This week at the Club

Well, SCYC Trivia certainly had a Grand Finale Saturday night.  General Manager Charlie Walsh played the role of Quiz Master to the hilt.  Not only did he create entertaining questions for the categories but he had a costume for each.  Players were speculating on how big his closets are at home.  To name only a few, Charlie had wardrobe for a game show host, a Donzi racing team member, of course, a master chef, a New York Met, a fleet captain and the Bandit.  Why did we not get photos of Charlie in the signature red shirt and cowboy hat? An opportunity lost. And Thank God he did not have a category on the Spice Girls! As noted in the last Happenings, knowing Charlie had been seen in Mets attire was a pretty good hint on what baseball team he would devote ALL his baseball questions about.  


Of course, as is the norm, doing most of the work behind every man was Charlie’s wife, Jen, who knew what buttons to push.  


If you know what a boning knife looked like, who was the Galloping Gourmet, how many states are on the Mississippi, where is the second oldest operating light house in the US and that Detroit Tiger great (not so much for the Mets) Mickey Lolich was another of the not so successful trades for the Metropolitans, you could have been the wining team.  Oh by the way, Bella and Cindy do not have dogs, with some help this could be rectified.


Five teams played for the final championship of the season, The Show Me the Money, Sea Cliff Thunder, No Ideas, The Magnificent Seven (who have a counting issue) and Often Wrong But Never in Doubt.  It was a close contest to the very end with the No Ideas coming away with the victory.  Congratulations to the winners.


Thanks to Jen and GM Charlie Walsh for a fun filled evening and all the laughs. And thanks to Bella for being the “official” scorekeeper for the season. The games will continue next October. We look forward to seeing you there.


From Trivia Emcee, GM Charlie now will put on his Chef Hat and do a cooking demonstration next Wednesday at 6:30. Stop down and see how to make fresh pasta and a variety of sauces. Please reserve your spot so we know how much to prepare for a sampling.


It is almost time to begin the Summer Season. We will kick it off at Commissioning on Saturday May 4th. This is a Yacht Club Tradition and a lovely evening. Join us for cocktails at 1700 hours (that’s 5:00 pm for landlubbers) followed by a brief ceremony. Then it’s back to the bar to view the Kentucky Derby (that is our tradition) and then an evening of dining and dancing. Please make your reservations soon.  If reserving online, please place your entree selections in the notes section on open table.


Before the ceremony we will host a New Member Open House from 4 to 6. What a great time to invite folks with interest in the club. Ok let’s make it an Open House weekend and invite folks down on Sunday too. Prospective new members are invited to view the club from 12 to 3.


Wednesdays through the season, our Pub Menu is available and is now being served in the Club Dining Room so we can enjoy the view. The bar is open Friday from 3pm and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. We will be serving in the Club Dining Room on Friday with our ala Carte menu and a few specials. Sunday the club will be closed enjoy the holiday.







Commodore’s Corner

It’s been cold, no doubt about it, but we’re almost half way there. Spring springs in another forty-nine days and we just may make it.
So what’s there to do ‘til then? In addition to all of the winter activities – from frostbite sailing to Tea parties, Trivia to shooting trap – I would add one more suggestion. Join a committee.
General Manager Charlie Walsh does an extraordinary job of keeping our club shipshape, and the staff is uniformly excellent. But there is still a mountain of business that gets done every month by volunteers. We need people who are willing to commit to sharing ideas, writing invitations, fundraising for the ALIR, making telephone calls, bringing in new members, and a host of other duties that all need to get done. These volunteers are the true heart of this Club and we could not operate without them.

Volunteering is the easiest way to make the club your own in a very special way. You will meet new friends and find new strengths in old friends. There’s plenty of scientific evidence for the idea that social interaction is as, or more, important for a long and happy life than either diet or exercise — just the kind of thing that you get from working with a group of committed like-minded volunteers. So call the office, get the names of the committee heads, and get involved. Live forever! Why not?

The Sea Cliff Landmarks Association Fall Lecture

 The Sea Cliff  Landmarks Association Fall Lecture  “Modernism” – The Furniture Design Movement of The 20th Century
Stickley 1901 through Mid Century Modern

Lecture by: Peter Smorto – Peter Roberts Antiques

Founding partners Peter Smorto and Robert Melita opened Peter-Roberts Antiques in the heart of SoHo on Labor Day in 1986 and immediately established themselves as leaders in the meteoric resurgence of the American Arts and crafts movement.  Since 2001, Peter has become a leading dealer and expert in mid-Twentieth Century furniture from George Nakashima.

Wednesday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM – parking available in the Village parking lot to the left of Sea Cliff Yacht Club

Change of Seasons

This year the Sea Cliff Yacht Club will celebrate “Change of Seasons” event this Saturday, November 4th marking the end of the summer season and the beginning of the winter season. The Flag Officers and Board of Governors would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend. The gathering is scheduled for 1630 hours (that’s 4:30 for the landlubbers) with the Change of Season Ceremony to begin shortly thereafter. A reception with cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres will immediately follow. Anyone interested in attending may contact the Club office at 671-7374 or use the link below to reserve.

We will waste no time getting frostbite sailing going after Change of Seasons. It will take place every Sunday beginning November 5th weather permitting. Trap shooting starts on Saturdays on November 11th, and this hearty crew shoots no matter what the weather.

Wednesdays through the season, our Pub Menu is available in the Regatta Room. Stop in, play some pool, darts or shuffleboard, and enjoy a good meal and a beverage or two. The bar is open Friday from 3:00 PM and at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

We will be serving in the Club Dining Room on Friday with our ala Carte menu and a few specials. Sundays we will feature the pub menu served in the Club Dining Room from 1 pm. Please reserve early as we need to provision and staff properly.

Football season is here; enjoy a game, sip a drink and hang out with friends at your club. Order up some wings and enjoy a Sam Adams Boston Lager special during the games on Sunday.

Autumn is upon us and, once again, it is time to clean out your lockers and take your small boats home. This needs to be done by Change of Seasons, November 4, 2017. Any boats not removed will be considered abandoned and be disposed of or auctioned. There is no winter storage at the club. The racks need to be maintained and the locker room cleaned. Please cooperate and remove your personal items ASAP. Of course, if you are a frostbite sailor your lasers or sunfish may remain on the beach.

Our next Trivia Night is coming up quickly, Nov. 11 at 7:00 PM. Tim Hyland is the November host. Those of you may remember that last time Tim has a passion for the presidency and National Parks. This is not to say he may be going down the same path, as they say, “past performance is not a guarantee of future results”. New player and teams are always welcome.

Also this month:

Turkey Trot Regatta Sunday November 19th

The Night Before Thanksgiving Buffet Wednesday November 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving Thursday November 23rd Club Closed

Flag and Board Elected at Annual Meeting

Last Friday the Annual Meeting was held. The club’s Flag Officers were re-elected to serve for 2018. Two governors, Shane Denley and Cherise Kramer were also elected to serve three-year terms. Flag officers and committee chairs reported on the current status of the club and the plans for the coming year. All reports indicated that your club is in sound condition and the future looks bright.