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Greg Wharton - Commodore
Greg Wharton
At the Helm
It is my tremendous pleasure and honor to serve as Rainier Yacht Club's 70th Commdore! The club Commodore is our our chief bridge officer, leading and representing the club. As Commodore, I chair club meetings, serve on the Board of Directors, appoint committee chairs, set strategic initiatives. I also serve as the main point of contact between RYC, our neighborhood, and the Puget Sound boating community. 

This has been a year of big changes for RYC. We are expanding our membership and completed a major, year-long remodel of our mainstation club house! I'm very proud to have been a part of setting RYC on course for another 70 years of being First in Fun!

Sandy Subert - Vice Commodore
Sandy Subert

Vice Commodore
On the Water

Thank you for visiting the redesigned Rainier Yacht Club (RYC) website. Please take a look around!

Back in 2001, my husband and I were asked by our neighbors at the marina to join RYC. We said, “No way, we are not yacht club people.”  We’d watched Gilligan’s Island and we figured that yacht clubs had stuffy members like Thurston Howell III. In 2005, we got another boat and neighbors asked us again.  This time we said, “Sure, why not? We are going to be out in the sound that weekend anyway.” We went to the event at Blake Island and had a great time. We wrote a check and joined the club. It was the best move we ever made. We’ve made lots of friends in RYC and associated clubs throughout the Puget Sound.

Once a year we get all dressed up and have a formal ball to honor our hardworking commodore.  We clean up pretty good. Most of the time you’ll find us in t-shirts and our Keens. We are really just a laid back, fun loving group.

If you think you might like to learn more about RYC, shoot me an email and let’s talk.

Vice Commodore Sandy Subert

James Rupp - Rear Commodore
James Rupp

Rear Commodore
From Shore

James' story here

Tarry Rohr
Fleet Captain

Joyce Heimerman

Carl Heimerman