Banner - About The Haven Yacht Club


Officers
Commodore:
Mitch Hill
Vice Commodore:
Paul Genereux
Rear Commodore:
Open
Past Commodore:
Hal Gilham
Fleet Captain:
Tony Capuano
Secretary:
Beth Dunn
Treasurer:
Wayne Barefoot
Governors
Chuck Bensinger
Pat McDonough
Robyn Burckhardt
Bob Rao
Sigy Capuano
Janet Forman
Carl Detterline
Standing Committees
Membership:
Sigy Capuano
Marketing: 
Bob Rao
Scholarship:
Chuck Bensinger
Education/Safety:
Klaus Burckhardt
Social:
Janet Forman
Clothing Sales:
Open
Commodore's Greeting

Welcome to The Haven Yacht Club. Headquartered on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake at the Haven Harbour Marina in Rock Hall, Maryland, we have members from a variety of marinas and areas around the Bay. The purpose of our club is to promote and encourage interest in all the various activities relating to safe boating - including both sailing and power - and to support higher education in the local community via our scholarship program. We strive to educate members and their families in the safe and proper use of any vessel in cruising, navigation, docking, and on board safety to name a few. And, of course, we cultivate social contacts and associations among our members.

We are an informal club. Since we do not own a facility, our annual dues are minimal. Currently we have about 90 members, not counting family members and pets. Much of our focus is on having fun together. In fact, the planning and attending of numerous annual events and cruises typically results in our being a very social organization! We have a very energetic slate of Officers, Governors, and Committee Chairs this year to help guide our Club to another successful and fun boating season. Our Club runs strictly on a "volunteer" basis and offers ample opportunities for members to take an active role on committees or just lending a hand.

As our website continues to evolve, we will find many meaningful ways to utilize this forum to better communicate with our members and the general boating community. One of the new additions is a section devoted to our unique sponsorship of the Susan Scovill Memorial Scholarship. Named in memory of a Past Commodore, the Scholarship fund is sustained through contributions, fund raising, and the sale of THYC clothing. You will also be introduced to four deserving local students who are the current recipients of this Award. This Scholarship is our effort to give back to the community that we all enjoy so much.

We have fun-filled schedule of events and cruises this year including our Opening Day Flag Raising, annual Picnic Cruise, an incomparable Crab Feast with day-long activities, the Fall Dinner, Winter Commodore's Ball, and numerous cruises to both interesting anchorages and marinas. We will sponsor several new events posted throughout the season, so check back to see updates on cruises and events right here on our web site (not to mention photos as the evidence of the fun that is being had by all!). You will also find valuable links for a variety of commonly used resources and for the many local merchants our patronage supports throughout the season.

So thanks again for visiting our web site. To our current members, we value your friendship and continued participation in support of our club. If you are not a member yet, please contact one of us for more information and see the Membership Application link at the bottom of our home page. I appreciate the opportunity to lead our Club this year and look forward to seeing you at the docks and on the water!


Mitch Hill, Commodore THYC