Cruise to Marin Yacht Club – Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2017

Colin Lindberg followed his week as Cruise Leader for the Delta cruise, by leading the cruise to the Marin Yacht Club.  This cruise is always the most popular of the year.  This year there were at least 24 boats participating and a number of members “between boats” joined the festivities as “asphalt cruisers.”

As with the previous week, Colin reported that it was “Hot, hot, hot.  Over 100 degrees and very little breeze.

Boats on the Bay on their way to Marin


Docked at Marin Yacht Club

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Friday, Mark Bettis had a nice happy hour on this boat, Shannon.

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Unfortunately, Commodore Andy Smith’s Dock Party on Saturday had to be cancelled because of the heat and lack of shade.  As you can see, everyone’s looking for shade or keeping cool in the pool!  

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There was a good BBQ on Saturday night – grill your own.

Sunday was the annual Bocce Ball Tournament:

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Mark Canton and Alex Houlton won this year’s trophy which was a large stuffed shark eating a sailor and sailboat!

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The group had a nice dinner at the Marin Yacht Club Sunday night and had a surprise birthday party for Mark Bettis at the Bocce court.

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It was also a time to celebrate Bill Hoyt’s and Emily Kimmel’s upcoming wedding in Canada, and they were given a great send-off!


On Monday, everyone was homeward bound, having had a very fun weekend!

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Delta Cruise – Saturday, August 26 – Friday, September 1, 2017

Cruise Leader, Colin Lindberg, gave us these great pictures:Delta 2017

Colin’s boat, Kathleen

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Now, we’ve heard of sunbathing, but really...?

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Bet this was the best time of day!  This was an incredibly hot week, even for the Delta!

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Rabbit Races aka Sunset Sail on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

We’re so excited to have some great pictures this year taken during our Wednesday night races.  These pictures were taken by Alex Houlton, who has a great eye for capturing excitement on the water!

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Guest Chef Dinner with Jonnatan Leiva Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Jonnatan Leiva, a Chronicle Rising Star Chef honoree, and personal friend of Vice Commodore Yvette Yong, prepared a wonderful dinner for us on Saturday evening. 

Here’s some info on Jonnatan from his bio:

Jonnatan Leiva, a Chronicle Rising Star Chef honoree, has trained with top chefs in Paris, New York and throughout the Bay Area.  He was the executive chef at Jack Falstaff restaurant in San Francisco, was a guest chef at the James Beard Foundation Dinner and ran kitchens at high-profile restaurants in New York, like 10 Downing, The Lion and Saxon+Parole.  Leiva returned back to his roots to the beautiful and sunny Northern California.  He has consulted for several high-profile restaurants such as Penrose in Oakland, The Thomas in Napa and Cockscomb in San Francisco. 

Jonnatan prepared a dinner with multiple courses which began with an appetizer of cherry tomatoes, Farmer’s Cheese and basil on Country Bread.

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This was followed by a “Jacobs Farm Stonefruit Salad” which included apricots and plums, jicama, fennel and sunflower seeds.

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The first main course was a fabulous slow-roasted beef brisket with sugar snap peas, oregano and charred onion salsa verde and a “Full Belly Farms” potato salad with heirloom cucumbers, savory herbs and smoked paprika.

The second main course was a spit-roasted pork shoulder with Jacob’s herbs and garlic and “Dirty Girl” baby carrots, Berbere spice, lemon yogurt, cilantro and red quinoa.  This course also included grilled cabbage, pickeled red onions and baby kale.

Jonnatan finished the dinner with Jacob’s Farm strawberries, shortcake, boozy cream and aged balsamic.

I am so sorry we don’t have any pictures of the main courses or dessert, but we were all so caught up in the wonderful food that we forgot about taking pictures!  We do have pictures of our group enjoying themselves…

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Thanks so much, Yvette, for introducing us to Jonnatan!

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EIGHT BELLS for Jerry MacKay


August 14, 2017
EIGHT BELLS – Jerry MacKay
Dear Friends & Fellow Club Members,

Gerald W. MacKay, RADM USN (Ret.) 1936-2017
Early morning on August 10, 2017 our dear friend Jerry passed away peacefully in his sleep. Jerry had been an active member of our club for about 25 years. He was involved in many activities, especially in countless cruise outs on his yacht, the AT EASE, always with his wife Linda at his side. He worked hard at the construction of the elevator, the sprucing up of the club and introduced the “White Jacket” in 1990, which was awarded to a skipper who ran aground for the second year in a row on the same sand bar in front of the Napa YC. Since then the jacket has been passed from one skipper to another when, in the opinion of the prior recipient of the erstwhile fraternity, a boner mistake is worthy of the passing of the jacket. Jerry would volunteer when-ever called upon. He contributed with wisdom and calmness to the success of meetings. His sense of humor and firm but gentle demeanor helped guide the club in all of it’s endeavors. Jerry, you will be missed by all that have had the pleasure to know you. On September 21, 2017 a Funeral Mass will be held at 1600 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 880 Tamarack Ave, San Carlos, CA and a Celebration of Life at 1800 at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017 – Kay & Dave Few Regatta

Vice Commodore Yvette Yong says that the annual Kay & Dave Few Regatta is an effort to get female skippers out on the water.  There is a requirement that a woman be at the helm at least 50% of the time.  On Saturday, five boats set out, but in the high winds and choppy conditions, only three boats finished and only two of the boats that finished qualified.

Congratulations to Yvette Yong at the helm on Paradigm, Luther Izmirian’s boat, who won the race!

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Other boats in the race:

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Cruise-out to South Beach Yacht Club Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6

The South Beach Yacht Club cruise-out was yet another fun filled weekend for our Coyote Point Cruisers.  Five boats participated, and a great time was had by all.  Cruise Leaders Steve and Jocelyn Swanson, aboard Zingara, led the way with Gary and Lucy aboard Panda Angler, Mark Bettis and Cathy Miskow on Cardinal Rule, and Mark Roper and Linda Martinez on Azure, filled out the deck on Friday.  Joe and Carrie Pratt, aboard Ada Helen, showed up Saturday afternoon on their way home from an extended Delta cruise.

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The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon with happy hour aboard Cardinal Rule, hosted by Cathy Miskow.     So Beach YC Cruise 8-4-2017 (7)

Great food, drinks and stories set the stage for a wonderful dinner at China Live on Broadway in SF, where Yvette Yong set us up with a big table right in front of the restaurant.  The food at this place is like no other, and if you have not been there, you should think about trying it out. A quick Uber ride back to South Beach Harbor and our team was done for the night.

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Saturday morning was beautiful and various folks went their separate ways for the day. Gary, Lucy, Mark and Cathy played tourist in SF at the Japan Town street fair, Steve and Jocelyn went sailboat racing, and Mark and Linda got out folding bikes and kayaks and played.

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Before long it was happy hour again, and again the crowd gathered aboard Cardinal Rule for cocktails. Afterwards a great dinner at South Beach Yacht Club was followed by sipping Irish Coffees and watching the end of the Giant’s game at Pete’s Tavern (The Giants won in the 10th inning!)

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Sunday morning Jocelyn and Steve hosted a wonderful light brunch aboard Zingara, where their son, his wife, and their 18 month old grandson visited as well. A few mimosas and some great bites started the final day in great style.


On Sunday, Cardinal Rule anchored in McCovey Cove, and Mark and Linda kayaked over to join Mark  and Cathy for a fun barbeque while enjoying the activity in the Cove and the roar of the crowd. (The Giants won again!).

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