Halifax Race Special Rules In Effect Today...
posted on July 2
Halifax Race Special Rules In Effect Today Through Sunday, July 5th 10 Min. Max Tie Up; Pick Up & Drop Off Of Crew & Guests Only; No Unattended Tie Up...

Halifax Race Special Rules In Effect Today Through Sunday, July 5th

  • 10 Min. Max Tie Up; Pick Up & Drop Off Of Crew & Guests Only; No Unattended Tie Up Allowed At Any Time
  • No Cleaning Or Maintenance Allowed; 5 Min. Max Freshwater Rinse Only; No Buckets, Soap Or Scrub Brushes Allowed
  • Special Launch Hours Wednesday, July 1st Thru Saturday, July 4th 7:00am to Midnight; Sunday, July 5th 7:00am to 11:00pm
  • Launch Service Will Be Suspended During The Fireworks Display
  • Fuel Dock will be closed Sunday Morning

Thank you for your cooperation!

Rick Fishkin,  Waterfront Chair,  waterfront@bostonyachtclub.net

Ken Breen, Dockmaster, dockmaster@bostonyachtclub.net

BYC eNews for July 1st, 2015
posted on July 1
  BYC eNews for Wednesday July 1st, 2015   Halifax is Here! Special Trolley for July 4th Waterfront Updates Beringer Race 7/17 - 7/19 Race Committee...

 

BYC eNews for Wednesday July 1st, 2015

 

  • Halifax is Here!
  • Special Trolley for July 4th
  • Waterfront Updates
  • Beringer Race 7/17 - 7/19
  • Race Committee Opportunities
  • Junior Safety at Sea Seminar 7/18
  • Cruise T-Shirts
  • Operation Sailing Heals events 8/6 and 10/24

 


Halifax is Here!! 

A gentle reminder… effective July 2 – July 5, 2015

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, July 2, 2015 the BYC Parking Lot will be WHITE STICKER PARKING ONLY!!    Our parking lot is challenging under normal circumstances, so imagine how much coordination it takes to make it work properly when there is a tent occupying half of it!  I ask for your cooperation and patience throughout the weekend to be helpful and assist our parking lot attendants. 

The 3-hour parking spot in the Main Lot will be converted to another Handicap spot for the duration of this event.   Please also note that the Access Road and Back Parking lots are being specifically RESERVED for Halifax Race Individuals and our friends from RNSYS! 

Thank you!

Britony Wells, General Manager                       


SPECIAL Trolley for JULY 4th!

Avoid the hassle of the busy BYC lot. Park at the high school and take the trolley.  The Festival of Arts is running their parking shuttle from the high school. We have been able to arrange for the Trolley to include the BYC in their scheduled stops during specific times. On Friday the 3rd, and Saturday the 4th, from 5:30-11:30 pm the Trolley will stop at the BYC as part of its regular established routes around town and back to the high school. At other times, you can use the stops at the Town Landing and Abbot Hall. Check the Festival’s web site for more complete route and timing information.  http://www.marbleheadfestival.org/festival-trolley-satellite-parking/

Carol Arnold, House Committee Chair


Waterfront Updates

This is our final appeal: With the arrival of the MHOR fleet this week, we ask for your assistance in securing moorings for the approximately 60 out of harbor boats. If you, or anyone you know  that has a mooring in the harbor, are planning on being away at any time during the last week of June and or the first week of July PLEASE tell Ken or John. If you have a mooring and will allow a visiting boat to raft alongside PLEASE tell Ken or John. If you will be rafting up for the 4th and your mooring is available Please tell Ken or John. As of this week we are approximately 40 moorings short of the expected demand. Your help is needed.
 
Slips & Rack Assignments: As in the past, July 1 is the date all assigned spaces must be occupied with the assignee’s boat, inflatable, kayak, or paddleboard. The dry sailing spaces and the lockers are to be occupied by July 1 as well. Any assignment not being utilized by the July 1, will be available for reassignment by the Dockmaster. Any questions on compliance should be addressed directly with Rick at waterfront@bostonyachtclub.net  prior to June 30.
 
Rick Fishkin, Waterfront Committee Chair

Beringer Race 7/17 - 7/19 Sign up Now!

Reserve Your Slip or Mooring Now, While You Still Can!

Don't get caught without a slip or mooring for this year's Beringer Bowl July 17-19.  It's coming down to the wire, so give Floyd at PTown Marina a call now, (508) 487-0571.  Bring your clubs for the Beringer Bowl Golf Tournament on Saturday July 18, PC Phil DiCarlo has reserved 4 foursomes with a fee of $45, contact beringerbowl@bostonyachtclub.net. The tournament will be followed by the best overnight race/golf tournaments awards party around at Waydowntown, only a block from the Marina.   The NORSI and registration via www.regattaman.com is NOW OPEN, so sign up early and often to avoid the late fee and help us make sure we have enough prizes!  Don't forget, this year Rumson's Rum is the official rum partner of the Beringer Bowl (and Beringer Golf Tournament)!

Karen Tenenbaum, Beringer Bowl Event Chair


Race Committee Opportunities

I’ve had quite a few inquiries from members regarding how they can help out on RC, so here’s the deal: We may have a few training openings for the upcoming MRA race on 7/11, Saturdays For you big boat fans, Beringer Bowl is 7/17, Friday evening, so we’ll need mark boat and Alberg crew. And then, there's the big Kahuna, Marblehead Race Week, which starts with Junior Race Week from 7/20-7/22 (Monday-Wednesday), and continues with “Senior” Race Week, or NOODS, 7/23-7/26 (Thursday-Sunday). That’s a lot of racing, so we’ll need a lot of help, and it’s a great time for both newbie and seasoned veteran to get involved. Tasks range from mark boat to flags to recorder, and everything in between. Email me at bycrace@bostonyachtclub.net or Don at dbmiller50@aol.com for more information or better yet, to go ahead and sign up, even if you think we already have your contact info. We will train, and it is a very good time! 

Karen Tennenbaum, Race Committee Chair and Don Miller, Race Committee Scheduler


Junior Safety Safety@Sea Seminar 7/18

The Storm Trysail Foundation and host, Pleon Yacht Club would like to invite junior sailors for a Junior Safety Safety@Sea Seminar Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Pleon Yacht Club in Marblehead.

The Jr. Safety at Sea Seminar is a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of big boat sailing while simultaneously being introduced to the important safety practices that could save a life out on the water.  Click here  For More Information and to Register

 

Cruise T-Shirts

Due to the popularity of the cruise logo, cruise t-shirts are available to the entire membership.  If you are signed up for the cruise, two are included in the cruise fee.  For extras and non-cruisers the cost is $10 each for a quality white T-Shirt with the cruise logo (left) printed on the front.  Use the following form link to specify sizes:

http://www.bostonyc.org/page/9862

The shirts will be available mid-July.  Please email cruise@bostonyachtclub.net with any questions.



Operation Sailing Heals Events 8/6 and 10/24

Our exciting 2015 schedule for Sailing Heals began on Friday June 26. After a lovely lunch, the clouds parted and we were able to provide ten VIPs with a sunny and spirit lifting afternoon at sea, enjoying the beauty of the waters off of Marblehead thanks to our Host Captains, Vice Commodore Peter Fein and BYC members Scott Burke, Alex Finigan and Dudley Welch. The respite from treatment continued well after the sail, with many of the VIPs joining us for cocktails on the deck. Many thanks to all of our lunch sponsors, volunteers, host captains and crew.

For the first time, Sailing Heals will have a healing sail dedicated to children undergoing treatment for cancer. We are very excited to host this new event on August 6, a Pirates and Princess on-the-water treasure hunt and pirate party. We have several volunteer scallywag pirates participating in a treasure hunt that will touch the shores of all the yacht clubs in Marblehead Harbor and the 64 foot yacht Valiant, followed by a healing sail out to Misery and Children’s islands. The Jolly Roger will fly from the yard arm next to the BYC and Sailing Heals burgees as several children from a Dana Farber brain tumor support group get to play on the ocean and talk and act like pirates for a day.

The BYC will host several more Sailing Heals events in September and we’ll top off the season with a Black Tie Dinner and Auction on October 24. There are many ways our BYC members can get involved. Beginning the first Wednesday night in August, our volunteers will be out at the Gazebo on race nights, selling raffle tickets for the Labor Day Regatta & Sailing Heals Auction. We are still seeking lunch sponsors for all of our August and September healing sails and welcome many and all contributions for the raffle and auction. Please contact me at sailingheals@bostonyachtclub.net to volunteer or make a contribution.

For more information about what a huge difference the BYC can make in the life of someone living with cancer, please visit: http://sailingheals.org.

Laurie Dragonas, Boston Yacht Club Sailing Heals Committee Chair

 

 


   

Get the word out about your event. The BYC eNews is published every Wednesday by the BYC Webmaster. Members are invited to send their contributions to webmaster@bostonyachtclub.net no later than Tuesday evening for inclusion in that week's issue. A draft eNews is circulated to all BYC officers and committees for their review and input

 
Waterfront Closed 6/28
posted on June 28
The waterfront has suspended all operations until further notice. We hope to reopen about 5 PM and if it is not safe to do so at that time we will remained closed...

The waterfront has suspended all operations until further notice. We hope to reopen about 5 PM and if it is not safe to do so at that time we will remained closed until Monday morning.

Rick Fishkin,  Waterfront Chair    waterfront@bostonyachtclub.net

Ken Breen, Dockmaster   dockmaster@bostonyachtclub.net

BYC eNews for June 24th, 2015
posted on June 24
  BYC eNews for Wednesday June 24th, 2015   Halifax Volunteers Needed! Beringer Race 7/17 - 7/19 Race Committee Opportunities BYC Parking Waterfront...

 

BYC eNews for Wednesday June 24th, 2015

 

  • Halifax Volunteers Needed!
  • Beringer Race 7/17 - 7/19
  • Race Committee Opportunities
  • BYC Parking
  • Waterfront Updates
  • Cruise T-Shirts
  • Junior Sailing starts next week 6/29
  • Operation Sailing Heals continues!

 


Halifax Volunteers Needed!
 
We had good response to our last email but are still looking for a few more hands:

Hospitality Desk

  • The hospitality desk in the Main Lounge will be open from 9AM to 6PM on 7/2 and 7/3 and 9AM to 4PM on the 7/4.  We need a few volunteers to be concierges and provide info to visitors on where to go, what to see, when things are open, etc.   Volunteer shifts are only a few hours each 9-12, 12-3, 3-6 (No late shift on the 4th).  Please contact JuLee Colella at justajule1@verizon.net 

Officer of the Day

  • Help keep law and order in the parking lot, answer questions, and communicate to club staff.  Four hour shifts from 8AM to 8PM on Thursday 7/2, 7/3, 7/4.  Please contact Dana Williams at danawilliams13@comcast.net

 Courtesy Car Drivers 

  • The York's have generously provided courtesy cars.  We need volunteers to take shifts driving visiting racers to get provisions, parts, and what not throughout Marblehead.  Hours are 9AM-5PM on 7/3 and 9AM-3PM on 7/4.  Signup sheet at the front desk for two hour shifts - You must be over 25 and have a copy of your license.  Please contact JuLee Colella at justajule1@verizon.net  for more info

Beringer Race 7/17 - 7/19 Sign up Now!

Reserve Your Slip or Mooring Now, While You Still Can!

Don't get caught without a slip or mooring for this year's Beringer Bowl July 17-19.  The Provincetown Marina is taking reservations, and its coming down to the wire, so give Floyd at PTown Marina a call now, (508) 487-0571.  Bring your clubs for the Beringer Bowl Golf Tournament on Saturday July 18,  to be followed by the best overnight race/golf tournaments awards party around at Waydowntown, only a block from the Marina.   To NORSI and registration via www.regattaman.com is NOW OPEN, so sign up early and often to avoid the late fee and help us make sure we have enough prizes!  Don't forget, this year Rumson's Rum is the official rum partner of the Beringer Bowl (and Beringer Golf Tournament)!

Karen Tenenbaum, Beringer Bowl Event Chair


Race Committee Opportunities

I’ve had quite a few inquiries from members regarding how they can help out on RC, so here’s the deal: We may have a few training openings for the upcoming MRA races on 6/27 and 7/11, both Saturdays. For you big boat fans, Beringer Bowl is 7/17, Friday evening, so we’ll need mark boat and Alberg crew. And then, the big Kahuna, Marblehead Race Week, which starts with Junior Race Week from 7/20-7/22 (Monday-Wednesday), and continues with “Senior” Race Week, or NOODS, 7/23-7/26 (Thursday-Sunday). That’s a lot of racing, so we’ll need a lot of help, and it’s a great time for both newbie and seasoned veteran to get involved. Tasks range from mark boat to flags to recorder, and everything in between. Email me at bycrace@bostonyachtclub.net or Don at dbmiller50@aol.com for more information or better yet, to go ahead and sign up. We will train!

Karen Tennenbaum, Race Committee Chair and Don Miller, Race Committee Scheduler


BYC Parking

Oh no, the P word

As we all know, we are rather challenged here at the BYC when it comes to the square footage of our real estate. So far, so good this year, no major overcrowding issues in the lot. BUT the season is just begun.  And soon we will be bursting at the seams as everyone comes down to enjoy everything that they joined the club for.

Do you have your parking sticker yet?

The Fourth of July is always tight with high volumes and the tent set up taking away spaces. This year we have the added strain on our real estate limitations with the Halifax race people in town. While they won’t be parking, they will be coming in to provision their boats for the race. (think food and gear for 6-10 people for 3-5 days)

I’d like to point out some parking guidelines for all times, particularly in the summer and especially during special events.

  • Be courteous and appreciative of our attendants.
  • Try not to have more than one car in the lot at a time Get your parking stickers ON YOUR CAR! You don’t want to be refused entry because you forgot to get it, or it is on your kitchen counter at home.
  • Plan which car will get the white sticker for the “white sticker only” days. (special events that are overly crowded) It won’t matter whether everyone knows you, or if it is your first time to the club all year. You will need your white sticker if you want to park over the July 4th weekend.
  • Walk. Ride your bike. Carpool… Do what you can to save the space for members who can’t get here any other way.
  • Always leave your keys in your car. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t blocking anyone. We never know what requirements the lot attendants may have for moving cars.
  • Step back, remember our all of our members are trying to have a good time. Our staff are working extended hours and are trying their best to help you have a good time. If everything isn’t going exactly the way you want, try to be flexible and courteously help the staff work out the best solution for you.

SPECIAL for JULY 4th!

The Festival of Arts is running their parking shuttle from the high school. We have been able to arrange for the Trolley to include the BYC in their scheduled stops during specific times. On Friday the 3rd, and Saturday the 4th, from 5:30-11:30 pm the Trolley will include the BYC as part of its regular established routes around town and back to the high school. At other times, you can use the stops at the Town Landing and Abbot Hall. Check the Festival’s web site for more complete route and timing information.  http://www.marbleheadfestival.org/festival-trolley-satellite-parking/

Carol Arnold, House Committee Chair


Waterfront Updates
 
Slips & Rack Assignments: As in the past, July 1 is the date all assigned spaces must be occupied with the assignee’s boat, inflatable, kayak, or paddleboard. The dry sailing spaces and the lockers are to be occupied by July 1 as well. Any assignment not being utilized by the July 1, will be available for reassignment by the Dockmaster. Any questions on compliance should be addressed directly with Rick at waterfront@bostonyachtclub.net  prior to June 30.

This is our weekly appeal: As we approach the arrival of the MHOR fleet we ask for your assistance in securing moorings for the approximately 60 out of harbor boats. If you, or anyone you know  that has a mooring in the harbor, are planning on being away at any time during the last week of June and or the first week of July PLEASE tell Ken or John. If you have a mooring and will allow a visiting boat to raft alongside PLEASE tell Ken or John. If you will be rafting up for the 4th and your mooring is available Please tell Ken or John. As of this week we are approximately 40 moorings short of the expected demand. Your help is needed.

Rick Fishkin, Waterfront Committee Chair

Cruise T-Shirts

Due to the popularity of the cruise logo, cruise t-shirts are available to the entire membership.  If you are signed up for the cruise, two are included in the cruise fee.  For extras and non-cruisers the cost is $10 each for a quality white T-Shirt with the cruise logo (left) printed on the front.  Use the following form link to specify sizes:

http://www.bostonyc.org/page/9862

The shirts will be available mid-July.  Please email cruise@bostonyachtclub.net with any questions.


Junior Sailing - Summer 2015 starts next week June 29th!

Have your future sailors sign up for a fun summer learning how to sail!.

The BYC sailing program provides one instructor for every five students to ensure your child's safety and personal attention. The program is designed to teach students to sail in a safe, fun, and noncompetitive environment, building their confidence so that they feel comfortable and secure on the water.

The Junior Sailing Program at BYC teaches participants to sail using Sonars and Vanguard prams.

Each course lasts for three weeks and is run Monday through Thursday each week.  We offer either morning (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) or afternoon (1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.). See the 2015 schedule for more details.

Registration is now open on the BYC website (click here). 

Andrew Flaherty, Sailing Committee Chair 


Operation Sailing Heals continues!

We are still accepting sponsorships for Healing Sails VIP lunches.  You can sponsor a table for only $200.  You can also contribute to our charity of choice by enjoying a signature SH cocktail or burger and $1 of the proceeds will go directly to Sailing Heals. For June, the SH Summer Sparkler is $10. La Marca Proseco & Limoncello with fresh raspberries and mint.  The SH Double Cheeseburger and Sam Adams Summer Ale Draught beer is offered for $15. 

We still need more volunteers for the SH committee. If you are interested in getting involved in our mission to help more people escape for a spirit lifting day at sea, come to the meeting or contact me at sailingheals@bostonyachtclub.net.

Best regards,

Laurie Dragonas, Sailing Heals Chair

 


   

Get the word out about your event. The BYC eNews is published every Wednesday by the BYC Webmaster. Members are invited to send their contributions to webmaster@bostonyachtclub.net no later than Tuesday evening for inclusion in that week's issue. A draft eNews is circulated to all BYC officers and committees for their review and input

 
BYC SPECIALS JUNE 24-27
posted on June 23
  BURGERS AND BREWS!! $10 Wednesdays YOUR CHOICE OF ANY BURGER AND BEER OFF OUR MENU       THIS WEEK’S BYC DINNER SPECIALS!   Thursday...

 

BURGERS AND BREWS!!

$10

Wednesdays

YOUR CHOICE OF ANY BURGER AND BEER OFF OUR MENU

 


 

 

THIS WEEK’S BYC DINNER SPECIALS!

 

Thursday June 25th – Saturday June 27th

 

APPETIZER

 

Crab & Avocado Salad $14

cucumber, mango, Fresno chili, lime

 

MAINS

 

Carne Asada $22

grilled steak, salsa fresca, guacamole,

spicy black bean puree, Spanish rice

 

 

Seared Scallops $26

julienne vegetables, pan fried rice cake,

orange-basil vinaigrette

 

 

Prime Rib (offered Fri. & Sat. night only)

Served with seasonal vegetable and potato

English Cut - $24    Commodore Cut - $28

 

 

Cocktail of the week! $10

Raspberry Mojito

Bacardi Limon, fresh muddled raspberries, lime, sugar,

club soda, mint sprig garnish

 

 

 

 

In Memoriam: James J. Humphries
posted on June 21
  James J. Humphries passed away early on June 16 after 83 years of rabblerousing. Those who knew him knew he was smart; sometimes charming, sometimes cranky,...

 

James J. Humphries passed away early on June 16 after 83 years of rabblerousing. Those who knew him knew he was smart; sometimes charming, sometimes cranky, always a riot.  After graduating high school early, he earned a few degrees from MIT and led an inspired career pioneering the nuclear and solar industries. He loved golfing at Nehoiden and played a round every day for as long as he could. He was a long-standing member at the Boston Yacht Club where he moored his boat, the Encore, and drank his Marbleheaders. He was predeceased by his wife, the center of his world, Ruth Humphries, and missed her dearly for ten years, never leaving the house in Wellesley they had called home together. He leaves behind his daughter Ruth and her husband Michael, his son Robert and his wife Kimberly, his son John and his wife Jan. JJ was a big brother to Lynn Humphries and the G’pop to his four loving grandchildren Anna, Sarah, Evan, and Kelly. 

Marblehead to Halifax Volunteers Needed
posted on June 19
We are just over two weeks away from the kickoff of MHOR/4th of July Festivities.  The MHOR committee is looking for a volunteers to help ensure that race participants...

We are just over two weeks away from the kickoff of MHOR/4th of July Festivities.  The MHOR committee is looking for a volunteers to help ensure that race participants get a great experience.  See below for descriptions and contacts.  Volunteering for the MHOR is a great way to get involved with the BYC

  • Registration Desk
    • The registration desk in the Yardarm will be open from 9AM to 5PM on 7/2 and 7/3 and 8:30AM to 10AM on the 7/4.  We need a few volunteers to help with processing registrants (paperwork, wristbands, checklists, etc.)  as they arrive.  Volunteer shifts are only a few hours each 9-12, 12-3, 3-5.  Please contact Betsy Fermano at fermano@comcast.net
  • Hospitality Desk
    • The hospitality desk in the Main Lounge will be open from 9AM to 6PM on 7/2 and 7/3 and 9AM to 4PM on the 7/4.  We need a few volunteers to be concierges and provide info to visitors on where to go, what to see, when things are open, etc.   Volunteer shifts are only a few hours each 9-12, 12-3, 3-6 (No late shift on the 4th).  Please contact JuLee Colella at justajule1@verizon.net 
  • Officer of the Day
    • Help keep law and order in the parking lot, answer questions, communicate to club staff.  Four hour shifts from 8AM to 8PM on Thursday 7/2, 7/3, 7/4.  Please contact Dana Williams at danawilliams13@comcast.net

 

  • Courtesy Car Drivers (Info Coming Soon)
    • The York's have generously provided brand new vehicles for courtesy cars. You must be over 25 with a valid Massachusetts drivers license. We need volunteers to take 2 hour shifts driving visiting racers to get provisions, parts, and what not throughout Marblehead.  More details coming shortly so get your driving gloves ready! 

 

Thanks,

Marblehead to Halifax Committee

 

 

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07/05/15


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