Canyon Lake Yacht names Aprile McKinnon Deckhand of the Month

Aprile McKinnon, pictured with her partner, Mark Jones, was named Deckhand of the Month for her contributions to the Yacht Club. Photo provided by the Canyon Lake Yacht Club.

The Canyon Lake Yacht Club named Aprile McKinnon Deckhand of the Month. The club’s Deckhand of the Month program aims at recognizing members who consistently go above and beyond in guiding the club toward its mission.

McKinnon has gone above and beyond for the club in numerous ways. Her efforts include publicizing and raising awareness about club events, as well as encouraging and attracting new members. A vocalist, McKinnon has performed at many Canyon Lake events, including the Yacht Club’s Opening Day Blessing of the Boats events.  

“Without her commitment and experience, our events would not have been as special,” Commodore Rob Mora said. “We look forward to having Aprile a part of our club for many years.”

In recognition of her contributions, McKinnon and her partner, Mark Jones, were treated to dinner and drinks at the Lighthouse Restaurant. Commodore Rob Mora, Vice Commodore Dave Carter, Yeoman Kat Dempfelmaier, and Membership Chair Cindy Silk-Gonzalez joined in the celebration, honoring McKinnon for her service to the club.

McKinnon is an 11-year resident of Canyon Lake and a seven-year member of the Yacht Club. 

Formed in 1990, the Yacht Club is comprised of residents of all ages and all interests. Boat ownership is not required to be a member. For more information, visit

Yacht Club members can nominate a Deckhand of the Month by emailing Commodore Rob Mora at [email protected].


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