LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR
PACIFIC CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB
Established in 1976, PCYC members enjoy social and boating activities in one of Ventura County's most beautiful settings. Operating year-round, the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club offers a variety of activities for our members and families including a swimming pool & spa, a full service dining room, and full service bar. Our members enjoy morning yoga, sailing the Pacific Ocean on the club sailboat Selavy, navigating Channel Islands Harbor in the club owned 22ft electric boat, paddle boarding, riding the aqua bikes, and kayaking.
PCYC takes pride in being one of the friendliest yacht clubs in Southern California. As a member of the Southern California Yachting Association, club members enjoy reciprocity benefits with yacht clubs throughout California, and around the world. But what our members like most is coming to the club on a Friday night for Ice Breakers (Happy Hour) and dinner, meeting friends for bridge (3 groups) staying healthy with yoga, and enjoying the friendships they have made with other members.
We invite you to schedule a personal tour of Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club and consider becoming part of our community. Call us at (805) 985-7292 or email us at email@example.com.
Clubhouse ground breaking article circa 1984
Steve and Rita Emerson
“Welcome home Yvonne!”
Our former member and Director/Treasurer Yvonne Bodle Farris, has returned to PCYC after 12 years. In 2007, she married Weldon Farris and resigned from the Club so that she and Weldon could travel. As part of their adventures, they lived in Antibes, France, and sailed the British Virgin Isles and Tahitian Islands on a catamaran crewed by her husband. “I made breakfast and did the grocery shopping!” Yvonne said. They had numerous other trips together before Weldon passed away last fall. Her friends at PCYC said, “Come home!” So she did. “Best decision I’ve made!”
Yvonne makes her home in The Colony. “I can easily walk here if I have to!” She enjoys: playing bridge on Wednesday and Friday at the Club and subs on Thursdays. She also enjoys: “Hand and Foot”, “Rummikub”’ and singing Patsy Cline songs. Yvonne is the mother of daughter Shelly Bodle Zubey, Deputy Probation Officer in Santa Cruz County, and son, Robert Bodle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communications at Mount St. Joseph‘s College, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a proud grandmother to granddaughter Kaylo Zubey, a junior in high school. “She is the apple of my eye.”
Yvonne earned her B.A. from San Jose State, her MBA from Columbia University in NYC, and her Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara. She was a professor of accounting, chief financial officer and dean of instructions at Ventura College. She is the author of three business textbooks published by McGraw-Hill of NY and the author of two Ventura County historical books: The McGrath Story of the Oxnard Plains and The History of Villanova Prep School of Ojai – The Gold Book.
While teaching, Yvonne led several Ventura College trips to Cuba for over 400 students and faculty. She escorted college students to Costa Rica to study Spanish and International Business. She participated in creating the first community college for the country of Thailand. (Her two children, Bob and Shelly, were always with her. She put them to work in Thailand teaching English to the Thai students.) After 36 years of teaching, Yvonne retired.
However, retirement didn’t stop this dynamic lady. Taking her educational background to Sacramento, she was aked by Governor Pete Wilson to serve on the California Community College Board of Governors, setting policy for all the community colleges in California, and on the California State Teachers’ Pension Fund (STRS), making investment decisions on a $100 billion pension fund. Locally, Yvonne was elected and served as President to the Ventura County Board of Education.
Yvonne is a positive person who just keeps on ticking. “I’ve truly been blessed, and I thank God every night! I’m happy to be back at PCYC where I can relax and enjoy life with friends who are just the best!”
Your PCYC family is happy too.