We have a great year planned including some long time favorites, Marin Yacht Club and Encinal Yacht Club, with some new adventures of an anchor outs at Clipper Cover.
Cruise Chair: Emily Hoyt – email@example.com
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming cruise outs:
NEXT CRUISE OUT
Aeolian Yacht Club – July 19th to 21st
Cruise leader: TBD
Join us as we explore the Aeolian Yacht Club, at the eastern end of the Oakland Estuary. Last year this was a particularly fun cruise, as the fleet traveled together and enjoyed opening the bridges on the way down the estuary. The hospitality of the Aeolian Yacht Club is wonderful, and a great time is guaranteed for all. Docking is free!
There will be a dinner hosted by the Club on Saturday Night and Brunch on Sunday. The best event is…..
Friday evening is Jam night at Aeolian, so bring your instruments and your voices!!
The Aeolian Yacht Club can be reached either: (1) from the West through the San Leandro Channel and under the Bay Farm Island Bridge. The Bay Farm Island Bridge operator is available for opening seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm with the exception of Monday-Friday commute traffic; and (2) from the Oakland Estuary by way of three bridges, Park Street, Fernside (Miller Sweeney) and High Street. All three bridges may be opened any time 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of M-F commute times. All you need to do as you approach the first bridge is to call them on VHF Channel 9 to request a bridge opening for all three bridges. As you approach, each bridge is opened. It’s a snap! Aeolian Yacht Club monitors Channel 68 when there is a cruise in.
More information here: http://www.aeolianyc.org/cruise-in-inform
Encinal Yacht Club Cruise Out
Join us on Father’s Day weekend for a fun filled family friendly foray to one of the Bay’s finest clubs! Encinal Yacht Club, being the 3rd oldest yacht club on the Bay, was founded in 1890. The club was established by residents living in Alameda’s Gold Coast, on the south shore of the Island. The club became famous for its moonlit parties, regattas, and cruising events. The club encouraged family participation from the very beginning.
We will be honoring Dads this weekend, so if you are a Dad, or are bringing a Dad with you, please let Gary know!
We hope for a warm weekend so we can enjoy the Pool. Meal options will be forthcoming.
Berthing is $1.00 a foot a night. Berthing is rafting in the “Encinal Horseshoe”. Not all boats will have direct Dock access. Please remember when rafted to walk across the fore deck of neighboring boats, not through the cockpit. All boats must stern into the Horseshoe. Those against the back dock will need to wait till the raft breaks up to get out on Sunday.
Are you ready to join the fun? Sign Up Here
HALF MOON BAY YACHT CLUB CRUISE OUT
Memorial Day Weekend Friday May 24th to Monday May 27th
Updated Weekend Cruise Out Plan
- Head out around 7AM as Low Tide is at 11:27 AM
- Dinner at Half Moon Bay Yacht Club(HMBYC) – Traditional Bar Food Bites
- HMBYC Subs & Suds at 1PM
- Subs & Suds (Beer Tasting) $16 per person
- Dinner on your own
- Half Moon Bay Distillery Tasting at 1:30pm
- Boat Cocktail Hour 5pm – Boat Shannon
- Head out around 9AM as Low Tide at the Gate is at 1PM
Join Bill and Emily Hoyt for CPYC’s only Blue Water Cruise Out to Half Moon Bay Yacht Club!
Half Moon Bay Yacht Club is a funky little Club, with friendly members, a great deck, and the best dingy dock out there. If you have never taken your boat out the Golden Gate there is no better time. Most of us cruise out together so you will always have some one near by to help guide you through your first ocean voyage.
We are still working out the details of the weekend but normally we enjoy a couple of meals at HMBYC, learn how to make a couple new cocktails at Half Moon Bay Distillery, and dingy over to a Happy Hour on one of the anchor out boats.
HMBYC doesn’t have accommodations for docking but Pillar Point Harbor has plenty of slips, mooring balls or anchorages. The Harbor is run on a first come first service basis so we aren’t able to reserve slips but everyone has always ended up with an option they’ve enjoyed.
We hope you will join us on one of our favorite cruise outs of the year!
Cruise Out Recap
South Beach Cruise Out
CPYC cruisers are on pace for a banner year in participation, and South Beach didn’t disappoint. We had spots for 10 boats and ended up accommodating 14. Including 4 first time cruisers.
- Maurice & Julie on Rosy
- Mark & Peggy on First Crush
- Steve & Angela on Wood Knot
- Keith on Whisky Belle
On Friday the first group rode the tide with light winds and sunny skies all the way and were greeted by some sea lions unhappy to be displaced on the warm docks. It was then that the boat hopping began and light snacks and stiff drinks were abound. Had Ross Bowling not ran out of ice we may have never left the slip.
After securing the last boat the group headed to 21st Amendment against the flow of Giants fans headed for the game. Beer flowed and stories were embellished new friends acquainted.
The last stop that night was back at South Beach Yacht Club in anticipation of fireworks following the conclusion of the ballgame…. We waited and waited but the game kept going and going. We called it a night and made our way back to the boats. At 1AM came and BOOOOM. After 18 innings the game ended and we got rocked back to sleep (literally) by the rockets red glare.
Saturday greeted the cruisers with more warm sun and we took advantage of it. From sight seeing in the city and surroundings of Oracle Park (I know, still hard to say) to the group raft up in McCovey cove. SeaDancer, Whisky Belle and Cardinal Rule swung lazily in the gentle breeze and enjoyed the roars of the crowd as the home team gained a victory over the visiting Rockies. (Sorry Jim and Keith). Dinner followed at SBYC and chef Mark topped off a fine day with an exquisite meal.
Sunday we said goodbye to South Beach and headed home for CPYC. Before heading south a small group took advantage of the winds and made a brief sightseeing tour along the city front and glimpsed the Golden gate bridge. Ada Helen, First Crush and SeaDancer enjoyed perfect conditions despite an ebb tide and made it back in good time…. almost (Joe Pratt may still be stuck halfway in his slip).
Bill was O.D. so we opened the bar early and all enjoyed recapping the weekends events. Followed by a Game of Thrones watch party. An epic way to end a great weekend. Let’s keep this great trend going.
SIERRA POINT CRUISE OUT
As we sunset our tradition of the Oyster Point Yacht Club Cruise Out, we have created a new one with Sierra Point Yacht Club.
Although it was a rainy Sunday morning we had 3 brave boats cruise up to Sierra Point Yacht Club, Mark Roper with Sogno d’oro, Brad Jones with Haven and Roger Emerick – St Francis with Seawolf. Don’t you worry there were plenty of asphalt cruisers to make up about 50 people joining the fun. The brunch was homemade by the Sierra Point Yacht Club volunteers and include eggs benedict, fritta, bacon, hash browns, sweet breads, fruit salad, strong coffee, and all the yacht club brunch cocktails you would want including yummy Gin Fizzes, and Bloody Marys. Sierra Point has a great outdoor/indoor feel with a banque/bart room opening to an enclosed deck with a firepit and lovely view of the Marina. Not to mention it’s just one marina north of Oyster Point.
Once everyone had a chance to enjoy the brunch Mark Bettis recapped a wonderful cruise year and announced the 2018 Cruise Awards:
- MOST CRUISES ATTENDED BY SAILBOAT: Catherine Miskow on Shannon
- MOST CRUISES ATTENDED BY POWER BOAT: Gary Edwards on Panda Angler
- CRUISE WITH THE MOST BOATS ATTENDING: Ross Bowling with the Marin Cruise Out
Thank you Mark for heading the last 2 years of Cruises! You have grown the program and have left me a great launching pad.
Up next was the announcement of the 2019 Cruise Schedule. To say the least we have a great year planned including some long time favorites, Marin Yacht Club and Encinal Yacht Club, with some new adventures of an anchor outs at Clipper Cover.
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming cruise outs:
- SAN FRANCISCO YACHT CLUB – March 8th to 10th SOLD OUT
- SOUTHBEACH YACHT CLUB – April 12th to 14th
Last but not least we passed the mic to Steve Swanson for a recap of the racing season and to announce the 2018 Regatta Awards:
- REGATTA: 1st Luther Izmirian, 2nd Jack Verducci, 3rd Tom Fedyna
- SHORTEEZ RACE: 1st Mark Green, 2nd Tom Fedyna, 3rd Yvette Yon
- THANK YOU COMMITTEE & SUPPORT BOAT PROVIDERS: Greg and Jazmine Soydemir, Jack Verducci, Mark Bettis & Gary Edwards
Thank you Steve for continuing to run our Regatta program.
Don’t let the cold weather and lack of wind fool you, our winter racing season is in full swing with 2 regattas, Brrrr Rabbit & Double Up and Back completed. The next club regatta is John Pitcher Memorial Race on March 2nd, which all boats in the Coyote Point Marina are welcome to join. Last but not least our Winter Sailing Series on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month have started as well. If you haven’t raced and want to try it out, don’t be scared. We love having new skippers join us so take a leap and come to the next skippers meeting.
All in all it was a great day despite the rain and hope to see many more cruises to Sierra Point Yacht Club.