Meet the Team
Carlyle Yacht Club is an all volunteer organization. Reach out to us with questions. Better still, join the team.
Karen has been sailing at Carlyle Lake since 1987. With her husband, Mike, she sails "AnnaPolis", a Hunter 356, and enjoys chartering in the Chesapeake and the BVI. Although Karen is not a racer, she fully supports the racing community and the overall SOCIAL aspects of The CYC.
My first experience with sailing was in Traverse Bay, MI in late Spring 1973 on a Sunfish and had my first intro to crew weight distribution. The moment I stepped onto the boat I ended up in the drink. The rest of the day, thankfully was more enjoyable, but the light air conditions weren't conducive to learning much about sail trim, however; I did manage to bring the boat back to the dock. A few years later my Dad retired from his business, he and Mom bought a condo in Cape Coral FL and he purchased a Morgan 32 sloop. ON my first visit to their new digs he took me and Dorothy sailing and we were both hooked.
Race Fleet Captain
Bill Bertrand "Determined" J/29
I have sailed and raced at Carlyle since 2007. I enjoy chartering in far away places, offshore racing and celestial navigation. Talk to me to try racing, race schedules, PHRF, scoring, equipment, etc.
"The best thing about racing is it keeps you coming out, otherwise you might mow the lawn or something."
I started sailing in 2013 and am an avid racer. I have a Capri 14.2 that I race at Creve Coeur and enjoy my crewing role on Determined, a beautiful J29.
As a board member and long time racer, I have had the privilege of getting to know many of the people on the lake. What a joy it is when spring finally arrives and I get to spend time with my Carlyle family of friends.
I came to sailing and CSA in 1979, looking for something else I could do in or on the water. After a
couple of years with a very strange fixed keel boat I bought a San Juan 21 and the rest as they say is
history. I first sailed with my wife until our son convinced us he didn’t want to be on the boat and since
have sailed with my brother. I’ve owned as many as five San Juan 21s at one time, finding older boats in
need of some TLC and refurbishing them as best I can and finding new homes for them where they
continued to be sailed. Currently, I sail a boat named OZ with the sail number 1000. It is a boat that I
know the entire history of from first being sold by the dealer to Galen Freeman of Nashville in 1974.
Along the way I started crewing for Bill Bertrand, first on the J-24, Just So and now on the J-29,
The water always holds a special place for Warren and it brings up wonderful times with family and friends alike. Leaving the water restricted San Antonio in the Spring of 2023 for St. Louis and Lake Carlyle has been a great experience. Looking forward to racing and cruising alike.
Bruce has been sailing on Lake Carlyle since the dawn of time (1969!) when he bought his first boat, a Butterfly. He raced in college, raced a 470 at CSA in the late seventies, cruised with his family in the eighties and nineties, and currently owns Disclaimer, an S 2 8.5 and races on Determined. Bruce has chartered in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and on the Chesapeake. Bruce is a former secretary and commodore of CYC and looks forward to contributing to the welcome resurgence of our club in his new role.
Dan Moriarty began sailing on Carlyle Lake with his parents when he was a young child. They started racing with Carlyle Yacht Club (CYC) with their Lancer 30 in the 1970’s. Dan’s father, Jim Moriarty, was Commodore of CYC in 1983. Dan’s father-in-law, Denny Heisler, was Commodore of CYC in 1987, and Dan was Commodore of CYC in 2005. Dan actively participated in the Carlyle Yacht Club racing program since those early years with his father, currently racing the J-92s, Mustang Sally, in many of the Carlyle Lake events.
In addition to the keel-boat racing at CYC, Dan had a successful dinghy racing career. Dan primarily raced Lightnings, enjoying venues all over North America, Columbia, Ecuador, Greece, and Italy. Dan was part of the winning team in three Lightning North American Championship regattas and one Lightning World Championship. Dan also had top level North American and International regatta finishes in Flying Scot and Y-Flyers. Dan was an integral part of six winning teams at NOOD/Sailing World Regatta Series regattas and competed in several Great Lake keel boat regattas, including nine Chicago-to-Mackinac Island Races.