ClubBuzz: Boat Show: Day 2: Come and have some fun on TheClub’s VIP Barge and take in the show. PS: There are some great seminars too!

ClubBuzz: Boat Show: Day 2: Come and have some fun on TheClub's VIP Barge and take in the show. PS: There are some great seminars too!

The Buzz
Newsletter of The Club at Westpoint
Friday, May 5th, 2023

Happy 160th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla!

In today’s Buzz:

  • Boat Show – Day One report – amazing fun day despite the late afternoon shower – pics and stories below
  • Balena Bay Cruise Out – details and sign up below
  • PYSF fund raiser – May 20th – not to be missed

May through June at The Club

Thursday, 4th to Sunday 7th – Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show at Westpoint Harbor
Thursday, May 11th – Board Meeting
Saturday, 13th – Celebration of Life: Ursula Cody – RSVP
Friday, 19th – Friday Fun Series, race #2
Friday, 19th to Sunday 21st – Cruise-out to Ballena Bay
Saturday, May 20th – PYSF Spring Fund Raiser
Thursday, May 25th – Towel Day calling all Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Fans for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters
Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day

Thursday, June 9th – Board Meeting
Saturday, June 10th – The welcome return of Scott Kirby in concert
Friday, June 16th – Friday Fun Series Race #3
Sunday, June 18th – Father’s Day
Friday, June 30th – Friday Fun Series Race #4

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show
May 4th to 7th from 10:00 to 6:00

Day One:
The weather literally put a damper on things but it did not affect the enthusiasm of the volunteers or the many visitors to the show. We had very steady traffic to our booth and down on the VIP party barge. 

We met such interesting people from all across the Bay Area including from as far afield as Sacramento to the north east and Morgan Hill to the south west. Everyone was really impressed with the new clubhouse and all said they could not wait to try out the new restaurant. 

I met a couple and their young sons from San Leandro who had no idea Redwood City had a marina, let alone a port, and were truly impressed by the scale and excellence of everything at the harbor and at the show. As a sailing family, Westpoint is now going to be one of their top destinations.

Our amazing volunteers showed up in strength, many turning up even though it wan’t their day. From working the booth answering questions and telling The Club at Westpoint to hosting invited guests on the VIP Barge and helping them understand The Club culture and benefits of membership, the whole team was at it very best. Thank you so much for throwing yourself wholeheartedly into this! 

Special thanks to the organizing team who have done a remarkable job of pulling all this together in a relatively short space of time. There dedication and persistence has really paid off.

And, let’s not forget, the wonderful Erick and Justin from Hurrica restaurant manning the bar on the VIP Barge – thank you gentlemen!

Day two is just beginning. The weather has improved and, as I sit here in The Club office writing today’s Buzz, the sun is shining on the new clubhouse, almost sparkling in its white paint, the boats in the harbor are reflecting the light in every direction such that there is glow reaching up and punching bright blue holes in the wispy white clouds.

Come and join us today, or this weekend.

Send me your boat show pics so I can publish them in The Buzz.

The Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is May 4-7th in Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City. The Club at Westpoint hospitality barge will be there alongside iconic classic wooden yachts. The Club is holding a Sail-a-bration Party on the Barge, Saturday, May 6th, from 3-6 pm.

The Club will be having a booth at the event and hosting invited visitors on the VIP party barge adjacent to N-Dock.

Join us! Bring your friends!
The Show
Boat owners, non-boat owners, and water sports enthusiasts are all welcome to find out more about The Club at Westpoint and to meet some of our members. 

How it works    
Tickets are available online at and at the door.:

Lunch will be available for purchase at the event.

More details at the Boat Show website.

Boat Show Seminars
In the clubhouse

12:00 Mary Elkin – Modern Sailing

1:00 Lisa Chapin – SailTime Charters
Captain Lisa from SailTime San Francisco reviews the different pathways to go sailing from local community sailing organizations, to how to find crew opportunities, to chartering and fractional sailing memberships plus buying boats and offshore trips. A great seminar for new sailors who want to learn all the different ways to sail. 

2:00 Dick Markie – Cruising Mexico

3:00 Mike Gunning – Electrifying Boats
It’s 2023, Diesel or Electric? This interactive presentation reviews how boats use their auxiliary motor system with a focus and comparison of electric propulsion and diesel propulsion. Data driven based of over 1000 conversions of boat from 25ft to 80ft. Industry listing of companies supporting the US electric propulsion market. With a significant number of electric sailors in the San Francisco Bay, you will likely be able to speak with those who us electric propulsion.


Virginia Gleser – Harmony with your partner in the small space of a boat 24/7
Cruising the world’s oceans is more often than not, a man’s dream and his significant other, with some reluctance decides to accompany him. The challenge then is how can you cruise successfully (meaning having a wonderful time) when you live together 24/7 on a rocking sailboat? We have a fun and interactive seminar that will give you an idea of how we’ve managed to have great cruising adventures for 6 months of each of the last 22 years. At the end of the cruising season we have happily said to each other, “Let’s do it again next year.” We focus on the steep learning curve of the first year where there are so many experiences that can enhance your time together as well as situations to avoid while pursuing your dream.

Thursday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

$15 Daily
Kids under 12 Free
Thursday & Friday: Free for Active Military

Cruise Out to Ballena Bay
May 19th to 21st

Hello Cruisers, 

Our next cruise out is a month away to Ballena Bay YC, the weekend of May 19-21, 2023. 

SKIPPERS – Ballena Isle uses Dockwa, please make a reservation on dockwa BEFORE submitting your cruise out sign up! Please register here. Fill out the info for “Book a Stay.” You will go through several screens answering questions about your boat – LOA, beam, draft, and credit card for slip payment, and to login if you have to have a Dockwa account.  IMPORTANT – In one of the final screens you will see a field called “Special Requests” – please type in: The Club at Westpoint visiting BBYC. 

Once you have your reservation request email with reservation number, please complete the cruise out sign up… you will need your reservation number.

For information about the cruise out, and to sign up, go here:

Let me know if you have any questions.

Shannon Amerman

Save the date: PYSF Fundraiser
May 20th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Los Altos Community Center

Join us for an unforgettable evening of high stakes, laughter, and philanthropy as we set sail on an adventure at the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation (PYSF) Spring Fundraiser! The PYSF Spring Fundraiser is your chance to make a difference and support our mission of getting kids on the water. Together, let’s raise funds to provide new boats and create life-changing sailing programs for the Bay Area youth!

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to support the PYSF and make a difference in the lives of Bay Area youth. Grab your tickets now and let’s sail the Riviera together!

To purchase tickets or for more information, Click here to visit the PYSF website

We can’t wait to see you there!

Fundraiser: ‘Sail the Riviera’ Casino Party!
Saturday, May 20th @ 6:00PM | In-Person Event

Experience the excitement of the Riviera: Get ready to roll the dice and test your luck at the casino tables. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, there’s something for everyone!

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