The Gstaad Yacht Club celebrates its 15th birthday
The Gstaad Yacht Club has been founded 28th February
1998. The 10 founding members met in the Hotel Olden to
realise they idea of a Yacht Club in the mountains that many people considered
as a joke. Under the patronage of His Majesty King Constantine
the idea as well received a clear mission: "Let's create a global Yacht
Club far away from waters instead of an other local Club by the waters."
Founding member and today's Commodore Peter Erzberger considers the idea and mission on its best way to be realised and reached: "Today the club has 420 members coming from more than 20 countries, we have relationships to clubs from Asia to South America, a sailing programme on different levels and a very active and diverse club life in Gstaad."
Those who do know the GYC, know that it is an integrated part of the "way of living" in Gstaad. If it did not exist one would have to invent it.
The clubhouse, a common project realised together with the Grand Hotel Bellevue, empresses with style and elegance what makes Gstaad a favourite place to be and to live for many guests.
Step by step to professionalism
Since the club has been founded the Executive Board has been devoted to create a qualified and all year round structure. Therefore the Board is glad to announce to nominations: Cindy Schönrich (32), who took over the administrative part of the GYC since 2009 will take over the club management of the GYC from 1 March and become member of the Executive Board at the same tim. Daniel Matti, Board member and treasurer is glad that with Cindy the GYC got "an additional value, that the members appreciate very much, not only humanly, but as well professionally."
Andrea Melis (35), for almost 10 years in different positions in the F&B part will be named Maitre of the Gstaad Yacht Club and from this day on, will be responsible for the GYC F&B part.
In collaboration with the GYC Caterer Robert Speth this part will be further adopted to requests of members and guests.
Giancarlo Camerana, Rear Commodore and as well as member of the Board responsible for members issues is sure that Andrea is the right person to take over this responsibility and adds, "members and guests are glad to see Andrea taking this responsibility, who grew with the GYC and appreciate his friendly and cordial personality."