Lake Havasu Yacht Club, as well as their members, has literally grown with Lake Havasu City since its early days. Well, now, the club is celebrating its forty-fifth year of boating and being a part of the community this month.
Peggy Lawler, the Lake Havasu Yacht Club Commodore, stated that the club has had good fortune for all these years, and it is still going quite strong with around two-hundred members. The club was chartered in 1969 and was incorporated in the year 1970, and it has a great historic value in Havasu. It arranged sailing races in their early stages and also drew in 408 boats to Lake Havasu for their 1975 sailing event. According to club members, it was the largest inland meet held in the world that time.
In the year 1986, the club saw their official home on London Bridge Road and that the building has worked as the clubhouse since that time. There were several ways that the club has given back to the community – starting from volunteerism at boating programs to handing scholarships to local students.
Peggy Lawler, who joined the club in the year 2006, said that they could continue to contribute to the community’s youth. He said that in addition to the club’s accomplishments, what makes it strong and special are the people. The club members are like an extended family. The times we do get together, it is just constant laughter. They really do enjoy themselves.