Sunday, February 19, 2012

February update from the Commodore

Hi Everyone:
The Super Bowl Party at Gary and Janice Page’s house was a blast.  Thanks to Gary and Janice for opening their home to the club.  Food was donated by the Pages and DiBartolos, allowing for this to be a money-making event.

We had a great time on our last cruise-out to Tower Park.  Read Ted’s blog entry for more details.  Thanks to Joanne and Ted for hosting this cruise-out.

You should have received your membership cards and directories.  We also have a copy of the 2012 Directory on-line in the Member’s Area section of our website.  Thanks to Betty for the work on the membership cards and to Jack for the lay-out and printing of the directories.

We held a Board meeting on February 11, 2012.  Among other things, the Board voted to allow members to use any left-over bar chips at 2012 events, or to pay towards event fees.  We are working on our goals for this year, the annual audit, updating our boating affiliates that we remain an active club, and are exploring options available to us as we redefine ourselves.


March 16-18 – March Winds Cruise to Windmill Cove

March 30 – April 1, our Partnering Event/Cruise-Out to Driftwood Yacht Club.

Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Caliente cruisers enjoy the first cruise-out of 2012!

With one eye on the weather forecast, this past weekend 8 CIYC captains and crew looked February directly in the face and set off on the first cruise of the year.  Although billed as a rain or shine Valentine’s Day event, the weather was quite tolerable and the event went off without a drop of rain and no hearts were broken.  In fact, many new friendships were made at Tower Park as 24 CIYCers joined with an equal number of Marina West YC members and another group cruising in from Ox Bow YC.  Friday night dinner was at Rosa’s Restaurant.  Saturday was spent hanging out on the docks and enjoying a pot luck breakfast hosted by Steve and Barbara Kling and then a raffle.  Later 8 brave souls took off in three Caliente dinghies up the North Folk of the Moke in search of Hal Schell’s secret anchorages on Sycamore and Hog Slough. They were nice but maybe unworthy of being a secret.  It was a long ride and getting pretty cool on the trip home but the clouds were stunning, the sun was setting and the views were terrific. 

 We had a joint Margarita Time party on the docks at Happy Hour, invited by the Ox Bow group with margaritas furnished by the Wineroths. 

We toured the Ox Bow boats and talked what else, about boating.  A fine dinner was served in the Marina West YC clubhouse for about 100 in all.  After, in the bar, a large group was entertained by CIYC’s own Gary Wineroth and guitar. He even got some of his audience up and singing and playing their own favorites.  Sunday broke with very clear blue skies and a great trip back to home berths.

Winter cruising can be iffy, but it is not at all unusual to hit weekend weather that is as nice as summer time, without the heat.   Our second winter cruise out will be on March 16-18.  This event will be billed as our March Winds Cruise (bring your kite) and it will take us to Windmill Cove on the Stockton Deepwater Channel. We hope to re-launch the CIYC Horseshoe Tournament on the Saturday afternoon.  Like the Tower Park cruise, this too will be a rain or shine event.  If the weather turns sour, we have a nice restaurant to hang out in and a St. Patrick’s Day party to enjoy for much of the day.  Watch your email for further announcements.

Ted and JoAnne Lyman
Cruise Captains

PS   How did the captain get the Happy Clown into this berth?  Verrrry carefully!