2017 Officers

I grew up in Southern California.  From surfing, to competitive water skiing; I've been around the water most of my life.  It was a natural progression for me to move from being part of the crew to becoming the captain of my own boat.  I am the proud owner of a vintage 1974, 27' Catalina.  My first mate is my Schnauzer Tucker.  He loves the water almost as much as I do.  While I don't jump up and down and bark at the garage door when the word "boat" is mentioned, I am excited about cruising with the club this summer as I finally start my retirement after 43 years of nursing!  I am honored to be one of your officers and look forward to the coming years with Eagle Harbor Yacht Club.



Denise grew up in Illinois and I grew up in Connecticut.  I have loved boats since I was a little boy helping manage the ski tow rope on our friend's Chris Craft on Long Island Sound.   My first boat was a day sailer, a Flying Junior.  After that it was a outboard ski boat, then a Chaparral cuddy cabin, and then two outboard fishing boats.  We bought our first cruising boat, an Albin 28 Tournament Express --Amazing Adventure-- in 2010 after my second retirement.  The main purpose for the Albin was to serve as the "mothership" for Denise's solo kayak adventure to Juneau, Alaska.  As she made her way to Desolation Sound and beyond, we discovered how much we enjoy cruising and our friendships at Eagle Harbor Yacht Club.  Although we have lived on Bainbridge Island for 10 years, we felt much more a part of the Island after joining the Club.  



We are enjoying life in the PNW where we spend as much time as possible on “Kerb
Appeal” our Cutwater 30. We are committed to the notion that “informed boaters
are safe boaters” and therefore spend many of our winter evenings in power
squadron boating classes.  EHYC is all about being informed and safe boaters; we are fortunate to have so many seasoned mariners in our midst who are more than happy to share their knowledge.  Sue, Bertie our boat dog and I look forward to seeing you safely on the water.

For many years during the summers, Jeff and I chartered both sail and power boats out of Bellingham and Anacortes to enjoy exploring the San Juan & Gulf Islands. After retiring in 2004 we moved from Napa Valley to Bainbridge Island where we can enjoy boating full time in the Northwest. We love being able to keep our boat in Eagle Harbor, just 5 minutes from the house. It’s a real treat to decide on the spur of the moment to take the boat out for a lunch run or do some crabbing. We joined Eagle Harbor Yacht Club in 2011 and are finding it one of the most fun yacht clubs we’ve belonged to over the years. When not out on our Catalina 355, Segue, you can usually find us in the garden or relaxing on the deck, watching the boats sail by on the Sound.


My husband Jon and I moved to Bainbridge Island from San Rafael, California in the spring of 2015.  We are both very happily retired and enjoying all that Bainbridge Island and the Pacific Northwest has to offer.  We're very much looking forward to cruising, fishing and crabbing on the Sound this summer on Bella, our Cutwater 28, and continuing to enjoy the company and good humor of the many friends we've made through the club.   

Meet Our Board

Rob Sicade Director

Rob Sicade Director

Jon Heath Director

Jon Heath Director

Billie Dunstan Quartermaster

Billie Dunstan Quartermaster

Alan Bogutz Past Commodore

Alan Bogutz

Past Commodore