Welcome to 2024 at Del Rey Yacht Club! I am happy to be guiding the Club through this exciting year
as your Commodore.

First a little of my personal history at DRYC. My cousin, Joe Weiss, was one for the founders when the Club was started in 1952, and was Commodore in 1956. My parents and family joined in 1959, and my Dad was Commodore in 1976. I joined with my family in 1975. Now I am carrying on the family tradition as your Commodore for 2024.

Del Rey Yacht Club is a very active Club, as it always has been. This coming year will be no different, starting with our youngest members, better known as the Juniors. These young members, in our many junior programs, learn to sail and acquire many skills and self-confidence. Most of them go on to race under the Club burgee, and in many cases, race under our burgee around the world.

Then there is our adult sailing program. This is one of the reasons that this Club was founded. We participate in a multitude of inter-club races, along with hosting many of our own. We also have boats available for our members to use at no charge. These include J-22s, Lasers, Lidos, Kayaks, and Paddle boards. For a small charge, members can use our electric Duffy.

Our shinning star is the facility on Catalina Island, in Catalina Harbor. This facility is open all year for all of our members to use. There are moorings in the bay, a dock where members can tie up their dinghy, and the facility is a fully-equipped picnic ground. This facility is where the Club holds many cruses during the year. 

For those members who are not inclined to go to sea, our Club has one of the best social and educational
programs. We also have a beautiful pool, full food services, and a Pickleball court. 

You can see that Del Rey Yacht Club is really a full service club. 

We are a member-owned club, and all volunteer. This means that the Club is run by people that really have the Club in their best interests. This all makes for a Club that the members fully enjoy.

Due to the dedication of its members, this year will be no different than any other year, making it one of the premier yacht clubs in the world.

Roger Friedman
Commodore 2024