A Look at the Block Island Yacht Club
June 4, 2012
Block Island Times: It is a yacht club with no clubhouse, and a few members have no yachts, but the social conscience at the heart of this newly formed nonprofit is anything but ambiguous._
About 80 of 125 members of the now 3-year-old Block Island Yacht Club (BIYC) gathered on May 19 at the home of Bob and Ellie Krusewski to celebrate the opening of sailing season with a spring commissioning event. They also proudly announced that the club is one of several sponsors sending 8 seventh graders from the Block Island School on a sailing adventure.
From the outset, the founding members of the Block Island Yacht Club wanted an organization with a philanthropic focus. Working with the school and helping to promote education through sailing and boating programs seemed a natural fit.