Coyote Point Pacific Cup Racers

If you did not know, the Pacific Cup, which is a semi-annual race between San Francisco and Honolulu, started last week on Monday and looks to be coming to a finish by the end of this week.  Coyote Point is proud to claim three boats that started the race:  Tiki J (Scott Dickinson as skipper),  Serenity (Eric Mueller as Skipper), and Shadowside (Lad Burgin as Skipper).  Serenity and Shadowside are both listed in Division A and started the race on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:10.  Tiki J is in Division B and started the race on Tusday, July 12, 2016 at 11:10.

At the time of this writing, Tiki J is leading its division, Shadowside is currently listed in 5th place of its division, and Serenity had to turn back due to a crew injury.  Currently, Serenity appears to be bound for the LA area and should make landfall in about a day or so.  The track of the race can be found here.

More background on the boats and the crews are listed below:



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Serenity’s blog can be found here.

Serenity is a 36 ft Sloop and has a crew of four:  Skipper Eric Mueller, navigator Sheri Hunt, and crew members Bob Adams and James Williams.




Shadowside’s blog can be found here.

Shadowside is a 40ft Ketch and carries a crew of four:  Skipper Lad Burgin and crew members Kathleen McGraw, Kimber Oswald, and Alejandro H Dorazio.


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Tiki J’s blog can be found here.

Tiki J is a 42 ft Sloop and has a crew of 6:  Skipper Scott Dickinson, Navigator Brad Worsham, and Crew Kim Worsham, Max Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, and Vincent Swerkes.

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Youth Sailing!

There is still room in a few of our summer youth sailing sessions! Get your kids out on the water!youth sail 2015.JPG

More information available here:


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Make your Mother’s Day Reservations Now

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South Bay Opening Day 2016

Aloha!  The theme for this year’s South Bay Opening Day (SBOD) event was Aloha in the south bay.  If you missed the event, you missed a great time visiting our club and 3 other clubs in the South Bay for meals and celebrations.  The Hawaiian theme ran through the entire event, starting with dinner Friday night at Coyote Point Yacht Club.




Thanks Yvette for hosting a great dinner where the club received complements for the entire weekend.  The chicken, ribs and rice (with spam, of course) was excellent.


And, because we had all four commodores from the organizing clubs in attendance, we couldn’t resist capturing the moment.  From right to left is Rick Gilmore (Commodore, Sequoia Yacht Club), Gus Meyner (Commodore, South Bay Yacht Club), Gary Edwards (Commodore, Coyote Point Yacht Club), and Judy McDowell (Commodore, Penninsula Yacht Club).


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But the main event was the boat parade.  Mark showed a little early and checked in with the port captain.


The festivities began with a blowing of the conchIMG_3691.JPG

and a blessing of the fleet


along with speeches from various officials such as the mayor of Redwood City and a commissioner of the Port of Redwood City.  The parade began with a firing of the cannon.

Coyote Point had two entries into the boat parade:  Mark Canton with Escape


and Jack Verducci with Vita e Bella


Both boats were decked out and crewed to perfection.  And, both received awards



Mark should have received a bigger award for towing one of the other entrants back into the harbor.

Lunch and Hawaiian themed activities abounded for the afternoon at Sequoia, including hula dancers.


and a Hawaiian band.

Many of us then retired to Penninsula Yacht club for dinner and partying the night away.




The weekend ended with a brunch at South Bay Yacht Club.


After brunch, we all went home to rest having had a great weekend with our friends and club members at neighboring clubs.

If you want to flip through all of the pictures for this event, they can be found here.

Attendance at the Sequoia cruise out that surrounded this event included Jack Verduci (Vita e Bella), Mark Canton (Escape), Gary Edwards (Panda Angler), Luther (Paradim), and Joe Pratt (Ada Helen).




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Season Openers

Here in California, we’re a bit spoiled by good weather and year-round boating opportunities, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate a “start to the season!”  This week brings us both the first Wednesday Night “Rabbit Race” of the season, as well as a weekend full of South Bay Opening Day events.

This Wednesday, show up at the Club at 5:30pm to take your boat out or get a ride for a sunset sail.  Our Wednesday Night Races are all over the map in terms of conditions, but it’s a favorite mid-week activity, and we always have a good time.

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On Friday, April 15th, join us for the South Bay Opening Day kickoff party!  CPYC brings you “South Bay Aloha” with a Hawaiian Feast including Huli Huli Chicken, Teriyaki Pork Ribs and Sesame Cabbage Salad.  Dinner is $25 with reservations, or $30 at the door.  Make your reservations HERE  or through the SBOD event LINK.


On Saturday, join us for the boat parade and meals with our sister clubs in Redwood City.  We’re looking forward to having CPYC boats represented in the parade, but if you don’t get a chance to decorate, you can still bring your boat down and hang out with us overnight.  Sign up for the Cruise Out HERE.


(Vita e Bella in last year’s boat parade – theme: “Pirates of the South Bay”)


Don’t forget there’s also a Sunday Brunch down at South Bay Yacht Club in Alviso, which is quite the annual tradition.  Apparently there are decades worth of pictures like this:


In all, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy your Club and the boating community this week.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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South Bay Opening Day


Join us and represent the club during South Bay Opening Day April 15-17th.  We are hosting the dinner on Friday night, April 15, and hope that you all can attend to host the other club participants in this event.

Sign up for the cruise out to Sequoia and join the parade of boats along with the Saturday events at Sequoia and Penninsula Yacht Clubs.  Stay over on Saturday night and attend the brunch hosted by South Bay Yacht Club.  Check out the web site and make reservations to attend events at other yacht clubs at .  Make reservations for the Friday Night dinner at  Sign-ups for events at other yacht clubs will be available soon.




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Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch turned out great.  There was a great spread of food, including Faye’s famous Biscuits and Sausage Gravy along with Gary’s Pancakes and real Maple Syrup.  Other offerings included Paninis, Scalloped Potatoes, Eggs Florentine and other great offerings.  IMG_3658.JPG

Many thanks to Faye Stevens, Gary Edwards, Lucile Yu, and Mark Canton for putting on this great brunch for the members.

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