Malcolm D. Vail, Sr. Elected to Hall of Fame

EYC member Malcolm D. Vail, Sr. has been chosen as the 2012 inductee to the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation Hall of Fame.

“Skipper” Vail was  founding member of the EYC and served at least four terms as Commodore in the 1930s and 1940s.  He was an active sailboat racer and cruiser, competing in many events, in both dinghies and offshore racers, all over the Great Lakes.  He was involved in EYC sailing as a competitor, volunteer, teacher and parent for many decades until his death in 1976.  Many EYC members retain vivid memories of Skipper’s unique instructional style, and his emphasis on safety and good seamanship.  Many of his descendants remain involved in the EYC to this day.

A ceremony of award will be held at the EYC at 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 16.  All EYC members are invited and encouraged to attend.  The ceremony will be just a few minutes and will be followed by the EYC’s Fyr Bal Family Cookout and viewing of Fyr Bal bonfires.