The Manager's Desk
July 1, 2014: School is out, sailing season is in full swing, and water activities are required … it must be summer in Annapolis! EYC has activities galore for our members so be sure to take a look at the calendar of events to find out what our hard working committees have in store for this season. Great cruises, competitive regattas, junior sailing and terrific landside events pack a fun filled calendar.
Fourth of July at the Eastport Yacht Club
It seems like a no-brainer! Why wouldn't you come down and see the fireworks in all their glory from Eastport Yacht Club? This year we will have a new twist on our food offerings. Not only will we be serving a July Fourth-style casual buffet in the dining room but we will also offer a la carte grill service on the lawn.
We’ll have live music from the Dan Haas Band from 6 p.m. until the fireworks start around 9:15, so waiting for the sun to set and the show to begin will be pleasant – even fun.
There is no restriction on the number of guests for this event and we welcome you and your family and friends 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 hard-working House Committee is also looking for a few volunteers to help sell tickets and entrance fees at the gate for short shifts so you can still enjoy the fireworks and the fun.
New Food and Beverage Specials at EYC
June 1, 2014: The busy 2014 boating season in in full swing and as is always the case May is a very active month around the clubhouse and on the water. Many members made it to the club to enjoy the Blue Angels after their brief hiatus and although threatening the weather held out long enough to provide a perfect backdrop to a magnificent show. It never gets old for me! Of course the Commodore’s Reception received rave reviews and we can’t forget that our Thursday and Friday night races have had a great turnout. The after race parties have been just the kind of casual fun that defines EYC. We look forward to another active month in June when we will host the Spring Cotillion, another Cooking with Chef Henry event as well as the always popular Music on the Deck series. So keep a close eye on the EYC calendar and make sure you don’t miss these amazing events!
Please take a moment to say hi to some of our new summer staff. We will have some familiar faces returning from school as well as some fresh new servers for our busy season. We will do our best to get the new folks up to speed as quickly as possible and have every confidence we will build on the terrific team that has been in place for the last few years. In an industry where turnover and employee loyalty is not the norm I am proud and thankful that we have established a solid base of staff that understands what it is to work in a club environment and enjoys servicing our terrific membership.
May 1, 2014: A long cold winter seems to finally be succumbing to the warmth of spring. As we all begin to tend to our gardens and head to the docks to get our boats ready for the sailing season at EYC we are excited to finally be able to enjoy some our favorite amenities at EYC.
The deck is open full time (weather permitting) and we are adding our seasonal staff to accommodate the increase in member club usage. I encourage all members to keep a close eye on the calendar for the exciting activities that EYC has to offer in May. Our hardworking committees have a packed calendar that has something for everyone. Terrific family events, some fun cruises, big special events, instruction on the water, fitness and of course some of the greatest regattas and after parties in the coast! So pull up the calendar and get your schedules ready for an amazing spring at EYC!
May 20, 2014: The EYC Cruise Committee recently hosted a day of sailing for some of the EYC staff. As is often the case those who work most closely to the water often don’t share in the joy that it provides. EYC Cruisers Jim Brooks and Cynthia Palmer saw to it that our staff got to enjoy the pleasures of the Bay this past Monday.
April 1, 2014: There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel…of weather that is! This winter has certainly taken its toll on our collective patience but if the recent EYC sock burning is an indication hopefully warm weather will soon be upon us.
With the warm weather we are hoping to refurbish our waterfront lawn and by mid-March we had already aerated and reseeded for the upcoming season. We will be trying to allow for the new grass to establish itself as much as possible early in the year so you will notice restricted use of the area at the beginning of the season.