Director Tom Alley
An avid sailor, Tom prefers to spend as much time as he can aboard his 1965 Alberg 35 sloop, Tomfoolery. A veteran Great Lakes sailor, he relocated to Seneca Lake in 2000, where he and his family enjoy the somewhat "less boisterous" conditions found on New York's Finger Lakes.
Tom is active in the club's racing and cruising programs and served as the club's Rear Commodore for a number of years. Aside from still serving as a Director on the Board, he is the current FLYC newsletter editor and web site administrator.
Tom is also the Education Officer for the Seneca Sail & Power Squadron and runs regular sailing and boating classes on Seneca Lake. He holds a USCG 100-Ton Masters with sailing and towing endorsements and is known as NT2S ("Nice Time 2 Sail") on amateur radio frequencies. He's also a scuba diver, so keep that in mind the next time you drop something off the dock!
Feel free to stop by and visit him on Dock 4!
Director Dave Dawson-Elli
Dave has sailed for 44 years. Growing up he sailed on Lake Ontario with his family on a 30-ft Grampian. Their longest trip logged 2000 miles from Rochester to Macinac Island and back. He has chartered boats from Duluth to the Apostle Islands, in Buzzards Bay to Martha's Vineyard, and in the BVI. He has been a member of the FLYC Board of Directors since 2015.
Dave and his family have owned a Allied Luders 33, and currently sail a Pearson 30 in Seneca Lake. In 2015, they added to the fleet, purchasing a Nautitech 40, logging 1200 nm in open ocean and the intercoastal (so far). He and Patty live in Dundee, NY and enjoy visiting their 3 children that now cover 3 time zones in the US.
Director Jim McGinnis
Jim has been a life-long sailor since his family bought a Sunfish in the early 60’s and sailed on Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. He was hooked as they say. His first boat was a 14.2 Capri Sloop which he, his wife Lynn, and son, Scott, sailed in the intracoastal waterway in North Carolina for several years.
Jim completed the ASA sailing classes of Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering through the Waterways Sailing School in Wilmington, NC and has chartered sailboats in North Carolina, Florida and the Virgin Islands.
Jim is a current member of the Finger Lakes Yatch Club and owns Brewster, a 1995 Hunter 336. He has been a Member of the Finger Lakes Chapter of America's Boating Club since 2007 and is its current President. Feel free to stop by and visit him on Dock 2!
Director Jim Morris
Jim and his wife, Sue, decided they needed to have a hobby as they entered the empty nest years! No sailing experience, but Jim decided they would buy a sailboat!!
They have now been a part of FLYC since 2009, joined Seneca Sail & Power Squadron where with some great classes educated ourselves on how to sail. Currently Jim is an instructor for the Seneca Squadron and helps teach classes. Sue also serves the FLYC as its Secretary.
Jim (and Sue) are located on dock 316 in their 34-ft Bavaria named Sails Call. Says Sue, "Please come visit anytime! We love our lake family at Seneca lake."