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.
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.Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest local news.