On October 7th, BCYC cruised to Herrington Harbour South to enjoy the beginning of Fall. The sail down was a ride with Northwest winds of 15-20 kts. Fleet Captain Tim Nelson hosted a football gathering at the Ketch 22 Outdoor Bar. Though the TV was not cooperating for college football, we all won fabulous prizes from Football Scratch-offs and Football Bingo. The group then adjourned to the restaurant for dinner. On Sunday we cruised to the Rhode River, again a blustery sail with strong winds out of the Northwest. Bossa Nova, Friendship and Magic Bus rafted up to Tony and Marsha's Wapiketa, and we all gatherd inside for a potluck spread of Tacos. The fixins and comraderie were over the top!!!
(Photos by Myrna Medina, Tim Nelson, and Bob Higginbotham)
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BCYC Annual Meeting and Silent Auction
BCYC's Annual Meeting and Silent Auction were held on October 1st at the Yellowfin Steak and Seafood House. Rosie Cavin and Viola McAvey hosted the event with Jerry Chappell, as our Emcee. Outgoing Commodore John Yates and fellow Bridge Officers presented a review of our year, followed by a unanimous vote of our incoming Officers and Governors for 2024. John presented the Annual Gypsy Joe Spirit Award to Eileen Smith for her tireless efforts in making our last three Silent Auctions a huge success! Our greatful thanks to all of you who generously contributed items for our auction and those that bid on items and made cash contributions. Your efforts make a significant difference to the operation of our club. The proceeds from our Silent Auction help us improve the quality and quantity of our events and lower the costs of putting on those events.
Where in the World
As the 2023 Boating Season draws to a close, we wonder where some of our members have gone? Jae & Tim at Lands End UK, Jae at Sailing Yacht club - St Michael's Mount UK, Juliana & JJ Haines AK, Gail at Kingston Ontario, Happy Birthday to Pam w/ John in Paros Greece, Gail/Bob/Madi/John/Homer/Sheila/Gene/Ginny/Jo & John in Maine
Labor Day Cruise
BCYC cruised to Lankford Bay Marina to enjoy a fabulous Labor Day Weekend. Saturday was the return of our Annual Crab Feast hosted by Tim Feldmann and Jae Hamilton - Once again the crabs did not disappoint - Big and Full!!! Sunday, Terry & Peggy Slattery set up two sessions to teach us how to make some stunning Turks Head bracelets. On Sunday afternoon, Maureen and Karl Grizio hosted a first Burgers, Brats & Brew Basket event. There were many fine brews to sample and two lucky Raffle Winners sailed off with quite a quantity of beer!
2023 Pig Roast
On August 26th hosts Lynn Egan and Justin Tindale pulled out all of the stops for the return of their Pig Roast. In addition to fantastic food, we were treated to live music by Spellbound.
2023 Oxford Log Canoe Races
On August 11th, Bak-yakers cruised to Safe Harbor Oxford for the Annual Log Canoe races. Jo Rys and John Oberright hosted a Happy Hour on Friday evening followed by dinner Capsize. On Saturday, mebers and their guests enjoyed the races and dinner at the Tred Avon Yacht CLub, hosted by Madi and John Yates.
Treuth Mid-Summer Event
On July 22nd hosts Court & Laura Treuth held a Mid-Summer Feast at the Haven Harbour North Marina Pavilion. The menu included Beef Tenderloin Tornadoes and Jumbo Lump Crab Towers - Yum and decadent!!! Earlier in the afternoon, Terry Slattery organized a Turks Head bracelet making session. The results were beautiful! A re-do is planned during our Labor Day cruise, so make your marina reservations now!
Ice Cream Social
On July 20th Peggy & Terry Slattery hosted their 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social. 25 members and guests were in attendance for a real treat that included home made ice cream and home made desserts. Myrna Medina led a water aerobics class during the event. Afterwards, the water was smoking!
July 4th Cruise
For the 4th, Tim & Laura Nelson organized a cruise to Baltimore's Anchorage Marina for the fireworks. Dinner was at Barcocina in Fells Point, followed by a wonderful evening at the water's edge for the fireworks.
2023 Lobster Feast
BCYC's Annual Lobster feast was once again hosted on June 17th by Sherry & Norm Render at Molly's on Crab Creek. 47 members and guests attended this signature event.
Annual Summer Cruise
BCYC's Annual Cruise included stops at Baltimore Yacht Club, Osprey Marina, Chesapeake Yacht Club and a two day raft-up in Eagle Cove on the Magothy. Many thanks to the volunteer hosts that organized the meals and Happy Hours along the way!!!
Individual photos can be viewed here: Photos 2023
Check out a video compilation of the cruise on our Facebook Page here: BCYC Facebook Link
A Taste of the Club/Season Opener
On May 20th, Pat and John Paris hosted the Season Opener at their beautiful home on South River. The event featured appetizers, sides, and desserts from the NEW BCYC Cookbook, "Bak-Yakker's Yummies"! And yes, everything was Yummy! To wet our appetites, the Paris' organized a challenging wine tasting that featured 6 fabulous wines. Winners for guessing 4 of the 6 wines were Pat Bernhart and Jae Hamilton!
2023 Commodore's Ball
On May 12th, BCYC celebrated the 2023 Commodore's Ball with a festive evening of fine dining and dancing at the Chartwell Country Club. Emcee Chuck Kahle orchestrated the evening, honoring our 2023 Commodore and Flag Officers; Commodore John Yates, Vice Commodore Norm Render, Rear Commodore Larry Awalt, Fleet Captain Tim Nelson, Secretary Carlos Mojica, and Treasurer Court Treuth. Outgoing Commodore Tim Feldmann was presented with his "highly coveted" Official Past Commodore flag. The second edition of BCYC's Cookbook was unveiled. Mike Kalas was presented with a complimentary copy for winning the naming of our cookbook. We also learned that our DJ, Rich Litchy, was present at the original naming discussions for our club when formed in 2001. The evening was hosted by Kris and Jerry Chappell, Rosie Cavin, & Gail Higginbotham. The venue, food, drinks, and wine were absolutely over the top! Many thanks to the Chappells for securing the venue for us!
BCYC South Dinner and Music
On April 7th, BCYC South celebrated the end of the DownSouth Season at the Red Grill, hosted by Jackie and Howard Mason. The event featured real Mexican street tacos, and live music.
BCYC South Annual Formadore Golf Outing
On March 28th, Chris & Colin Soucy hosted the Annual BCYC Formadore golf tournament at Sailfish Sands in Stuart FL. Three foursomes of Formadores, their Commodorables, stacked with additional BCYC golf pros competed. John Yannick kept the golfers hydated with his roving drink cart. The group adjourned to the Fish Clubhouse/Restaurant following the game. And of course, there were valuable prizes presented by Chris Soucy. Webmaster/photo bomber Bob Higginbotham infiltrated the award presentations.
BCYC South Super Bowl Party
On February 12th, Chris & Colin Soucy hosted the Annual BCYC South Super Bowl Party. The Soucy's decorated their home with separate Red and Green viewing rooms. Commodore Yates welcomed our first new members for 2023, Lynn and Jim Duggan. The dishes everyone brought were outrageously wonderful and the game was pretty good as well!
BCYC South Day at the Park
On January 26th, Gail and Bob Higginbotham hosted 30 BCYC members and guests at Halpatiokee Park in Martin Co. FL. A rematch of the BCYC World Cup Boccee ball was staged followed by grilled salmon and jerk chicken. Special shout out to grill Meister Gene Browning. The member provided appetizers and desserts, along witht the grilled mains were all over the top!!!
BCYC South 2023 Kickoff Happy Hour
On January 12th, Ginny and Gene Browning hosted the BCYC 2023 Kickoff with a Happy Hour at Mulligan's Beach House in Stuart FL. Nineteen members and guests enjoyed the evening and a few unique hors d'oeuvres including mussels with a baked bread topping for dipping - yum!
Visit to Quartzsite Yacht Club - Long Time No Sea
On January 4th, long-time Bakyakers Julianna Nedd and JJ Sullivan visited Arizona's Quartzsite Yacht Club. As JJ said, they "were looking for a gas station and a place to eat and there it was! It’s a hilarious place. Costs $10 to be a member and they now have 11,600 yacht club members! Cool desert yacht club. Didn’t even have to whip out my BCYC membership card!! Need to go find out if they can make a proper dark n’ stormy!"
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