In keeping with last month’s theme, I received a number of responses from members indicating their support and commitment to our club. They were all wonderful responses and it is great to know that our members have such warm, fuzzy and appreciative feelings about BCYC. Keep those emails coming! I also received an email from Tony Knox entitled “Interesting Stuff” about BCYC. The email and interesting stuff list were very comprehensive (three single spaced pages) and was recently highlighted in the May 6 Weekly Update. But I would like to share some of those highlights of that list and will do so in future articles to remind members to “hang on to what we got.”

As we all know, we are an equity club and we own our club (building) and marina. This is some of the most valuable real estate in Southern California and an incredibly beautiful yachting venue for all to enjoy. Our marina slip fees, along with membership dues, primarily go to support our club and its operations. The club owns two Race Committee boats, Blue Star and EmmiBlue Star is named after the blue star in our burgee, and Emmi is named after Staff Commodore Jim Emmi, who played an important role with her purchase and restoration. Did you know that we have a cell phone tower on our property, which pays us monthly rent? We do.

The above lists just a few of the benefits of membership. Talk to your friends and neighbors and let them know what we are all about. Perhaps they may be interested in joining. 

If you have any questions or comments regarding membership, or how you can help the Membership Committee, please feel free to email me at or call me at 714-835-6300 anytime. 

Membership, Rolf Rolnicki