DAVE KIRCHER | COMMODORE
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.
TERRY KERBY | VICE COMMODORE
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.
JON HEATH | REAR COMMODORE
I have always loved boating and started with Sea Scouts at the age of 13. We had a 63' power boat and cruised the San Francisco Bay, the river delta and out into the Pacific. We joined EHYC shortly after moving to Bainbridge in 2015 and love cruising the Sound with the good friends we have met through the club.
CANDY KANTER | TREASURER
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.
LYNN HEATH | SECRETARY
Jon and I are both very happily retired and enjoying all that Bainbridge Island and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We've had a great time since our arrival here in 2015, cruising, fishing and crabbing on the Sound, and continuing to enjoy the company and good humor of the many friends we've made through the club.