Click to see and print your own copy of the offical club portrait. 10/23/2019


Returning to us as speaker on September 29th is retired Navy Captain Bob Olds, who many will recall for his interesting presentation in October 2019 about Navy fleet oilers and refueling at sea.
This month his subject is the decisive WWII Battle off Samar, with emphasis on the escort carrier USS Gambier Bay’s participation and sinking.  Included is a recently “rediscovered” 2014 video clip of a long time Newport Beach resident’s “own words” about the battle and his 42 hour survival at sea.  Some very compelling history!

USS Gambier Bay. the Battle off Samar, October 25, 1944
If you weren’t at the last meeting , we will again be holding a drawing for a very nice nautical coffee table books from the Walt Henry library,

The meeting will be at Balboa Yacht Club, noon, parking on the street, handicapped parking is available in the lot by the front door. Lunch is $25.00 for a Buffet.

Send me an e-mail at by Sunday, Sept. 26th if you are coming to the Sept. 29th meeting so I can give an accurate number to the kitchen for meals.

If you are coming to the meeting on the LIYC Launch we willl leave the Lido Club House Dock at 11:15 A.M.