Commodore Howard Cabezas
The Commodore is responsible for directing and managing all club activities.
Howard spent his early teenage years sailing a Sunfish in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. Moving to Massachusetts in high school he switched over to power boats and deep sea fishing off the coast of Cape Cod. By the time he was in his twenties he was cruising his 23-ft power boat to Nantucket for weekend getaways.
Howard, his wife Meghan and their four children relocated to Alpine, New York in 2008 with the idea of creating an organic farm, not realizing what great sailing was just down the road. Then, on a whim in 2013 for his birthday, he bought a small fishing boat and started to discover the beautiful Finger Lakes surrounding his farm.
In 2015 Howard and his wife decided they wanted a larger boat for Seneca Lake and that they wanted to sail. He looked on Craigslist to search for sailboats and found Ruthie, a Catalina 25 tall rig, on Pier 3 at slip #329, and that is where his passion for sailing caught wind.
After farm chores are done at “KindRed Farm” you can find Howard and his family on Seneca Lake every available weekend and weekday evenings enjoying a peaceful sail.
Howard and his family are also active members in the Seneca Sail and Power Squadron, where they continue to expand their sailing knowledge and where Howard serves as the Public Relations Officer.
Vice Commodore Barry Lewis
The vice commodore assists the commodore in club operations and management. Historically, the FLYC vice commodore has focused on shore-side club activities and oversees the Social Committee.
Barry is a Past Commodore and sails Kestrel off of Dock 2.
Rear Commodore - Position Vacant
The rear commodore assists the commodore in club operations and management. Historically, the FLYC rear commodore has focused on management of all on-the-water club activities. As such the rear commodore oversees the Racing and Cruising Committees.
Secretary Sue Morris
The Secretary is responsible for maintaining club records and communications that are not of a financial nature.
Sue and her husband Jim 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 an elected Director.
Sue (and Jim) 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."
Treasurer Denis Kingsley
The Treasurer is responsible for managing the club's finances and financial transactions.
“Money makes the world go round” says the song from “Cabaret” and money provides the FLYC with funds for events and equipment. This is Denis' third time as treasurer of an organization (formerly with the Erin Fire Department and Grace Episcopal Church).
Denis' first nautical experiences were as a teen sailing on a buddy’s old wooden boat on the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario -- though not far from the sight of land. For the past 40 years he has sailed mainly on Seneca Lake, though he has crewed on race teams at the Cayuga Yacht Club, played with K-boats on Keuka Lake and had a weeklong adventure on a Maine schooner. Not to mention a recent two year misadventure with a Seadoo Challenger. For many years and three vessels, his boats were docked at Shangri La Harbor on the west side of the lake. There he sailed through the year – summer and winter.
Denis has been a member of the FLYC since moving to the Village Marina, enjoying the social events and racing -- where he claims to monitor the fleet by watching their transoms go by, usually finishing while there is still daylight. In 2014, after a long wait, he acquired a Hunter 33.
Denis is also an active member in the Seneca Sail & Power Squadron where he serves as a member of its Executive Committee.