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It was a busy weekend at the club.

We started with Saturday trap shooting and a new record was set. Actually hitting one flying clay bird is tough for some, hitting numerous ones in a round of 25 is something to brag about. Shooting a perfect 25 kinda makes you famous. Shooting 50 in a row is darn near impossible, but not last weekend. Congratulations to Ken Chiarella who shot two perfect 25s in a row. That 50 is a new club record.

Saturday night was another installment of Adult Trivia, Appropriately boxes of chocolates and flowers greeted the contestants at the February SCYC Trivia Night. Last Saturday’s contest featured all things that occur in the month of February. Questions on such categories as Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents, The Olympics, The Westminster Dog Show, the Super Bowl and Black History Month challenged the 4 teams. The Magnificent Seven shot out to the lead, knowing that “I got you babe” by Sonny and Cher woke up Phil every morning in the movie Groundhog Day and the U2 was the first non American Band to perform in the Super Bowl halftime show. Fake News came roaring back with knowing the most popular dog breeds of the AKC’s Westminster Dog Show and when Martin Luther King won his Noble prize. The No Ideas hung in there and were bold betting almost all their points on the last question, “What was the highest number of members ever in the Sea Cliff Yacht Club, according to the SCYC Handbook”. Alas, they were off by a bit and dropped their point total. Coming from behind, the winners of the night, even though knowing almost nothing about sports, were the Often Wrong but Never in Doubts, as PC Harvey Bass knew, on the button, that membership peaked in 1947 at 400. As a side note, you had to be there to learn what were the most popular Valentine’s gifts in Kentucky, Wyoming, and Tennessee.

You won’t want to miss next month’s Trivia as our Commodore Brad Dickson and better half, Kathy will be performing the quizmaster role. And as we know, the quizmaster and Commodore are always right. The date is March 10th at 7:00 PM.
On Sunday our sailors still can’t catch a break or any wind. Nonexistent winds and rain forced us to postpone the Heartbreak Regatta to next week.

Sunday was also our First New Member Open House. It was well attended and we saw a lot of interest in the club from some nice families who visited. Thanks to the Membership Committee and the Staff for getting out the mailing and setting up the club, and thanks to all who came down on a rainy day to volunteer to show people around and tell them about our wonderful club.

The best part of Sunday was our Parent-Child Valentine’s Day Recipe Challenge. We had a maximum number of competitors — 6 teams. All had very different and delicious treats for us. From two kinds of chocolate to cookie stuffed brownies with a great chocolate mousse frosting, to blingy milkshakes, to pretzel crust and melty toffee, every dessert was a winner in a six-way tie. Congratulation goes to the Cross Family, the Maynard, Family the Connolly Family, the Brown Family, and the Pujdak Family with both kids competing.

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

Coming Up

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.

Happenings at the Club week of 10-18-2017

Coming Up:

This Saturday we have the last work of the 2017 season. We have the remaining three boats to haul. The tide is mid-day so we’ll gather at 11 AM and haul the final three boats.The Regatta Room is open on Wednesdays for the season. Enjoy the Pub Menu from 5 to 9, the bar opens at 5.

We will be serving in the Club Dining Room on Friday with our ala Carte menu and a few specials. Sunday 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. For the buffet fans, we will begin our Last Sunday of the Month Buffet on Sunday, October 29th.

Football season is here; enjoy a game, sip a drink and hang out with friends at your club. If the weather remains warm there will be a big screen on deck so we can enjoy the fresh air and the game. Order up some wings and enjoy a Sam Adams Boston Lager special during the games.

Speakeasy Party Reservations required

Wednesday, October 25th Chef Charlie Cooking Demo “Cooking with Potatoes”Friday, October 20th Speakeasy Party 8 pm

Trivia Night starts Saturday, Oct, 21st at 7:00 PM. Only three days to our first Trivia Night of the season. Calling all Valedictorians, Magna Cum Laudes, Jeopardy addicts and Cliff Clavin wannabees. Come join in the celebration of truly useless information and facts that won’t make you younger, taller, or better looking, but still is a great deal of fun. The bar opens at 7:00 PMalong with a light supper and the competition will start shortly after. Come down with a team of up to 8 people or show up and join a team. So if you know who was the female lead in “The Maltese Falcon”, or the name of the British general who surrendered at Yorktown or anything about science, please come play.

PC O’Rourke gets to play the role of Alex Trebek, asking the questions and enjoying rule #1. – The host is always right. (Right, Melissa?).

Also this month: Make your reservation for all events early

  • Friday October 27th SCYC Annual Meeting
  • Saturday October 28th Children’s Halloween Party

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. 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.

See you at the Club

To Make a Reservation for ALL events Click Here

Wednesday, October 18th
Pub Menu 5pm-9pm
Bar 5pm-11pm

Friday, October 20th
Bar 3pm-11pm
Dinner 6pm-9pm (Reservations Required)

Speakeasy Party 8-11pm Reservations Required (call the office)

Saturday, October 21st
Bar 12pm

Adult Trivia 7pm (Regatta Room)

Sunday, October 22nd
Bar 12pm-9pm

Dinner 5pm-8pm