ClubBuzz: Happy New Year – January Event Schedule and a note from our Port Captains

ClubBuzz: Happy New Year – January Event Schedule and a note from our Port Captains

Happy New Year
A look back at the many highlights of 2021
A Message from our Port Captains
And a look forward to 2022

Bumper Edition – Quick Links
Link to a message from the Port Captains
Link to a Look Back at 2021 photos
Link to Junior Sailing Program Registration

A Message from our Port Captains, Neal Doten and Jim Sanderson
The Club at Westpoint’s Port Captains assist visiting cruise-in boaters upon approach to and arrival in Westpoint Harbor. Typically, most cruise-in participants have never been here before, so assistance with arrival is very welcome.  
The Port Captains make first contact by VHF radio (or visually if an inflatable RIB or dinghy is available). In either case, guidance is provided to effect a safe transit of Westpoint Slough and/or entry through the marina breakwater. Cruise-in slips are pre-assigned by the harbormasters and the list is given to the Port Captains to allow escort directly to the slip.
Typically, one Port Captain performs the “RIB duty” and the other “dock duty.” The Port Captain on the dock assists the arriving boat(s) with slip entry; however, he is supported by our “Dock Team” (with special thanks to our regular volunteers, Bob and Connie Puccetti). They provide additional line handler assistance and the most important verbal “Welcome to Westpoint Harbor!”  
Once the visiting boat is tied up and the captain and crew are on the dock, the Dock Team provides the informational handout, answers any questions, and finally directs them to the Harbormaster’s Office for check-in.  
Why does The Club provide this service? For cruise-ins, as you may have experienced yourself, what we offer is above and beyond what one typically experiences when cruising in into other SF Bay yacht clubs. Often, there is no one to direct a visiting boater to the assigned slip – let alone meet them at the slip to assist with line handling and offer a warm welcome.
This “extra service” provided by your Port Captains and Dock Team has not gone unnoticed. Comments from past cruise-ins have indicated they are most impressed by our level of service and welcoming efforts. This confirms that Port Captain operations are a significant plus to the impression The Club at Westpoint makes.

If you would like help from the Port Captains next time you arrive at the harbor, contact the Port Captains at the link below. The Port Captains are volunteers and members of The Club.

If you would like to learn more, or become part of the team, please email

Best Wishes for the New Year

Neal and Jim

A fond look back at 2021


Dirty Cello return via Zoom!

Prada Cup live from New Zealand


Brian Ho Jazz Trio for our Valentine’s Day Concert from his yard also via Zoom.

Building update from our architect and a 3D tour.


The incomparable Devon McClive live in concert.

And America’s Cup live from New Zealand.

A special members only tour of “Bonito” the Grae’s new boat before its epic voyage to Alaska.


An evening of cooking with Carole and Winston Bumpus – here is Winston showing off the pasta he made from scratch.

And we’re back on the water for the 2021 Friday Fun Series!

And as The Clubhouse reopens we move our concerts out to the helipad. Our returning friends Whiskey Hillbillies make it a perfect evening.

The adventures of La Bocce Vita as Connie and Bob Puccietti tell their first long-range cruise to the Delta. Oh the surprises and oh oh the challenges.


A sold-out evening with Lia Ditton astounding us with the tale of her epic solo rowed crossing from San Francisco to Hawai’i.

There is no other Bay Area personality with quite the repartee and far fetched stories as Captain Jamis.

The Club’s very own Steve Stanely joined us on the helipad for another sellout concert in perfect weather.

Fans enjoy the summer sun and incredible views.


Tina and Russell White took us on a Mediterranean tour in their spectacular catamaran “Hugo” – what an adventure and what. presentation!

Native Elements rocked the harbor into the night jazz, blues, metal, and hip hop. Daniel’s Food Truck provided some hearty eats and the weather stayed perfect.

Our inaugural craft beer night was a sell-out success. Thanks to Mark, Maureen, Sonya, and Paul.

The Devil’s Canyon beer was expertly (and clearly very experienced) Paul Kettle.


Members sitting out enjoying the talented band and a very patriotic decoration by our Events Team.

Dirty Cello getting our Independence Day off to a swinging start.


A more American talent would be hard to find. From his own interpretation to the classic rock tunes to his very own tales of an American life. Odd that he’s from Yorkshire in the UK

The Pacific Coast Championships were held out in the South Bay in perfect sailing conditions unfortunately the various fires made the air quality too poor for outdoor sports so some of the event had to be canceled.


Hurrica in the Rolex Cup

Coastal Cleanup Day


Sausalito Cruise-Out – incredible weekend thanks to Shannon and Tod


Roads are in. Drains are in. Light poles are up. Striping done. Wheel stops done. Welcome to Northpoint Court.


Club apparel now in the harbor store

First annual Thanksgiving cruise-out to Angel Island. A unique cruise our requiring members to tie up to mooring balls and dinghy to shore.


Holiday boat lighting competition winner Teak and Holly by members Jeff Birdwell and Holly Winnen

The sublime Stillwater tastefully decked in holiday cheer by member Richard Webber

Members enjoying the Prize Presentation – congratualtions to all the winners.

Mark thanked the team who put together the holiday party. It was a great evening.

Junior Sailing Program Open for Members to Register

A unique benefit of membership in The Club at Westpoint is our affiliation with the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation. This world-class youth sailing program is the very best in sailing instruction and competition for sailors from 8 to 18. The head coaches are US Olympic sailors with decades of training and competition experience.

Registration for Spring 2022 Classes is open now exclusively for members of The Club to register their junior sailors and will be open to the public on January 2nd Use this link to Register your junior sailors.

  • Please look over the classes and determine which course(s) you would like to register your sailors for. If you are not sure, contact the program director, Molly Vandemoer before January 2nd.

  • Boats are provided for all introductory level classes and high school race teams. Boat ownership is needed for Opti and 420 race teams after your first season.

  • You will receive professional coaching

  • All sailors must wear a US Coast Guard approved life-jacket

  • A safety boat is present for all sessions

  • Cancellation Policy: $50 service charge for cancellation prior to the first date of the class. Those not removed from the waitlist due to over-subscription will be refunded class fees.

  • PYSF Scholarships are available as part of PYSF’s mission to be a community sailing program that teaches sailing regardless of ability to pay. To apply for a scholarship, complete the PYSF Request for Scholarship and contact if you have any questions.


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