Events 

 

30th Anniversary Celebration 

 

Frankie Valli penned his iconic song in late 1963. Twenty-eight years later, over dinner and cocktails, Norman Robertson and Dave Sheperd decided that Dataw Island needed a cruising club. Oh, what a decision that turned out to be!

After months of recruiting members, the Dataw Island Cruising Club became a reality. On April2, 1992 Mr. Robertson was installed as the club’s first Commodore. The following year, now on Commodore Sheperd’s watch, the paperwork was filed and the Dataw Island Cruising Club became the Dataw Island Yacht Club, Inc. The founding by-laws fixed the date of formation as April 2, 1992.

Fast forward 30 years and the yacht club has grown to 335 family memberships comprised of more than 600 individuals. The yacht club has grown from a cruising club to so much more. We still cruise of course, but with new destinations and types of cruises. Last year saw our first ever Poker Run, Pirates on the Pier and our Holiday Boat Parade where over 200 Dataw residents sat on the fairway of the MR 14th hole to watch as our decorated fleet passed by.

As exciting as the cruising has been the yacht club is much more than just cruising. We have justabout anything a member could want; kayaking, sailing races, fishing trips and seminars not to mention social activities year-round.

Need some “swag” to cruise around Dataw in? Our Ship’s Store probably has it. There are new designs and event specific shirts, hats, cups-just about everything DIYC.

Every organization is only as strong as the foundation built by its leaders that came before. We were very fortunate to have 13 Commodores celebrate with us. What a night!

Yes, we have grown and the Bridge believes in a good way. In addition to everything mentionedabove, in January of this year we introduced our revamped website. It has an easier calendar to track what your club is doing and allows you to select specific areas of interest to receive notifications from. You can even shop the Ship’s Store on-line and pay by credit card.

All that we were and now are was celebrated with a cocktail reception on the 31st in the Carolina Ballroom by 168 members who ate and drank the night away.

“Oh, what a night to remember”!

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Commodores Ball

On December 7th, DIYC members were treated to the premier event of the year.  The long awaited Commodores Ball, after so long of social distancing and concerns over Covid, it was a joy to get together and truly celebrate with our fellow members.  

 

This evening also saw the change of watch for our Flag Officers.  Commodore Tuttle turned over the Helm to Dan Duncan, his Vice Commodore from his watch.  Commodore Tuttle will remembered for his passion and steady hand at the tiller as well as the energy he brought to the club.  Bryan will continue to serve our club as he will be part of the newly formed Long Range Planning Committee.  

 

Commodore Dan Duncan takes the Bridge as Dataw Island Yacht Club is larger than ever before.  Commodore Duncan says his goal is to continue to pursue those goals established by our previous commodore as well as making sure we get the results from the LRPC that our members need.  With the pandemic behind us, we will be able to move on to even bigger and better events and activities for DIYC.

 

Joining Commodore Duncan are the newly installed Flag Officers for 2022

Vice Commodore - John Keet

Rear Commodore - Dale Kirby

 

Dataw Island Yacht Club wishes these gentlemen all the best as they lead our club.  We also want to say a heartfelt Thank You  to Past Commodore Tuttle for all he has done for DIYC

 

 

BYOB