Helen Horton

The purpose of the Archives Committee is to gather and preserve information and artifacts pertaining to the history and development of Shinnecock Yacht Club and to generate interest in the preservation of our history and traditions for the future of the Club. 

Greg Imber

Brooke Dicapua, Andrew Lynch, 
Kristina Wollschlaeger

The Communications Committee is charged with keeping the membership informed of Club activities, events, member news, and programs. This is accomplished through in-season weekly e-blasts to members, hard copy event notices, Commodore’s letters and regular updating of the website. This Committee also produces the printed Membership Directory.

David Driscoll, John Morgan, Richard Prior, 
David Rowe, Kristina Wollschlaeger

The purpose of the Investment Committee is to provide governance of our financial endowment. They are responsible for oversight of the financial well-being of the Club, including assessing and reporting to the Board on the financial operations of the Club including all incomes and expenditure to ensure the safeguarding of its assets. The Committee is also responsible for administering the portfolio of the endowment fund in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Executive Committee, as adopted and amended from time to time.  

Kip Allardt, Brooke Dicapua, Andrew Lynch

The purpose of the Handbook Committee is to provide the membership with pertinent information on the purpose, history, and major functions of the Club and as an aid to the remembrance of our cherished past and the accurate passing on of the Club’s history and traditions to the next generation of members. 

George Degner

The purpose of the House & Grounds Committee is to provide the Officers and Trustees with reports, recommendations and suggestions related to Clubhouse and property operations. This Committee is also responsible for the oversight/execution of all capital repair projects.

Sheila Swanson

Janine Abbatecola, Paola Florez, 
Cindy Rhodes, Sheila Swanson

The Junior Sailing Committee is responsible to organize the structure of the program, hire the staff and oversee the program while it is in session. 


The Long-Term Planning Committee is responsible for providing the Board of Trustees with planning advice regarding matters that may impact finances or operations more than one year into the future. 

Bruce Peiffer

The Membership Committee’s responsibility is to screen qualified applicants for membership, review requests to terminate membership, review club dues and fees, and for maintaining and archiving membership records.   Those applicants who are considered acceptable for membership by the committee are recommended to the Board of Trustees for admission.  

Mike Sargent

As per the By-Laws, this committee consists of three persons.  Traditionally, the previous Commodore serves as the Chair. Three members are appointed by the current Commodore to serve. The current SYC Commodore serves as the Board Liaison to the Committee.   The Nominating Committee is responsible for securing candidates for the ballot and present a slate of qualified, acceptable candidates to the board for approval and to the membership for a vote.

Albert Connett, John Sartorius II

The Race Committee is responsible for organizing and running the sailboat regattas. The responsibilities of this committee include informing participants, ensuring the venue is set up and ready, holding a Skippers’ Meeting, running the race, and compiling results.

Albert Connett, John Sartorius III

The Sailing Committee is responsible for organizing all of the sailing events and activities at the club. Traditionally, it is chaired by a Past Commodore and consists of representatives from all of the classes and groups of sailboats within the Club.

Brooke DiCapua | Chairman 
Stephanie Beck | Palm Beach Golf and Dine
Ashley & John Grammins | Commissioning Ceremony
Allison Weiscopf & Kristen Fealy | Lobster Bake
Susan Cushing | Yacht Rock 
Colleen Rybakoff & Sarah McKenna | Family BBQ
Amanda Murray & Bob Murray | Youth Snapper Fishing Derby 
Brooke Dicapua | Annual Meeting
Commodore’s Cocktail Party

The Social Events Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating social activities such as parties, raft-ups, cruises, and the social aspects of other Club functions for the benefit of the membership and the boating programs underwritten by the Club. The Social Events committee also aids in creating a community spirit among the membership through the wide variety of the events offered. 

Helen Horton

The Trophy Committee is responsible for maintaining all competitive perpetual awards, including trophies, banners, and other similar items, owned by the Shinnecock Yacht Club or for which the SYC is otherwise responsible. The Committee shall maintain a log of these trophies showing the location of each award; make arrangements for said awards to be brought to events as appropriate for presentations; receive and review all requests for adoption of new perpetual trophies and banners; communicate with the Treasurer to assure the timely purchase of awards required by the Club for certain championships; and make such recommendations regarding these matters as the Committee deems appropriate from time to time.

Chris Muller

The purpose of the Waterways Committee is to define and carry out Club policies regarding the use of the waterways adjacent to Club property by Club members.  The Waterways Committee responsible for managing the slip and moorings policy and procedures, pier and beach use policies and arranging for boater education and annual vessel safety checks. 

Ian Connett, Andrew Lynch, 
Kristina Wollschlaeger