Member pictures from the Ballena Bay Cruise-Out, Royal Corinthians Burgee Exchange and Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters

Member pictures from the Ballena Bay Cruise-Out, Royal Corinthians Burgee Exchange and Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters

The Buzz
Newsletter of The Club at Westpoint
Monday, May 22nd, 2023

This week’s bumper Buzz:

  • New clubhouse pictures and renderings
  • Cruise out to Ballena Bay pictures
  • Burgee exchange at the Royal Corinthian YC in the UK
  • Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters on Wednesday!
  • AND the fabulous Scott Kirby is back for our first summer concert

Some new clubhouse pictures.

Top: The porthole doors to the main entrance and nautical light fixtures are now in.
Bottom: Renederings of the floor showing the hardwood and carpeted areas.

May through June at The Club

Wednesday, May 24th – Towel Day (eve) calling all Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Fans for Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters – see below.
Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day – Observed

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

Unleash the Adventure! Three boats braved strong winds on a thrilling cruise out to Ballena Bay in Alameda, where the welcoming Ballena Bay Yacht Club treated us like royalty – including a dinghy escort to our weekend slips. We explored the historic USS Hornet, savored craft brews at The Rake, and indulged in a magnificent BBQ overlooking San Francisco’s stunning skyline, streamed live into the BBYC via the Mersea webcam. Another epic weekend, uncovering hidden treasures in the Bay Area’s unique boating communities! 

Shannon Amerman

Burgee Exchange at Royal Corinthian YC
Burnham-on-Crouch, UK
with Gerhard Scherer

Since its foundation on the Thames in 1872, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club has produced many fine amateur helmsmen and women, including National and International Champions of all ages, upholding its earliest objective;

“To encourage Amateur Yacht Sailing”

Starting with its early adoption of the concept of one-design sailing in the late 19th Century, through to providing crew for the J-Class Endeavour in the 1934 America’s Cup and selecting the British Team for the Olympics in 1936, RCYC has constantly pursued excellence in every aspect of sailing.

Visiting other Yacht Clubs and Burgee Exchange Procedure
Just to let you know, members wanting to visit other clubs worldwide should contact the club concerned at least two weeks in advance. Most clubs will welcome you without any more ceremony. Some may ask for a letter of introduction (LOI) from The Club at Westpoint. Please get the name, title, and email address of the person to whom the LIO should be sent and send them to Kevin will then reach out to that person and arrange for your visit.

If you wish to perform a Burgee Exchange with that club let Kevin know and he will get you a burgee ($25 each). Make sure you get a picture (like Gerhard’s above) with both burgees and send them to Kevin to include in The Buzz.

Towel Day-eve & Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters
Calling all Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Fans
Clubhouse, Wednesday 24th, at 7:00 pm

Join Kevin for a lighthearted trip through hyperspace with Arthur, Ford, Zaphod, Trillian, and the irrepressible Marvin. There will be snacks, tea (hot), and Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters available.

A quick quiz to find out who is the froodiest dude and a chance to quote your favorite lines. Costumes welcome.

Sign up here.

Scott Kirby in Concert
Summer Concert Series
Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at 3:00 pm

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, traveler and road warrior are all words that aptly describe Scott Kirby. Finishing songs while driving through the Italian countryside, performing 100 plus live shows throughout the US and Canada, touring Ireland with 50 fans in tow, and recording his tenth album in Nashville, all keep the barnacles off this modern-day troubadour.

This is Scott’s fourth trip to The Club. He was one of the first acts to perform for us and has become an annual favorite.

Food and Beverages will be available to purchase.

Sign up here.

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