BCYC is the Place to Be

Wow, I cannot believe that it is already June. This year has flown by so fast for me. The Activities Committee has been busy in 2023. We kicked off the year with a fabulous New Year’s Eve Party and have not stopped since. Activities at BCYC have been the place to be. Our members have been showing up and supporting our club in record numbers.

Sunday, June 18, we will have another can’t-miss celebration for fathers at our annual Father’s Day Brunch and Car Show. In recent years we have had magnificent cars, including a police car from “The Andy Griffith Show.” If you would like to enter your car in the show, please contact me at [email protected]. If you have not made reservations for the Father’s Day brunch, please call the club to reserve your spot before it is too late.

The Activities Committee is always looking for members to join our group. If you are interested, please contact me via email at [email protected] or come to one of our meetings that are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Activities, Artesha Harvey

On the Water

The month of May was, again, a busy one! Closing Day and Opening Day, 2023, are behind us and the harbor is void of ice and fog (from the Closing Night ceremony). We are now ready for the boating season. Each May, BCYC becomes a center of sailing and boating activity with the beginning of the 15 weeks of Taco Tuesday racing. More than 100 sailors from the area race for the winning positions and then assemble in the club for dinner, beverages and to cheer the race results! The club is open to ALL MEMBERS for dinner and drinks beginning at 4 p.m. every Tuesday, through Aug. 22 (except July 4). Come enjoy drink specials and the amazing Mexican buffet in the Columbia Room and, as part of the fun, you can spin the wheel to win some great prizes. Tacos and tequila – make this an amazing night at BCYC.

The Commodore’s Cruise takes place from June 3–19. Almost 50 members will cruise from Rome to Barcelona the first week aboard Celebrity Edge. Many of the group will journey the second week on Ama Waterways’ enticing river cruise on the Duoro River though Portugal and Spain.

Don’t miss the Father’s Day Brunch and car show! Please make a reservation with the club office for the always amazing brunch. If you have a vehicle that you would like to display, please contact Artesha Harvey via email at [email protected] to arrange your participation.

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible!” - Audrey Hepburn

Vice Commodore, Cleve Sproule


June Gloom…Or Not

One of the challenges of writing an article for The Masthead about 45 days in advance is not knowing what will happen with any degree of certainty. So, despite knowing that I might be completely wrong, I thought I’d mention June gloom and offer some advice.

As a long-time racer, I’ve experienced a few challenging June gloom race days, trying to locate the next mark in the fog while keeping an eye out for other boats that are also heading towards the same mark. A bit of advice…as this photo shows, carry an air horn on board and use it periodically to signal to other boats that you are nearby. Sounds sometimes seem to be coming from a different direction in the fog, so if you hear a horn, look in ALL directions for the source and be prepared to take evasive action.

But the good news for BCYC racers is that we are not running any ocean races in June, just harbor races. With a few exceptions, visibility in the harbor in June is historically OK.

Racing In June
We are running our traditional Taco Tuesday harbor races every Tuesday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. We run two separate venues…one for Harbor 20s and one for PHRF boats. After racing, we head back to the club for food, drinks and the raffle.

In addition, we will be running harbor races during the day for the junior sailors. Watch for the action on June 20 and 22…and again on June 27 and 29.

Winner, Winner
BCYC racers kept up their tradition of winning first–third in most of the races they enter. Here’s the latest list of winners!

Angelman #3
1st Place Class A – Gabriel Nistor – XLR8
2nd Place Class A – Dan Rossen – Problem Child
1st Place Class C – John Risvold – Maiden

Angelman Series
1st Place Class A – Dan Rossen – Problem Child
1st Place Class C – John Risvold – Maiden
Best BCYC Skipper Overall – Dan Rossen – Problem Child

SaIl Fleet, Paul deCapua


Las Commodoras is an auxiliary at BCYC and all of you are a vital part of this group. Auxiliary is defined as providing supplementary or additional support. The ship has an auxiliary power source – as a reminder, that is what Las Commodoras is at BCYC

Julie Granbery is the Las Commodoras Goodwill Ambassador. She stands ready to send a card for encouragement or condolences, depending on the situation. Do not hesitate to contact Julie when she can be of assistance at [email protected].

We had so much fun welcoming everyone to the BCYC Opening Day event. Now summertime and party time are here. Make plans to enjoy the Taste of Sonoma, the wine tasting party, June 22. This event will be from 6–8 p.m. and cost is $30 inclusive. There will be a charcuterie presentation, raffle and live music. Make this a date night or friends night out!

The Las Commodoras Summer White luncheon, July 13, will surely be a sold-out affair. White attire is required and there will be appetizers, libations and a fabulous lunch designed by Chef Georges Rapicault. Cost is $49 inclusive – also included will be a raffle and live music. You do not want to miss this luncheon.

We welcome all members to attend the Las Commodoras’ event. For new members, this is a great way to meet other members and develop lasting friendships. Get involved at BCYC.

Las Commodoras, Teri Leigh