May sees the return of Taco Tuesdays, featuring racing, a party, AND the incredible Mexican Buffet. This absolutely fun excuse to enjoy BCYC every Tuesday from May 13 to August 28 is open to all members and guests. You can double your pleasure by racing or come enjoy the buffet and party. The club (and Columbia Room) will open at 4 p.m.

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Poker Run, May 5, to benefit LLS, starts the busy month of May at the club. The weekend of May 11-13 features Closing Night with Prime Rib Night, our 60th Opening Day, and Mother’s Day Brunch. A wine tasting, featuring wines from Kendell-Jackson winery, May 18, will be wonderful way to enjoy a Friday night at the club. The Long Beach Yacht Club Cruise happens May 25-28 and the Columbia Room is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Memorial Day.

With all of these absolutely fun events, what an opportunity to introduce a potential new member to BCYC. From eating to racing to cruising to helping raise money for LLS research, to celebrating our 60th anniversary, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

A great way to spend quality time on the water is to be part of the Race Committee. Your help is needed and always appreciated. Contact Paul DeCapua or Don White to volunteer – your enthusiasm is needed and they will teach you what needs to be done.

Dick Stone was honored by the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross at their annual Heroes luncheon for his impact on the military community, through the help of many BCYC members. This important work with the Marines Special Operations battalions at Camp Pendleton sets BCYC apart from many other yacht clubs. Congratulations, Dick!

Chef Georges Rapicault celebrated his 10th anniversary as BCYC Executive Chef in April. Who knew he could have this much fun – thanks, Chef, for all you do for the membership and our guests.

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn –

Commodore, Jerry Shandera