ClubBuzz 2020-06-12 – Sextant Wine Tasting / Summer Sailstice


Sextant Wine Tasting
Summer Sailstice

Register for these events today – more details below

Summer Fun Days – Headlines – Full details below

  • Friday, 19th at 5:30 Sextant Wine Tasting – virtual wine tasting from Sextant Wines – register here
  • Saturday 20th, Summer Sailstice – lots of fun to be had at the harbor
  • Friday 26th, Friday Fun Series Race #1 – we’re back on the water
  • News from Redwood City – there will be no parade nor any fireworks this July 4th
  • Friday, July 10th, Peter Blackmore’s San Francisco to the British Virgin Islands presentation

But first, a huge thanks to The Club at Westpoint Players
It was a memorable performance by The Players on Friday and there is already an Oscar Buzz! Our stellar cast unpacked the tawdry tapestry of dishonour and sluethed out the villain. Here is a one minute snippet of the evening’s fun.

From top left: Celine De Lyon, The Disappearing Detective, Anne Ocean, Dilly Duster and Dr Doeslittle, Our Faithful Fans, Kate Wingsitt and Charles Champagne, Gerry van der Halliwell and Reverand IT Best, Jack Di Caprio and Dame Winnie Davies, Marion and Richard Nouveau-Riche, and our Host. 

It is no coincidence that the Academy announced today that Oscars 2021 will be pushed back to April. Obviously, the big movie makers need time to come up with something to compete with “Dishonour on the RMS Gigantic”. *****

Friday: Sextant Winery Virtual Wine Tasting

Friday, June 19th at 5:30 pm.
The Club has organized a virtual wine tasting featuring Sextant Wines, and Sextant’s hospitality manager on Friday, June 12th. Cocktails will start a half-hour early at 5:30 and the hosted tasting starts at 6:00 pm. You can register here.

Sextant Wines Tasting Menu
2019 Estate Rosé2018 Reserve Chardonnay
2017 Wheelhouse Zinfandel
2016 Passage GSM
2017 Kamal Cabernet Sauvignon
Note: Keep Chardonnay and Rosé refrigerated, and store red wines in a cool dark place, opening 45 minutes prior to the event.

Sextant recommended food pairings
When food and wine bring out the best in each other, you know you have found a great pairing. With 5 different wines to sample through on Friday, we recommend variety!
2-3 kinds of cheese: Brie, Comte, Manchego, Smoked Gouda or Gorgonzola
1-2 types of meat: Smoked Salmon, Pâté, Prosciutto, or Salami
Also: Nuts, Olives, or Fruit

Saturday: Summer Sailstice

Summer Sailstice Headlines

  • Morning/afternoon: the scavenger hunt – prizes for the best wildlife photographs
  • 5:00 pm – meet at the Low-Freeboard Dock (the kayaking/SUP dock) to hang out – bring you own chairs, food and beverages, or hang out in your dingy
  • 6:00 pm – Summer Sailstice Pub Quiz

All the details

The Club at Westpoint is hosting the Summer Sailstice South Bay Photographic Scavenger Hunt (yes it needs a shorter name) on Saturday, June 20th, 2020. We invite all boaters to get out on the water to create the biggest single-day photographic record of our most beautiful local asset.

We’re offering prizes to the teams that complete the challenge and for the best wildlife photographs.

Then, at 5 pm, join us on the harbor’s kayak launching dock to celebrate the “Longest Day of the Year.” Bring your own chairs, food, and beverages to socially distance on the wide dock area and see your friends from not so long ago. Or, if you can, bring your supplies in your dinghy and drift along the dock to visit and enjoy a lingering summer evening with friends. 

We will be following the San Mateo County Guidelines on Physical-Distancing.

At 6:00 we’ll have a Special Sailstice Summer Quiz.- easy questions about Summer
Check out the program on the Sumer Sailstice site.

And take a sneak peek at the scavenger hunt list we’ll be looking for on the day.

Please share the link to this page with all the boaters you know and let’s make this a huge celebration of being back on the water!

For more information email or visit the Summer Sailtice page on The Club website where you can sign up directly.

Welcome Summer!

Next Friday a Double-Header
Member Hangout online
Race #1 in the Friday Fun Series

Friday Fun Series is back starting Friday, June 26th. 

John Graves and Larry Mayne are going to restart with the scheduled Friday Fun Series race on June 26th. There will be no after race food or drinks at The Club, and we’ll be encouraging participants to follow local guidelines regarding household members, masks, social distancing, etc.

Race dates for 2020 are: 

  1. June 26th
  2. July 24th
  3. August 28th
  4. September 25th

Stunning new artwork for this year’s race series courtesy of Sydney Fields.
If you would like a free boater’s kit go please fill out the quick survey on the Free Boater Kit page of The Club Website.

Sunday, June 28th:
RC Laser Racing and Dingy Drift

Sunday, June 28th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm – RC Laser Racing and Dingy Drift

We’re going to be out on the water once again with the radio-controlled Laser sailboats. If you would like to come and join us we will have spare boats for you to race and join in the fun.

We’re also eager to have you join us on the water as spectators. So bring your dingy and your favorite beverage and hang out by the racecourse.

The board has approved the purchase of two new boats to add to our fleet. If you would like to sponsor a boat in your name or the name of your business, please let me know. The boats, fully equipped and ready to sail, cost approximately $400. You can learn more about them from IntensitySails.

Friday, July 10th:
Sailing from San Francisco to the British Virgin Islands

Friday, July 10th – S to BVI – Peter Blackmore with present the story of taking Pied Piper on an epic 4,300 nm journey from San Francisco, through the Panama Canal and on to the British Virgin Islands in just 53 days. 

This presentation will be recorded so Friday Fun Sailors can enjoy it later.

Dirty Cello – Live in Concert
Join us for an open-air concert with Dirty Cello on August 22nd

Open Air Summer Concert – Saturday, August 22nd at 5:00pm
We could all use a pick-me-up kind of event this summer, and Dirty Cello will not only deliver for an outdoor concert, but they are bringing the stage with them!

Come join us for a member-exclusive free concert featuring the quartet of Dirty Cello. If you have never heard them perform, you are in for a treat..funny, high energy, and creative songwriting.  Just what we could use after such a long time.

The concert will be outside, and a food truck will be available to purchase food, but you are welcome to bring your own food and lawn chairs. It is planned for 5 pm on August 22nd, and more details will follow, but get ready to once again enjoy time with your friends from Westpoint!

Upcoming Virtual Clubhouse Fridays

If you’d like to host a Virtual Clubhouse Friday – let me know.

Upcoming Summer Fun Days:

  • Friday – June 19th – Sextant Wine Tasting
  • Saturday – June 20th – Summer Sailstice – Scavenger Hunt 
  • Friday – June 26th – Double Header
    • Cocktails at 6:00, Member Hangout at 7:00
    • Friday Fun Series Race #1 – Race will start about 6:30 – JohnGraves and Larry Mayne
  • Sunday – June 28th – RC Laser Racing and Dingy Drift
  • Friday, July 10th – Sailing from San Francisco to the British Virgin Islands
  • Saturday – August 22nd – Dirty Cello Open Air Concert

If you have any ideas please let us know. 

Annual Members Meeting: Save the date – we are planning for our next Annual Members’ Meeting for Friday, September 11th, 2020. This will be a virtual meeting. More details as we get close to the date.

Subject to the Shelter-in-Place order still being in effect

If you have any questions or need anything please let me know.


GM @ The Club

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