In early 1993, Harbor Master David Cawton approached Bob Pitman, who would be the first Commodore, with the idea of forming a Yacht Club. They got together with Rodney Lay, Scott Weiland and a couple of others and formed the Yacht Club. They decided to charge $40.00 per person, and within one month they had $4,000.00 in the bank! The first thought was to party! So up to Fort George they went with about 20 boats. They then arranged the first Fishing Tournament, where the club’s bold fishermen went out all day, and caught nothing! Bob Pitman went to Publix and purchased steaks for everyone and they had a cookout. It is thought that during Chuck Walton’s term as Commodore the club had the first ball, a grand affair with everyone in black tie. ┬áIt is a more recently that the bridge have gone to the white pants and blazers.

[If members have club stories to tell or other pieces of history please let us know!]

Past Commodores

Carman Ragonese 2018

Gary Bone 2017

Robin Spence 2016

Frank Proctor 2015

Mort Crim 2014

Bob Goll 2013

Roger Williams 2012

Clarence Wilkerson Jr. 2011

Dick Lawson 2010

Doug Izard 2009

Gary Childers, Emeritus 2008

Tom Keith, Emeritus 2007

Glenn Cooper 2006

Terry Weidle 2005

Bill Arnold, Emeritus, 2004

Rick Richardson, Emeritus, 2003

Bob Alligood, Emeritus, 2002

Steve Woodford 2001

George Burkhart, Emeritus, 2000

Gerry Malony, Emeritus, 1999

Bill Griffith 1998

Bob Schachter 1997

Chuck Walton, Emeritus, 1996

Scott Weiland 1995

Rod Lay 1994

Bob Pitman 1993