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Sandy Subert - Vice Commodore
Sandy Subert

At the Helm

Thank you for visiting the the 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 marina neighbors asked us again.  This time we said, “Sure, why not?  We went to a club 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 but 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.

Commodore Sandy Subert

James Rupp - Rear Commodore
James Rupp

Vice Commodore
On the Water

James' story here


Leland Ahlbeck
Rear Commodore
From Shore
While relatively new to boating I jumped in with both feet in Dec of 2016, with my first boat a Searay 310 and haven’t looked back since.   I joined RYC in the Spring of 2017, and became Rear Commodore in 2018.  For me, RYC has been a great experience offering a great community, support, and local knowledge.   We have a good number of cruises each year around the Sound and you can always find part of the club hanging out in Andrews Bay. 

Come join us, we are a fun group of boaters who only take the Yacht Club experience as seriously as we have to!  Questions?  Drop me an email!

Rear Commodore Leland Ahlbeck

Jon Trout
Fleet Captain

Barb Schumacher

Tracy Romano