From the Commodore – August 1, 2016

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Bill Aubrey

I am pleased to inform you that John Wales has been elected by the FOC to serve as Treasure for the remainder of the year. John will serve as Treasurer after the resignation of Tom Shurstad. Tom resigned due to increased involvement with his business. Tom had little time to devote to the club treasury duties. Although we are sad to see Tom resign, we are confident in John assuming the role of Treasurer.

Please pardon the ‘mess’ as you enter the Club. We have begun the process of sprucing up the clubhouse. So far, we have completed painting the foyer, outdoor deck near the front entrance (smoking area) as well as refinishing the front doors. The initial phase should be complete by the August 12th. The remaining interior of the clubhouse will be painted by the end of the year.

Come on down to the SYC deck for The Summer Music Series every Sunday afternoons 4:30-7pm through September 25th. Enjoy the live music in a relaxing setting. I’ve attended two music Sundays and totally enjoyed both. For more info, click here.

The summer issue of the Squeegee newsletter is available both in printed version (pick up at the club) as well as online. Many thanks to our editor, Karin Shakery and all the contributors. It takes a lot of work and time to produce the Squeegee.



Members Steve Hocking, Dennis Webb and four other crew sailed Steve’s boat ‘Ohana”, a 46’ Beneteau, in the 2016 Pacific Cup. They finished 5th with a time of 11 days, 12 hours. Congratulations Steve and crew! Dennis has been in the Club a few times since returning from Hawaii and has some great stories. If you see him, ask him about the trip-you’ll be amazed.







The sons of members Peter English and Bob Rogers, sailing “Mas!”, a Moore 24, was a ‘clean sweep’ winner: Best PHRF, Moore 24 record and team trophy (RYC). They finished in 10 days, 14.30 hours. Peter and Bob taught Mark and Ian well!





Mercury will be spending week at KKMI getting much of her electrical system refurbished, a budgeted item long in need. We have been assured all work will be completed in a timely manner and the boat will be back in service in time for the next scheduled race.


The Women Skippers’ Regatta is August 27th. The Axillary sponsored event is in its 35th year. Music and BB-Q will follow at the Clubhouse. Sign up here!Untitled


***Members interested in serving on the Nominating Committee shall come forward and advise the Secretary, in writing, of their desire to serve on the incoming Nominating Committee. The written notice must be received by the Secretary no later than 60 days prior to the Annual Meeting. The deadline is September 20th.

Upcoming events:


  • Alan Choy Piano Bar, August 13th
  • Night at the Opera, August 20th
  • Lobster night, September 17th


  • Summer Sunset: August 9, 23 and Sept 6th
  • Women Skippers’ Regatta, August 27th


  • Petaluma, August 20th
  • Half Moon Bay, September 2nd


Eight Bells: Jeff Hutter; Paul Perko. May they remain in our thoughts.