January from the Helm

Happy New Year fellow Members.   Well… , back from the great adventure Down Under! Although we did not experience the fabled “Southerly Buster” we did have plenty of breeze – 35 to 40 knots all day on Day 2. The Darien Sale and Power Squadron has asked me to do a talk on the race […]

December From the Helm

Fellow Members, The winter season at our Club is off to a roaring start. Frostbiting is enjoying good weather so far. The new, volunteer constructed, Race Shack with its rooftop starting platform has saved the growing fleet from numerous general recalls. And, all are enjoying the post-race social hour. Many members attended the DSPS Holiday […]

William S. Post – Commodore

“From the Helm” — June 2017 — Fellow Members, Spring has finally arrived! The grass is green; the forsythia and magnolias have bloomed; little white mooring balls have appeared across our mooring field; and long lines of floats edge our waterfront. Summer can’t be far behind. Our staff has worked hard to prepare the Club […]

Fast…or Slow?

June 13, 2014: Fast…or Slow? Regardless of how you like to approach boating, there is a lot going on around Norwalk Yacht Club. If racing a sailboat is what makes your heart beat a little faster, you’ll appreciate that, for the first time in many years, Norwalk Yacht Club will have a team entered in […]

2014 Commissioning Letter

May 5, 2014: On Commissioning for the 2014 Season – When I was elected by you to serve as Commodore of the Norwalk Yacht Club last fall, an honor I take very seriously, I told you that my watch would be focused on three key management pillars:  1) Complete the renovation of our Clubhouse and make […]

Laissez les bons temps rouler

OK, I admit it, I had to search the web to get that right, but it means, in French (or maybe more appropriately, Cajun), “Let The Good Times Roll.”  And nothing could be more appropriate for our new Clubhouse. Our Entertainment Committee, headed by Chef Louisa Lima, is really delivering on the promise of a […]

The Club Will Be Anything But Cold And Silent This Winter!

A yacht club can be a lonely place this time of year.  The club’s boats are winterized and shrink-wrapped, the docks are pulled out, the mooring balls and chains rest on the hard, and everything is neatly laid out.  But even at ease, it has a righteous sense of order, if not cold and silent. […]

UPDATED: Come Spend Labor Day at Norwalk Yacht Club

  UPDATE: The Yacht Club will now be holding the barbecue this Sunday September 8th in lieu of the inclement weather from Labor Day weekend. The times and events scheduled remain the same. We hope to see you all there!   On this coming Monday, September 2nd, come down to the yacht club and have […]

Marblehead Halifax Race Update

After racing for over 49 hours, Norwalk’s own Ed Cesare finished the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race aboard Privateer. They have finished 1st in IRC-1 and 3rd in IRC Overall. Norwalk has other boats still competing in the race and are set to finish in the coming hours. Glim, skippered by Bill Klein, and Gadzooks, […]

Commodore’s Construction Update

Clubhouse Renovation – Your Weekly Update, March 29 The Clubhouse renovation is now proceeding at a brisker pace. Window installation and roofing work is ongoing. We expect the addition housing the galley, bathrooms and sail loft to be framed in the next week or two. To be honest, this has been a tough renovation on […]