Ballena Bay Yacht Club

Whatever your level of boating experience, you'll find friends & peers at BBYC. You don't even need a boat, just a love for the water.

Can you find us down there?? Thanks for the aerial shot this morning Lauren!

Perfect day to get some new lettering on your boat! Thanks for the photos Brian! Check out Bella Vista’s brand spanking new graphics!

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Cruise In Dinner

Please join us in welcoming our Cruise In friends from San Jose Sailing Club on April 27th!

Happy Hour at 5:30pm
Dinner at 7:00pm
Hawaiian Chicken Sliders, Surprise Salad and Shannon's Famous Chocolate Raspberry Tart
Tickets $20
Please purchase tickets online at tickets.bbyc.org or in the club by 4/23 or click the button below.

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Hola Amigas Y Amigos!
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo the BBYC way!

Come join us this Cinco De Mayo for a fantastic dinner fiesta!

Doors open at 5, Dinner 6, Live Music 7pm, and party till midnight
Tickets $20
Mexican buffet dinner and entertainment from "Los Dos"
Enjoy a Nacho bar, $6 Premium Margaritas and Much More!
Purchase tickets online at tickets.bbyc.org in the club by 5/1 or click the button above.

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Check out our event on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

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Friday night grillers! The racers are on their way back, grills hot 🔥 and ready!

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It's Cruise Out Time Again!

Rudders to the left, Rudders to the right, it's the only way to Cruise!

That's right, it's Cruise Out Time!

April 26th - 28th
The Club at Westpoint in Redwood City



Planned Activities:
Friday: Arrive Club at Westpoint in the afternoon/ evening. Cocktails and appetizers will be served at the Clubhouse from 6 - 9pm.
Saturday: 6pm Dinner at Martin's West Gastropub (https://www.martinswestgp.com/) in Downtown Redwood City. It's only a short 3mile Uber or car ride away!
Sunday: IT'S OFFICIALLY BOATING SEASON!
Opening Day on the Bay is today!

We will have a Margaritaville Boat Decorating Contest! Decorate your boat like your favorite Jimmy Buffet song for our sail back to Ballena Bay. The best decorated boat will win a gift basket that will ENSURE you celebrate your win wasted away in Margaritaville!
Judging will take place before we leave on Sunday.

Let's make our FIRST EVER Cruise Out to The Club at Westpoint Fantastic!

If you are interested in joining the cruise out please email Brian Hunt at [email protected] or click the button above by 4/22 and please include the following information in your email:
-Your name and phone number name
-LOA
-beam
-draft
-30amp or 50amp
-copy of current insurance policy

See you out there!

If you don't receive a response from Brian in 24 hours, please email him again.
*Members can also drive to the cruise out if you cannot bring your boat. More information will be coming to those who sign up and posted on the website soon*

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Don’t forget to get your tickets for our Speaker series dinner on 4/13! Todd’s cooking a FANTASTIC meal for what should be an interesting and riveting presentation! We hope to see you all there!
Purchase tickets at tickets.bbyc.org or in the club by 4/10

A few photos from the last 4 boats to leave Encinal Yacht Club on Monday after staying an extra day!

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Important Club Updates &
Bar Training Rescheduled

We've Rescheduled our April 6th Class!
Moved to SATURDAY APRIL 13th @3PM
(Right after our Saturday Lunch)
Open to all members - especially new members- Learn our procedures for setting up, opening, using the point of sale system, basic drink prep,
serving, pricing & bar closing procedures.

You'll be qualified to tend bar-
For you & your guests ~or~ as our official volunteer bartender during events like dinners, cruise ins & rentals at BBYC!

Please shoot an email to [email protected] to Signup/RSVP

In other news...
BBYC To Serve As Polling Place Next Tuesday (APRIL 9th)

Ahoy, BBYC members:

This is a reminder that BBYC will host a polling place for a special City of Alameda election next Tuesday, April 9th.

As a result,
BBYC will be closed to members starting at 5PM on Monday night
to allow election workers to set up the polling equipment and all day on Tuesday.

Thank you in advance for your support of this opportunity for BBYC to give back to its community.

Thanks,
Lu

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A few more photos from our EYC cruise out! Definitely a successful and FUN weekend!

Relaxing at Encinal Yacht Club! Everyone is enjoying the cruise out!

Encinal Cruise out 2019! First one of the season and so far everyone looks like they are having a great time!! 5 boats already docked and it’s only 2 o’clock!

Happy Friday!! What a great day for a cruise out!! When you’re heading out today use #BBYCruiseout on Twitter or Instagram to share your trip!! Can’t wait to see you all this evening!

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Speaker & Dinner at BBYC!

Spring Speaker Series & Dinner

April 13th, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Menu
French Lasagna with pan roasted chicken and vegetables, garlic bread, mixed green salad, and for dessert, French silk pie.
Speaker
Built in 1934, USCG vessel Electra was commissioned by the US Navy in 1936 and renamed the USS Potomac. She was FDR’s Presidential yacht until his death in 1945. Since then she has been owned by Elvis Presley, been involved in the drug trade and much more! Bill Hodges will share stories about her fascinating and lively history and how she came to call the Bay Area home. To learn more, visit usspotomac.org (http://www.usspotomac.org) !

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Check out Gary Helms getting his Nimble 25 “milagro” ready for the Encinal Yacht Club Cruise out next weekend! Can’t wait to see ya cruisin’ down the estuary with the rest of the BBYC cruisers!

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West Alameda- Ballena Bay Yacht Club Weather | Personal Weather Station: KCAALAME70 by Wunderground.com | Weather Underground

Want to know what the weather is in the marina today and everyday? Then check out our NEW weather station located at BBYC! ☀️🌦🌬
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Come stop by the club Friday @5 for a special Happy Hour! Sierra Point Yacht Club is cruising in for the weekend!
Don't have dinner plans yet? We've got dinner set up for 7pm that night! Have some drinks, fun, and get to meet other boating enthusiasts!!⛵️⚓️🚤🍻🍷🍿🍹
Get your dinner tickets at tickets.bbyc.org

Want to see these gorgeous sunrises in person?? Then Cruise in to BBYC! We’d love to have you!

What a great day for a Rosé! Thanks Emily!

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BBYC Newsletter (March-April 2019)

Whale's Tale

Hone Your Craft!
Learn about our upcoming seminars and insightful dinner speakers

Join us on The Water!
Learn about our upcoming Races, Cruise Ins and Cruise Outs!

Party in The House!
We would love to see you at the club during any and all of our upcoming exciting events

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BBYC Cruise Out Time!

Encinal Yacht Club Cruise Out

March 29th-31st

Join BBYC as we cruise down the Oakland Estuary to Encinal Yacht Club!
One of the OLDEST Yacht Clubs on the Bay today!
The tides look good, so let's get cruisin'!

Members without boats may drive to EYC to enjoy any of the activities.*

Friday is Nation Lemon Chiffon Cake Day so it will be our featured cocktail for the weekend! Feel free to stop by my boat "Bella Vista" anytime for a drink and a good time!

Planned Activities:
Friday: Arrive Encinal in the afternoon/ evening
Cocktails and appetizers at the Clubhouse bar starting at 5:30/ 6pm
Saturday: Dinner and Drinks at Encinal starting at 5:30/ 6pm
Sunday: Brunch location and time TBA, Otherwise head back home whenever you'd like!

*More information will be coming to those who sign up and posted on the website soon*

QUICK NOTE ABOUT BERTHING*
*Encinal has a Horseshoe shape basin which we will dock in. Not all boats will have direct Dock access. All boats must stern into the Horseshoe Please remember when rafted to walk across the fore deck of neighboring boats, not through the cockpit. Those against the back dock will need to wait till the raft breaks up to get out on Sunday.*

If you are interested in joining the cruise out please email Brian Hunt at [email protected] or click the button above by 3/26 and please include the following information in your email:

-Your name and phone number name
-Length overall
-beam
-30amp or 50amp
-estimated day/time of arrival/departure
(the estimated arrival/departure will be used in the event we have enough boats we need to raft up in the middle. I HOPE we do!!)
See you out there!

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Hour begins at 5:00pm.
Join us for the best Irish dinner in the Bay at 7:00pm!
Corned Beef and Cabbage with carrots and potatoes, Irish Soda Bread and for dessert, Guinness Chocolate Cake with Bailey's Irish Cream, all for just $20 !

We’ll be celebrating the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day, so put on your best green and purchase tickets online or in the club by 3/13/19.

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Only 3 days left!

Only 3 days left to grab your tickets!
Come let the good times roll!
March 2, 5 - 10pm
Tickets $20 online or in the club
by this Wednesday!
5pm - 7pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner

(masks optional, and available at the door)

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[02/25/19]   Good Morning! Hope everyone is getting ready for the rain that's coming 🌧
Have you had success keeping all this moisture out of your beloved boat this winter so far?? We'd love to hear any tips and tricks!⛵️🚤⚓️

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Don't forget to purchase your tickets by 3/13

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[02/24/19]   Happy Sunday!! It’s currently 50 with a high of 55 in the marina today 🌥
Anyone doing anything fun today?!?!
Come see us for HAPPY HOUR🍻🍷! 4-6pm at BBYC!

An evening visit from our local seal! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Here are a few photos from last nights Valentine’s Day Dinner ❤️ Thank you Oyster Point YC for Cruising in and joking us for a great evening!!

Happy Valentine's Day! 🥰

Happy Monday!! It’s a beautiful morning🌞

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Photos: Unpaid Coast Guard troops served lunch in Alameda

mercurynews.com Ballena Bay Yacht Club and local businesses provided food and services during the federal government’s ongoing partial shutdown.

Santa & Mrs. Claus appeared at the BBYC Christmas party.

About 70 people registered to help clean up the Ballena Isle Marina & Encinal boat ramp areas today. No scale so we can't announce the total trash collection weight this year (700 pounds last year). SeaScout troop Makai won the prize for heaviest trash, a big steel pipe. Two teenage girls won for bringing in the weirdest item, a dead sting ray. Lots of cigarette butts were collected. Ick. Photos taken at lunch at Ballena Bay Yacht Club. BBYC Vice Commodore Lu Abel (wearing nautical suspenders) works with the marina office to organize & coordinate the event here.

Saturday, September 16, NATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY. Join us to clean up waterfront around Ballena Isle Marina & Encinal boat ramp. Scout troops, school, church & family groups encouraged. Wear stout shoes & gloves & bring a bucket for your treasures. Registration 8-8:30; Clean up 8:30-12; free hot dog/hamburger lunch at Ballena Bay Yacht Club, 1150 Ballena Blvd. Marina will award gift certificate prizes for weirdest items, heaviest collection, etc. Learn about benefits of Ballena Bay Yacht Club membership. Want more info? Contact Lu Abel at [email protected].

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On the waterside, next to Club Nautique. Lots of free parking.

Open house today...starring Bladium, Mike's Paddle, Sea Scouts, Alameda Community Sailing Center and BBYC. Come by till 4 pm!!

Sunday, March 26, noon-4 pm

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[03/24/17]   Learn about the Sea Scouts…Sea Scouting is a Boy Scouts program for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21. Members learn nautical skills and then can take major roles in planning activities. As a nautical program, most ships engage in activities such as sailing trips, scuba dives, and other boating activities. Ships also work on maintaining their boats and equipment. Three Sea Scouting ships are berthed right in Alameda’s Ballena Isle Marina.
In addition to the Scout oath and law, Sea Scouts subscribe to the Sea Promise:
As a Sea Scout, I promise to do my best
To guard against water accidents;
To know the location and proper use of the lifesaving devices on every boat I board;
To be prepared to render aid to those in need and;
To seek to preserve the motto of the sea, "Women and children first".
Come to the Sunday, March 26 open house, noon to 4 pm, at Ballena Bay Yacht Club, 1150 Ballena Blvd., and you and your kids can meet Sea Scout leaders – ask questions – board one of the ships – and learn about joining.
Also meet and explore other summer offerings for kids of all ages from Mike’s Paddle, Alameda Community Sailing Center, Bladium, and Ballena Bay Yacht Club. Lemonade and cookies. Lots of free parking. For more information, contact Vice Commodore Lu Abel at [email protected].

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