Social events for EYC club members include a number of monthly events and special holiday observances. The annual Blessing of the Fleet in May, Founders’ Day in November, a gala Holiday Party in early December, and the now-signature New Year’s Day Pot Luck Extravaganza are some of our fun events for members, plus a variety of terrific (and delicious) events including a Bull & Oyster Roast, Crab Feast, and more. Of course, we have the best seats for the annual performances of the Navy’s Blue Angels during USNA Commissioning Week, and the July Fourth fireworks display.
EYC also has plenty of family-oriented events, including monthly Family Movie Nights, Junior Sailing events and cookouts, and many children’s events such as the spring Easter Egg Hunt, summer Ice Cream Social, and the Gingerbread House Building Party in December.Want to get in on the ground floor for the fun? Join House Committee! Meetings are held first Wednesdays of the month, 6:30 p.m. Or contact Co-Chairs Carey Kirk and Mark Jones. Your ideas and energy are welcome!
Food and (Holy) Water
Sunday, May 8, is Mother's Day and the Blessing of the Fleet. Start off with a wonderful brunch followed by the Blessing of the Fleet, including boats in the yard and marina as well as any other member boats that tie up for the occasion.
Mother's Day Brunch begins at 9 a.m. this year and features some great springtime items in addition to the usual favorites. We can guarantee you'll want to make reservations so you won't miss this great event. Cost is $24.95/person for adults, $12.95/children. Early Bird pricing for those in the first seating (please be prepared to give up your table by 11 a.m.) is just $18.95.
Make reservations through the office only. Call 410-267-9549.
The Blessing begins at 2 p.m. with a memorial to those we have lost during the past year and continues with an individual blessing for every vessel in the marina and on the premises, as well as those moored and passing nearby.
Those who have boats on premises, please try to "dress" them or display your burgee proudly. Please see below for more information, or check out the "Flags Afloat" portion of the "EYC Protocol" section at the end of the Club Policy in your 2016 Directory.
If you can’t bring your boat to the club for the event, never fear – once again there will be vials of blessed water to take away and share with your vessel wherever she lies.
A BURGEE ON EVERY EYC BOAT BY MAY 8TH!
The EYC burgee is our club’s symbol. It flies proudly atop our gaff-rigged flagpole. We wear it on our hats and shirts and jackets and other items sold by Outfitters. It is our parking sticker. But why does our burgee not fly proudly on every EYC boat berthed in our marina? Let’s start showing our club pride -- and honor yachting tradition -- by ensuring that every EYC boat is flying a burgee in time for the Blessing of the Fleet on Mother’s Day, May 8th. Buy one for your boat, or for a friend if you are a guest or crew. There should be a sea of proud EYC burgees flying all year as we look out from the club deck. Outfitters can advise you on burgee etiquette, including what size burgee based on your boat’s length. All sizes are currently in stock. Show your true colors and buy a burgee today!
According to the United States Power Squadron, “ All other flags such as club burgees, officer flags, and private signals for use on sailboats should be approximately 1/2 inch on the fly for each foot above the waterline of the tallest mast on the boat. (That is, if the top of the mast is 30 feet above the waterline, these other flags should be 15 inches on the fly.) On powerboats, these flags should be 5/8 inch on the fly for each foot of overall length. "
Blue Angels Return May 24-25
The fabulous Blue Angels are scheduled to reappear over the Severn River on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25, for their traditional rehearsal and air show. The deck and yard at EYC are, obviously, among the finest spots in the area for an up-close view of the spectacular aerobatics.
This is understandably one of the most popular of EYC events, so please take note: EYC members* and immediate family are welcome free of charge; guests ($10 each) are limited to 2 per member number on Wednesday. Bring as many guests as you like on Tuesday and let them enjoy what most locals already know to be the better day to watch the show due to its longer duration and lesser crowds. Of course, all the same food and beverage offerings will be available both days..
The club will open at 11 a.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday, and a buffet-style lunch will be available. There will be ample seating on the lawn as well as on the deck and two lunch options will be available. Upstairs in the dining room, the lunch buffet ($17 adults, $9 kids) will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, and anything else seasonal and delicious our chef comes up with. Down in the yard, it's backyard cookout-style, with a la carte hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and hot hogs, served with potato salad, chips and a pickle.
The barbeque on the lawn and service at the satellite bars will be cash only, so be sure to bring your wallet!Read more ...