Annie Haeger Wins Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
Good gracious, the young ladies from the little club that could have done it again. It seems like just this time last year we were congratulating one of our favorite daughters for being named USS Rolex YotY! That's because it was this time last year, when Stephanie Roble won it. Now it's a new year and a new lady rockstar from Beulah has been awarded US Sailing's highest individual honor.
from US Sailing - US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards
Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger were named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. These two sailors, at different stages of their sailing careers, amassed a year to remember and will be recognized as the best of 2015.
B3, B66 and Julie Haeger with mystery man grace the 2016 edition.
Established in 1961 by US Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards are considered the sport’s ultimate recognition of an individual’s outstanding on-the-water achievements for the calendar year. Annie is YotY
We made the cover of Journal Sentinel calendar
Look who plays in Honor of Nan and Gan
In a cool twist and memorial, two teams of boys played some ball during some unseasonably warm weather on Christmas Eve day. Team Nan took on Team Gan and ultimately prevailed by the score of 35-28. What mattered most however was the smiles and the memories of two of the giants of LBYC history.
Annie Haeger and Stephanie Roble Nominated for Rolex
The list is out, and both Stephanie and Annie are again on it! Continuing to bring glory to Beulah, they've both been nominated for US Sailing's highest honor, which Stephanie won last year. More on the award and all the nominees and some history and past winners can be found here: ROLEX.
Congratulations, Annie and Steph! Annie is in Rio now attending a regatta at the site of the 2016 Olympics. Steph just concluded the first Melges 20 event of the winter circuit winning the event in the role of strategist sailing with 13-year old Liam Kilroy. Last week she was 2nd in the Carlos Aguilar Matchracing event with fellow ILYA sailor Sally Barkow on the boat. She was beat by her significant other, Taylor Canfield. C'mon, Steph! Take him! Both sailors will be home on Beulah for the holidays.
Stephanie Roble added to Chicago YC Honor Roll
The kudos continue to roll in for local hero Stephanie Roble, as tonight she was added to the Honor Roll at the Chicago Yacht Club! Cheered on by Taylor and also her brother Brad and fellow Beulah-ites Ben, Andrew and Mark, another feather in Steph's cap.
New 2015-16 LBYC Officers
Commodore Vicki Bohl Vice Commodore Al Haeger
Rear Commodore Steve Barth Past Commodore Chris Kubicek
Secretary Bridgette Bonifield Treasurer Hardy Will
Social Chair Molly Barr House and Grounds John Porter
Yachtsman at Large Steve Rotier
2015 Champions Crowned
C fleet - Kent Haeger and Michael Greeson C Wed. Night - Christine McNeil/David Porter
MC fleet - John Porter MC Wed. Night - Keith Beren
X fleet - Patrick Schmidt and Jonah Boykin
X Weekday Series - Ryan Komas/Brian Zettlemoyer
Opti RWB - Jonah Boykin MC Masters - Jay Hiller
Opti Green - Alex Mueller MC Grandmaster - Al Haeger
Boiled Owls - Erin Sullivan MC Senior Master - Hardy Will
Katcha Achievement Award - Annie Haeger MC Old Salt - Bill Hudson
US Sailing Sportsmanship Award - Steph Roble
Berman Service - Candace Porter TEXT
LBSS Student of the Year - Erin Sullivan TEXT
EVENTS AT THE CLUB
See you in the Spring.