Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club on Dec. 13 announced that Paul Konapelsky has been named commodore of the organization for 2014.
“I am honored and enthusiastic about assuming the role of commodore at Bahia Corinthian YC, aptly named ‘the friendliest club on the bay,’” Konapelsky said.
The new commodore has been a member of the club since 2007, has served on the Bahia Corinthian YC board for the past three years as a flag officer and was judge advocate for two consecutive years before that.
“My goal is to enhance our members’ 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. “Emphasis will be placed on bolstering membership and promotion of the club’s commitment to excellence, on and off the water.”
Konapelsky, a practicing business and real estate attorney in Orange County, is a powerboater. He and his wife, Kari, enjoy boating in their 40-footer, Kona Kai. Konapelsky also enjoys sailing, and often competes in Harbor 20 racing. He also has joined in predicted log competition in his powerboat.
As commodore, Konapelsky — who was the 2009 recipient of the club’s Commodore Siever Appreciation Award, as well as a 2010 and 2011 recipient of the Award of Merit for Outstanding Service — will oversee drafting a 2014 Strategic Plan for the club.
In addition to ongoing efforts to maintain the club’s facilities, he will oversee a remodel of the lower level of the club, encompassing new facilities for marina tenants and visiting boaters, along with lower patio enhancements.