This week at the Club

It was a Great Father’s Day at your Club.


It wasn’t a great day as far as weather went on Father’s Day but the Lobster Bake was a huge success. Nearly 90 Dads and family members enjoyed a great meal at the club.


And so it begins:

School is almost out for the summer. That said, we will start our season a little early and the pool season will be in full swing soon. So weather permitting, we will start our full-time summer pool schedule of 12 to 8, seven days a week beginning Monday, June 24th.


This week’s schedule (Weather Permitting)


Wednesday Dinner served from Snack bar for remainder of the season

Thursday Grill Night Bar at 5, Coals hot by 6 pm

Friday Pool and Bar open 3 pm, ala carte Menu in Club Restaurant from 6 pm

Saturday Water Aerobics Returns 11 am Pool and Snack Bar 12 to 8, Bar too

Sunday Adult Swim at 11 am. Pool, Snack Bar and Bar from Noon to 8.


This Thursday, June 20th is the Jr. Sailing Boat Check & Swim Team Barbeque at 6pm

Our Sailing Instructors will be on hand to inspect all the boats prior to the start of the program. Afterwards, Sailors and Swimmers will be treated to a beachside barbeque with burgers, dogs, and soda.  The Barbeque is for the sailors and swimmers; adults are welcome to participate in Grill Night. The bar will be open and the coals hot on our big grill by the flagpole at 6:00pm. Hope you can join us. Please call the office to reserve a spot for the kids at their BBQ.  The evening includes a mandatory parents meeting.


Do you have a child in the Children’s Summer Program? Well, join us Sunday June 30th for a little fun and ice cream. The Annual Children’s Summer Program Ice Cream Social will be held next Sunday from noon to 2.  All the counselors will be here.  Come and do some crafts and have a sweet treat. Please contact the office and let us know if you are coming. Monday is the big day for all of our Kids Summer Programs to begin.


Saturday Morning Ideal 18 Beginners’ classes are underway. This program is for beginners or sailors who are unfamiliar with the Ideal 18s. The program involves both some classroom training as well as on the water training.  Any adult member may participate.  Taught by club members, this class teaches the fundamentals of sailing, as well as how to handle the Ideal 18s.  After a few weeks of classes and practice, you may get certified to be able to sail the Ideals on your own. Classes are held Saturday mornings from 9 to 12 and run through July. As a reminder, if you didn’t make a class yet, don’t worry, members can jump in any time.


Ladies Sailing has also begun and will continue every Tuesday evening at 6pm at the Club. No experience necessary.  There is always room to jump onboard and enjoy a peaceful night on the water.  We can’t guarantee favorable winds, but we can provide libations. 


Thursday is Grill Night — Grab your favorite recipes and head to the club. Grill nights will take place every Thursday night through the end of June, then Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of the summer. Enjoy a nice meal on the deck or the beach, and watch the terrific sunset.


Friday Dinner in the Club Dining Room — Enjoy our beautiful dinner menu and some great seasonal specials. The Tiki bar will be open serving beer, wine and specialty cocktails on Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon.


Other Important Dates:


Saturday, June 22nd 8 am, Swim Team Rely Carnival at Port Washington Yacht Club

Thursday, June 27th, Jr Sailing Begins

Monday, July 1st First day of Children’s Summer Program

Wednesday, July 3rd Western District Regatta


All Boats on Club Property:

All boats (kayak, sunfish, opti, mini kayak, etc) on club property ARE REQUIRED to have a current 2019-year boat sticker. All trailers must be moveable. Please see someone in the office to receive your sticker and to be assigned a slot or beach location.









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.