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).
Saturday started with Breakfast at Sequoia Yacht club
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 conch
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).
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.
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!
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 https://www.facebook.com/SouthBayOpeningDay/ . Make reservations for the Friday Night dinner at email@example.com. Sign-ups for events at other yacht clubs will be available soon.
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.
Many thanks to Faye Stevens, Gary Edwards, Lucile Yu, and Mark Canton for putting on this great brunch for the members.
Don’t forget the final Winter Buoy Race is also this Sunday! Come early for brunch, stay late for the racing!
Past Commodores at the 2016 Commodore’s Ball
Can you believe that it’s already March and that Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend? It’s been a busy couple of months at CPYC! A grand time was had by all at the Commodore’s Ball (though we are now spoiled and may need another lobster dinner soon!) as well as at the Oyster Point Cruise Out Brunch, and we have had a full line-up of social events including a Chinese New Year Dinner, a Superbowl Party and a “Farewell to Winter” Regatta Dinner with some super-yummy cold-weather comfort food.
Bill & Emily’s Superbowl 50 Party
Many of our sailors have also had a very busy winter racing season. Beside three regular Club races (well, two considering last weekend’s was cancelled due to 30+ knot winds and torrential rains), we have had four Sunday races with two more scheduled in March. We have also had a decent showing of CPYC boats in Sequoia’s Redwood Cup, the Corinthian Midwinters where Steve & Jocelyn Swanson and crew claimed third place in their division, and of course the Three Bridge Fiasco where Mike Haddock and Laura Gammill on Hot Ice won first place in their division!
Two CPYC boats milling about around the start line of the Three Bridge Fiasco.
If you have been missing out, there are plenty of upcoming opportunities to join in on the fun! This weekend Linda Bullis is throwing a Gumbo & Zydeco Fundraiser party on Saturday night, 3/12, and next weekend is the Spring Shorteez Regatta and Regatta Dinner celebrating National Corndog Day with some of our favorite childhood foods! As usual, most of our regular Club races and Regatta Dinners are the first Saturday of every month, and our Wednesday Night Rabbit Racing series kicks off on April 13th. On Friday, April 15th, CPYC is hosting the South Bay Opening Day Kickoff Party with a Hawaiian feast and our friend Dave Badilla will be back in the house to keep us dancing late into the night.
The awesome one-man-band Dave Badilla at the 2016 Commodore’s Ball.
As always, keep your eyes on the weekly email blasts for the latest news on what’s happening at the Club. Don’t forget to open your monthly billing statements to hear from your Commodores, and if you’re on Facebook, get signed up on the CPYC Members Only page to keep in touch. Contact Yvette at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to get added to any of these lists.
Your Commodores “hard at work” at the PICYA dinner in February.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!