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The Manager's Desk

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

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

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

August 1, 2016: What a terrific summer this is becoming! Last month we had great weather for our Boomerang event, Standup Paddleboard Challenge and of course the hugely successful Latitude Adjustment Party. Once again we have solidified that EYC knows how to throw a terrific race event and an even better party afterwards! The attendance was terrific at all of those events and we were able to help support the EYC Foundation as well as throw some money into the coffers.

August is always a slightly less active month than the Spring and early Summer months but that translates to more room to enjoy the club. Of course the CRAB Regatta (8/20) and the Magothy River Cruise (8/13) will be fun events in August, but many of our members take time off in August to vacation which means the deck and dining rooms aren’t as full as those busy months. Therefore, it’s a terrific time to take advantage of the a la cart offerings at the club. All of our regular weekly specials like Pub Night, Prime Rib Night, Burger Night and many more will be available all month so we look forward to seeing you soon.

Read more: From the Manager's Desk August 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

EYC Foundation Night
Wed Dec 07 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Windy Wednesday Happy Hour
Wed Dec 07 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
House Committee
Wed Dec 07 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Darts Night
Wed Dec 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
Dining Room Reserved for Lights Parade Skippers Meeting
Thu Dec 08 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
Cruisers’ Pot Luck Dinner (Offsite)
Thu Dec 08 @ 6:00PM - 09:30PM
Lights Parade Skippers Meeting (Mandatory)
Thu Dec 08 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
BOAT Committee
Thu Dec 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Lights Parade
Sat Dec 10 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Lights Parade Skipper Appreciation Breakfast
Sun Dec 11 @10:00AM - 01:00PM