Reciprocal benefits

PacInter-ClubAfter our induction on Monday at the PICYA delegates meeting in San Rafael, members of The Club at Westpoint have reciprocal privileges at more than one hundred other clubs in northern California.

See the links on the Reciprocal Arrangements  page.

If you wish to visit clubs outside the PICYA region or those not on the PICYA list, the process is simple:

  1. Call or email ahead to the club in question and confirm details such as
    1. Opening times
    2. Slip availability (if traveling by boat)
  2. They should, in the “Corinthian spirit”, welcome you.
  3. However, please do take your membership card as proof of membership in The Club at Westpoint
  4. Some clubs may ask for a letter from The Club Commodore. If so please contact me and I will have one sent to you. I will need the name of the person to whom it should be addressed, the club name and address.

If you’d like to foster a reciprocal arrangement with the club you are visiting please let me know and I will give you a burgee to exchange to add to our ever-growing collection.

Have fun out there.

Open for business

The official club apparel store went online yesterday. You can find the store by clicking on the link on the main menu or you can go directly to the store here.

For personalization enter you name or the name of you boat in the “order details” box at checkout.

A magical evening

In a packed to capacity Clubhouse we were amazed and mystified by the incredible Spencer Grey. With wit, humor and hilarious audience participation Spencer astounded us. Sitting just inches away we crowded around and saw impossible feats that defied the laws of physics.

Once again our incredible chef, Pete Coleman, put on a culinary symphony of tastes and textures that provided the perfect counterpoint to our magical show.

This was The Club’s official opening and members received their club burgee and membership packets. Flying proudly over the clubhouse for the first time was an oversized version of the burger and, as I look out over the harbor today, I can see quite a few more.

Maria Muldaur is in the house

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Photo: courtesy Shannon Amerman

Our second event at The Club featured the amazing Maria Muldaur. A packed room enjoyed her jazz and blues to the fabulous piano accompaniment of Chris Bern. From tributes to Peggy Lee to scat to the iconic “Midnight at the Oasis”, Maria entertained, amused and inspired.

We also got to welcome our newest members and roll out the final design of the burgee.

There was great interest in the latest plans for the new clubhouse and Mike Kastrop, architect, carefully talked through the design ideas and welcomed the abundant input from members and guests. You can see the latest plans here.

Our next event will be the official opening on May the 4th. Be sure to sign up on the events page.

Sneak peek! (Updated)

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Here is the latest view of the plan for the new clubhouse. Remember this is still preliminary. We’d welcome your comments and ideas. We’re going to show these to the members and guests at the Maria Muldaur event on Friday night. If you’d like to comment please complete the form below: we’re really interested in your ideas.

UPDATED 2018-04-10: Here are some renderings for you to enjoy.

We’d welcome your input: please complete the form below.

 

The Burgee design is finalized

After a lot of deliberation and designs, including looking through all 1,800 burgees that are registered we have finally settled on the design.

It represents the “W” of Westpoint, with the simple white arrow being the “point” and the stars indicate our two primary purposes of being a social and a sporing club.

Here it is:

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Here is how it looks:

 

Inaugural event

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The party got going in our new, temporary, home on the second floor of the Harbor House. The conservatory room looked just like a stylish and exclusive cabaret venue.

With outstanding food from chef  Peter Coleman and some of the finest local wines, the evening was a terrific success.

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The music was provided by the exceptional talents of Drew Harrison and Scott Southard who are the Lennon and McCartney of the internationally known Sun Kings Beatles tribute band. As a duo, The Two of Us 2, took us all on a journey of fond memories, wonderful music, and uninhibited singing.

The evening wound up with a short presentation by Peter Blackmore, the committee chairman inviting everyone attending to become members.

An interesting and lively question-and-answer session followed with everyone clearly excited to learn more and help frame and shape our new club.

The next event will be on March 23rd and registration will be open next week.