But first, a huge thanks you to Carole and Winston Bumpus – video now available
Join us for the Après Sail Get Together
and Sunset Dogs
The good news, it’s Friday, The Club and PYSF are going to hang out at the fuel dock and the PYSF facility for post Friday-Fun-Series docking and Sunset Dogs.
The Sunset Dogs are $5 each with the proceeds going to PYSF. There are going to be all-you-can-eat Ball Park Hot Dogs, (ketchup, mustard, relish) and Potato Chips. The Sunset Dog is a Bring-Your-Own Beverage, limited to 50 people event that begins at 7:45 (sunset) and ends at 9:45.
Friday Fun Series 2021 Race #1 – Friday, April 16th at 6:30
The racing season starts next month with Race #1 of the Friday Fun Series 2021. This race series is open to all.
This six-race series continues through the summer on April 16, May 21, June 18, July 23, August 20, and September 17.
Race captains and crew members must sign the annual waiver in order to race.
RC Laser Racing Sunday – April 18th at 2:00 pm
Join us for Radio Controlled Laser Racing on Sunday, March 28th (date changed due to rain forecast). We meet at 2:00 pm on the party barge between D- and E-Docks. We have spare boats – so why not join us.
2021 Concert Series
Welcome back to the fabulous Whiskey Hill Billies Saturday, April 24th – on the Helipad
The Club at Westpoint will welcome back our fan-favorite local band, the Whiskey Hill Billies!
Dan, Steve, Pete, and Andy bring a unique blend of wit and personality to their collection of Americana and Country music, weaving three-part harmonies and seven different acoustic instruments and tasty percussion into classics that you know, and originals that you’ll love!
The Billies will set up their stage on the Helipad.
Music will start at 5:00 pm until sundown.
We will be practicing social distancing per the county’s guidelines in force at the time.
Special Member Presentation
Connie and Bob Puccetti Friday, April 30th – on Zoom
First-time boaters, Bob and Connie Puccetti were able to make their first long-distance boating trip. They were invited to join three other couples, and their boats, for a cruise out to the Delta. They traveled for two weeks with their new boater friends, then stayed on for another six weeks at Willow Berm Marina.
What an amazing experience they had, but most importantly, they are now looking forward to their next adventure. Join in on this zoom presentation to hear about their fun adventure, “the good, the bad, and the ugly”.
From Latitude 38: On April 1, the power cable connecting the station to the rest of the world broke.
Lightkeeper Desiree Heveroh spoke about the situation she now finds herself in. “It gets real cold on this rock. If it was at all possible, I’m living even further back in time here now, I get the fireplace packed every morning with eucalyptus bark and branches from around the island that I collect.”
The failed submarine power cable is owned by the US Coast Guard. Whereas in the past USCG has organized repairs as needed — for example when the cable was damaged after a lightning strike in 1991 — it now seems unlikely that they will foot the bill for full power restoration. The backup battery and generator systems that are in place are enough to keep the light blinking, but not enough to power the rest of the island’s energy requirements.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt has put out a public plea for ideas and funding to help to save the station. Butt was one of the founders of East Brother Light Station, Inc., a nonprofit that rehabilitated the East Brother Light Station in 1979 and opened it as a bed and breakfast inn in 1980.
April though May at a glance
Friday Fun Series Race #1 and Sunset Hot Dogs (Fuel Dock)
RC Laser Racing at 2:00 pm and Soirée in The Clubhouse
CONCERT: Whiskey Hill Billies – on the Helipad
Cruising the Delta with Connie and Bob Puccetti
Lia Ditton – A Front Row Seat – Rowing across the Pacific
Special Event: Salty Sagas
Friday Fun Series Race #2
CONCERT: Steve Stanley and Friends – on the Helipad
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