Furthering the enjoyment of boating!

June 1, 2016: Although we were starting to doubt...summer is here!

Just as the weather is heating up, Eastport Yacht Club is heating up. There is so much going on this month — take advantage of it, get out to the club, volunteer for an event, and come down and fraternize with your friends. I guarantee you will not regret it!

Read more: Commodore's Corner 06-01-2016

May 1, 2016: Halleluiah! We are back on the water!

Rockfish season is open, the Ice Breaker Cruise is history, Wednesday Night Races are back, NOODS are here, and Beer Cans begin May 6th. Yipppeee!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but a day out on a boat on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay just sets the molecules in my body in the right order.

Read more: Commodore's Corner 05-01-2016

March 1, 2016: YAY! My favorite day of the year is upon us! The Burning of the Socks! Whoo-hoooo! The blessed day is Sunday, March 20, at 4:30 p.m. Bring your hosiery to EYC to roast and toast the first day of spring with your fellow club members over a beer and some oysters. Also feel free to bring a couple new pairs of socks for the Lighthouse Shelter.

This rite of spring, which was birthed in an Eastport boatyard and is now celebrated around the world, is not to be missed! I am hoping for an appearance of the heralders of spring—the osprey—so that we have the sights and sounds of spring in Eastport, which means boating season is right around the corner!

Read more: Commodore's Corner 03-01-2016

April 1, 2016: Despite burning our socks with snowflakes flying, happily spring flowers are blossoming, the osprey are busy rebuilding their nests and folks are down to single digits in their countdowns for splashing boats. In this season of renewal and growth, EYC is bursting with new ideas and events that are going to flower in spectacular ways. So exciting!

The Cruise Committee just launched their new Flotilla Friday and the first sea trial was a great success. During Flotilla Fridays committee members will be in the EYC bar during Friday happy hour talking about our upcoming on-thewater events. This committee is actively taking the lead to organize and inform EYC members about all the water-based events happening — just as the House Committee does for the clubhouse-based events, the Cruise Committee will do for our on-the-water events.

Read more: Commodore's Corner 04-01-2016

February 1, 2016: The start of a new calendar year always brings new year resolutions, goals for the coming year, and planning. We have been doing just that at EYC.

We held an All-Chairs workshop the morning of Saturday, January 9. Every committee shared three issues they are concerned about related to EYC and three goals their committee is working on in 2016. It was a very useful morning and a great beginning to improving communication between committees and working together better and smarter.

Many of the issues raised are ones we have been facing for a long time — the lawn getting too much use for the grass to establish, lack of a long-term parking solution, Rainy Day fund very low, and no capital reserves.

Read more: Commodore's Corner 02-01-2016

Calendar Highlights

Wed Jun 29 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
Junior Sailing Classes
Wed Jun 29 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Windy Wednesday Happy Hour
Wed Jun 29 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Boomerang Cocktail Contest
Thu Jun 30 @12:00PM - 04:00PM
Thursday Lunch: Galley Menu
Sat Jul 02 @12:00AM
'License to Chill' Cruise
Mon Jul 04 @12:00AM
Independence Day
Mon Jul 04 @ 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Independence Day Celebration
Fri Jul 08 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Green Fleet Friday
Fri Jul 08 @ 6:00PM - 09:30PM
Fawcett/EYC Friday Night Beer Can Series
Sat Jul 09 @ 7:00AM - 03:00PM
Chesapeake Stand Up Challenge presented by EYC & East of Maui