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Lavalette Yacht Club (U.S.)

New Jersey

Last modified: 2022-07-16 by rick wyatt
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[Lavalette Yacht Club flag] image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 17 June 2022

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Lavalette Yacht Club was founded 13 August 1904 in Lavalette. As such, its location was on the narrow stretch between Barnegat Bay and the ocean. Originally it was built on a ocean-front lot. In 1907 a bay-side lot was added, and when in 1914 the Oceanside clubhouse was damaged, an easy solution was available.

1914 was also the year the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association was formed, and the LYC list themselves as first-year members. This does not agree very well with comments on Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association page, but note the wording: The LYC doesn't claim it was charter member, just that somewhere during the first year they joined.

In 1943 the Club acquired title to the easterly portion of the sedge islands at the northern end of town, and eventually, they moved there. In 2012, the LYC became a founding member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. In late 2012, the club and its marina were in shambles by the passage of storm Sandy. After that, everyone set their minds to rebuilding the club for the 2013 season.

All this was done under a burgee: Red, with a white lozenge throughout, bearing a red 'L'. I guess the 'L' stands for Lavalette.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 June 2022