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The Manager's Desk

General Manager Bill Kocan

Happy 2017 to all of our amazing members! The New Year is upon us and I hope everyone had a joyful and safe holiday with their family and friends. I would like to take a brief moment to thank all of the membership for maintaining such an amazing club that helps support our staff’s families and provide a terrific community for each and every member. Like any dynamic organization we have our challenging moments but the tenacity and good will always seem to prevail.

I would also like to specifically thank our Commodore, the rest of the board and of course all of our committee chairpersons and volunteers who help keep this wonderful “machine” running so smoothly. Of course, I would also be remiss in not thanking our very hardworking staff who come to work with great attitudes and work hard to service our membership every day. Without your collective efforts we would not be close to what we are today.

Thanks and the best of New Years to you all!

Club Closure

Just a reminder that the club will be closed on Tuesday, January 3, and Wednesday, January 4, so the club can undergo maintenance on the building. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you later in the week.

Open Marina Slips

It’s that time of year again. Want to join the EYC marina? Well, the time to act is now. Demand for slips is great so please call soon if you wish to join us for 2017. Also please remember that those that wish to be added to our wait list will be asked to submit a $500 refundable deposit. This deposit will be applied to the slip lease fees when a slip becomes available. Should you change your mind and not desire to remain on the waiting list the deposit will be returned to you in full immediately.

Note that we currently have wet slips available for boats up to 37 feet long. We also may have a dry slip or two open so please email me if you have any interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Staff Thanks You

On behalf of EYC’s staff I would like to take a moment to thank all of those members who contributed to the annual employee holiday fund. Your generous contributions were greatly appreciated and went a long way toward a very merry holiday.

If you wanted to contribute but missed the opportunity in all of the chaos of the holiday season, please don’t hesitate to support the staff with a gift well into January and even into February. Your contribution will still be forwarded to the staff. The acknowledgement of our staff goes a long way with loyalty and tenure which contributes to improved service throughout the year! Have a terrific 2017 and all the best wishes in the New Year.

General Manager Bill Kocan

Thanks to all of those who attended the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting. This year’s meeting was highlighted by the announcement of the 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Palma Wilson.

PalmaThe selection couldn’t be more appropriate as Palma’s efforts seem to be never ending. Her volunteer efforts span multiple committees as well as the EYC Foundation for which she is a board member. I can attest first hand that she couldn’t be better to work with and her spirit and level headed approach serve the EYC membership exceptionally. And if that were not enough she’s just an all round “good egg!” Congrats, Palma, and thanks for making my job so much better!

Event Reservations

One of the things that we have learned through the years is that our members procrastinate terribly when it comes to reserving space for EYC events. I certainly understand the thinking behind why people wait until the last minute given the busy lifestyles that many of lead BUT, you should know that this can affect the service we provide to our members and ultimately cost the club money.

For example, we had about 60 people reserve space for our annual Founders Day celebration after the Annual Meeting. Actual attendees were closer to 130 people. This makes staffing and providing food for the event extremely challenging. Our chefs do a great job of trying to stretch what they have in the kitchen but when this happens it can mean we run out of food or don’t have the appropriate number of staff members to provide the level of service we expect.

Sure, we could have turned people away and said “sorry we’re full” or “reservations were required” but that isn’t our goal either. I wanted to include as many of our members in what turned out to be a terrific event.

The moral of the story is that we request that our members please try to reserve space for special events in advance (even if only a few days before) so that we can make our events special! We thank you in advance for the consideration and look forward to some exciting holiday events coming in December.

Frostbite slips

EYC has short term leases available in our slips for those individuals who may wish to take advantage of racing out of EYC for the annual Frostbite races. Contact me for rates and availability and reserve your slip now. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

January closure

Just a reminder that the club will close for two days in early January to perform building maintenance. The exact dates have not yet been determined but we will populate the calendar with those days as well as include an announcement in the blast to alert our members in advance.

General Manager Bill Kocan

October 1, 2016: It’s that time of the year again in Annapolis...Boat Show season! I am sure the vast majority of our members have enjoyed the show as an attendee, exhibitor. or otherwise but if you haven’t had the pleasure you are missing out and should take some time to enjoy all of their offerings. Also note that EYC is the perfect respite from a long day at the show. We will have terrific Boat Show food and drink specials and we won’t be nearly as crowded as our downtown neighbors. Don’t forget the water taxi can drop you off right at our back door when the day is done!

Restricted Boat Show Parking

Just a reminder to all of our members that the Yacht Haven parking lot is NOT available to EYC members on Saturday and Sunday of both the power and sailboat shows. Evening parking after 5pm Monday through Friday is unchanged. Please respect our neighbors and don’t infringe upon their spaces on those weekends. The relationship with Yacht Haven is important to the club and we don’t want to inconvenience our great neighbor. Of course, the main EYC lot will be available as usual but be reminded to have your 2016 parking sticker affixed to the front driver’s side windshield. The club will be vigilant in our enforcement of the parking policies and we don’t want to see any member’s vehicle towed. Stickers are available at the bar and from the EYC office. Enjoy the show!

Opting In?

You may have seen the notices in the club or in the weekly Blast but don’t forget to opt in to receive your Annual Meeting materials electronically. Help keep your dues low by saving the club the printing and mailing expenses while also doing a little good for the planet! Additional information can be found on the members' side of the website.

Marina Winterization

Please be advised that the marina will undergo its annual winterization during the first week of November. Please plan appropriately and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Congratulations, Amy!

A quick shout out to our favorite Member Services Manager Amy Reilly, formerly Amy Wales, on her recent nuptials! We couldn’t be happier for her as she enters into this next stage of her life and wish her nothing but the best.

Frostbite Slips

EYC has short term leases available in our slips for those individuals who may wish to take advantage of racing out of EYC for the annual Frostbite races. Contact me for rates and availability and reserve your slip now.

General Manager Bill Kocan

November 1, 2016: The traditional sailing season is drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean there isn’t sailing for the die-hard amongst us. Frostbites will be starting in no time so sign up now and enjoy the experience of winter sailing. If you wish to Frostbite and keep your boat at the club also know that we offer deeply reduced rates for the season. Simply send me an email with your request and I would be happy to assist.

2016 Annual Meeting

Please clear your calendars to attend the EYC Annual Meeting when we vote in the incoming Board as well as hear updates from all of the club’s committees. This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, November 12, at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel (formerly the Marriott) at 11 a.m.

Come early to hear presentations from the EYC Foundation as well as the newly formed Family Committee and Green Team.

Marina Winterization

Please be advised that the marina will undergo its annual winterization during the first week of November. Please plan appropriately and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Read more: From the Manager's Desk November 2016

September 1, 2016:

Frostbite slips

OK, I agree it is a little early to be thinking about Frostbiting but it’s never too early to reserve a slip for the season. EYC has short term leases available in our slips for those individuals who may wish to take advantage of racing out of EYC. Contact me for rates and availability and reserve your slip now.

Private Event Discounts through September

It may be hot outside but it is never too early to begin planning for the holiday season! For those who like to plan ahead we are offering a great incentive to hold your business or personal holiday party here at EYC. All members who book a private event in September will receive a 25% discount on the facility fee for use of any available event space in November and December 2016.

And if that were not enough EYC is also waiving the entire facility fee for confirmed bookings made in September for daytime events in the lower level conference room during the months of November, January or February with a minimum $500 food and beverage spend. So whether it is an office outing, a holiday party or your kid’s birthday party celebration we have a space for you!

These discounts equate to hundreds and even potentially thousands of dollars in savings for parties booked in September so act now while spaces are still available. Inquiries may be directed to Amy Wales, Member Service Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read more: From the Manager's Desk September 2016

No Plans for a Holiday Party Yet? Great!

CarvingStationWebFor December and January only, the EYC waterfront dining room rents for FREE to Members, with a few small conditions: Groups must order catering for 20+ guests. The event must take place Monday-Thursday and end before 4 p.m. (Parking is available at that time, too.)

Want a Friday instead? We have a Special Member Rate for our heated, enclosed, waterfront decks of $150.00. Perfect for small parties up to 25 guests. Events must conclude before 4 p.m.

Have a look at menus for buffet and plated luncheon and passed or displayed hors d'oeuvres.

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To book a date or customize a menu, please contact Member Services Manager Amy Reilly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-267-9549 x3.

EYC Master Calendar

Game Day Sunday
Sun Jan 22 @ 2:30PM - 05:00PM
EYC Foundation
Mon Jan 23 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Marina Committee
Mon Jan 23 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Special Events Committee
Tue Jan 24 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Cruise Committee
Tue Jan 24 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
'Green Team' Book Signing
Wed Jan 25 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Darts Night
Wed Jan 25 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Thursday Night Trivia
Thu Jan 26 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Board Orientation
Sat Jan 28 @ 9:30AM - 12:00PM
Race Committee
Sat Jan 28 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM