What a wonderful evening

SK-CHG-CDWhen Scott Kirby was doing his sound check we could tell it was going to be a wonderful evening. It was a perfect, cloudless evening, and the gentle breeze coming in through the windows hinted at a Florida Keys kind of night.

We introduced Scott as the man of “the four S’s, singer, songwriter, storyteller and sailor” and the members and guest immediately settled in because they knew he was one of us. For the next hour or so, he brought to life old standards, his own classics and songs from his new album (above). Peppering his performance with hilarious and surprising stories, Scott had us singing, swaying and stomping along.

We featured a new guest chef, R Phil Gauthier with his signature appetizers and to-die-for cakes.

Next Event: July 4th, dine around the harbor – register here.

Scott Kirby is coming to The Club

Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 pm.
MumboSinger, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, sailor and road warrior are all words that aptly describe Scott Kirby. Writing songs for a new CD, performing 150 live shows a year throughout the US and Canada, and holding down the stage at his own club—Key West’s Smokin’ Tuna Saloon—keep the barnacles off this modern-day troubadour.

To register for this event go to TheClubAtWestpoint.com and click on Upcoming Events.

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

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.