Commodores' Words of Wisdom

Commodore Bobby's September Article


I would like to start by saying the August Work Party was awesome! We had, once again, a great turnout. Weeds around the Club were knocked down, trees were trimmed.

Area 4 docks were re-racked. What that means is this: the wind, current and waves have slowly made the docks a parallelogram. Vertical dock supports start to lean. Thank you, Marty, for bringing cables and come-alongs to pull the uprights back to plumb. Marty, Robert, Neal, Nate, Alaina, and Albert all helped contribute to this sophisticated process. Once completed, new lighting and wiring (already approved) will commence.

Secondly, I’d like to thank Roger Lund, Roy Garner, John McCauley and friends for rejuvenating the men’s upstairs restroom. They tore out the floor that was plagued with leaky urinals, removed the rotten vanity and then started to restore. New tile installed and new plumbing parts replaced. It looks and smells much better. Thank you guys!

September is packed with fun events. Our annual Club Picnic will be held on the 7th. This year’s picnic is a carnival theme. Games, cotton candy, popcorn, and I hear there will be face painting. Get your reservations in sooner than later!

Marina West will be cruising-in the weekend of the 20th-22th. Commodore John Romero and his club showed the Sportsmen a wonderful time back in April and we look forward to seeing them again.

The Rio Vista Delta Marina Cruise-Out and Wheelchair Regatta at Encinal Yacht Club are both at the end of the month. The 2019 Wheelchair Regatta will be Saturday, September 28th. This amazing event is aimed at getting veterans, who may not otherwise have a day out, a great day on the water and a delicious BBQ, honoring them for their service to our nation. Plenty of fun things to do, should have great weather, and great people.

Go Sportsmen!


Vice Commodore Neal's September Article


August turned out to be a fairly quiet month for Sportsmen Yacht Club.  A few boats enjoyed a raft-up at Decker Island, until the wind picked up and made for a rough anchor out.  The Solano Yacht Club Cruise-In this year, unfortunately, was only able to muster two boats with four members. This resulted in most of the weekend festivities being canceled.  However, we still held Game Night on Friday the 16th.  A huge thank you to Bob and Janet Buckley for the excellent meal of chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, corn and pie.

September, however, is shaping up to be a very busy month.  We kick-off the month with the regular monthly dinner meeting on September 6th, followed by the Annual Club Picnic on Saturday September 7th.  This is probably the most widely attended Sportsmen event at the Club.  Come on down and enjoy the Tri-Tips, salads, and baked beans.   For all you football fans, Monday Night Football starts again on Monday September 9th. 

During the weekend of September 20th through the 22nd, we will again host Marina West Yacht Club.  Game Night will be on the 20th followed by our Annual Rib Cook-Off on Saturday the 21st and the Commodore’s Breakfast on Sunday the 22nd.  The Rib Cook-Off is open to all members of Sportsmen Yacht Club and this year we have opened up participation in the event to members of Marina West Yacht Club.  I expect the competition to be fierce, so grab some ribs and get ready to BBQ!

If that isn’t enough fun for Sportsmen members, we will be making our usual cruise-out to Delta Marina at Rio Vista. This is a great place to cruise to, with an excellent marina and grounds.  We usually hold our Chili Cook-Off during this cruise as well.

As you can see, there is always something going on at Sportsmen Yacht Club!  If you are not coming down and participating in these events, you are missing out on some great comraderie and some great food.

See you around the Club!



Rear Commodore Mike's September Article

August has been a fairly busy month for the Club. There was quite a bit of work accomplished during the Work Party, including straightening out the roof on Area 4, clearing out weeds, and a lot of general clean-up, especially around the BBQ area. Thanks Ginny and Elena!! This help is greatly appreciated by all, and definitely makes a noticeable difference when coming to OUR Club! As always, this work can be done anytime, not just during the scheduled Work Parties! Keep up the great work! If you see an area that needs attention or that you would like to see cleaned up, let one of the directors or officers know so we can address it. 

There was also a raft-out to Decker Island. Unfortunately, I couldn't participate this time but I heard it was a great time. I am looking forward to our annual Club Picnic on Saturday, September 7th, It’s always a great time to hang out, catch up with other members that you haven't seen for awhile, and eat some delicious BBQ lunch! We also have Monday Night Football starting back up so come on down and take advantage of all our Club has to offer!

Many thanks to Roger Lund and Roy Garner for the relentless work in the upstairs men's restroom remodel. Thanks also to John McCauley for helping with the plumbing fixtures. it looks FANTASTIC!!

Hope to see everyone at the picnic!