Joining us for our Mardi Gras Dinner on Saturday night, were members of the San Jose Sailing Club, who sailed in Friday and Saturday. Here’s a great picture taken by our Port Captain, Mark Malcolm, showing their seven boats tied up at our guest dock earlier in the day.
We had a terrific turnout for our dinner: in addition to our own members, the San Jose Sailing Club brought 38 people to our dinner!
The menu had a Cajun theme and included Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya, Shrimp Etoufee, Fried Okra, Green Beans with Bacon, Steamed Corn and Rice.
The bar was a busy place this night…
and Linda was hard at work
making her signature Hurricane cocktails – they were a real hit!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Everyone agreed that it was a great party!
Here’s the beautiful poster that Catherine created for the event:
Our Membership Chair, Catherine Miskow, one of the attendees on the cruise, gave us this report on the trip:
On the weekend of February 18, 4 boats and 7 intrepid (or crazy) mariners bravely cruised out to Aeolian Yacht Club in Alameda. Due to the tides, the fleet took the “long way” (down the Estuary) rather than the back entrance (significantly shorter distance) through San Leandro Channel.
“Shannon,” “Panda Angler,” “Hot Ice” and the newest member of the fleet, a Balboa 26 named “B-26”, plowed through gusts of up to 30 knots, 3-4 foot swells and the occasional rain showers to get to Aeolian, with a slight detour to a Chandlery to fix a tiller that broke just as the fleet entered the Estuary. A wonderful, warm, home-cooked meal was waiting for them at Aeolian, as well as a home-cooked breakfast for the return to CPYC.
Once again, CPYC hosted the annual PICYA Dinner. It was well-attended by many of the local yacht clubs and everyone enjoyed the dinner.
In case you aren’t familiar with PICYA (Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association), this is a group that promotes inter-club communications, activities and social programs that enhance the welfare of the member clubs. Opening Day on the Bay is the largest event that they coordinate during the year.
Here are some pictures from the dinner:
Head table with CPYC Commodore, Andy Smith, second from right.
Pete VanDerWerff, CPYC’s PICYA representative, far right, Mark Liddell, past PICYA rep to his left
Bill Hoyt, making sure that everyone was served
Chef, Craig Thorson
Helpers, Linnea Liddell, Jan Mendez and Maria
What a beautiful day for a race!
Congratulations to Luther Izmirian & Crew on Paradigm for 1st place Overall!
Mark Bettis & Catherine Miskow on Shannon for 1st place in the Double-Handed Division
The Santana 525s – Yvette Yong & Crew on Liquid Kitty & Tom Fedyna & Crew on Smooth – were duking it out for 2nd place in the Double-Handed Division
Mark Hecht & Crew on Azure
Mike Haddock & Crew on Hot Ice
Everyone had a great time!
The morning following the Commodore’s Ball, a number of our members
gathered at Oyster Point YC for the Annual Brunch
CPYC Commodore Andy Smith mentioned to the group that CPYC has been coming to Oyster Point YC for brunch for 50 years!
The Oyster Point members certainly made us feel very welcome and the food was great!
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.
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
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!
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!
Here are just a couple of our dancers:
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.
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.