2019 Officers Left to Right: Gail Lawson-Trustee, Dick Goettelmann-Trustee, Bill Corrao-Treasurer, Tom Rioux-Trustee, Peggy Lawler-Vice Commodore, Terry Nichols- Commodore, Phyllis Lawson- Rear Commodore, Stf/P Fred Mohun, Stf/S Cliff Thompson, Paul Williams Secretary, Gerry Burchill-Trustee, Not shown-Mike Mathies-Trustee,and Past Commodore George Henry.
In February 1969, Three local enthusiastic boaters decided Lake Havasu should have a Yacht Club. These gentlemen put an article in the local newspaper and a meeting for all interested, was held at Smoketree Elementary. The Club was formed and they met at various locations on the lake and at the school.
The following year, the official Lake Havasu Yacht Club was formed with 22 original memberships. The first Commodore was Bill Lampkin. The Club incorporated as Lake Havasu Yacht Club in 1972. The Club secured a prefab metal building on the Island that had been used as the engineering and construction offices for the London Bridge. Soon after, the Club became a member of the United States Yacht Racing Union, a internationally recognized association. Currently the Club is a member of the United States Sailing Association Yacht Clubs of America and the Southern California Yachting Association..
In 1983 the Club began to seek a place for a permanent facility. In December of 1986 an unused piece of property on London Bridge Road was leased from the City and began to rise funds for a building. The Club was able to move in to it's new facility in January of 1988.
The Lake Havasu Yacht Club sponsors and donates to many community and youth related activities both on the water and off. Funds were raised for both Fire and Police as well as the Young Marine organizations from the recent Mystery Dinners. Coming up will be the Clubs Casino Night with proceeds benefiting the local Sea Scout Program.