The 7th Annual Westpoint Regatta from Treasure Island to Redwood City will take place on July 18th.
Regatta Website: www.westpointregatta.com
7th Annual Westpoint Regatta
YRA Weekend Regatta Series
|Westpoint Harbor Marina|
|Waterbar, San Francisco|
|Mount Gay Rum|
|Lyngso Garden Material|
Friday July 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM there will be a Pre-Race Reception at the Waterbar in San Francisco. The No-Host bar will feature a Mount Gay rum cocktail.
On Saturday racers join the Weekend Regatta Fleet to race around Alcatraz and rocket downwind with the flood tide to Redwood City, where Sequoia Yacht Club will be your host at the “Island Time Party” in the “tropical” region of San Francisco Bay. On Sunday racers will enjoy a breakfast at Sequoia Yacht Club before catching the ebb current back to the north bay.
Registration is via Jibeset.
Click the following link to view last year’s photos of the Start of the Westpoint Regatta.
Follow the next link to see what people at Pressure-Drop had to say about this event and see more photos taken during the race.
June 9, 2015 No Comments
Meaning of the Veterans Remembered Flag:
– The Flag depicts the founding of our nation by the thirteen stars that emanate from the hoist to the large red star that represents our Nation and the five branches of our country’s military that defend her.
– The white star indicates the Veteran’s dedication to service.
– The blue star honors all who serve in the military in the past, present, and future.
– The gold star memorializes those who fell defending our Nation.
– The green field represents the hallowed ground where all rest eternally.
About Memorial Day
Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. (courtesy of Military.com)
May 24, 2015 No Comments
Several people have reported being stopped from going under the Eastern Span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge by the Coast Guard.
To assist boaters who wish to visit Clipper Cove on Treasure Island we recommend looking at the charts which are attached to the Local Notice to Mariners for District 11, Week 19. The Safety Zone extends 100 yards around the SFOBB from Yerba Buena Island to the “I” Pier through 31 December 2015. An Alternate Channel has been designated.
Follow the attached link to view these chartlets.
lnm11192015-Bay Bridge De-Construction
May 16, 2015 No Comments
Cruise Leader: Steve Lane
May 23-24th Raft up – “Serendipity” is planning to pick up a mooring (on Saturday afternoon). Let me know if you can get over earlier!!!
Sunday May 24th – Picnic ashore – 1:00 PM (If coming by land try to catch one of the early Ferries, they will be crowded. You can bring coolers and supplies carts.) We will have a potluck picnic in front of the Visitor Center at Ayala Cove (Look for the Burgee & Veterans Remembered Flag.) There are picnic tables and Bar-B-Q grills. Steve & Carol will supply the charcoal. Everyone should bring what they want to grill and one dish to share. Bring ice and mixers for the MMM (If you don’t know what this is you will have to come to find out).
To download and print the cruising notes click this link: Cruise-Notes-May, 2015-Angel-Island.
May 5, 2015 No Comments
From MeeSun Boice,
Baja Taco Bar, Sunday May 3, 1:00 PM
The Treasure Island Yacht Club’s foundation is its members. We are made up of young families, retired couples and singles. During our membership drive we ask our members to invite friends and family to attend our event and get to know the TIYC family. We also invite others who share our passion for all things water and those who want to be a part of a club that will embrace you for ‘who’ you are, to enjoy and participate.
Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA), Treasure Island Community Development (TICD), and Treasure Island Enterprises (TIE) will share insight and update our membership on the impending development of Treasure Island.
1:30 pm – TIDA, TICD and TIE presentation
2:30 pm – Appetizers: 7-layer dip, ceviche
3:00 pm – Baja Taco Bar
Baja Taco Bar by our TIYC member, Fleet Captain and Executive Chef of Waterbar and Epic – Parke Ulrich
Complete Meal $20.
May 1, 2015 No Comments
On April 18th, Coyote Point will cruise-in to TIYC for Pirate Burgers.
Currently, they’re at only 10 members, but their club is like ours – lots of last minute participation, so we could have nearly 20. With our own group, we may see 30 or more. Please help make this a memorable experience for Coyote Point. We will probably cruise to their club this year, so let’s put on the Pirate Ritz — AhRRRR!
As usual, I will purchase the grub on Saturday late morning, so if you want something special, please email me back.
Meanwhile, the menu will be:
- Doubloons with Rotted Grub Worms in Strained Curdled Milk (Potato Chips & Onion Dip)
- Crunchy Monkey Fingers, Crisp Green Daggers, Squishy Red Eyballs, etc. with Mermaid Goo (Veggie Plate/Dip)
- Steamed Bunny Poo in it’s own sauce – A landlubber’s favorite (Baked Beans)
- Chunky Cubes of Beach Tubers with Green and Yellow Bits (Potato Salad)
- …and the Main Coarse (sic) – Arrrr-PiraTe Burgggers
- followed by some form of dessert…which I will accept recommendations for.
People We Need at 4pm: one or two behind the bar, two to help with Pirate Burger prep and cooking two to setup/take down tables and chairs two to set out snacks and dinner on the buffet all of the above to help clean-up
Will Smith (email@example.com)
April 11, 2015 No Comments
Encinal Cruise-In – March 28th
Dinner with Friends!
Please join us at the club as we entertain our friends from Encinal Yacht Club. Every year about this time, we have the pleasure of a cruise-in from the Encinal, and it’s always loads of fun.
This year, they’ve chosen the last weekend of the month, and that means the Treasure Island Flea Market will be on the island, so why not spend a few hours walking through Building One, then help with dinner with TIYC. We’ll need a few folks to cook, more to set up and serve, and all hands to clean up afterwards.
Although it’s not fully settled, we expect to be preparing a Steak and Fish menu with all the extras for $20…and a $5 discount for TIYC members who help.
I’ve made an RSVP page:
So please click there, add your name, and if you’re volunteering to bring a dish (reimbursable), please enter your name in one of the pre-defined lines.
Any specific questions, please call or text: 510-589-7410 cell
p.s. Treasure Island Flea Market info: Click Here
March 19, 2015 No Comments
Click here for the latest flyer: Shamrock Shenanigans Sail 2015.
Update from Will Smith (3/11/2015)
At TIYC this Saturday: a Cruise to Miraposa/Hunters Point YC, then Corned Beef and Cabbage.
A few changes recommended by the Bridge & Board:
lower price – drinks not included, time change to 7pm due to tides.
Major Price Reduction:
NOW $15! (beer/wine not included)
We’ll have Corned Beef and Cabbage served soup style.
Snacks, Salad, Irish Soda Bread, and Bread Pudding by Connie Van Putten.
9am Coffee and pastries
10am Cruise to Mariposa-Hunters Point YC
11am Blacktop to Mariposa-Hunters Point YC
3pm Sail Back to TIYC
7pm Corned Beef and Cabbage @ TIYC
Special Cruise Note: Due to tides, weather, and other considerations, the cruise may be somewhat tentative, so please check-in at TIYC before heading for MHPYC directly. Plan-B may be in effect.
Hi Everyone (again),
One week after the New Members Appreciation Dinner, we have my special day – Our celebration of St. Paddy’s Day on March 14th, with Shamrock Shenanigans. Perhaps a race, perhaps a cruise, but we’ll have food for sure. Can anyone guess what it will be?
Don’t be left out of this one. It’s a chance to get out on the water and come back to the club for a great meal for less money than you would spend if you did it yourself.
We’ll start somewhat early, so plan on being ready to roll out onto the water around 10am or so.
When was that again? March 14th: 10am cruise/race training/play on the water, dinner at 5:30.
Mark your calendars!
— Will Smith —
Hi Everyone, March 14th–come one come all–to the 164th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at noon at 2nd & Market Sts. You can then have a wonderful Irish dinner at Treasure Island Yacht Club. IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH!!! Don & Cathy
February 21, 2015 No Comments
Please mark your calendar for March 7th.
It’s both a house work-day and New Member Appreciation Dinner.
I’ve heard that the work day will be an easy one: a bit of Dinghy work, and Inventory of Everything.
Surely we’ll be discussing the big move slated for later this year.
For dinner, we’ll start a bit early, because everyone will be famished after a long day’s work.
Snacks and Cocktails at 4pm, Dinner at 5:30.
Menu will be prepared by our own world-famous Executive Chef, Parke Ulrich with the help of our Membership Chair and Rear Commodore MeeSun Boice, who both promise a fabulous Moroccan inspired feast.
We’ll include more info about the menu soon, but chicken, fish, and veggie choices are likely.
Cost is $20pp
Strict limit of 40 seats maximum, so please RSVP to me by clicking on this LINK or call 510-589-7410.
Even with the seat limit, if you have a prospective member or two, let us know, and we’ll make room.
February 21, 2015 No Comments
TIYC is planning our third Reno Fun Train trip.
The dates are Friday – Sunday, February 27 – March 1.
Theme: Rock ‘n Roll, Chocolate & Wine Tasting.
Price: $320 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Leaders: Lynette & Russ Breed.
February 8, 2015 No Comments