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.

Bar Pilot Dave Weiss.

The Ballena Isle Marina Member Appreciation Party is rockin’ the House!

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Have you ever come across these wonderful amazing creatures while out on the water? We’d love to see your experiences!

A stunning sight off Hawaii as drone footage captures a pod of humpback whales swimming up the coast on Easter Sunday. https://abcn.ws/2XBKRHc

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Safe and Clean Boating Open House
brought to you by
Ballena Bay Yacht Club and Safe Harbor Ballena Isle

Mariners and boats can get a little rusty during a long, rainy winter. Let’s ease some of the barnacles off our brains with some updates on how to keep ourselves, and the Bay, protected.

Saturday, June 1 will be a fun, “one stop shopping” event, all are welcome! Benefit from any or all the following free events:

Presentations located at BBYC:
10:00 - 11:30am:
“Clean Boating” regulations, quiz, the California Clean Boater Kit, and more. with Vivian Matuk, CA State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, and Liz Juvera, San Francisco Estuary Partnership
12:00 – 1:30pm:
“Partner in Command” seminar with Lu Abel, from the US Power Squadron
2:00 – 3:30pm:
“Crew Overboard Recovery” seminar with Joe Brandt, Assistant School Director Club Nautique

Other events running throughout the day:
10:00am - 12:00pm: Best Fire Extinguisher COST: will vary
Are you in the “green zone”? Is the bottom of the canister rusted? Did you miss a recall notice? There will be a technician located in our parking lot to inspect your fire extinguishers.
10:00am – 2:00pm: Courtesy Boat Inspections, offered by the US Power Squadron. COST: Free (Boat inspections located at E Dock, the new finger)

For more information or to register for any of the day’s events, visit www.bbyc.org

Evening events:
5:00 - 7:00pm- Cocktail Hour
7:00 - 8:00pm- BBYC Speaker Series Dinner Cost: $15
Grilled Chicken, Elotes, Fruit Salad and Lemon Cake.
Chef Virginia Gleason
8:00 - 9:00pm- “Circumnavigating the Bay on a Stand-Up Paddle Board”
Mike Wang of Mike’s Paddle, will talk about his experience.
To purchase tickets for dinner, visit tickets.bbyc.org or click the button below!

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Don’t forget to grab your tickets by tomorrow night for this Saturday’s dinner and speaker! Enjoy a fantastic meal and meet Bar Pilot Dave Weiss.
Visit the website or Tickets.bbyc.org for more information!

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3 Days Left for May 18 Speaker Event!

From Potrero Reach to the Potato Patch and Beyond!.

5pm Cocktail Hour with 7pm Dinner served by Chef Colin; Island BBQ Chicken and Vegetables over Rice with Salad, with Lemon Coconut Cupcakes with Coffee Service followed by the 8pm Speaker Series! Dave Weiss will be here to explain the unique challenges of Bar Pilots tasked with safe movement of the largest vessels from outside San Francisco Bay. Purchase $15 Dinner Tickets in the club or online at tickets.bbyc.org by 5/16.

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Memorial Day Cruise Out to

Benicia Yacht Club
May 24 - 27

*Members are encouraged to drive to any or all of the activities*

Planned Activities:
Friday:
Arrive Benicia Marina in the afternoon/ evening depending on when you leave.
There are lots of recommended restaurants to have lunch and dinner nearby.
Saturday:
David Hayward to host cocktails aboard his boat "Glass Eagle" from 2:00 - 5:00pm, then move to BYC for cocktails and dinner.
Cocktail Hour from 5 - 6pm at BYC with their members.
Dinner at BYC starting at 6pm.
Sunday:
Early Memorial Day Potluck/ BBQ Gathering at BYC from 1:00 - 5:00pm. Bring a protein and your favorite side to share with the group.
Monday:
Before heading out, if anyone wants to gather to have breakfast at a local restaurant that would be lovely.
We need to depart from the marina no later than 12pm.

Benicia Yacht Club is open from 12-10pm both Friday & Saturday and from 12 - 5pm on Sunday. They serve lunch from 12 - 2pm on Friday & Saturday.
There is lots to do in Benicia: shop, spas, explore, take a nice stroll/ bike ride on land or bring your kayak, SUP, or dinghy to explore the area on the water! There is also a glass blowing studio and pottery studio that we can go create beautiful pieces of art. Bring wine & cheese and have a great time!
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy, relax and have FUN!

We will be communicating on VHF channel 74 while underway to stay in touch with one another.
Let's make this Memorial Day weekend one to remember!!

If you are interested in joining the cruise out please contact Brian Hunt at [email protected] or click the button above by 5/21 and please include the following information in your response:

-Your name and phone number
-LOA
-beam
-draft
-30amp or 50amp

Are you interested in a group art making experience?
Berthing needs to be paid to Brian ahead of time, they go by boat size per night.
Fees:
up to 30ft- $18/night
31-40ft- $27/night
41-55ft- $36/night
56ft + - $45/night

See you out there!
If you don't receive a response from Brian in 24 hours, please email him again, or call him at (916) 807-8586.

*Members are encouraged to 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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Video from Cinco de Mayo! 💃 🕺 🎤 🎶 🍹 🍷 🌮 So AWESOME to see everyone having such a wonderful time!

A couple days late on posting these. In case you weren’t able to join us Saturday for Cinco de Mayo, here are a few pictures! Everyone had a GREAT TIME! There was singing 🎤 and dancing🕺 💃 all night long!! Thanks LOS DOS for providing such FANTASTIC entertainment! Can’t wait to have you back!

Good morning and happy Monday! It’s a little west and 🌧 this morning at the club today. But that doesn’t stop our beautiful marina 🦆 from saying hello with their little ducklings 🐥😁

We’re getting ready for tomorrow’s Cinco de Mayo event! Don’t forget to come by the club, doors open at 5, $20 Mexican buffet dinner at 6 and live music at 7! 🇲🇽🍹🌮

Video of our little marina leopard shark 🦈

Have you ever seen a little leopard shark 🦈 just swim in circles?? Pretty sure he was channeling Dory “just keep swimming” It was interesting to see this little guy in the marina.

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BBYC Whale's Tale Newsletter (May 2019)

Whale's Tale

Hone Your Craft! (http://bbyc.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2019/05/May-2019-Whales-Tale-Newsletter.pdf)
Learn about our upcoming seminars and insightful dinner speakers

Join us on The Water! (http://bbyc.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2019/05/May-2019-Whales-Tale-Newsletter.pdf)
Learn about our upcoming Races, Cruise Ins and Cruise Outs! Ask anyone who attended just how much fun it was!

Party in The House! (http://bbyc.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2019/05/May-2019-Whales-Tale-Newsletter.pdf)
We would love to see you at the club during any and all of our upcoming exciting events

Check out our full calendar of events here (http://bbyc.org/events)

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Everyone’s getting ready for Cinco de Mayo!! Come celebrate @ballenabayyachtclub this Saturday! Doors opens a 5! Grab your tickets at tickets.bbyc.org by tomorrow night! @safeharborballenaisle #bbyc #marinalife⚓️ #ballenaislemarina

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3 Days Left! Don't miss our
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
this Saturday!!

Join us for a fun and fantastic Cinco de Mayo Dinner Fiesta!
May 4th
Margarita's and cocktails @ 5pm, Mexican Buffet Dinner starting @ 6pm, Live Music @ 7pm and Partido till ?? !!

Build Your Own Nacho bar, $6 Premium Margaritas and Much More!
Mexican buffet dinner and entertainment from "Los Dos"!
Don't forget your tickets!

Tickets $20

Don't forget your tickets!

Purchase online at tickets.bbyc.org
or in the club by 5/2!

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Congratulations Amy and Brian Riley & Tim Dummer! Winners of our Margaritaville themed Opening Day on the Bay boat decorating contest! 🦜👍🌺⛵️⚓️🍹🦈 you guys did a great job! Can’t wait to see your decorating skills on the next one!

Cruisin’ on home! 🚤⛵️⚓️🌺🦜🍹what a great Cruise out! Thanks Club at Westpoint foe showing us such a wonderful time! We hope to see you at BBYC soon!

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May Speaker Series & Dinner
May 18th 5:00 - 10:00pm

Speaker
“From Potrero Reach to the Potato Patch and Beyond”
Long-time Bar Pilot, Dave Weiss will be here to explain the unique challenges Bar Pilots face while tasked with the safe movement of incoming large vessels from outside the SF Bay.

Menu
Chef Colin will be making Island BBQ Chicken and vegetables over rice and salad, with Lemon Coconut Cupcakes for dessert.

Purchase tickets online at

tickets.bbyc.org
or in club by 5/15

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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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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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