Great Pond Yacht Club was founded in 2011 for avid sailors as well as those just learning to sail. Our purpose is to foster a culture of racing and camaraderie by organizing fun sailing events on Great Pond.
Our long-term goal is to establish a permanent meeting / mooring location. Until then, major races are hosted by members, and we meet in the middle of the lake for impromptu races.
OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Commodore, Dick Greenan (2017–2018)
Principal Race Officer, Peter McManus (2011–2018)
Social Director, Dick Greenan (2016–2017)
Youth Sailing Program Director, Ben Ford (2013–2017)
Secretary (shared duty), Barb Ford, Lisa Perkins, and Lynne Gibbs (2015–2017)
Treasurer, Brent Krizo (2016–2018)
TO EMAIL GPYC
MEMBERS STAYING IN TOUCH
GPYC members use a smartphone app, WhatsApp Messenger, to communicate to all members of the group at once through instant messaging. WhatsApp makes it quick and easy to check in for the status of a scheduled race when the weather is iffy, to coordinate event logistics, to challenge each other to impromptu sailing races, or just to stay in touch in- and off-season. The app is available for any smartphone, and it uses 3G or Wifi. Those in the group can send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video.
Here’s how to get connected to the GPYC group on WhatsApp Messenger:
1) Click here to download the app.
2) Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone and follow on-screen instructions for creating your account.
3) Email GPYC (Sail@GreatPondYachtClub.com) to let us know you’d like to be added to the group and include your smartphone number.
4) We’ll add you to the group and you’ll get a notice through WhatsApp.
It’s that easy! We’ll look forward to seeing you on the lake and on WhatsApp!
TO SEND A CHECK TO GPYC FOR MEMBERSHIP DUES,
please address as follows:
Great Pond Yacht Club
c/o Lynne Gibbs (Treasurer)
19 Charlotte Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
LOCATION AND LANDMARKS