ClubBuzz: Bumper Buzz! New clubhouse pics, Rolex Cup, and much, much, more

ClubBuzz: Bumper Buzz! New clubhouse pics, Rolex Cup, and much, much, more

The Buzz
Newsletter of The Club at Westpoint
Monday, September 11th, 2023

In today’s Bumper Buzz

  • Clubhouse Pictures
  • Pub Quiz Pictures
  • Join The Club discussion on Signal
  • Charity Night at Sequoia YC
  • The Rolex Cup
  • New Member Hangout on the Large Barge
  • Movie Night – The Birds
  • Corinthian Yacht Club Cruise-In
  • Coastal Cleanup Day
  • Rock The Dock at the Port of Redwood City


September through November at The Club

Tuesday, 12th to Wednesday 13th – Clubhouse closed for a private event
Wednesday, 13th – Charity night Sail It Forward at Sequoia YC
Thursday, 14th to Sunday, 17th – Rolex Big Boat Series with Hurrica and Ocean Queen competing
Friday, 15th – Friday Fun Series #9
Saturday, 16th – Special Meet the New Members Hangout on the Party Barge
Sunday, 17th – Coastal Cleanup – volunteers needed
Friday, 22nd – Sunday 24th, Cruise-In from Corinthians Yacht Club
Friday, 22nd – Movie Night – 60th Anniversary of The Birds (Hitchcock)
Saturday, 23rd – Rock the Dock at The Port of Redwood City – shuttle service from Westpoint Harbor – volunteers needed
Saturday, 23rd – Red Bra Regatta South Beach Yacht Club

Friday, 6th – Friday Fun Series #10
Monday, 9th – Columbus Day observed
Friday, 13th – October Pub Quiz
SUNDAY, 15th – Docktober Fest – Feast, Fun, and Oompah!
Friday, 27th – Annual Members Meeting (proposed)

Friday, 3rd
– Pub Quiz
Sunday, 5th – Daylight Savings Ends (or does it?)
Tuesday, 21st – Private Event – Wardroom – 13:00 to 16:00
Thursday, 9th – Board Meeting
Friday, 10th – Craft Beer Night – Ghostwood Ales
Thursday, 23rd – Thanksgiving (Observed) – clubhouse open
Friday, 24th – Day after Thanksgiving (Observed) – clubhouse open

Latest Clubhouse Pictures
Finish works starting this week

Top: View from the Galley Porthole
Middle Left: Bar Construction well underway. Right: The Wardroom.
Bottom Left: The corridor from the elevator. Right: The upper deck.

Pub Quiz Pics
A welcome return of the Pub Quiz with a bumper crowd.

The Pub Quiz is back after summer break. With categories ranging from flowers, countries, birds, and news there was much hilarity, some surprises, and a few educational notes too.

Next Pub Quiz Friday, October 13th!

Join the discussion
Keep in touch with other members

We’ve been testing a common communication platform during the last few cruise outs – and it’s worked well. Given the mixture of mobile operating systems and the need to communication across all devices, we started testing different software platforms to enable easy group discussions. Something that allows seamless sharing of text, photos and video without strange iOS vs. Android (and others) software issues.

I’d like to propose we use Signal and try expanding to a larger audience of members. Unlike other common platforms, Signal is from a not-for-profit company, does not collect or sell your personal data and provides fully end-to-end encrypted communication—whether text, voice or video—and explicitly collects minimal required user information. This is clearly documented by the Privacy description in the Application Stores. Signal does occasionally ask for a donation, but it’s completely voluntary. The testing has worked so well that it’s time we open this up for more people interested in joining the discussion.

To get started, first download the free Signal app from your preferred Store. Signal also has a desktop agent that is available for Mac OS. Signing up in the app is quick, using just your name and mobile number. We’ve created two groups so far to enable topic-specific conversation, please join as you like and you can drop out of the conversation at any time. The important thing to understand, when you join (or rejoin) a conversation, Signal will not allow you to see any of the prior discussions that happened when you were not a member of the group, so no scrolling back to see what was said without you. 

  • To join the TCAW Social group – for discussions involving member social activities, use this link:
  • To join the TCAW Boat Maintenance & Repair group – for discussions involving the topic of boating repair, use this link:

Note, anyone with a link can join the discussion, but the groups are moderated and non-members will be removed, as will inappropriate and off-topic content.

Hope to see you on Signal, be part of the discussion! 


Charity Night: Sail It Forward Regatta
Wednesday September 13th at 16:30
Sequoia Yacht Club

This Wednesday Sept. 13 is the Annual Sailing, Dinner, and Fund Raising Event at the Sequoia Yacht Club and you are invited to join club member, skipper, and PICYA Commodore, Larry Mayne, on he sailboat ARIES.

The boat is located at the Port of Redwood City Marina, Dock C, Slip 11 (gate code 22362#). Boarding begins at 16:30, depart around 17:15, and return around 19:15  (sunset)

The onboard crew is limited to 10, Aloha Shirts and PFDs are provided (or bring your own). 

A minimum donation of $100 is required for Crew Members, the donation shall go to your favorite Charity, and includes a dinner ticket for the Lobster & Clambake meal at the Sequoia YC immediately following the Sail.

BUT WAIT, you do not have to be onboard the boat to be a contributing crew member. Please join us and all the crews at  the Sequoia Yacht Club, you need to sign up here. There will be Hawaiian Leis for all that are crewing for and contributing on behalf of the boat ARIES.

1630 Boarding, Cocktails, and Sailors Tall Tales
1715 Safe & Fun Sunset Sail 
1915 Lobster and Clambake dinner

The Boat that raises the most money for charity wins the Lighthouse Trophy. Your donation is tax deductible and really does help out the charity of your choice. For the first 8 donations of $100 or more made on behalf of ARIES a dinner ticket shall be given to the donor. Just in case you would like to donate, but are unable to come to the event, please mail your donation check made payable to the name of the charity of your choice.

Larry R. Mayne
156 Ashby Lane
Los Altos, CA 94022
cell/text 650-888-2324

Hurrica and Ocean Queen in the Rolex
Thursday September 14th to 17th – first warning at 11:00 am

The Rolex Big Boat Series is once again at St. Francis Yacht Club. Hurrica V and Ocean Queen V are both competing in the classic races on

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is sure to be a thrilling event. More details here.

New Members Hang Out
Join us on the Party Barge for Cocktails and Snacks
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday 16th September

All members are invited to join us on the Large Barge for cocktails and snacks. We’re inviting all new members to come along and meet and greet.

We enjoy some late summer sun, some fun conversation, and perhaps a game of corn-hole or two.
RSVP Here.

Movie Night: The Birds (60th Anniversary)
Depending on the Weather Outside or in the clubhouse
Friday 22nd, September from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

2023 marks 60 years since the iconic Hitchcock masterpiece “The Birds” was released. Starring Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, and the incredible Tippi Hedren is both a thrilling tale and wonderful look at Bodega Bay way back in 1963.

As usual there will be some food and beverages available for members and guests.

If the weather is good we will hold the movie outside (bring chairs and warm clothes). If not inside the clubhouse.

RSVP Here.

Corinthian Yacht Club Cruise-In
Please welcome the Corinthian Yacht Club
Friday 22nd to 24th, September

The Corinthian Yacht Club has an extensive history spanning over 130 years here in the Bay Area. It is the second oldest yacht club in Northern California  and remains in its original location since its founding in 1886.

For an extensive overview of our history by the History & Artifacts committee, please see

Our Port Captains will be out assisting in the arrival of the Corinthian Fleet. If you would like to join the Prot Captains and learn about this important task please contact

Please stop by and say “hi” to our visitors if you can and make them welcome.

Volunteers Needed to run a shuttle service from WPH to the Port of RWC
We’re going to run a shuttle service to the Port of Redwood City. If you’d like to ferry members from Westpoint to the Port of Redwood City via car or boat we’d welcome your help. The first shuttle will leave at 4:00 pm and the last one will return at 8:00 pm.

Volunteer here.

Meet at the harbor house
Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00am

The Club at Westpoint is once again hosting Coastal Cleanup Day in Westpoint Harbor. This year we’ll meet on Saturday, September 23rd at 10 a.m. and finish at 12 p.m. Volunteer today to help protect our environment and keep our community beautiful.

All you’ll need is sunscreen, closed toe shoes, a hat, reusable gloves, a bucket, and a water bottle. 

Sign up here. Note: for school-age kids, it’s a great opportunity to notch a couple of community service hours.

Rock the Dock: The Complications
Summer concert at The Port of Redwood City
This free event starts at 4:30 and goes until 7:00 pm
Shuttle Service from 4:00 until 8:00 to and from the clubhouse

Corinthian Yacht Club will be visting The Club this weekend and are planning on attending the Rock the Dock concert featuring The Complications on Saturday.

The Club is providing a shuttle service for the members and guests to the concert running every 30-minutes from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

The concert is free and there are food trucks available. 

RSVP Here.

Volunteers Needed to run a shuttle service from WPH to the Port of RWC
We’re going to run a shuttle service to the Port of Redwood City. If you’d like to ferry members from Westpoint to the Port of Redwood City via car or boat we’d welcome your help. The first shuttle will leave at 4:00 pm and the last one will return at 8:00 pm.

Volunteer here.

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