Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee

Sailing organization will honor its 60th birthday with a series of celebratory events.

NEWPORT BEACH — Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach will spend 2018 celebrating its 60th birthday, it was recently announced. Festivities will include a New Year’s celebration, Opening Day, Fourth of July boat parade and birthday bash.

Club member Kari Konapelsky will oversee the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which officially begin Dec. 31 with a New Year’s Eve party.

Opening Day is currently scheduled for May 12 and will feature a themed dock party, open to visitors, local dignitaries and members of the U.S. Marines.

Two major events in summer would anchor Bahia Corinthian YC’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations: the Fourth of July boat parade and August birthday bash.

The Independence Day boat parade includes a “staycation” element for club members, followed by Bahia Corinthian YC’s evening celebration of its 60 years in August.

Other events to be celebrated at Bahia Corinthian YC during the Diamond Jubilee include Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween and the 2018 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

Bahia Corinthian YC was founded in 1958, with 10 members joining and committing $100 each to the organization; Don Bussey served as the club’s first commodore.

The club became a member of the Southern California Yachting Association in 1959.

Contact the club at 949-644-9530, or visit, for more information about the jubilee celebrations.

Photo credit: Bahia Corinthian YC

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