2018 – Joe Altmann

January 1, 2018SCYC Commodores

I first learned to sail on the Long Island Sound and my first boat was a Sears Roebuck Jet Wind dinghy.  After a fun filled bareboat charter to the BVI, I upgraded to a Catalina 22 with a swing keel for the shallow waters of the Great South Bay.  The summers are short on the … Read More

2017 – Barry Keeler

January 1, 2017SCYC Commodores

I was born and raised in Washington DC along with two brothers and two sisters. My father was a bricklaying contractor and taught me the trade, though working in the sweltering summer heat and the bitter winter cold did not endear me to construction. The trade did allow me to work my way through school … Read More

2016 – Charles Murray

January 1, 2016SCYC Commodores

Charles Murray was born in the world yachting capital of Dillon, Montana. Despite that beginning, he claims to have never laid eyes on a sailboat until he matriculated to the Massacussetts Institute of Technology.  There, he was able to begin his lifelong love of sailing. He graduated from both MIT and the University of Minnesota, … Read More