THE HISTORY OF HILTON HEAD PLANTATION YACHT CLUB

Established 1982

Hilton Head Plantation Yacht Club was established on April 29, 1982, with broad support from sail and power boat owners resident in Hilton Head Plantation at that time. Over the years, the Club has organized trips for boating and social members to Beaufort, Savannah, and local/regional islands (Dataw, Daufuskie, Edisto, and Parris), local luncheon cruises, numerous raft ups, and overnight cruises to Charlestown, Golden Isles, Jekyll Island, and St Simons. Social activities always have been an important part of the Club year, and highlights have been the annual Blessing of the Fleet and the Change of Watch event. In addition, the Club hosts dinner meetings with catered local cuisine and general meetings, which often include guest speakers covering a broad spectrum of subjects related to boating, the ecology of the Lowcountry waterways, or the storied history of the area.

 

Today, HHPYC continues these traditions, and residents of Hilton Head Plantation who join HHPYC have the opportunity to explore the Lowcountry waterways with fellow members, learn about the area in which they live, and connect with like-minded people with a passion for safe, fun boating and camaraderie.

 
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Past Commodores

1982 - DAVID T. HOUSTON (Co- Founder)
1983 - DAVID T. HOUSTON
1984 - WILLARD W. GREENWOOD (Co-Founder)
1985 - RANDALL H. CARPENTER
1986 - S. LOY KUTZ
1987 - DONALD S. KEELER
1988 - WILLIAN R. BARCLAY
1989 - ROBERT C. KORTE
1990 - ROBERT A PETERS
1991 - BURNETT H. MOODY
1992 - Z. K. KARA
1993 - ROBERT B. RUNYON
1994 - FREDERICK J. DARNELL
1995 - VON von HOFFMANN
1996 - VON von HOFFMANN
1997 - GALEN SMITH
1998 - GORDON WALKER
1999 - DENNIS BUCKLEY
2000 - BOB HARRISON
2001 - WALTER KIRK
2002 - ALLEN MOSS
2003 - LOIS WILKINSON
2004 - BILL SHARP
2005 - TOM TOMFOHRDE
2006 - DICK SELL
2007 - PAUL KOEPKE
2008 - ED PETERSON
2009 - MAURY TEPPER
2010 - MIKE FINNERTY
2011 - MARTY SLAGOWITZ
2012 - STEVE SCHWAB
2013 - ROGER BENNING
2014 - JIM ACKERMAN
2015 - SANDY KOEPKE
2016 - SHARON PETERSON
2017 - BILL ENNIS
2018 - A. J. FERRARI
2019 - BILL KNIGHT
2020/2021 - RICK SAUER
2021/2022 - WAYNE MITCHELL