Waquoit Bay Yacht Club

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Last updated: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:05 PM

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New Members 2017

 

Steve and Joanne Johnson

 

Steve and Joanne Johnson are delighted to have moved to Waquoit two years ago and are busy renovating their new home. They relocated from southern New Hampshire where they raised their two daughters who presently live in the cape and islands area.

Joanne spent her summers on a lake and Steve's family vacationed on the Cape. For many years they vacationed and cruised in Maine, sailing from Bar Harbor to Newport. They currently own a 30 foot Catalina (Recently sold, looking for a trawler).

Steve is President of Ingate Systems and manages its North American business focused on enabling Voice over IP. Joanne provides administrative support to the company and enjoys watercolor. When not working, renovating, sailing Steve and Joanne enjoy traveling.

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Emily and Matt Fronius with Parker and Madeline

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Matt and Emily were both were raised on Cape Cod, graduated from Falmouth High School, perused their education in Connecticut and Rhode Island then relocated back to this area to build their careers.

Emily grew up in West Falmouth spending her childhood exploring the waters of Buzzards Bay.   Matt was raised in Mashpee but was often found exploring the inlets of Eel River and shell fishing near Washburn Island.   

They currently reside in Hatchville with their two children Madeline (5 years old) and Parker (2 years old). Summers are spent on their Grady White "Miss Madeline" or talking walks with their golden retrievers Gabby and Maggie.  They are very excited to raise their children on Cape Cod and enroll them in the WBYC sailing program.

 

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New Members 2016

 

Faith Murphy

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Faith Murphy recently purchased a home on Seapit Rd and has been updating it for the past year. She grew up in Winchester and had summered on Seconsett Island where her family owns property. She lived in Yarmouth for 39 years and is very happy to have moved to Waquoit.

Retired, she enjoys kayaking, road biking, and golf. She looks forward to meeting members and enjoying the club activities.

 

Blake, Amelia, Will, and Christine Cullimore

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Blake, Amelia, Will, and Christine.  Blake’s family has owned a house on Waquoit Bay since 1926. Blake and Christine spend time here every summer and feel lucky to spend the time on the Bay with their children. They have a 1972 Beetle Cat , ‘Wot IV’, at Mooring #59 and a 11 ft Boston whaler.

Amelia is four and excited to start school full time, she is a water-bug, but still has issues with seaweed. 

Will is seven, and got to experience capsizing a beetle-cat first time at the tiller (it was Dad’s fault…and it was). Henceforth, he looks at Dad with a bit of jaundiced-eye when it comes to boating advice, but remains an avid kayaker and will be sure to stop at your dock for a chat.

Christine remains 25, after 10 years of teaching high school special education and two- years in fashion design at which time she was unceremoniously hijacked into motherhood and enjoys the daily grind.

Blake, remembers when their house had a dock, and is often seen standing on the beach with his eyes closed wishing it was still there.  Luckily he is an avid fan of shallow draft boats that can be beached and are not too difficult to dislodge when grounded, he is fond of saying when plying the bay sailing or motoring “of course it’s deep enough”. 

We are excited to be new members and look forward to many hours on the water with new and old friends alike.


John and Maria Dunn

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John and Maria are excited to become members of the Waquoit Bay Yacht Club.  John is a lifelong resident of Falmouth and Maria grew up vacationing summers on Cape Cod.  

We are looking forward to boating, clamming, exploring the beauty Waquoit Bay has to offer, learning how to sail with our children, Jack, Abby, and Michael, and meeting some new friends along the way!

 

 

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Michael and Sarah LeBrun

Sarah and Michael are thrilled to be joining the WBYC family. For many years, they have been guests of their family members here and have enjoyed many an outing on the Sarah Green. They are looking forward to a great summer and are excited to get involved in the community. 

A native of Falmouth, Sarah grew up on the water (her parents have belonged to WBYC for more than 30 years), and was a junior member in the sailing program "way back when." Michael is originally from Bourne, and has come to love the boating life through Sarah's family. The LeBruns have lived in Falmouth for nearly 20 years, raising their son, Nathan (a student at Upper Cape Tech and aspiring Eagle Scout) and daughter, Molly (a competitive gymnast who will be attending Falmouth High School next fall). Michael is Executive Director of Cape Cod Senior Residences at Pocasset, and Sarah has a writing, editing, and design business called Summer Sky Communications. 

Outside of work Michael and Sarah serve in several volunteer roles with St. Anthony's Church and Boy Scout Troop 38 in North Falmouth. In addition to fishing and relaxing on the water, they enjoy hosting wiffleball games in their backyard, where Michael has designed and built a mini Fenway Park! Their 7-year-old cockapoo, aptly named "Remy," completes their family.

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New Members 2015

 

Shenal and Bobby Ibarra with Taygan

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Shenal and Bobby moved back to the area in October with their son Taygan. They are eager to get their boat out on the water and participate in club events.

Shenal grew up in Waquoit and was a junior member of the yacht club until age 24. Bobby grew up in Virginia and now works as a manager of a restaurant in Mashpee.

 

Bob and Meghan Zarum

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Bob and Meghan live in Mashpee year-round with their two children, Marin (3), and Leonard (1).  As a family, they spend much of their summer in Waquoit Bay power boating, sailing, swimming, clamming, and kiteboarding.

Bob was raised on Cape Cod and has been an active sailor and boater for 40+ years.  He grew up working on boats as a child and adolescent and lived on his family's boat during the summers. 

He currently practices Emergency Medicine at Cape Cod Hospital.  Meghan participated in the Adult Sailing Program and is currently learning to sail in hopes that within a few years the family will sail together for extended periods during the winter months.  She is a Computer Software Consultant and is currently home with the children.  Marin and Leonard both love the water and have been boating since they were two weeks old.

We look forward to meeting new friends at the WBYC and to our children learning to sail in a few years.

 

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Ron and Susan Hedlund

Ron grew up spending his summers at the family house on Seacoast Shores, East Falmouth, fishing, sailing and exploring Washburn Island.  The Hedlund family was often found sailing on the sound aboard their Sparkman & Stephens Sailmaster 22.

Susan was introduced to sailing when three months old aboard her family’s sailboat on Lake Michigan in Chicago. Summers were spent crewing and helping her dad on this traditional wooden gaff rigged schooner as they cruised the Great Lakes and the North Channel. When her father retired, she and Ron helped him pilot the boat down the Mississippi eventually reaching the Island of Bequia in the West Indies, where both parents moved ashore and lived for over 20 years.

Ron, Susan, and their two children, Natalie and Jonathan, sailed aboard their first boat, a 20-foot Legnos catboat out of the Eel Pond and now sail Rissa, a Legnos Mystic 30 moored in Waquoit Bay. They spend as much time as possible on her, sailing the beautiful waters of the Cape and Islands.

Ron is a software engineer, working in the financial industry for over 30 years. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying sailing, hiking, kayaking and canoeing. Susan is an active community volunteer, has a passion for sailing, plays in an amateur early music group and enjoys reading, gardening and watercolor painting.

 

 

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Kathy and Don Meschisen

Kathy and Don Meschisen have owned a home on the Seapit peninsula for over 20 years.  On weekends, they have enjoyed Waquoit Bay and all it has to offer with their sons, Michael and David. 

 

After moving to Boston, Kathy raced sailboats many places from Marblehead to Newport.  As a family, the Meschisens enjoy boating and sailing. Michael recently purchased a ski jet and David has learned to kite surf.

 

Kathy and Don both work for Philips HealthTech in Andover, MA in the design and manufacture of medical equipment.  Michael works for PTC as a Sales Analyst and David is a student at UMass Amherst for Electrical Engineering. 

 

When not on the water, the family enjoys playing golf.  They are looking forward to meeting new friends at the club and would enjoy anyone boating along the Seapit River to stop by!

 

Thomas Danforth and Karen LeComte

Tom and Karen have lived in East Falmouth, about two miles from Waquoit Bay for 25 years and spend most of their free time there. Karen grew up on Long Pond in Harwich and Tom spent his early years on the Canadian waters of Lakes Erie, Ontario, and Georgian Bay.

Locally Tom was a counselor at the Penikese Island School and was their boat captain for many years. He also worked as captain for Patriot Boats and was an independent charter captain for 15 years. Karen often served as “mate.”

Tom has returned to woodworking full time and Karen has retired from various ventures in the fashion world. Her last adventure was “Cinderella’s”, consignment shops in Cotuit, Falmouth , and Waquoit.

We are very much honored to be new members and are excited to begin taking part in many activities. Equally excited is our grandson Xavier who is coming down from Montreal to sail 420s.

 

Sandy and Ann Davies

Sandy and Ann Davies both grew up in Scarsdale NY.  After college, graduate school and the Navy, they remet, married and finally settled in Connecticut where they have lived since 1976. 

Sandy joined his father in the family CPA firm and has started his retirement. They have three children and three granddaughters.
Sandy and Ann still live part time in Norwalk Connecticut and plan to retire full time to the home they built on Ostrom Road in Waquoit. Both grew up sailing, Sandy cruising to Falmouth with his parents whose family has had a summer home on Grand Ave on Falmouth Heights for 127 years.

Ann was a small boat sailor on Long Island Sound. The Davies sail their Bristol 47, HERON, moored in Waquoit Bay, around the Cape, Maine and Connecticut and then take her south to the Bahamas during the winter.

We are both looking forward to becoming part of the Waquoit Yacht Club family.

 

Dennis Flaherty, Audrey Morgan, and Niamh

Dennis, Audrey, and Niamh arrrggghhh certainly excited to be accepted for membership in the Waquoit Bay Yacht Club!

Dennis is a retired P.E. teacher, a life-long resident of Massachusetts, has maintained a mooring on Waquoit Bay since 1979, and moved full-time to East Falmouth 2 years ago. Some of you may remember his 23' AMF Paceship sloop, "Duble-O," which he had for 33 years before moving up to a Cal 33'.

Audrey and Niamh live just outside of Boston. Audrey works as an Occupational Therapist Assistant in a public school setting. Niamh will be entering her first year of high school this fall. As soon as school is out this June, Audrey and Niamh will set their sails and join Dennis on the Cape for the summer.

Having explored the treasures of Waquoit Bay and Washburn Island for several years, Dennis, Audrey, and Niamh arrrggghhh looking forward to discovering new treasures that await them as members of the Waquoit Bay Yacht Club. "Yo, ho, ho, and a package of gum!"

 

New Members 2014

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Jeanne Fallon and Tom Rines

Jeanne Fallon Rines and Tom Rines have lived in East Sandwich for approximately 14 years. Jeanne grew up in Jamaica Plain. MA and Tom grew up in West Roxbury, MA.

Jeanne is a Senior Vice-President and CIO of Cape Cod Healthcare. Tom retired two years ago from Lahey Clinic as Director of Safety & Occupational Health.

He is on the Board of "Sail Cape Cod", where he volunteers his time providing a sailing experience for people who have never sailed before. Tom is a licensed captain and a member of the Coast Guard Auxilary (Flotilla 11-8 Sandwich). In addition to boating, Jeanne and Tom enjoy traveling to the Caribbean, spending time at the beach, and entertaining friends.

 

 

 

 

Jan and Stephen Rejto

Jan and Stephen Rejto recently purchased a home on the Moonakis River in  Waquoit, where they plan on spending their summers boating, swimming, clamming, hiking, biking, exploring, and, hopefully, a bit of relaxing.

They share their love of these activities with their two children, Rebecca, 21, and Ethan, 19, and their field spaniel, Comet.

Jan grew up racing and hopes to get back into that at the WBYC. Steve also grew up boating. As a family, the Rejtos enjoyed many boating adventures in the Marshall Islands, where they lived for several years.

Both Steve and Jan work at MIT-Lincoln Laboratory. Rebecca is interning at a bio-tech company over the summer, while Ethan is busy scooping ice cream and doing landscaping work during his vacation.

The whole family is looking forward to making friends at WBYC and enjoying many hours around the water.

 

 

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 Elizabeth & George Bagley

George and Beth Bagley moved to the Cape from Connecticut two years ago.  George retired from a 30-year career in commercial real estate and last year purchased a business, The Write Choice, in Mashpee Commons.  Beth is the Director of Annual Giving at the Woods Hole Research Center in Falmouth. They have two grown children, Gordon, 25 and Liza, 23 who love to visit this area when they can.

Both George and Beth grew up on and around water and boating. They are avid kayakers and George also rows a single’s shell.  They are looking forward to getting back into sailing and meeting new friends at WBYC.

The Bagleys recently bought a home in East Falmouth.  When they are not on or around the water, they enjoy cycling, tennis, skiing, and curling.

 

 

 

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Carol & Dave Thompson

Carol grew up in Pittsburgh (Verona) and didn’t know a thing about sailing when she met Dave almost 30 years ago. She got seasick in the harbor during their first date and since then she’s learned to love boating. She still thinks that sailing is “too much work”, but Dave figures he has another 30 years to change her mind.

They raised two kids in Westborough before moving to Waquoit full time. Their daughter Sarah lives in Brooklyn, loves New York and shares their love of travel and adventure.  Son Chris, is an Air Force veteran, lives in Brookline, attends Northeastern and works at State Street.

Carol and Dave recently purchased and completely remodeled a home on Hamblin Pond. Carol teaches fitness classes at many of the local clubs, provides personal training for clients in her home or theirs and is a manufacturer’s rep for nutrition products. Dave owns an Information Technology company after many years at various start-up companies including Cisco. His retirement plan is to convert his part-time passion for boating into full-time with his Plan Sea boat cruise business.

 

 

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Eric and Krisin Mongeon

 

Eric and Kristin have been enjoying Cape Cod life since childhood. Both have many ties to Falmouth from the past to the present. They were married here in Falmouth and enjoy spending time at their Cape House.

 

Eric works on the Railroad and Kristin in Health Care. The both enjoy boating & clamming, but Eric is the fisherman.

 

 

 

New Members 2013

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Richard and Margie Dotson

Margie, who grew up in Peabody, MA, and Richard, in Dearborn, Michigan, retired to Waquoit Bay and the Childs River in 2010 after almost 40 years in the Washington, DC area and postings abroad with the State and Defense Departments.  Richard was a Foreign Service officer working on international security affairs and Margie a critical care RN in the DC area and community liaison officer at some of our diplomatic posts. 

When not starting – and occasionally finishing -- multiple “This Old House” projects, we volunteer with the Waquoit Bay Research Reserve through its friends group, and enjoy piloting the Dotson yacht (a fifteen foot Boston Whaler) to the far reaches of Waquoit Bay and even a little beyond. 

We have three grown sons, a daughter-in-law, a grandson and a granddaughter (future WBYC sailors) spread across three time zones in Columbus, OH, Denver and San Diego.

 

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Bill and Janet Lundberg with inset of Sunny and Mack

Bill and Janet, and their son Mack, have owned a vacation home on Whippoorwill Circle, in Mashpee since 2007. In the winter, they reside in Natick, MA. They are new boaters and are looking forward to learning more about boating and making friends at the Waquoit Yacht Club.  

Bill grew up in Holyoke, Mass, and after a circuitous career (from labor organizing to cooking, to being a serial entrepreneur, and founding the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals), he now owns a conference production company, producing conferences on Advanced Biofuels. He enjoys boating, reading, cooking for friends, and singing. 

Janet grew up in Allentown, PA, became a lawyer, and lived for many years in Washington, DC, where she met Bill. Since moving to Massachusetts with Bill in 1984, she has worked in the law firm of Krokidas & Bluestein, LLP, in Boston, concentrating in litigation and Non-Profit representation. She has been active as a board member and singer in arts organizations in the Boston and Washington areas.  

Their son Mack is a college student and musician, majoring in vocal performance at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, at Gettysburg College, in Gettysburg, PA and during the summer is honing his skills as a waiter. 

 

 

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Dan O'Grady

Susan and I retired to Falmouth in 2000 after raising our two sons in Winchester, MA. I worked for 30 years in the computer department of New England Telephone. Susan was the Executive Assistant in a very busy real estate agency in Winchester center. Our sons Dan and Kevin grew up in Winchester and summered in Falmouth where my parents had built a retirement home in 1960. 

Susan and I were members of WBYC for several years until 2006 when her illness prevented her from participating any further. I now have the time (and a boat) to resume my participation at the club. I look forward to meeting the newer members and resuming friendships with those I knew previously.

 

New Members 2012

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Peter, Jessica, Allison and Amanda Allen

Peter, Jessica, Allison, and Amanda travel all the way from Sacramento, CA to Waquoit Bay every summer to be with family and friends. 

Peter has been enjoying Waquoit Bay every summer of his life and enjoys passing the tradition on to his wife, Allison, and two girls, Jessica and Amanda. 

Both girls love the Jr. Sailing Program and have been attending for the past 4 summers.  The Allen's are enjoying being a part of the WBYC community.

 

Tom and Traci Bushy

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Tom and Traci Bushy live in Waquoit year-round with their four kids, Tommy 7, Nathan 5, Lukas 4, and Peyton 2 months. We love the beach and camping on Washburn Island.  

We spend as much time as we can on our fishing boat "Buc Wilder", which shares time in North Falmouth and Waquoit Bay.  

Traci is a trainer at a gym in Mashpee and Tom is a Housemaster at Barnstable High School.  

We are excited to be a part of the WBYC community and can't wait for the boys to start sailing over the next few summers.

 

New Members 2011

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Mike and Barbara Ferro

We live in Marblehead, MA but have been vacationing since 1970s and recently purchased a home in Green Harbors, E.Falmouth. We've raced One Design class boats for 20+ years and now own a 37 foot Tartan sailboat which we cruise in Maine and Cape Cod.  We were assigned a mooring in Waquoit Bay this year and look forward to the comraderie of the WBYC.

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Jake and Sarah Finnell

Jake and Sarah Finnell recently relocated back to Cape Cod from San Diego California.  Jake grew up here on the Cape and was a junior member of the WBYC when he was younger.  They are avid boaters and enjoy getting out on the family boat, the "Sarah Green", which is moored right in front of the club.  Jake is in the software industry, and Sarah is a residential real estate agent.  They have their first baby due in August, and look forward to enjoying the WBYC community and meeting some new friends! 

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Lee and Laurie Flanagan

We live in Bourne and have been sailing out of Waquoit for several years. We have finally come to our senses and joined WBYC and look forward to meeting many new friends. We currently call (Crispie), an IP27 on mooring 1402 our summer home. Lee and Laurie Flanagan along with Daniel(8) and Kerryn (6 1/2).

 

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Mike and Linda Heath

Mike and Linda Heath recently bought a home in Cotuit.  Currently, they are dividing their time between the Boston area and Cape Cod but hope to be full-time residents before too much longer (that is – if Mike ever lets Linda retire!)…   Mike is a retired architect, Linda is the operations manager of a Venture Capital firm. 

Mike grew up in Tucson, Arizona where not many sailing opportunities exist.  He has always wanted to sail and looks forward to the opportunity of participating in the “adult” sailing lessons being offered this year. In the meantime – they will be exploring Waquoit Bay in their kayaks and are very happy to have this chance to become part of the WBYC community. 

 

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Josef and Emily Kellndorfer

When Josef and Emily Kellndorfer moved to Falmouth from Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2005, Josef sailed Wakonda, their 28' Cape Dory, from Lake Erie to Buzzards Bay.  It took six years to get a mooring in Waquoit Bay but they finally got one!  Josef is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center.  Emily is an attorney with Hilton & Bishop specializing in estate planning.  They live in Falmouth with their two black Labs, Jib and Radar.

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Linda and Scott Thorpe

Scott and Linda Thorp and their two sons, Todd and Andrew, live in Mashpee.  They all love relaxing on the beach.  Warm weather on the Cape is a premium, and they like to take advantage of every nice day out on their boat.  Their love for boating started when they got married in 1985 and lived on Ashumet Pond.  The boys were boating as soon as they could fit in a life vest.   They are members of Waquoit Congregational Church where they play an active role, alongside Deb and Chuck Harrington.  The Bay has always been a waypoint on their wish list, and are thrilled to now be a part of this great community. 

 

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New Members 2010

Webster Family

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Paula, Bob, Kelley and Katie Webster

Paula, Bob, Kelley and Katie Webster live in Westwood, and spend their summers on Monomoscoy Island, with their 2 dogs and 2 cats. They love Cape Cod, Waquoit Bay, and just being on or near the water. While their boating experience has mainly been power boating (a much quicker way to get to those fish), the Websters have recently been enjoying the serenity of kayaking around Waquoit Bay. Kelley and Katie love sailing at the WBYC Junior Sailing program,and all the awesome activities there. The Websters feel fortunate to have found such a  wonderful community at WBYC!!!

 

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