Wayne and Arlene have been enthusiastic residents of Grandview Lake for years, and have helped make it a great place. The Yacht Club has been just one of the Grandview Lake affiliations they have made welcoming, fun, friendly and vibrant.
|Wayne and Arlene Truex at a GYC awards banquet|
|"Wayne's Bridge" includes steps, two benches, railings and quite a support structure in the middle of the deep ravine on the side of a steep hill.|
Wayne was a champion skipper for years, winning all of our various trophies with his crew Arlene - also a champion. Wayne also served as Commodore of the club. During races he was intensely competitive, an expert racer, totally focused on winning, and good at it!
|Wayne and Arlene racing in the Y-Flyer|
|Wayne collects another 1st place trophy|
|As Commodore, Wayne served well as "master of ceremonies" at many an event|
Wayne was always encouraging others to try sailing. He would lend out his boats, help with rigging, and give racing tips and critiques.
|Wayne (right) helps John and Jack Gall rig the Truex's Y-Flyer for a race.|
Wayne and Arlene's dock and home have become the center of activity on race days, with several boats rigged there before each race. It has also been the meeting place and point of departure for the Committee Boat volunteers, and the venue for our "protest meetings" and many other ad-hoc gatherings. We even christened their place the "Home Port" of the Grandview Yacht Club.
|Wayne greets the Committee Boat volunteers and orchestrates their preparation|
Wayne took particular pleasure in their hosting of the post-race "protest meetings". It seems like after each and every one you would hear him express his delight at the camaraderie and fun goings-on among the sailors and non-sailors alike who would drop in for the post-race gathering. Wayne was gifted at conversation, making you the focus of his attention with thoughtful questions.
|A typical protest meeting at the Truex's|
|At a protest meeting Wayne (center) enjoys the food, and the company of Jim Riffle (left) and Kevin Preuss (right)|
|Wayne raises a toast to celebrate a fine season at the final protest meeting of the year.|
We will miss him very greatly, and again, share our heart-felt sympathy and warmest regards for Arlene and their family.
(A few more photos are shown below)
|Wayne with his visiting granddaughter Mayra at a holiday breakfast|
|Wayne (left) and Kevin Preuss with an ice boat. Wayne loved to ice boat, but proper conditions only occur once every few years. So Wayne would phone fellow sailors and have them quickly assemble to enjoy the fun while it lasted.|
|Dave Brown, formerly of Grandview, came to visit and wanted to race, so Wayne lent him his boat and crewed for him. These two skilled sailors together were a formidable force, but normally they would be competing against each other.|
|Wayne and Arlene enjoy the company of their Grandview neighbors at one of the lake's functions|
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