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March 8, 2019 — Great Things are Happening at HYC

A lot of new is being added to the oldest yacht club in Texas.

Members of the Houston Yacht Club recently pulled together and raised more than $400,000 for a major resort-style pool and area upgrade which entails a complete renovation of the original 1947 pool and surrounding grounds.

“A serious push to build a swimming pool at the Houston Yacht Club began in the 1930s and very early 40s but it was not until 1947, during the heady optimistic era immediately following World War II that the original pool was constructed,” said Sam Akkerman, Fleet Historian and Honorary Past Commodore. “Building a swimming pool was a pet project of Commodore Howard Lee and he made it happen even though the first long needed repainting of the then dreary exterior of the building would not take place for five more years,” said Akkerman. “Lee was a colorful Houston oilman who was married to film star Hedy Lamarr and later to another famed actress Gene Tierney.”

The pool renovation will bring members a large crystal-clear pool, new shade structures, luxurious furniture, exciting water features, LED lighting and stately new medjool palm trees. Cool bay breezes compliment the expansive views and access to upper Galveston Bay.

“These new features will create a resort-style feel for members, families, guests and attract new members,” said John Cardenas, HYC Commodore. “It will be an affordable alternative to the expensive resort hotels.”

This exciting pool renovation will complement the historical 1927 clubhouse and marina enjoyed by the membership. Call the Houston Yacht Club today at 281.471.1255 for membership details .

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