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Message from the Commodore

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Welcome to 2023 and the 51st year of Thunderbird Yacht Club (TBYC). I am honored to stand at the helm of our wonderful Club and with this great privilege I thank and recognize those Commodores who came before me. 


On behalf of the TBYC membership and Board of Directors, welcome to our website. Throughout its history our Club has endeavored to serve its members, grow and develop the Club and its facilities and to promote yachting. This website is a communication tool to help achieve those aims.


Our Club is distinctive in so many ways. We are volunteer managed and have very impressive and continuous Member contributions to the development and maintenance of the jewel in our crown, Ekins Point. We have a very dedicated membership who love to recommend the Club to their boating friends. 


We are a yacht club with a very diverse membership with all types and sizes of boats and we strive to be respectful and considerate of our surroundings. Ekins is almost a natural wilderness setting and somewhat of a refuge from our busy lives in the city, but it is also important to remember that it is a yacht club outstation. 


So whether “rag baggers” or “stink potters”, whether your boat is big or small, you have a generator or solar panels or both or neither, you are young at heart or young….it is the diversity of our Club that makes it so special and unique.


Here’s to calm seas, just enough wind and smooth sailing in 2023!




Janis R. Ostling


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