BumperBuzz: Grab a coffee, find a comfy chair, and enjoy all the news from The Club. Stanford Treeathlon (Sunday)

BumperBuzz: Grab a coffee, find a comfy chair, and enjoy all the news from The Club. Stanford Treeathlon (Sunday)

The Buzz
Newsletter of The Club at Westpoint
Friday, March 3rd, 2023

March at The Club

In today’s Buzz: Tonight PYSF are nominated for the prestigious Garret Horder Memorial TrophyStanford Treeathlon (Sunday), Special Offers from the Coastal Commission for Boaters, and get ready for Pi Day and the Oscars. And for boaters and non-boaters everywhere, another delightful installment of The Club Chronicles from Neal Doten.

Coffee time!

Sunday 5th – Stanford Treeathlon
Friday 10th – Let’s celebrate (early) PI Day
Sunday 12th – Academy Awards Oscar’s Party
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th – Cruise-Out to Treasure Island and anchor out in Clipper Cove
Friday 24th – March Pub Quiz
Friday 24th to 26th – Cruise-In from Encinal Yacht Club

PYSF nominated for the Garret Horder Trophy
Tonight at St. Francis Yacht Club

The Pacific Coast Yachting Association recognizes the importance of imparting knowledge and appreciation of the sport of boating to young people. It awards annually Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy to the member organization judged to have shown the greatest improvement in its Junior Boating Education program.

The Garrett Horder Memorial Trophy
The SS San Francisco painting is over 100 years old.

 At tonight’s PCYA annual meeting held at St. Francis Yacht Club, our junior sailing program, PYSF is one of the nominated programs. Their nomination document is incredibly impressive and you can read it here

Molly, and crew, everyone at The Club is rooting for you!

Stanford Treeathlon
Come and enjoy the sight of top athletes competing in a Triathlon at Westpoint
Sunday, March 5th, from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Sunday sees the return of the amazing Stanford University Treeathlon at Westpoint Harbor. This is a great event and you get an amazing view from the harbor.

Access to the Harbor will be restricted for safety reasons from 7:00am to 1:00pm

The ring road around Pacific Shores will be a one-way street only.  DO NOT attempt to turn left or make a U-turn into the race path. 

Traffic on Seaport Boulevard between Blomquist and Pacific Shores Center will be restricted to the right-hand lanes in each direction and motorists may experience delays.

California Coastal Commission News
Special Feature – Some Excellent Programs from the CCC

Our friends at the Coastal Commission have two great programs they are running right now of great help to boaters in The Club. One features our very own Winston Bumpus.

Check out the new podcast episode and learn about the Pumpout Nav App and why you should use it. This app gives you up to the minute information on where the public pumpouts are and if they are working.

The podcast features special guest Winston Bumpus (member of The Club at Westpoint, Recreational Boaters of California and the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association).

Want more? Check out the previous six podcast episodes here


The Dockwalker program trains you to help boaters understand the importance of taking care of the local marine environment. You get to give boaters valuable cleaning and spill prevention goodies for completing the survey.

If you would like to become a Dockwalker – classes are coming up.

  • March 4th (10-12:45 pm) online reg here
  • April 1st (10-12:45 pm) online reg  here

Pi-Day Apple-Pie and Dinner
Enjoy some of Carolyn Peterson famous Apple-Pie and dinner from Armadillo Willy’s
Friday, March 10th at 6:00 pm

Carolyn Peterson, will bring her simply-scrumptious apple pie. She’ll even share her secret family recipe! 

Join us for some home-made apple pies. We’ll also have a BBQ dinner from Armadillo Willy’s.

  • Mix & Mingle: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Dinner: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Pie TIme!: 8:00 – 9:00 pm

Carolyn will give us baking tips and will share her family recipe.

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Oscar Night Party
Join us for Oscar Night at The Club. 
Sunday, March 12th from 4:00 pm

The Events Team will be hosting a glamorous Oscar Night Party in the clubhouse on Sunday, March 12th. 

The event will begin at 4:00 pm with the Red Carpet with the actual ceremony commencing at 5:00 pm. The show is slated to end at 8:00 pm.

What to Wear: Casual Glam!
What to Bring: Dessert nibbles: cookies, mini cupcakes, chocolates to share
What to Eat: Light platters will be provided by The Club featuring: prime rib, jumbo shrimp cocktail, & deviled eggs.

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The Club Chronicles
A Few Steps Back to “Yesteryear”
From member Neal Doten

Actually, it was more than a “few steps.”  It was a short hike from the bus depot to the first street back from the beach. But, I’m ahead of myself …
Cruising in Mexico – especially when in Baja – requires one to adjust in many ways. Something as seemingly simple as getting a haircut requires a bit of mission planning; the most important aspect being intelligence. Fortunately, the “cruising community” is one’s go-to source. In La Paz (Sea of Cortez), finding fellow cruisers is easy.

After bidding farewell to Paula at the Termina Turistica de Autobuses in downtown La Paz, I was off to find the recommended barbershop. Walking southeast one long block, I came to the desired street (Calle Belisario Domínguez) and turned right to find #1440. 

About halfway down the block and across the street, there it was – unmistakable with its faded red-white-blue chevrons painted on both sides of the entrance to the shop.

For me, walking through the door produced a sensation of déjà vu; I flashed back to the barbershops I remember as a kid from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Everything was as it should be from the old-style barber chairs to the tiled counters and floors. The added bit of authenticity was the black-and-white TV!
The weird thing that didn’t fit was I had to speak Spanish! However, Rodrigo did a fine job in spite of my limited ability to guide him in Spanish.
After I returned to La Paz from cruising north in the Sea of Cortez, Enrique cut my hair. He didn’t do as good a job.  I consoled myself with the old saying that, “the difference between a bad haircut and a good one is about three weeks!”


Submitted by:  Neal Doten  s/v No Moss

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