Happy New Year!  As your new commodore, I’m looking forward to a fun year of LMCA events and friendships.

Yes, I know, I know. . .   It’s the dead of winter and the last thing you’re thinking about is sailing.  Or maybe you’re off somewhere warm, perhaps sailing, and the last thing you’re thinking about is LMCA.  Well, if you haven’t renewed your membership for 2020 yet, do it today!  Everyone who renews by January 31 will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card to West Marine.   January 31 is only five days away, so if you haven’t yet renewed, do it now!  Simply click on this link:

LMCA Membership Renewal.

2020 dues remain only $25 for a family membership, and you have the option of adding or renewing a subscription to Catalina’s Mainsheet magazine for an additional $15.

As Donna Hathaway suggested in her earlier blog, now you can add your MMSI number to your LMCA  directory listing.   A space is provided on the renewal form, or you can provide your MMSI number at a later date for inclusion in the directory.  Here’s a link to Donna’s earlier blog, which has an excellent discussion about the value of getting an MMSI number:

Also, Save the Date for these upcoming events:

SPRING THING:  Saturday, April 25, 2020  — Spring Thing dinner at Jack’s in the Spring Lake Holiday Inn. 

RENDEZVOUS:  July 17-19, 2020 —  Rendezvous at MBYC. 

As always, we’d love to get your ideas for programs and activities as we plan Spring Thing and the Rendezvous.  Please contact me or any board member.  My email is 

Happy sailing!

Ted Vogel, Commodore