Commodore’s Ball

We had a wonderful turnout for the Commodore’s Ball on Saturday, January 21.  Many of our past Commodores joined us for a delicious dinner and to witness the swearing in of the Board of Directors for 2017.

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Among our past Commodore’s who attended were the following:

Terry Owens  1984      Jan Miller (wife of Richard)  1986

Richard Sponholtz  1994     Lloyd Boldeman  1998 

Kay O’Brien (wife of James)  1995        Joe Pennese  2001  

John Watson (husband of Lois) 2005      Wayne Weathers  2007   

Steve Basuino  2010       Jack Verducci  2011      Mark Liddell   2012  

Chuck Johnson  2013        Joe Pratt    2014       Laurel Reid  2015 

Gary Edwards  2016

The 2017 Board of Directors was introduced and the Oath of Office was administered by Admiral Gerry McKay

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Our new Commodore, Andy Smith, then introduced himself to the gathering and gave us a very interesting description of his background – he is a very accomplished guy!

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After all of our “business” was concluded, the evening was turned over to the dancers who danced to the one-man band of Dave Badilla.  Everyone enjoyed the music!

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Here are just a couple of our dancers:

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Murder Among the Mateys

For one night only, the CPYC bar was renamed The Salty Sea Dog to host a dinner party between the elite governor and his family and and the notorious pirates of the area, headed by Captain Redbeard.IMG_4585.JPG


Everyone dressed the part and stayed in character all night, including Carly, Dave, Lisa, and Lynda who played the staff of The Salty Sea Dog.  The drama unfolded. according to scripted instructions from a master of ceremonies, played by Collin, and according to each individual character, to the enjoyment of all.












And, of course, during the night a murder happened.


At the end, the murderer was caught and prizes where provided to the one who played the part the best — Mark Bettis.


A great time was had by all.  Thanks to Bill and Emily for setting this up.  As a side note, the planners of this event are already scheming out a repeat event for sometime next spring.    So if you missed out on this one, keep an eye out for the next one.




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Slate for 2017 BOD

The proposed slate for the 2017 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs is as follows.  Please join us at the General Membership Meeting on November 15th to vote!

Staff Commodore – Gary Edwards

Commodore – Andy Smith

Vice Commodore – Yvette Yong

Rear Commodore – Noah Sundance

Treasurer – Jim Manishin

Secretary – Jan Mendez

Port Captain – Mark Malcolm

Director – Mike Haddock

Director – Brad Jones

Director – Lee Stevens

House Chair – Nick Sternberg

Membership Chair – Catherine Miskow

Regatta Chair – Tom Fedyna

Cruise Chair – Mark Bettis

Youth Sailing – Emily Kimmel

Rabbit Races – Bill Hoyt

Don’t forget that our “Committee Chairs” need committee members!  You can make a difference by volunteering, and it only takes a few hours a month to make a positive impact on our club.  Email if you are interested in helping out!


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Barth Regatta Weekend!

Hope to see you this Friday night, 9/23, at CPYC for a catered dinner & live music by Dave Badilla!  Please RSVP HERE!

Racers – there’s still time to sign up at:

Cruisers – join us Saturday night, 9/24, in Redwood City!  Email Sequoia YC’s Port Captain HERE.

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We’re looking forward to a great turnout!!!

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CPYC Member Survey

Attention: CPYC Members!

Have your voice heard and help direct the future of the Club!  Please take a moment to complete this short survey to help us create our Five-Year Plan.

We appreciate your participation!

Which of these activities do you enjoy most?  Let us know!



Andy Byrd 2016


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Kilroy Found!


C Mark was found during an environmental survey by employees of the Oakland
International Airport who took the time to both contact us and to load
recover it from the rocks off the main runway. Seems that homeland security
had a problem with a small boat approaching bayside onto an active runway (
hmmm I wonder why? ). It all worked out for the best because they picked “C”
off the rocks and told us where to pick it up.

Jack Verducci volunteered the use of his truck then he, John Hernandez and
Jim Manishin liberated “Kilroy” from the East Bay. Some fiberglass and new
bottom paint and he’ll be good to go the next time a mark breaks loose!


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St Francis Pics

Foggy weekend cruise out to St Francis Yacht Club…



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