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CYC Address & Location

Centerboard Yacht Club is located in South Portland, Maine, with frontage on and a mooring field in Portland Harbor.  Founded in 1937 as a sailboat racing club, CYC has evolved into an organization that promotes all aspects of yachting, both sail and power.  Its facilities are maintained by club members through the various work parties held during the season.  CYC also promotes numerous social events throughout the year, including club cruises, local sailing regattas and weekly sailboat races in Casco Bay . 

More about the history of Centerboard Yacht Club

2023-2024 Flag Officers

 Commodore: Karen Fream
 Vice Commodore: Erik Jorgensen
 Rear Commodore:  Gretchen Henderson
 Secretary: Dick Curry
 Treasurer: Tod Donahue
 Immediate Past Commodore: Marshall Pillsbury


Chip Gavin
Peter Ocampo
Steve Hinitt
Brad Ciechomski
Henry Cormier
Eliza Rauscher

Committee Chairs

House Committee – Eileen Hetrick
Entertainment – Courtney Babyak
Fleet Captain Galley – Sue Mahoney
Fleet Chaplain – Tom Osborne
Club Cruise - TBD
Government Liaison – Tom Dobbins

Health and Safety - Josh Cutler

Hoist Committee - Rick Foley

Launch – Josh Biermann
Membership – Bob Doran
Mooring – Gordon Turcotte    
Program & Education – Greg Walsh
Race – Justin Henderson
GMORA Representative - Josh Biermann
Sail School – Chris Fream
Finance – Tod Donahue
Technology and Website – Bob Vautin, Tim Twomey

Active Past Commodores

2022    Marshall Pillsbury

2022    Eben Rose

2021    Scott Calkin

2020    Todd Friberg

2019    Andy Snyder

2018    Greg Walsh

2017    Rick Foley

2016    George Pettengill

2015    Doug Jones

2014    Tim Benoit

2011    Bob Vautin

2010    David Pierce

2007    Andy Howe

2005    Tom Osborne

2002    Peter Manning

2000    Chuck Barr

1999    Mike Snow

1998    Mike Snow

1996    Guy Gledhill   (Life Member)

1993    Paul Morin

1991    Larry Clough

1988    Bob Doran

1986    Tom Dobbins  (Life Member)

1971    Dick Ingalls  (Life Member)

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