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Commodore's Corner

  • 28 Jun 2019 12:07 PM | Tom Bernhart (Administrator)


    June 27, 2019

    Just back from a phenomenally successful Lobster Feast! Set a high bar for next year. Biggest turnout ever, at over 80 people. Did not hear any complaints as folks could hardly fit the 2 pounders on the plate. Some felt they were too big and several of us offered to take a claw or a tail to help lighten their load. The Flip, Flop and Droppers were almost flawless. However, on close inspection the remains of an omelet was spotted shoved under a pole. When questioned, no one fessed up. Tradition dictates the dropper would have been designated to wear the dropper apron next year. Ernie would have ameliorated this problem, however he was napping at the time.

     BCYC had a fun-filled Change of Watch Ball. After receiving a 48 hour notice that we could not drive into the Academy, a clandestine breach onto the Academy grounds was plotted and executed by BCYC seal team leader Ted Edmunds and his lovely Frog Woman, Pat. The mission went flawlessly. Our M/C, Vern Penner, smoothly sailed through the evening with a few jokes and his usual stories of bravado. The new flag officers and flag presentations went reasonably well with just a few minor snags such as incorrect flags and line- up problems…in spite of Jo  Rys’s efforts in writing the officers name on each flag, we still screwed it up. However, in true YAKKER fashion, we got the job done. The evening ended with great food and dancing.

     Our Spring cruise orchestrated by Fleet Captain Tim Feldman was a blast. Eight days of fun sailing in good weather and evenings at good restaurants. We were up to 14 boats at one point and a hardy turn-out of land yachts, bringing us to over 24 to 30 people at each event.

     Next up is our annual BCYC July fireworks event which will be held on July 6th at Cindy and Westbrook’s water estate. There will be a BOG meeting at 2:00pm, Saturday July 6th,  at Westbrook’s. BOG members: please get up-to-date on recent website entries. A BOG agenda will be forthcoming.

    Have a great Summer boating season.

    Ben Wilson, Commodore BCYC  
  • 11 May 2019 10:23 AM | Tom Bernhart (Administrator)

    As “Friendship” tied up to her dock, the Northern Yakker Snow Birds migration was complete. The past four months were packed with events both North and South. BCYC South was on the move with events crisscrossing Florida. We had many fun time events, one that stands out was Ginny Browning leading the Yakkers chorus in singing the ballad of the great “Honky Donkey” (little choppy on the start but we soon swung into a smooth harmony and nailed it!!). Up North the St Patty’s day event was graced by Mary Bowie attending (way to go Mary!!).

    Our fleet captain Tim, has us launching with an aggressive fun filled Spring cruise in a couple of weeks!!! I have not even gotten my freezer running or thought about launching my dingy.

    The next BOG meeting is May  26th at Brewers marina in Oxford MD. Please go to the website and have a look at the new Operating Procedure document format and the outline of  BCYC flag officers responsibilities.

    Time to hit the rail and buckle up for an event packed next half of our 2019 boating season. BTW, how about the COW at the Naval Academy just days away!

    It’s great to have the Yakker family back together again.

    Welcome to the Spring boating season!

    Ben Wilson, Commodore BCYC

  • 05 Jan 2019 12:53 PM | Tom Bernhart (Administrator)

    As we navigate into 2019 our ship is running strong and steady as she goes. I thank Commodore Colin Soucy and all those who contributed and participated in BCYC in 2018 to make this happen. It would take too much verbiage to recognize the major efforts some Yakkers continually make and I do not want to leave anyone out. Just go to the BCYC web site and take time to look back over the years at the happy faces year after year and know we are truly part of something very special. The BCYC new year really starts in July when we begin lining up our staff and getting people and events in place for the coming year. The only way to fully appreciate the TEAM effort and hours required that brings us to this point is to serve on the BOG, a staff position or host an event, so pony up folks because we need you to help keep BCYC the best yacht club on the Bay. Our BCYC web site has it all. The who, what, why, where and when is at you finger tips and it is also a work in progress so we need your continued input, comments, suggestions and photos to keep it sharp. Don’t hesitate to ask how to post something on the BCYC site; if all else fails Tom Bernhart is our go to. At last count, we have over 42 events planned for 2019, that’s not far from weekly but BCYC North and South overlap. Suffice it to say we have a great year planned. One of our upscale kickoff events is the change of watch at the Naval Academy (let’s make it black tie optional and boat shoes are allowed, thank you WF).
    As we all move along in years, the bond between BCYC members becomes even stronger. As your new commodore I am very proud to be a Yakker and I will do my best to keep this ship running steady as she goes into 2019.
    Benjamin Wilson, Commodore BCYC

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