Fair Winds and Following Seas
West Point, Orange County, NY (N41° 23' W73° 57')
On the evening of October 1st , 2019, at just 62 years of age, our friend George Guy was senselessly taken from us. To say he was a good man,
while surely true, was perhaps to understate what he meant to us. George was a big man in so many ways; bluff, congenial, gregarious, large in physical size
and in spirit. He worked in and around West Point for most of his life, serving with the West Point Fire Department, driving busloads of cadets
for the transportation department, and as a volunteer fire fighter with the Highland Falls Fire Department. He was a hard-working man,
who never shirked from the task at hand. His sense of humor, while often ribald, was contagious, and many of us will surely miss that.
From playing the part of “Poseidon-rising from the deep,” to helping a fellow club member clean and cover a boat for the winter,
George was ever present. We will always be grateful for the time he gave us and mindful of the emptiness left by his passing.
“…And when great souls die,
after a period, peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.”
-- Maya Angelou
the Yacht Club at West Point offers a rare recreational opportunity for active duty and retired military and civilian employees of the United States Military Academy.
Sail and power boats are equally at home swinging on their moorings in the ebb and flow of the gentle current of this tidal estuary. It's our ocean view!
Since the 1950s. the Yacht Club at West Point has provided an affordable space for boaters and sailors to launch and moor at West Point. The club has taken on a number of projects to help preserve and bolster boating along its section of the river.
All Active Duty Military, Retired Military, Staff & Faculty at West Point, DOD Civilians assigned or retired from West Point, and members of the Corps of Cadets, are all invited to join the Yacht Club at West Point club.
Yacht Club at West Point is a member of the HRBYCA, and as such we work with over 20 other clubs along the Hudson. Reciprocal membership and monthly meetings along with lectures and opportunities for training are shared throughout the year.