December Midwinter Races Report The rains held off for the 2nd edition of the BYC 2018-2019 Midwinter races held on December 8 & 9. Some details: Saturday, December 8: 43 yachts divided into 5 divisions showed up to enjoy the 7-10k winds from ENE. This direction, along with the strong ebb, produced great flat water sailing in the winter sun. We were able to start on time (12:00) and we sent the gang on a double windward/leeward course. Even with the light wind, all were able to complete the course within an average of 1 ½ hours.
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Ahoy Berkeley Yacht Club!
We will be participating in a holiday toy drive for needy children this season. A box for new unwrapped children's gifts has been conveniently placed in the central lounge space of the club for your convenience. We would like to have an OVERFLOWING box to donate by December 18th. You might consider bringing a gift as early as this Friday! We would appreciate YOUR help as well!
The BYC Letter- December 2018
Recently, the retiring commodore of the Berkeley Yacht Club awarded a number of special presentation awards at the Commodore’s Ball Saturday, December 1st. It was a gala-dinner event at the club in which the Change of Watch occurred, and a number of distinctive awards were presented, all prior to installing the 2019 Board of Directors.
Join us to experience the wonder of the Berkeley Waterfront and the magic of the winter season!
November means lobster. This month's dinner meeting is Saturday, November 17th.
This is also the month in which we announce the newly elected Board of Directors for 2019 but mainly it's lobster. The dinner menu will include:
Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail
First Course: Ceasar Salad
Main Course: Maine Lobster / Idaho garlic smashed potatoes / California corn on the cobb
Dessert: Autumn apple pie a' La mode
Election of the 2019 Berkeley Yacht Club Board of Directors Ballot will be mailed to you by October 31st. Please return your ballots by mail or in person to the club no later than Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1800 (6:00pm).
Vote for the following:
Commodore Mark Bird
Vice Commodore Julie LaPlant
Rear Commodore David Janinis
Fleet Captain Tiburcie de la Carcova
Oktoberfest and Corporation Meeting October 20th
On behalf of the Nominating Committee, please find below the proposed slate of candidates for the 2019 BYC Board of Directors.
First, we would like to thank all 2018 board members for the considerable amount of work and their contribution to the club. Special thanks to members that are stepping down from the board: Commodore Chuck Bullett, Paul Boatman, Tom Loughran and Bob Bratton. Chuck, enjoy the silver stars :-).
2018-19 MIDWINTER SERIES ON THE OLYMPIC CIRCLE RACE DATES:
NOV. 10/11, ‘18 DEC. 8/9, ‘18 JAN. 12/13, ‘19 FEB. 9/10, ‘19 CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS-WINNERS RACE: FEB. 24, 2019 RULES AND SERIES: •
The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of US Sailing, the Rules or decisions of each class concerned, and by the Sailing Instructions and any amendments thereto. •There will be two, independent series - Saturdays and Sundays. There will be no throw-outs.
BYC Winter Nights welcomes the Blues Bottle Band to the BYC Lounge this Friday, October 5 at 8:00 pm.
Why are they called the Blues Bottle Band? No idea. But I do know that I like a good five piece blues band in a cool setting like the bar at the BYC.
The jammin' starts at 8:00 pm so why not get here a little early and get in a nice sunset and a cocktail beforehand.
Winter Nights have arrived!
Mark Bird BYC Rear Commodore