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Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Names New Commodore

Paul Konapelsky, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Commodore (Photo courtesy BCYC)
Paul Konapelsky, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Commodore (Photo courtesy BCYC)
Newport Beach's Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club has named its new Commodore for 2014, the club announced in a news release. BCYC

Paul Konapelsky, of Dana Point, assumed the role of the 2014 BCYC Commodore effective Nov. 21. Konapelsky, a BCYC member since 2007, has served on the BCYC board for the past three years as a Flag Officer and before that was appointed Judge Advocate for two years prior. Konapelsky and his wife, Kari, own a 40-foot power boat, "Kona Kai," however tries to round out his boating experiences by participating in Harbor 20 sail racing and recently in Predicted Log Racing.

“I am honored and enthusiastic about assuming the role of Commodore at BCYC, aptly named “the friendliest club on the bay”. My goal is to enhance our member club experience as it has become a true second family to us all, through support in times of crisis for family and loved ones and in times of celebration.

Konapelsky said special emphasis will be placed on bolstering membership and promotion of club commitment to excellence on and off the water.

Konapelsky's Commodore duties include overseeing drafting the 2014 Strategic Plan in updating and setting near term and long range goals for the club. He will also manage a remodel of the lower level of the club which will include facilities for marina tenants, visiting yachtsmen and lower patio enhancements.

Konapelsky is a real estate attorney with offices in San Clemente and Newport Beach. In 2009 he was honored by the BCYC as recipient of the Commodore Siever Appreciation Award for showing exceptional support of the Commodore, in 2010 with the Officers and Directors of 1962 Award of Merit for Outstanding Service to the club and again in 2011, as a joint recipient with his wife Kari.

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