ClubBuzz: Tonight! Lia Ditton, will be on Zoom (Clubhouse Sold Out to Capacity). Join Us.

ClubBuzz: Tonight! Lia Ditton, will be on Zoom (Clubhouse Sold Out to Capacity). Join Us.

Tonight! Lia Ditton
International Rower/Sailer

On Zoom or in The Club


One minute video of the construction of the road to the new clubhouse and restaurant

Tonight: International Speaker Series
World Record Holder, Lia Ditton
Friday, May 7th, 6:00 pm
On Zoom and In-Person in The Club

Row Lia Row

We are extremely lucky to have a very special presentation by an amazing athlete, sailor and world record holder, Lia Ditton 
Lia is a professional ocean racer, an artist, author, and sought-after motivational speaker. She has sailed the equivalent of 8 times around the globe, is a household name in France for placing 2nd in the 2006 single-handed sailboat race Le Route du Rhum from Saint-Malo to Guadalupe and in 2015 Lia captained ‘PlanetSolar’ the largest solar-powered catamaran in the world. In 2016 Lia began training to succeed where 19 others have failed, to be the first person – not the first woman – to row 5,500 miles solo and unsupported land-to-land from Japan to San Francisco. Last year, Lia rowed half this distance and became the 2nd woman to row the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii, a crossing that took 87 days and broke two world records. Lia is passionate about creating educational resources for children and inspiring women, girls, and boys to dream beyond their limitations. 

A number of The Club at Westpoint members have made significant contributions to a documentary about her (currently in production) about her amazing 87-day row from San Francisco to Hawaii. 

Please join us Friday, May 7th at 6:00 pm

  • If joining by Zoom (register here)
  • If joining In-Person socially distanced (AT CAPACITY)

Craft Beer Night
Thursday, May 13th, in The Club
from 6 to 8:00 pm

The evening will feature a flight of four beers from Blue Oak Brewery, a 7-barrel microbrewery based in neighboring San Carlos. Their mix of true-to-style beers and one-off experiments have garnered a loyal following from craft beer enthusiasts. Blue Oak brews are an example of high-quality brewmanship and rarely available off-premise so this will be a special evening for aficionados or anyone who wants to learn more about beer. Snacks included. 
RSVP here by May 11th required. Limited to 25 people.

Hosted by Paul Kettle & Mark Sanders

Price is $20 per person which covers a welcome beer, a beer flight (4x4oz) of the evening’s tasting, and favorite beer to finish along with snacks.


International Speaker Series
Pacific Voyages with Jamis MacNiven
Friday, May 14th, 6:00 pm

Jamis MacNiven
Jamis MacNiven is the founder and proprietor of Buck’s of Woodside, the restaurant known around the business world as Venture Capital Central for almost 30 years where Valley tech companies including Netscape, Hotmail, Paypal, Tesla, and countless others had their earliest investment meetings.

With the management of the restaurant now in the hands of his three sons and origin stories of tech giants now the stuff of legend, Jamis has set his sights on new voyages — chronicling the fascinating and wondrous history of distant locales and remarkable voyages of the vast Pacific Ocean.

“My motto is: ‘Travel to places you will never go.’ Trust me when I say I will take you to places you have not considered. This is a vacation from the cares of the world with not a whiff of the virus. But watch out for malaria, beriberi, blackwater fever, typhus, cannibals, murderous mosquitos, sharks, sea urchins, saltwater crocodiles, deadly jellyfish, political shenanigans, white bread with Spam and wildly overpriced Pina Coladas.”

“For me, it’s time for some blue water under the bow; so come with me and my parrot, Zimbabwe, and I’ll take you on a trip to strange and wondrous places.”

Please join us Friday, May 14th at 6:00 pm

Special Member Presentation
The epic transatlantic adventure of
the White Family

Friday, June 11th at 6:00 pm 

Part 1: “Launching “Hugo”
and Sailing the Mediterranean”
In March 2016 The White family flew from Australia to La Rochelle (west coast of France) to move into their new home on the water – a Nautitech 542 sailing catamaran called “Hugo”. 

Join Russ and Tina as they present a brief overview of the first 6 months of their sailing journey that took them from La Rochelle, through the Bay of Biscay, Northern Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea as far to the East as Turkey stopping in Gibraltar, the Balearic Islands, Sardegna, Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Strait of Messina, Greek Peloponnese, Dodecanese Greek islands, Cyclades Greek Islands, Corinth Canal, mainland Greece, Ionian Greek Islands, Italy, Corsica, Italian Riviera, Côte D’Azur, Cannes Boat Show, Balearic Islands and Costas Del Sol, Spain before departing the Mediterranean Sea. 

Please join us Friday, May 14th at 6:00 pm

And join us for part 2 Atlantic Crossing and part 3 Panama Canal Transit later in the year.

May through July at a glance

   May 2021
   7th, Friday Lia Ditton – A Front Row Seat – Rowing across the Pacific
   14th, Friday Special Event: Pacific Voyages with Captain Jamis
   21st, Friday Friday Fun Series Race #2
   21st, Friday Pub Quiz
   22nd, Saturday CONCERT: with Steve Stanley and Friends – on the Helipad
   Memorial Day Weekend No events
   June 2021
   4th, Friday Pub Quiz
   11th, Friday Crossing the Atlantic with Russell and Tina White
   18th, Friday Friday Fun Series Race #3
   19th, Saturday CONCERT: with Native Elements (Chris Cortez) on the Helipad
   July 2021
   2nd, Friday Cruise-In from Coyote Yacht Club
   3rd, Saturday CONCERT: with Dirty Cello on the helipad
   9th, Friday Pub Quiz
   16th, Friday Westpoint Regatta Pre-Race Party on Treasure Island
   17th, Saturday Westpoint Regatta and Island Time Party
   18th, Sunday Westpoint Regatta Breakfast
   23rd, Friday Friday Fun Series Race #4

If you have any questions please let me know.

Kevin Parker

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