WCYC - WEST COAST YACHT CLUB
WCYC - WEST COAST YACHT CLUB
Location: Meet at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Winter Olympics Pub Crawl.
We began the fun at Jimmy’s, then went to Harpoon Henry’s and made our final stop at the Lil’ Skipper’s Shack where we held our traditional medal award ceremony.
The following medals were awarded to:
Gold Medal: Stacy Mata and Sherry Meehleis
Silver Medal: Bob Larsen and Randy Casteel
Bronze Medal: Mike and Sheri Sandler
Gold Medal: Ed Sicard
Silver Medal: Barbie Aglio
Bronze Medal: George Hughes
24050 Camino Del Avion Suite B
Dana Point, CA 92629
Come and join us at Brio's Restaurant February 12, 2022 at 6pm.
The Restaurant has given us a nice private area to dine and enjoy a night out with our club members. We have picked 4 different main courses for your dinner choices:
Lasagna Nonna Ciara
Fettuccine con Scampi
Pollo alla Parmiggiana
You will also have a option of a Caesar Salad, Brio Salad and dessert if you so choose.
Members and guests will pay individually to the Restaurant and there is no additional club fee.
So come join us for a wonderful fun filled Valentines evening of good Italian food, good friends, and laughter. Hope you can all join WCYC for our first Dinner for the new boating Season.
Hope you all had a beautiful and Romantic February with your loved ones. The weather finally turned around mid-February and the boats took to the Sea. It was so fun to see everyone out and about on the docks, in their boats with friends and paddle boarders in the channel.
We had our first dinner of 2022, and we had a great turn out with thirty members . Dinner was at Brio’s Restaurant and the food and service were excellent. They were very flexible and accommodating to us and they exceeded my expectations. I sent an email to the owner thanking him and come to find out he is a boat owner and in DP Harbor. It is nice to have a change of pace but even nicer when we can give back to the community and other boat owners businesses.
Rear Commodore Donna Groves
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point, CA 92629
Dinner will be a choice of four different items to include Shepherd's Pie, Corn Beef and Cabbage, Steak & Shrimp, or Fish & Chips. As we did at the last dinner, you will pay on your own with no additional club fees. Evite to follow. Cut off for the dinner will be March 7th so get your reservation in quickly. It should be a really fun casual night and we hope to see you all there.
April Spring Flowers are in the air. Most of us would agree March went by so quickly. We had a nice St. Patty’s Day celebration at Hennessey’s with a great turnout. With five employees’ calling out that night our server Ricardo did the best he could do being a one man show. Food was really good. I got the Shepherd’s Pie and loved every bite.
The sock contest was fun and thank you everyone that participated. Our big winner was Sheri, Ms. Commadorable. Pictures will say it all. Where people bought these socks is a mystery, but some were funny, and others were just plain cute.
Tammy brought in some great Ship Store items to the restaurant and the raffle basket was filled with great boater items. Way to go Tammy!
April will be a fun and a short cruise for most to Danalina with Cruise Captains Sandler’s and Monk’s running the show. I am sure it will be great fun. I will be back after the cruise months planning the dinner for November and brunch for December. Stay tuned.
Cruise Captains: The Monks
Co-Captains: The Sandlers
MOBSTERS & MOLLS SPEAKEASY EVENT
$10.00 per person
Cruise Captains: TBD
Co-Captains: The Babcocks
Catalina Island Cruise to Avalon
Arrival – Friday, May 13th – Noon
Bar and Resturant Hopping
Saturday, May 14th
Sunday, May 15th
$10.00 per person
Cruise Captains: The Hepners
Co-Captains: The Results
The Adventurers Cruise
Theme: Adventurers (costumes optional but encouraged)
Friday May 10th
Saturday June 11th
Sunday June 12th
Cruise Fee - $10.00 per person
By Richard Hepner
Richard and Susan Hepner teamed up with Tom and Karen Rasulo to host the Adventurers-themed cruise to Two Harbors.
Once again, The West Coast Yacht Club demonstrated what a fearless, resolute, and handsome group of Adventurers populate its roll. And a group of dancers to make the Sirens blush!
In 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to discover Catalina Island, and claimed the island in the name of the King of Spain. In 1602, the island was re-discovered on the eve of the feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Sebastian Vizcaino, who named the island in honor of Saint Catherine. It seems that the island remained largely unpopulated and forgotten since that time, with the possible exception of a persistent legend involving chewing gum and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Very strange, indeed.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, ANNO DOMINI MMXXII
The WCYC Adventurers’ armada arrived on the island and held a meet-up picnic on the beach. We were chased away from our first picnic site by a group of natives who claimed that we were in a space reserved for their god of fee-based prosperity, PA’EE DA MA’AN, in spite of assurances from Princess Katia that the gods would favor our gathering. The Adventurers packed up and found a pleasant, non-fee-bearing stretch of beach with a beautiful view of the harbor. An adventurer must be adaptable.
That night, Rod and Tammy Covarrubias’ catamaran was boarded by sailors seeking refreshment. An impromptu birthday and dance party erupted. Videos of the ensuing debauchery are rumored to exist, but have not been released to TMZ … yet.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, ANNO DOMINI MMXXII
An informal breakfast with eye-openers was held on the rafted Siren Song (Hepners) and Genty Lee (Rasulos). Great start to the day!
Around mid-day on Saturday, the Adventurers donned their adventurer gear (costumes), bade the peaceable natives of the village of Isthmus a fond farewell, and set off on an overland hike – all the way to the far side of Catalina Island! There, we discovered a protected body of water that we named Cat Harbor (in honor of somebody’s ex-girlfriend of the same name and demeanor), and blazed a trail above the newly-discovered bay to reconnoiter its potential use for future voyages of discovery.
The Adventurers un-Earthed evidence suggesting that the WCYC Adventurers may not have been the first humans to visit Cat Harbor. Nonetheless, I expect that carbon dating will bear out that we were, in fact, the first to lay eyes upon these glistening waters since circa 3000 BC.
We descended the ocean-carved landscape to enjoy sustenance at the edge of the bay before beginning the return journey to the armada. Not a single Adventurer was lost.
The Club dinner was hosted by the Harbor Reef Restaurant & Bar in Two Harbors. The Harbor Reef provided a private room for our group, and did an admirable job of reinforcing and mobilizing its crew to service the large group.
Thank you, Commodore Mike Sandler, for sharing your great words with the Club. Congratulations to Monique Monk - the lucky winner of the raffle!
The prize for the best Adventurer Costume was awarded to Tammy Huntley – largely because we all envied her binocular flask – brilliant! I have to mention my personal enjoyment of Ed and Mindy Sicard’s costumes with detachable lions and tigers. Chip and Christie Threlkeld warmed up for their upcoming Running of the Bulls by donning the traditional blood-red bandanas. Unfortunately, we did not encounter any running bison to test their footspeed.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, ANNO DOMINI MMXXII
The armada returned to the mainland.
A more somber moment: Steve Harrison took the adventurer theme to another level when he was evacuated from the island via helicopter due to an irregular heartbeat. The good news is that Steve should be good to go with appropriate monitoring and treatment. Fortunately, Barb and Dell DeFabry were staying at the island as guests, and were able to return It’s About Time to the mainland with Sondra. I look forward to seeing Steve out at sea soon!
A video featuring moments from the cruise is posted on the WCYC Facebook page.
Hosted by: John Kossa
THE TIKI REGATTA IS BACK - JUNE 25TH
Come join the fun at WCYC's 9th Annual Tiki Regatta andPaella Cook-Off!
It's a fun race here in Dana Point, registered with the SCYA, the twist is that your favorite power boaters must captain & crew your vessel, with your supervision of course.
The trophy presentation will be accompanied by a delicious paella dinner prepared & served by several WCYC members.
To register for the race, please complete the registration form below by clicking the button below, or contact John & Crezlun Kossa at email@example.com
By John & Crezlun Kossa
WOW! What can I say about the Tiki Regatta? What a whirlwind of an event!
Just when I thought that we would have to do bottle boat races, 3 captains signed up. I had some great friends to help me with the race. Thank you Steve VandenBerg, Ed Sicard & David Monk for your knowledge & support. Last but not least, my wife Crezlun, thank you for helping me babe!
It's an early 06:00 start to reserve the picnic tables on the grassy knoll. Thank you Ed & Mindy Sicard for meeting us there at the crack of dawn & helping us to set up.
The captains' meeting was at 09:30. Again thank you to Ed Sicard, David Monk & Blake Campbell for being there to fill in any info I might have missed. It was a fun meeting with captains, crew laughs & talk of shenanigans!
The committee boat Real Nauti went out at 12:00. Thank you David Monk for volunteering your boat & supplying the club with the proper race markers. I wish I could have been on the committee boat with David Monk, Ed Sicard, Mike Sandler & Blake Campbell, I'm sure with this crew, it was nothing but laughing & some serious fun!
The race started at 13:00 with some good wind to make it a race, not a slow float. A big thank you to our race teams!
1st place winner Ryan Scott ( potential member) on Caravella. Crew: Marji Weber & Brian Randall.
2nd place & Blondie winner Phil Bellafair ( Dino) on Running Water. Crew: I don't know. Dino didn't fill out the race form.
3rd place winner George Hughes on Three Sheets. Crew: Mark & Suzanne Babcock.
Our paella chefs arrived around 2:30 to set up their stations & get ready to cook. A huge thank you to our paella teams! Team FKN - Steve & Brenda VandenBerg. Their seafood paella was gigantic & delicious! Team Freedom - Tom & Maureen Hensley. Their 2 pans of chicken & sausage paella was gone so fast I didn't get a chance to try it. It must have been yummy. Team Bardell - Dell & Barbie DeFabry. Their chicken paella was fantastic! Team Green Goddesses - Monique Monk & Sherri Sandler. Can we talk about their aprons! No, really are we allowed to talk about their aprons? Great job on the veggie paella.
I want to thank Jim & Maggie MacNamara for bringing Maggie's amazing salad ( green sh*t as she calls it). Drew VonGremp for his famous corn dish ( he said has carpal tunnel now from schucking & cutting the corn off the cobs, so everyone better like it. HAHA) Mindy Sicard for the always so popular tiki punch (A secret recipe) & strawberry shortcakes (She claims it's super easy, I'm sure it's not). Stacey Matta for bringing the coconut cake ( it was from Cedar Creek, I heard it was delicious) Also someone brought shrimp cocktail & a chocolate trifle, I unfortunately don't know who brought them, but Thank You!
The games were brought by Mike & Sherri Sandler (corn hole) Steve & Brenda VandenBerg ( ring toss). Thank you for helping to make it such a fun event.
The ship store looked amazing! Thank you Tammy Huntly for all your hard work on the tiki regatta hats/visors, the professional look of the ship store & the sought after raffle basket! Congratulations to the winner of the basket...Blake & Tracey Campbell.
We had a huge turn out. 71 people attended! 66 dinners sold! 20 hats & 10 visors sold out! 3 new couples became members! 3 new prospective members attended their 1st event! Who has more fun than we do?!? WE DO!!
To everyone who helped clean up I can't thank you enough. Our club is filled with great people & friends who help with a huge smile.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Tiki Regatta as much as I did! Now the big question is... Who's next to plan our famous tiki regatta?!?
Cruise Captains: The Riddles
Co-Captains: The Harrisons
Two Harbors Wine Festival - Sunday, July 10
Tickets go on sale May 1st at https://www.lovecatalina.com/event/summer-wine-festival-in-two-harbors/1033/
By Chip Riddle
The WCYC Round-Up aka “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem” Cruise turned into a “problem” for the Sicards due to a last minute health issue and thus had to cancel and “no problem” for the Harrisons who were on the bubble due to Steve’s health problem. The Sicards were pitch hitting for the Harrisons due to the uncertainty and thus had all the breakfast goodies and the big yacht for the party! No Shoes, No Shirt, No Sicards! At the 11th hour Mindy dropped off a carload of the most wonderful continental breakfast spread complete with flowers!
Despite the challenges we had a great time with the 5 boats (Dallapes, Harrisons, McNamaras, Riddles and Wagners) who made the trip to beautiful Cherry Cove.
Friday night burgers, hot dogs on the R&R with great views of large rays and flying fish under the boat as the lights broadcasted below through the clear waters of Cherry Cove.
Saturday morning we feasted on the Sicards awesome fruit plate, bagels and locs, Champagne and Bloody Marys, scones as the sun rose over our precious cove setting.
The floaties broke out and the water was clear and stimulating cool as the Girabaldi swam below and the snorkelers swam past. The Wagners broke out the No Shoes flag and the evening dinner grill on R&R was fired up for a feast of BBQ Chicken, potato salad, fresh salad and Mac and Cheese. The highlight of the evening was Jim McNamara formerly investing our new members Bob and Teri Dallape into the WCYC with a fitting welcome highlighting and commemorating the July 1931 -91st Anniversary of the West Coast Yacht Club. Great job Jim! I believe Bob and Teri felt very welcomed as new members.
Sunday, Bob and Teri headed over the Wine Festival as the Harrisons and Riddle sat just offshore and enjoyed the live band of the Wine Festival playing on the beach.
It was such a great weekend we stayed over till Monday! See you’all partners at the next Cowpokes N’Boats in August!
Cruise Captains: The Rasulos
Co-Captains: The Threlkelds
You’re invited to join us for the West Coast Yacht Club Cruise to Newport Harbor Anchorage
Arrival at 11:00 a.m. Please use VHF Channel 71
5:00 p.m. Appetizer Party – Please bring an appetizer and BYOB
9:30 a.m. Eye Openers – Please join us for Continental Breakfast Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Live Music at the Anchorage
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinghy over for dinner at the Balboa Basin Yacht Club for
Taco Truck Dinner and Desserts – BYOB
Wear your Cowpoke Country Western Wear for more great music and two-step lessons
Please RSVP as soon as you know whether or not your able to attend this fun cruise
$40.00 pp includes all the fun in the anchorage with eye openers live music and dinner at BBYC ($30.00 ppfor those who would like to join us just for for Sat’s dinner)
Please remember to wear your name badges
WE NEED TO HAVE THE HEAD COUNT BY AUGUST 5TH THANK YOU!
If you haven’t received your eVite, plaes contact Tom Rasulo at Trasulo@cox.net to RSVP
Cruise chairs Tom & Karen Rasulo
Co- chairs Christy and Chip Threlkeld
Cruise Report by Tom Rassulo
Thursday, 11 August -
After early morning dolphins chasing, Thursday arrivals included Cruise Chairs Tom and Karen Rasulo with cousins Ben and Julie Quade, Commodore Mike and Sheri Sandler, and Staff Commodore David and Monique Monk. We knew this was going to be a BIG raft-up so we set out anchors fore and aft and warned the Newport Harbor patrol of what was to come.
Friday, 12 August –
Members began arriving early and so did the fun. Before the sun set, we had 14 boats all aligned with swim-steps side by side for easy boat hopping. That day featured swimming, dinghy tours of fabulous Newport Harbor, and possibly an adult beverage … or two.
As the sky darkened, it treated us to a colorful sunset and the rising of an incredible full moon - almost as if we placed an order for it! Each member brought fabulous, tasty hors d’oeuvres to the evening gathering. Combined with BYOB cocktails, a great time was had by all late into the evening.
Then potential tragedy struck… I received a text message at 11:30 PM from Scott Grillo, who was scheduled to be our live music entertainment the following day, saying he’d HAD A HEART ATTACK and would not be able to make it. Thank goodness it was mild and after a stent was installed, he was released after a few days. I promised to use him again next year.
Saturday, 13 August –
Christy Threlkeld, assisted by Karen Rasulo, prepared and served a fabulous harbor breakfast including yummy croissants stuffed with bacon and eggs, and plenty of “eye openers”. BUT we still had a lingering problem to solve, though. WE STILL NEEDED LIVE MUSIC and had only 4 hours to figure it out. With some dumb luck and the help of my son and his industry friends, and after numerous phone calls, I found a group called Cali Conscious.
Luck was in our favor – only minutes earlier they had a cancellation and were available. Ben Quade, Rick Hepner and I scurried to the dock to meet them, loaded all their equipment and set up the stage on Miss Be Havin. Many thanks to Linus and Lynette Brinkis for allowing that. It truly took a village, but the show went on right on time. They played from 1:00-4:00 and were fantastic! Crowds gathered all over the anchorage field to hang out and listen. It was like time stopped for those hours of musical bliss.
After costume changes, we all drove our dinghies at 5:30 to be the guests of Commodore Kathy Anderson of the Balboa Basin Yacht Club. Their membership welcomed us warmly and were happy to join us for dinner. There we had delicious Mexican food from Taco Bar Catering serve over 50 people from both clubs ! Just about the time our bellies were full, I thought it might be fun to conduct a good ole country music two-step lesson. What a scream! Everyone eventually picked up on the quick-quick-slow-slow…. And the videos are priceless.
Our last night featured some drinks and members enjoying each other’s company as the full moon hung over us.
This was exactly what a good raft up should be. As you speak with potential members send them the link to the video. We think it captures the essence of WCYC.
Cruise Captains: The Groves
Co-Captains: The Fiorillos
You’re invited to our First Ever WCYC Commodore’s Cruise
Sail aboard the Carnival Cruse Ship departing on Friday, September 9th from Long Beach Terminal.
We will cruise to Ensenada, Mexico where you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city or you may stay on the cruise ship and enjoy the afternoon activities.
We will return to port on Monday, September 12th at 7:00 a.m. just in time to make it back to work.
For those of you who have never been on a cruise ship, you will have the opportunity to indulge in spa treatments, adult swimming pools, volleyball, live entertainment, putting greens, comedy shows, musical revues, piano bar and much more.
WCYC Cruise Ship Itinerary:
12:30 p.m. Check-In
6:00 p.m. Private Welcome Reception –
6:00 p.m. Private Welcome Reception – location TBD
Day at Sea
11:00 a.m. Optional Putting Green Competition
Day at Leisure
:00 p .m. Departureexcursions and fun
On your own for excursions and fun
5:00 p.m. Departure
7:00 a.m. Arrive back to Long Beach Docks
Cost for the fun weekend cruise:
Balcony $1,050.00 per couple
Window $815.00 per couple
Price includes: tax, port fees, food, and gratuity, goodie bag, and welcome party
If you are interested in purchasing the bar package (all you can drink – up to 15 drinks/day) it is an additional $212.22 per person for all three days.
Covid-19 – Please visit Carnival Cruise Website for up-to-date guests’ protocols
An eVite will be sent out shortly with the registration and payment information.
Please note: The cabins are on a first come first serve basis and chosen by the cruise line. If you are interested in an upgrade to a Jr. Suite, please contact: Donna Groves
RSVP by August 19th. There is a cancellation policy. Fees will apply depending on the time of cancellation.
For additional information, please contact: Mindy Sicard or Donna Groves
Cruise Captains: Covarrubias/Huntely
Co-Captains: The Kossa
WEST COAST YACHT CLUB CRUISE TO AVALON
October 7th – 9th, 2022
$10.00 pp cruise fee
Hosted by John and Crezlun Kossa, Rod Covarrubias and Tammy Huntley
RSVP with your favorite SONGS, those that when you hear you cannot help but sing along and those that when you hear you have to get up and dance.
Arrivals: Use channel 71 for WCYC assistance
Happy Hour on “Diadem”, BYOB and an appetizer to share.
Ship Store will be open
Eye Openers on “The Box Office”
Breakfast, Bloody Mary’s, and Mimosas
Boat and Float on “Diadem”
Bring your floaties
Lunch and Cocktails provided
Custom WCYC playlist played
Dinner at “M”
205 Crescent Ave., Avalon
Pasta Buffet $45.00 pp cash preferred
Desserts and Dance Party on “Diadem”
Cruise Captains: The Sicards
Location: Nellie Gale
Join us to Celebrate Mike Sandler our 2022 WCYC Commodore!
6PM – 7PM: Cocktail reception with tray passed Hors D'oeuvres
7PM: Pre-set Salads for starters
7:30 PM: Dinner Stations will open to include:
Crack Market Tri Tip Carving station, Build your own Risotto Station, Roasted Chicken,
and grilled Vegetables
9PM: Lounge party begins outside on the patio with a Custom Dessert Station.
Bring your favorite Cigar! Then request your favorite dance song from the DJ and dance the night away.
Bar will be open throughout the night with Specialty Martini's, Mix Drinks, Beer and Wine.
$75.00 pp inclusive of tax, gratuity and entertainment. Beverages and Alcohol Are Extra
We are taking over the entire Watering Hole at Nelle Ranch for this special private event.
Limited space available, so sign up quickly. Cocktail attire preferred.
Zelle your payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Luciana's Ristorante, Dana Point
2022 Holiday Brunch
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT LUCIANA'S RISTORANTE
December 10, 2022 12:30-3:30 PM
Passed Hors d'oeuvre 12:30 - 1 PM
Luncheon 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Insalata di Ceaser
Choice of One Entrée:
Polo Parmigiana, Spaghetti Bolognese, Risotto Del Mare, or Lasagna Bolognese
Choice of One Dessert: Tiramisu or Cioccolato di Luciana
Changing of the Guard 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
PRICE: $75.00 Inclusive of Tax and Gratuity
ALCOHOL AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PAID BY THE GUEST AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
RSVP BY 12/6/22