The Manager's Desk
July 1, 2016: It certainly feels like summer in Annapolis. This time of year always reminds me of why I enjoy living in such a wonderful town. The waters are full with people enjoying their boats, downtown streets are bustling with shoppers with ice cream cones in hand and the EYC deck is in full swing with members enjoying a cold cocktail, a terrific bite to eat and a great view.
July is packed with fun things for club members of all ages. As if enjoying the best view in Annapolis weren’t enough, the month starts off with a bang (literally) with the July 4th celebration, followed by the Chesapeake Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge, the newly revamped Boomerang race, St. Michaels cruise, powerboat classes, Junior sailing and the list goes on and on.
Stay on top of what is going on by reading the weekly Blast and following the calendar on the club’s website. There are surely a number of exciting things for all of our members during this active time of the year.
Fourth of July
Come down to Annapolis’ best club and see the fireworks in all their glory from the Eastport Yacht Club! This year we will repeat our successful food and beverage format from last year. We will be serving a July 4th picnic style casual buffet in the dining room in addition to an a la carte grill service on the lawn. Members are restricted to two (adult) guests for this event and we welcome you and your family to join us for the fun. Tickets may be purchased at the door for both guest entrance fees ($10) and for the food buffet. The band Major Company will be setting the stage for the fireworks so come down and enjoy the show.
The safety of our smallest members is paramount during this time of the year when playing on the EYC lawn and clubhouse grounds is at its peak. We ask that all members who have young children please monitor their actions when playing in close proximity to the water or in the sailing yard. It only takes a moment for a child to chase a ball or trip while playing tag and tumble into the water. This type of tragedy is unrecoverable and I hope it is not one that I ever have to address as a parent or as someone responsible for the safety of our club members.
Also note that all children on the docks are required to have life vests and supervision at all times. I appreciate the assistance in helping keep our club safe for everyone and if there is ever any question or concern about safety of our members please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Celebrate May and June
I wanted to take a brief moment to thank the volunteers and staff who helped make two of the club’s most busy months a terrific success. The club held some amazing regattas, the Commodore’s Reception and festive Latitude Adjustment Party to celebrate the always exciting A2B race, a number of large private weddings for our members, and many other events and waterside activities all while business was hustling and bustling in the bar, deck and dining room.
It requires a lot of effort and exemplary team work to execute these events and I think we did so admirably. “The little club that could” keeps on doing thanks to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers and our hard working staff. Thanks for all of your collective efforts. Look out July and August here we come!
Slips in the Marina are Available
June 1, 2016: One of the club’s busiest months of the year is now behind us but the summer season is just beginning! The club is alive with activity this time of the year and of course the outside deck overlooking the water is the perfect place to be to enjoy the start of another great EYC boating season.
Keep an eye out for all of the terrific House Committee events planned for June. Of course June means that EYC will once again play host to the Leukemia Cup on the 4th. The club is attempting to set a new record for donations so please come down and enjoy a cold rum drink and enjoy the evening while supporting the greater good.
April 1, 2016: Mother Nature has not been terribly accommodating for our annual sock burning for a number of years now but that didn’t stop the festivities! Many of our members threw on their flip flops and headed down to the club to the annual ritual to welcome in Spring. Socks were burned, cocktails were consumed and fun was had by all!
So now that we are official let’s start getting ready for a terrific boating season and enjoying our beautiful clubhouse. The House Committee has some terrific events planned and our staff has officially opened the outside deck for those nicer days. It’s the best time of year at the club so come down and join your friends for a nice meal and one of our signature cocktails!
May 1, 2016
Spring and Summer Reminders
As the active club season is already upon us I thought I would take a moment to remind members of some important club information that will help keep both our members and the club safe.
- Alcohol purchased at the club may not be taken off premise or onto the docks or private boats. Members may take their cocktails onto the waterfront lawn or sailing yard however. Conversely members and their guests may consume their own alcoholic beverages (purchased elsewhere) on their boats while docked in the marina but it may not be brought onto the clubs property.
March 1, 2016:
2016 Commodore’s Ball
Take off your scuba equipment, the water-themed Ball is over! This year’s event thrown by our own Commodore Heather Ersts was a terrific success. The attendance was great and those in attendance danced the night away after feasting on Chef Henry’s tasty morsels as well as a fresh sushi bar prepared by authentic sushi chefs.
Keep your eyes peeled for all the great photos of the event on the EYC website and for those who couldn’t attend … you missed a great party but we will see you next year!