BYC eNews for February 3rd
posted on February 3
    BYC eNews for Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 Annual BYC Cruise 8/6 Race Management Seminar at EYC 3/5 Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level Sailing...

 

 

BYC eNews for Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

  • Annual BYC Cruise 8/6
  • Race Management Seminar at EYC 3/5
  • Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level
  • Sailing Heals Committee 3/2
  • Frostbite Resumes 2/14
  • BYC South Party 3/12

 BYC 2016 Cruise and Survey

Planning is underway for a Southwest cruise starting Saturday 8/6. Early planning is leaning towards Newport as the first port and Mystic as two day stop. While the committee is working on all the details, please take our "interest" survey so we can see who is coming and get some thoughts on the rest of the ports. Click here to take the survey  http://goo.gl/forms/CUo5zlVu33

If you have never done a cruise before or you are interested in chartering please get in touch for more information.  This cruise area offers great charter options, nice marinas and easy to navigate waters.

2016 Cruise Committee

cruise@bostonyachtclub.net


This Just In! Race Management Seminar at EYC on March 5, 2016

I have it on good authority that the Eastern YC is hosting a One Day Race Management Seminar on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at their brand spanking new Sailing Center. The course is a requirement for becoming a Club Race Officer (CRO), and is a great way to learn more about race committee activities, and where race management fits into the Racing Rules of Sailing. Racers, the odds that you’ll miss that change or shortening of the course signal will be greatly diminished upon taking this course, and you might even start reading the Sailing Instructions! Just about everyone on the race course, whether a sailor or RC member, can benefit. And remember, all race committee members who take the seminar and then serve at least three (3) race days during the season will be reimbursed the seminar tuition. To sign up go to http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/become-a-race-official/race-officer-seminar-calendar/. Any questions, contact the EYCRC at race.committee@easternyc.org or EYCRC Chair Alan McKinnon directly at 617 791 1585. To join or renew your US Sailing membership, which is required to take the course, first use our MVP program link at http://www.bostonyc.org/page/sailing to get 20% off and help out the BYC at the same time! How’s that for a win-win?! Seating is limited to 25, so don’t put it off, or you’ll risk being shut out. Another seminar will take place on May 14 in Rockport, but who wants to schlep up there?

Karen Tenenbaum, Race Committee Chair


BYC Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level

From now until the club reopens, BYC Members enjoy 10% off your food bill at Finz and Sea Level restaurants in Salem.  Just tell your server that you are a BYC member and the discount will be applied.  This is for the food portion of the bill and does not include alcohol.  The benefit is being generously offered by BYC member and Finz/Sea Level owner George Carey.

http://www.hipfinz.com/

http://sealeveloysterbar.com/


Sailing Heals  Committee 2016 - Meeting 3/2

The Sailing Heals Committee is growing /and we are excited to welcome our new volunteers on board!  The BYC will be hosting several great events for Sailing Heals and partnering with other organizations to offer local cancer patients and their caregivers spirit lifting days at sea.  Our first task this year will be to pull off another successful Pirates & Princesses treasure hunt and party. So much fun and a good excuse to wear eye patches & beads and talk like a pirate.

The committee will be meeting on Wednesday night, March 2 at 7 pm.  Location TBD.   Please come out and show your support. This is a good opportunity to learn more about the mission of Sailing Heals and how club volunteers make the events such a success.  All BYC club members are encouraged to contribute however much or little as you are able  sailingheals@bostonyachtclub.net

Laurie Dragonas, BYC Sailing Heals Committee


Frostbite Sailing Resumes V-Day 2016!

Join in on the fun when winter sailing resumes February 14! Grab your honey and show them the best time you can have wearing thermal undies. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not romantic! If you can’t find a ride, join the RC, which is also a great way to get to know the players and possibly find your way on a Sonar to race. RC’ers earn the usual 2 drink tix each day in appreciation for their efforts. All in all, a great way to get through the winter between ski trips. Check out the Marblehead Frostbite Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarbleheadFrostbite/, for results and photos, and post your availability to crew. Scores and occasional photos also posted on the club website at http://www.bostonyc.org/page/7730/ for the non-Facebook inclined. 

Karen Tenenbaum, Race Committee Chair


BYC South Party 3/12

Join The Fun!   BYC RNSYC South Party!

Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - ?   3819 Whippoorwill Blvd, Punta Gorda, FL, the home of Pat & Leslie Rousseau

Don’t miss out RSVP before February 21, 2016

RSVP to Judy at  judithcuzner@gmail.com  or Cell: 781-962-1031 


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 eNews for January 27th
posted on January 27
    BYC eNews for Wednesday January 27th, 2016   Annual Meeting Notice 1/28 Take the 2016 Cruise survey - next committee meeting Monday 2/1 7PM Race...

 

 

BYC eNews for Wednesday January 27th, 2016

 

  • Annual Meeting Notice 1/28
  • Take the 2016 Cruise survey - next committee meeting Monday 2/1 7PM
  • Race Management Seminar at EYC 3/5
  • Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level
  • Sailing Heals Committee 2016
  • Frostbite Resumes 2/14
  • US Sailing MVP Program
  • Marblehead to Halifax Race 2017
  • BYC South Party 3/17

Annual Meeting Notice

All Regular and Life members of the Boston Yacht club are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the Boston Yacht Club will be held at the Marblehead Station at One Front Street Marblehead at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

In accordance with By-Law article 6 par 6.1 the business of this meeting is provided by the established agenda of reports by the flag officers and committee chairmen as detailed below.  The meeting agenda will be as follows:

Call to order and declaration of a quorum, Report of the Secretary, Report of the Treasurer, Report of the Finance Committee, Report of the Operational Committees in an order determined by the Commodore, Report of the Rear Commodore, Report of the Vice Commodore, Report of the Commodore.  Departure from the agenda as described herein may be made in response to motion, duly made and seconded, and approved by two-thirds of those members present and voting.

This is the meeting to attend if you want to hear and meet the Officers, Committee Heads and get an update on the club finances


Take the 2016 Cruise survey - next committee meeting Monday 2/1 7PM

Next cruise committee meeting is Monday 2/1 at 7PM in the Yardarm Race Committee Room (Main building will be closed).

Planning is underway for a Southwest cruise starting Saturday 8/6. Early planning is leaning towards Newport as the first port and Mystic as two day stop. While the committee is working on all the details, please take our "interest" survey so we can see who is coming and get some thoughts on the rest of the ports. Click here to take the survey  http://goo.gl/forms/CUo5zlVu33

If you have never done a cruise before or you are interested in chartering please get in touch for more information.  This cruise area offers great charter options, nice marinas and easy to navigate waters.

2016 Cruise Committee

cruise@bostonyachtclub.net


This Just In! Race Management Seminar at EYC on March 5, 2016

I have it on good authority that the Eastern YC is hosting a One Day Race Management Seminar on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at their brand spanking new Sailing Center. The course is a requirement for becoming a Club Race Officer (CRO), and is a great way to learn more about race committee activities, and where race management fits into the Racing Rules of Sailing. Racers, the odds that you’ll miss that change or shortening of the course signal will be greatly diminished upon taking this course, and you might even start reading the Sailing Instructions! Just about everyone on the race course, whether a sailor or RC member, can benefit. And remember, all race committee members who take the seminar and then serve at least three (3) race days during the season will be reimbursed the seminar tuition. To sign up go to http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/become-a-race-official/race-officer-seminar-calendar/. Any questions, contact the EYCRC at race.committee@easternyc.org or EYCRC Chair Alan McKinnon directly at 617 791 1585. To join or renew your US Sailing membership, which is required to take the course, first use our MVP program link at http://www.bostonyc.org/page/sailing to get 20% off and help out the BYC at the same time! How’s that for a win-win?! Seating is limited to 25, so don’t put it off, or you’ll risk being shut out. Another seminar will take place on May 14 in Rockport, but who wants to schlep up there?

Karen Tenenbaum, Race Committee Chair


BYC Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level

From now until the club reopens, BYC Members enjoy 10% off your food bill at Finz and Sea Level restaurants in Salem.  Just tell your server that you are a BYC member and the discount will be applied.  This is for the food portion of the bill and does not include alcohol.  The benefit is being generously offered by BYC member and Finz/Sea Level owner George Carey.

http://www.hipfinz.com/

http://sealeveloysterbar.com/


Sailing Heals  Committee 2016

The Sailing Heals Committee meeting previously scheduled for 1/28/16 has been postponed.   All club members interested in contributing or participating in Sailing Heals events this year, please send your name & email address to sailingheals@bostonyachtclub.net so we can be sure to include you as a committee member in the 2016 yearbook.   No previous experience necessary!  This is an excellent opportunity to participate in club activities and provide a spirit lifting day for those in need. 

Laurie Dragonas, BYC Sailing Heals Committee


Frostbite Sailing Resumes V-Day 2016!

Join in on the fun when winter sailing resumes February 14! Grab your honey and show them the best time you can have wearing thermal undies. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not romantic! If you can’t find a ride, join the RC, which is also a great way to get to know the players and possibly find your way on a Sonar to race. RC’ers earn the usual 2 drink tix each day in appreciation for their efforts. All in all, a great way to get through the winter between ski trips. Check out the Marblehead Frostbite Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarbleheadFrostbite/, for results and photos, and post your availability to crew. Scores and occasional photos also posted on the club website at http://www.bostonyc.org/page/7730/ for the non-Facebook inclined. 

Karen Tenenbaum, Race Committee Chair


US Sailing MVP Program-Join or Renew

If your US Sailing membership is expiring, or you’ve been meaning to join, check out our MVP program, which not only gives you a 20% discount off annual dues, but also gives the BYC credits that can be applied to seminars and race committee equipment and books. It’s a win-win! Membership benefits include discounts on race entry fees, as well as US Sailing products, and lots of free stickers!  Follow the link http://www.bostonyc.org/page/sailing and go to the bottom of that page to renew or join.


BYC South Party 3/12

Join The Fun!   BYC RNSYC South Party!

Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - ?   3819 Whippoorwill Blvd, Punta Gorda, FL, the home of Pat & Leslie Rousseau

Don’t miss out RSVP before February 21, 2016

RSVP to Judy at  judithcuzner@gmail.com  or Cell: 781-962-1031 


Marblehead Halifax Race 2017

This may seem early but the 2017 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race (“MHOR”) is only 18 months away and preparations are already under way.  The new logo has been designed, Inspection formats are in process and new rules and the Sailing Instructions are being developed.  Here at home we need volunteers for all positons on the committee and I encourage your participation whether or not you have served on the MHOR committee before or not.  There is lots to be done and we’ll be in race mode before you know it.  Please let me know if you have an interest and we’ll be happy to have you on board.  It’s not only a rewarding experience but it’s a fun experience and something that will greatly benefit the club.

Peter Dragonas, Rear Commodore


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 eNews for January 20th
posted on January 20
    BYC eNews for Wednesday January 20th, 2016   Construction Update Take the 2016 Cruise survey 2016 Yearbook - Fleet Photo Updates due 2/21 Annual...

 

 

BYC eNews for Wednesday January 20th, 2016

 

  • Construction Update
  • Take the 2016 Cruise survey
  • 2016 Yearbook - Fleet Photo Updates due 2/21
  • Annual Meeting Notice 1/28
  • BYC Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level
  • Sailing Heals Committee 2016
  • Frostbite Resumes 2/14
  • US Sailing MVP Program - Join or Renew
  • BYC South Party RSVP by 2/21
  • Marblehead to Halifax Race 2017

Construction Update

Construction at the club is in full swing with kitchen demolition complete and rebuilding underway.  Overall progress is good but there are still some unknowns due to the structural work remaining.  Right now we are targeting an early March opening.  There will be a full update on the project at the 1/28 meeting including budget and how the delayed opening will effect minimum periods.

Barry Klickstein, Commodore  commodore@bostonyachtclub.net


Take the 2016 Cruise survey

The cruise committee had a great kickoff last Monday night. 14 cruisers braved the cold to start thinking about warm summer boating. Planning is underway for a Southwest cruise starting Saturday 8/6. Early planning is leaning towards Newport as the first port and Mystic as two day stop. While the committee is working on all the details, please take our "interest" survey so we can see who is coming and get some thoughts on the rest of the ports. Click here to take the survey  http://goo.gl/forms/CUo5zlVu33

If you have never done a cruise before or you are interested in chartering please get in touch for more information.  This cruise area offers great charter options, nice marinas and easy to navigate waters.

2016 Cruise Committee

cruise@bostonyachtclub.net


2016 Yearbook and Fleet Information Updates due 2/21

150th Year Special Edition Yearbook

It’s once again that time of year when changes and updates to Annual BYC Yearbook are being requested. All changes, updates and additions of member and fleet information, including fleet photos, need to be submitted NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 21, 2016 to be included in this year’s special 150th year edition.    Please review your member and fleet listing information to ensure accuracy on your entry(ies).  Please send any corrections to Secretary@Bostonyachtclub.net, or Jlivingston@marblebank.com.

Support the club and advertise!!

We have maintained our 2015 rate/fee schedule for Fleet Photos and Advertisers. This is a great way to support your Club. Place a photo of your boat in our Fleet Photos – just $50 for a full page entry, and $35 for a half page. And another great way to show support for your Club is to place an ad in the Advertisers section of the Yearbook. Ads are just $75 for a full page, and $50 for a half page – and can consist of an ad for your business, or a personal well-wisher ad.  All ads and photos should be sent to Secretary@bostonyachtclub.net. Ads should be in a PDF file and photos should be a JPEG attachment. Please do not embed a photo in your e-mail.

2016 Fleet List

This link will take you to the 2016 Fleet list.  Please check the listing, and if any edits, additions, or deletions need to be made, you may email them to Jason Maher at FleetCaptain@BostonYachtClub.net

Please help us celebrate our 150th year in style.

Julie Livingston, Secretary and Jason Maher, Fleet Captain


Annual Meeting Notice

All Regular and Life members of the Boston Yacht club are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the Boston Yacht Club will be held at the Marblehead Station at One Front Street Marblehead at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

In accordance with By-Law article 6 par 6.1 the business of this meeting is provided by the established agenda of reports by the flag officers and committee chairmen as detailed below.  The meeting agenda will be as follows:

Call to order and declaration of a quorum, Report of the Secretary, Report of the Treasurer, Report of the Finance Committee, Report of the Operational Committees in an order determined by the Commodore, Report of the Rear Commodore, Report of the Vice Commodore, Report of the Commodore.  Departure from the agenda as described herein may be made in response to motion, duly made and seconded, and approved by two-thirds of those members present and voting.

This is the meeting to attend if you want to hear and meet the Officers, Committee Heads and get an update on the club finances.


BYC Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level

From now until the club reopens, BYC Members enjoy 10% off your food bill at Finz and Sea Level restaurants in Salem.  Just tell your server that you are a BYC member and the discount will be applied.  This is for the food portion of the bill and does not include alcohol.  The benefit is being generously offered by BYC member and Finz/Sea Level owner George Carey.

http://www.hipfinz.com/

http://sealeveloysterbar.com/


Sailing Heals  Committee 2016

The Sailing Heals Committee meeting previously scheduled for 1/28/16 has been postponed.   All club members interested in contributing or participating in Sailing Heals events this year, please send your name & email address to sailingheals@bostonyachtclub.net so we can be sure to include you as a committee member in the 2016 yearbook.   No previous experience necessary!  This is an excellent opportunity to participate in club activities and provide a spirit lifting day for those in need. 

Laurie Dragonas, BYC Sailing Heals Committee


Frostbite Sailing Resumes V-Day 2016!

Join in on the fun when winter sailing resumes February 14! Grab your honey and show them the best time you can have wearing thermal undies. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not romantic! If you can’t find a ride, join the RC, which is also a great way to get to know the players and possibly find your way on a Sonar to race. RC’ers earn the usual 2 drink tix each day in appreciation for their efforts. All in all, a great way to get through the winter between ski trips. Check out the Marblehead Frostbite Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarbleheadFrostbite/, for results and photos, and post your availability to crew. Scores and occasional photos also posted on the club website at http://www.bostonyc.org/page/7730/ for the non-Facebook inclined. 

Karen Tenenbaum, Race Committee Chair


US Sailing MVP Program-Join or Renew

If your US Sailing membership is expiring, or you’ve been meaning to join, check out our MVP program, which not only gives you a 20% discount off annual dues, but also gives the BYC credits that can be applied to seminars and race committee equipment and books. It’s a win-win! Membership benefits include discounts on race entry fees, as well as US Sailing products, and lots of free stickers!  Follow the link http://www.bostonyc.org/page/sailing and go to the bottom of that page to renew or join.


BYC South Party 3/12

Join The Fun!   BYC RNSYC South Party!

Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - ?   3819 Whippoorwill Blvd, Punta Gorda, FL, the home of Pat & Leslie Rousseau

Don’t miss out RSVP before February 21, 2016

RSVP to Judy at  judithcuzner@gmail.com  or Cell: 781-962-1031 


Marblehead Halifax Race 2017

This may seem early but the 2017 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race (“MHOR”) is only 18 months away and preparations are already under way.  The new logo has been designed, Inspection formats are in process and new rules and the Sailing Instructions are being developed.  Here at home we need volunteers for all positons on the committee and I encourage your participation whether or not you have served on the MHOR committee before or not.  There is lots to be done and we’ll be in race mode before you know it.  Please let me know if you have an interest and we’ll be happy to have you on board.  It’s not only a rewarding experience but it’s a fun experience and something that will greatly benefit the club.

Peter Dragonas, Rear Commodore


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.

In memoriam: Robert "Bud" Kilham
posted on January 14
In memoriam: Robert "Bud" Kilham  Robert "Bud" Kilham, life member of the BYC since 1958 passed away peacefully on January 12th at the age of 95. He was predeceased...

In memoriam: Robert "Bud" Kilham 

Robert "Bud" Kilham, life member of the BYC since 1958 passed away peacefully on January 12th at the age of 95. He was predeceased by his wife Ginny who passed away in 2008. In his life before the BYC, Bud was an OSS officer and a veteran of WWII immediately after graduation from MIT, helping crack the German code machine known as “enigma”. After the war he worked on the UNIVAC supercomputer. His son, William “Bill” Kilham, was our assistant dockmaster at the BYC, now serving as the dockmaster of the Marblehead Yacht Club.

Race Committee Chair Karen Tenenbaum reports:

"Bud was on RC some 40 years, as he often liked reminding me, and while his job was flags, usually with Gerry McCarthy, being half of the dynamic duo until his retirement from RC last year, he had performed every RC position except perhaps Line Captain. He gave countless hours of his time, and regaled us all with great stories about WW II. He also served the club as Secretary from 1999 to 2007. One thing I remember from BOT and general meetings past, was that in the midst of contentious proceedings, he always kept a cool head as well as accurate minutes.”

PC Mike Mentuck added:

"Of course I, like anyone who ever knew Bud, am saddened to learn of his passing. He was a Stalwart of the BYC and will be missed by all. There was never a project or a task that he was ever asked to undertake for the BYC that he didn’t take on with a vengeance and complete in a timely manner! He will be sorely missed by all and especially the Race Committee and those others at the BYC that counted him as a friend!"

Arrangements are private

BYC eNews for January 13th
posted on January 13
    BYC eNews for Wednesday January 13th, 2016   BYC Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level Cruise Committee Kickoff 1/18 2016 Yearbook - Fleet Photo...

 

 

BYC eNews for Wednesday January 13th, 2016

 

  • BYC Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level
  • Cruise Committee Kickoff 1/18
  • 2016 Yearbook - Fleet Photo Updates due 2/21
  • Annual Meeting Notice 1/28
  • 2016 Sailing Heals 1/28  
  • Frostbite Resumes 2/14
  • US Sailing MVP Program - Join or Renew
  • BYC South Party RSVP by 2/21
  • Marblehead to Halifax Race 2017

BYC Member Discount at Finz and Sea Level

From now until the club reopens, BYC Members enjoy 10% off your food bill at Finz and Sea Level restaurants in Salem.  Just tell your server that you are a BYC member and the discount will be applied.  This is for the food portion of the bill and does not include alcohol.  The benefit is being generously offered by BYC member and Finz/Sea Level owner George Carey.

http://www.hipfinz.com/

http://sealeveloysterbar.com/


Cruise Committee Kickoff 1/18

Cruise committee kickoff Monday 1/18 6:30PM at the BYC in the Ward Room.  Mark your calendar!
 
While the boats are under wraps it is time to start planning the cruise!  We are currently thinking a south/west headed cruise that will begin in early August.  Familiar and new faces are welcome as we kickoff the planning process working on dates and ports.  It will be an epic cruise this year as part of the BYC 150th celebrations.
 
Pizza and refreshments will be served!  
 
Looking for new cruisers this year.  If you ever considered a cruise this will be a good year to try.  Plenty of charter options available near the possible cruise ports. 
 
If you plan on coming and for any questions please email:  Peter Fein at   vicecommodore@bostonyachtclub.net
 
Peter Fein, Vice Commodore

2016 Yearbook and Fleet Information Updates due 2/21

150th Year Special Edition Yearbook

It’s once again that time of year when changes and updates to Annual BYC Yearbook are being requested. All changes, updates and additions of member and fleet information, including fleet photos, need to be submitted NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 21, 2016 to be included in this year’s special 150th year edition.    Please review your member and fleet listing information to ensure accuracy on your entry(ies).  Please send any corrections to Secretary@Bostonyachtclub.net, or Jlivingston@marblebank.com.

Support the club and advertise!!

We have maintained our 2015 rate/fee schedule for Fleet Photos and Advertisers. This is a great way to support your Club. Place a photo of your boat in our Fleet Photos – just $50 for a full page entry, and $35 for a half page. And another great way to show support for your Club is to place an ad in the Advertisers section of the Yearbook. Ads are just $75 for a full page, and $50 for a half page – and can consist of an ad for your business, or a personal well-wisher ad.  All ads and photos should be sent to Secretary@bostonyachtclub.net. Ads should be in a PDF file and photos should be a JPEG attachment. Please do not embed a photo in your e-mail.

2016 Fleet List

This link will take you to the 2016 Fleet list.  Please check the listing, and if any edits, additions, or deletions need to be made, you may email them to Jason Maher at FleetCaptain@BostonYachtClub.net

Please help us celebrate our 150th year in style.

Julie Livingston, Secretary and Jason Maher, Fleet Captain


Annual Meeting Notice

All Regular and Life members of the Boston Yacht club are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the Boston Yacht Club will be held at the Marblehead Station at One Front Street Marblehead at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

In accordance with By-Lay article 6 par 6.1 the business of this meeting is provided by the established agenda of reports by the flag officers and committee chairmen as detailed below.  The meeting agenda will be as follows:

Call to order and declaration of a quorum, Approval of the Minutes of the November Meeting, Report of the Secretary, Report of the Treasurer, Report of the Finance Committee, Report of the Operational Committees in an order determined by the Commodore, Report of the Nominating Committee and Election of Vice Commodore, Report of the Commodore, Departure from the agenda as described herein may be made in response to motion, duly made and seconded, and approved by two-thirds of those members present and voting.

This is the meeting to attend if you want to hear and meet the Officers, Committee Heads and get an update on the club finances.


2016 Sailing Heals first meeting 1/28

Hard to believe but our first event for Sailing Heals is less than 3 months away.   We are looking for anyone interested in helping out or contributing to sailing heals to join us for our first meeting of the year. 

Please come out on Thursday night January 28 at 6 pm, just before the BYC winter members meeting. We need volunteers w fund raising experience , party planners, generous benefactors & anyone who wants to join a great group of amazing people doing the work of angels.  Please RSVP if you can.

Our first event is a black tie fund raiser at the BYC on April 9th!!! Thank you.

Laurie Dragonas, Sailing Heals


Frostbite Sailing Resumes V-Day 2016!

Join in on the fun when winter sailing resumes February 14!Grab your honey and show them the best time you can have wearing thermal undies. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not romantic! If you can’t find a ride, join the RC, which is also a great way to get to know the players and possibly find your way on a Sonar to race. RC’ers earn the usual 2 drink tix each day in appreciation for their efforts. All in all, a great way to get through the winter between ski trips. Check out the Marblehead Frostbite Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarbleheadFrostbite/, for results and photos, and post your availability to crew. Scores and occasional photos also posted on the club website at http://www.bostonyc.org/page/7730/ for the non-Facebook inclined. 

Karen Tenenbaum, Race Committee Chair


US Sailing MVP Program-Join or Renew

If your US Sailing membership is expiring, or you’ve been meaning to join, check out our MVP program, which not only gives you a 20% discount off annual dues, but also gives the BYC credits that can be applied to seminars and race committee equipment and books. It’s a win-win! Membership benefits include discounts on race entry fees, as well as US Sailing products, and lots of free stickers!  Follow the link http://www.bostonyc.org/page/sailing and go to the bottom of that page to renew or join.


BYC South Party 3/12

Join The Fun!   BYC RNSYC South Party!

Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - ?   3819 Whippoorwill Blvd, Punta Gorda, FL, the home of Pat & Leslie Rousseau

Don’t miss out RSVP before February 21, 2016

RSVP to Judy at  judithcuzner@gmail.com  or Cell: 781-962-1031 


Marblehead Halifax Race 2017

This may seem early but the 2017 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race (“MHOR”) is only 18 months away and preparations are already under way.  The new logo has been designed, Inspection formats are in process and new rules and the Sailing Instructions are being developed.  Here at home we need volunteers for all positons on the committee and I encourage your participation whether or not you have served on the MHOR committee before or not.  There is lots to be done and we’ll be in race mode before you know it.  Please let me know if you have an interest and we’ll be happy to have you on board.  It’s not only a rewarding experience but it’s a fun experience and something that will greatly benefit the club.

Peter Dragonas, Rear Commodore


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 eNews for January 6th
posted on January 6
    BYC eNews for Wednesday January 6th, 2016 Club Renovation Update and Schedule Cruise Committee Kickoff 1/18 2016 Dues Update Annual Meeting Notice...

 

 

BYC eNews for Wednesday January 6th, 2016

  • Club Renovation Update and Schedule
  • Cruise Committee Kickoff 1/18
  • 2016 Dues Update
  • Annual Meeting Notice 1/28
  • Frostbite Resumes 2/14
  • BYC South Party RSVP
  • Marblehead to Halifax Race 2017

 


Club Renovation Update and Schedule

The next phase of the kitchen project has started. In addition to getting all new walls, floors and ceilings we are re-routing the exhaust fan’s vent so it takes a direct route up to the roof. The new layout will efficiently exhaust smoke and heat out of the building and eliminate the current ventilation issues. The exhaust pipe will be run internally and not be visible from the outside. 

We will have some changes that will be visible from outside. We are building a new dormer going up to the 4th floor storage to improve headroom and meet building codes. The area directly outside the kitchen will be reconfigured to better accommodate trash, laundry and a brand new walk in freezer. It will be more serviceable and improve the exterior appearance. 

While the staff and construction crew will be putting in overtime, the project will require two months to complete. We are currently targeting a full re-opening at the beginning of March.

House Committee


Cruise Committee Kickoff 1/18

Cruise committee kickoff Monday 1/18 6:30PM at the BYC in the Ward Room.  Mark your calendar!
 
While the boats are under wraps it is time to start planning the cruise!  We are currently thinking a south/west headed cruise that will begin in early August.  Familiar and new faces are welcome as we kickoff the planning process working on dates and ports.  It will be an epic cruise this year as part of the BYC 150th celebrations.
 
Pizza and refreshments will be served!  
 
Looking for new cruisers this year.  If you ever considered a cruise this will be a good year to try.  Plenty of charter options available near the possible cruise ports. 
 
If you plan on coming and for any questions please email:  Peter Fein at   vicecommodore@bostonyachtclub.net
 
Peter Fein, Vice Commodore
 

2016 Dues Update

The Finance committee is pleased to report that the 2016 operational budget was completed and approved by the Board of Trustees.  Due to the continued strong dining/house revenue and increase in membership size, the 2016 budget calls for a modest dues increase of 4.8% ($131 increase for A members).   Initially CapEx remains the same rate as 2015 ($315 for A members).   A full dues schedule will be be published available in the next e-news. 

The club is currently undertaking a number of large projects which are putting increased demand on the CapEx fund.  Fincom is currently gathering more information on project accounting and will make a recommendation to the membership later this year to expand the fund.  There will be more information presented at the Annual meeting.

Peter Fein, Vice Commodore


Annual Meeting Notice

All Regular and Life members of the Boston Yacht club are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the Boston Yacht Club will be held at the Marblehead Station at One Front Street Marblehead at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

In accordance with By-Lay article 6 par 6.1 the business of this meeting is provided by the established agenda of reports by the flag officers and committee chairmen as detailed below.  The meeting agenda will be as follows:

Call to order and declaration of a quorum, Approval of the Minutes of the November Meeting, Report of the Secretary, Report of the Treasurer, Report of the Finance Committee, Report of the Operational Committees in an order determined by the Commodore, Report of the Nominating Committee and Election of Vice Commodore, Report of the Commodore, Departure from the agenda as described herein may be made in response to motion, duly made and seconded, and approved by two-thirds of those members present and voting.

This is the meeting to attend if you want to hear and meet the Officers, Committee Heads and get an update on the club finances.


Frostbite Sailing Resumes Feb 2016!

Join in on the fun frostbite sailing starting up again February 14th, what better way to show your sweetheart that you truly care? That’s right, don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not romantic! If you can’t find a ride, join the RC, which is also a great way to get to know the players and possibly find your way on a Sonar to race. RC’ers earn the usual 2 drink tix each day in appreciation for their efforts. All in all, a great way to get through the winter between ski trips. Check out the Marblehead Frostbite Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarbleheadFrostbite/, for results and photos, and post your availability to crew. Scores and occasional photos also posted on the club website at http://www.bostonyc.org/page/7730/ for the non-Facebook inclined.  Happy New Year!

Karen Tenenbaum, Race Committee Chair


BYC South Party 3/12

Join The Fun!   BYC RNSYC South Party!

Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - ?   3819 Whippoorwill Blvd, Punta Gorda, FL, the home of Pat & Leslie Rousseau

Don’t miss out RSVP before February 21, 2016

RSVP to either Leslie a  marbleite@hotmail.com   Cell: 401-523-7056 

or to Judy at  judithcuzner@gmail.com  or Cell: 781-962-1031 


Marblehead Halifax Race 2017

This may seem early but the 2017 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race (“MHOR”) is only 18 months away and preparations are already under way.  The new logo has been designed, Inspection formats are in process and new rules and the Sailing Instructions are being developed.  Here at home we need volunteers for all positons on the committee and I encourage your participation whether or not you have served on the MHOR committee before or not.  There is lots to be done and we’ll be in race mode before you know it.  Please let me know if you have an interest and we’ll be happy to have you on board.  It’s not only a rewarding experience but it’s a fun experience and something that will greatly benefit the club.

Peter Dragonas, Rear Commodore


 

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 eNews for December 30th
posted on December 30
    BYC eNews for Wednesday December 30th, 2015 Final Dining days at the BYC for 2015 Frostbite Resumes 2/14 Thank you Holiday Bonus Fund BYC New Year's...

 

 

BYC eNews for Wednesday December 30th, 2015

  • Final Dining days at the BYC for 2015
  • Frostbite Resumes 2/14
  • Thank you Holiday Bonus Fund
  • BYC New Year's Eve Party 12/31
  • BYC South Party RSVP

 


Final Dining Days at the BYC for 2015

(please note: some menu and beverage items may no longer be available) 

Wednesday, December 30th Regular lunch (12pm-2pm), midship menu (2pm-6pm) and dinner service (6pm-9pm) – the last Burgers and Brews night of the year!!

Thursday, December 31st Regular lunch (12pm-2pm), midship menu (2pm-5pm).  NO regular dinner service (to accommodate the Annual BYC NYE Dinner/Dance (reservation only event)

Friday, January 1st End-of-a- Great Year Buffet (complimentary) 12pm to 2pm (roughly…when it’s gone, it’s gone…)Commodores Lounge is open from 12pm to 5pm ONLY.    Note: There will be no regular menu offered, only the buffet will be available


Frostbite Sailing Resumes Feb 2016!

Join in on the fun frostbite sailing starting up again February 14th, what better way to show your sweetheart that you truly care? That’s right, don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not romantic! If you can’t find a ride, join the RC, which is also a great way to get to know the players and possibly find your way on a Sonar to race. RC’ers earn the usual 2 drink tix each day in appreciation for their efforts. All in all, a great way to get through the winter between ski trips. Check out the Marblehead Frostbite Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarbleheadFrostbite/, for results and photos, and post your availability to crew. Scores and occasional photos also posted on the club website at http://www.bostonyc.org/page/7730/ for the non-Facebook inclined.  Happy New Year!

Karen Tenenbaum, Race Committee Chair


Employee Holiday Bonus Fund

Thank you to all that contributed to this year’s Employee Holiday Bonus Fund.  Through your generosity we were able to recognize and award our staff for their hard work and dedication during the year and to make their holidays a little brighter.  Our Best Wishes to you and your families for a very Happy Holiday Season and a safe and healthy New Year.

Peter Dragonas, Rear Commodore


 

 BYC New Year’s Eve Party 12/31

Come join us for New Year's Eve!  Dance the night away with music by "The Shine". Dinner and Dancing, Thursday, December 31st, 7:30pm.  $65.00 per person (plus tax and HC). 

The band SHINE will be rocking us all evening long. Put a table together or meet new friends! Fabulous food as always. Please call the front desk for reservations. 781-631-3100  http://www.shineband.com/

Please Note: 48 hour cancellation policy in effect.  You will be charged should you cancel prior.

  


 BYC South Party 3/12

Join The Fun!   BYC RNSYC South Party!

Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - ?   3819 Whippoorwill Blvd, Punta Gorda, FL, the home of Pat & Leslie Rousseau

Don’t miss out RSVP before February 21, 2016

RSVP to either Leslie a  marbleite@hotmail.com   Cell: 401-523-7056 

or to Judy at  judithcuzner@gmail.com  or Cell: 781-962-1031 


 

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.

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