Local yacht clubs held Changing of the Bridge ceremonies Saturday, Janaury 7th.

Changing of the Bridge is when new commodores assume office.

Sandy Bartiromo is now the commodore for the South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club.

She was previously the club’s vice commodore and she works at El Camino College in Torrance.

Irving Blied is the new commodore for the Del Rey Yacht Club.

Barrie Harnett, who owns the Venice Whaler Bar and Grill, is commodore for the Pacific Mariners Yacht Club.

He was the club’s rear commodore.

Harlan Holmes is the commodore for the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club. He replaces Peter Glick.

Bill Watkins, formerly vice commodore, is now commodore for the California Yacht Club.

He replaces Bill Petersen.

The new commodores will have one-year terms.

More information on the ceremonies can be found in Judith Endler’s column on page 31.