce people to the Long Island Sound Yacht Club, which I have founded with friends and fellow boaters in Norwalk.

What Liz is saying about this Meetup Group

Fantastic great bunch of salty dogs!


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