Message from the Commodore

Hello all,

It is with great honour that I serve as TBYC’s Commodore this year. Our club has meant a great deal to Shelley and I since we joined back in 1999. We’ve met a number of people who have become lifelong friends. Friends both on and off the water. As we continue to grow our membership, so will our friendships grow.

While we bring a close to a very challenging year for the world, I know we’re all looking forward to embarking on 2021 with hope and positivity. Despite the pandemic, many of us were fortunate enough to be able to greet each other, even though it was from a distance. That is the beauty of our club.  We are very fortunate for our members and our outstations, Ekins in particular.

I would like to thank Cathy Dietrich for serving as Commodore last year who, despite COVID-19 and a debilitating leg injury, was a great leader to us all. Cathy, I applaud you for your support to the board and your positive and encouraging attitude during a year that I know was a difficult one.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge and thank the retiring board members for their dedicated service, and to welcome the new board who will take us forward. This club wouldn’t exist without you. The extra time and effort you put in is admirable.
Shelley and I wish you the very best of the season, and we look forward to being with you in 2021 and welcoming our new members!
Warmest regards,
Mark Smith


Thunderbird Yacht Club  PO Box 91036 West Vancouver, BC V7V 3N3