Board of Directors

Meet your 2017 Board of Directors. Click on the Board member's title for a photo and short bio.

  • Commodore

    • Steve Fink

      Steven Fink has been sailing since 1974 and has been a member of CCYC since 1997. In addition to his Board activities, he has contributed to the growth, stability and knowledge-base of CCYC’s Crew School. Steve is an enthusiastic racer who races every Wednesday night in CCYC’s Beer Can Series aboard his Tartan Ten Rainbow’s End. He is a veteran of 35 Chicago to Mackinac races, and has participated in innumerable other long distance and buoy races around Chicago.
  • Vice Commodore

    • Lysa Hynes

      Lysa Hynes has had various boats in Montrose Harbor over the past 13 years, joining CCYC in 2009. She has served as a bartender and a bar steward, and she has also been on the Membership Committee and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Poker Run Planning Committee. Lysa loves cruising the Great Lakes with her husband, and she has made the crossing to one of her favorite haunts, Saugatuck, Michigan, several times. When she is not enjoying herself in the club, you can find her enjoying her 33’ Sea Ray Wine Down Again.

  • Rear Commodore

    • Roy Kruse

      Roy Kruse has been a member of CCYC since 1995, and has been boating out of Montrose Harbor for more than 26 years. He has also served on the House Committee for the past several years. Roy makes an annual journey across Lake Michigan with his wife and friends aboard his 34’ Hunter, Orion, regardless how disagreeable the weather might turn. When he is not at the club or on his boat, he enjoys traveling, particularly abroad.
  • Treasurer

    • Joe Rickard

      Joe Rickard is an experienced sailor having raced several one design classes including J/24’s in Belmont Harbor. Now he’s a racer/cruiser on his Oceanis 45 Adattare. Additionally, Joe has his USCG 50 Ton Captain’s license and PADI diver certification. Joe comes to the CCYC Board with experience on other non-profit boards, where he was successful in raising funds for special initiatives. 

  • Secretary

    • Susan Nilsson

      Susan Nilsson has been a member of CCYC since 2008. In addition to being the unofficial club photographer and prolific CCYC Newsletter contributor, she has been the Power Fleet Captain, Ship’s Store “Lady”, and CCYC 75th Anniversary Committee member. She currently serves on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Planning Committee. When she is not organizing another party at the club, you can find her aboard the 43’ Wellcraft Portofino His, Hers & Ours.
  • Director

    • David Stix

      David Stix has been a member of CCYC since 1991 and is currently working to help grow the club's Junior Fleet program. David grew up sailing at summer camps, cruising in the waters between Block Island, Nantucket and Marble Head and racing boats ranging from dinghies to offshore. Past President of the International Penguin Class, he currently owns and races a Vanguard 15 and campaigns a Lightning as well as crewing on a number of other boats.
  • Director

    • Natalie Holliday

      After a brief stint at Monroe Harbor followed by two years on the A dock, Natalie Holliday moved to the G dock in 2012 where she was introduced by her new neighbors to our club and immediately joined. She became involved from day one, starting as a bartender, joining the House Committee, serving two years on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Poker Run Planning Committee, and captaining the Power Fleet for the last three years. She also most recently became the head of Membership. She has spearheaded many new events and traditions that members now look forward to year after year. If she's not running around the club reminding members to clean up after themselves, you can find her and her 31' Rinker, Nautalie, on the G dock socializing with friends.
  • Director

    • Brian Morgan

      Brian Morgan has been a member of CCYC since 2003. He has been a part of the Rhodes 19 Fleet, Offshore Fleet and actively involved with Junior Fleet along with his wife and three children. When not at the club, Brian spends most of his free time on M dock relaxing with his family or gearing up to race his Thomas 35 Night Train.
  • Director

    • Dave Fournier

      Dave Fournier has had various boats in Montrose Harbor over the past 9 years, joining CCYC in 2012. Dave has served on the Membership Committee and has organized the club’s annual fishing tournament, Fish This!, for the past several years. Growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dave has been boating Lake Michigan most of his life. When weather and schedule allow, you can find Dave on the water with family and friends or offshore fishing his 40’ Tiara Zamboati.
  • Past Commodore

    • Dominic Irpino

      Dominic Irpino has been a member of CCYC for 10 years. In addition to his time on the Board, Dom has served as a bartender, bar steward and head bar steward. CCYC was instrumental in defining his love for the water and his 28’ Four Winns Gemini : He took his first boating safety course at the club. He is also a passionate spokesperson for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is the Director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Poker Run Planning Committee, and was instrumental in bringing the yearly Poker Run event to CCYC.

2016 Commodore's Ball