November brings fall to Southern California. Whether you are enjoying a beverage in the Columbia Room, having dinner in the main dining room or utilizing the new granite counter on the balcony outside the card room/library area on the upper level, as a member of BCYC, you have a fabulous location to enjoy sunsets on the bay. While our neighbors at BYC and NHYC are beginning or finishing a remodel, our club is the place to be. This is thanks to our staff and the hard work and attention from the many volunteers on the House and Grounds Committee. Consider taking advantage of our gem on the water – plan to hold your birthday party, celebration with colleagues, wedding anniversary event or corporate party at the club.

The Wild Sailing Regatta and Party enjoyed a successful first year with competitive racing and fun after-parties. Congrats to the Race Committee and Secretary Rhonda Tolar’s team, setting the stage for year two in 2019. The Wine 101 event was informative, as well as provided an opportunity for members to buy new favorites at a great price point. Celebrating the BCYC 60th anniversary throughout the year saw great events, cool commemorative merchandise, and memories. Kari Konapelsky and her many volunteers made it happen.

While new events were big hits, the many traditional things at BCYC like Clambake, Showboat, Lounge Nights, New Year’s Eve, the Las Commodoras Dog Show and Oktoberfest, Avalon Cruise and Father’s Day — with the car and art show — were attended by record crowds. Taco Tuesday, Angelman Series and Juniors Corinthian Cup saw great racing and participation. Camp Corinthian 2018 was a great success, as Junior Sailing Director, Cameron MacLaren, and his group of top-notch coaches helped almost 100 kids become more proficient on the water. The Gala, supporting high achievement on the water, continued to be a success. With the help of many club members, BCYC will be quite amazing during the upcoming holiday season.

Whether a long-standing tradition or first-year event, the BCYC trademark is great fun because of careful planning and awesome execution. Thanks to all the volunteers AND club staff who make the many races, cruises and social events such a success!

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison –

Jerry Shandera, Commodore