THE LOG SHEET MEMBER GYA . USSA . MYCA
Official Publication of The Gulfport Yacht Club
GYC Slips Available
Hiking Hard for GYC
Boat slips are available for rent. Sizes include 20’ and below, and up to 27’. Please contact Gary Robinson at 860‐4154 for more information.
Friday Night Dinners Now With a Twist
The GYC is now offering free babysitting for parents having Friday night dinner. Enjoy a date night dinner or fun with friends, while your children enjoy games and films in separate rooms for ages 2‐5 and 6‐9. A children’s buffet for $6.oo is available.
Slip Island Fish Fry
Due to weather, Slip Island has been resched‐ uled. Originally sched‐ uled for May 1, the Pow‐ erboat Committee will notify members through the e‐Log with a new date.
Our next dance will be May 14, starting at 7 pm at the Club. Junior high students are invited to come out and have a good time!
Sam Hopkins and Jacob Seicshnaydre at the Fairhope Yacht Club Wet and Cool Regatta, March 27 and 28. Sam and Jacob placed 6th in the 420’s spinnaker division.
Flag Raising Ceremony Anchors Away for Mother’s Day weekend at the Club! Saturday , May 8 0800‐1100 ‐ Bloody Mary’s Mimosa’s and Breakfast 1000 ‐ Flag Raising 1100 ‐ Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade. ∙ Vessels will start to gather and line up right outside the channel, behind the Past Commodore’s boat at 10:45. ∙ In a single‐file line boats will motor to the end of the visitors pier slowing down to be blessed. 1200 – Captains Toast ∙ All captains & crew will come into the Chartroom for a toast to a wonderful and safe season. Orange juice for the kids. 1215 – Crew & Boat Awards
COMMODORE’S REPORT As we move into May, the Club will be preparing for the summer months. We look forward to a great summer and want you to be a part of it! This month’s “quick hits”: ∙ The reduced initiation fee of $2,500 is in effect until the end of May. If potential members’ applications are submitted prior to May 31, upon acceptance to the club they qualify for the reduced fee. Please encourage potential members to get their applications in! ∙ The first Slip Island Party of the year has been rescheduled and we will notify you soon with new information. The Annual Flag Raising and Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, May 8, with the ceremony set for 10:00 a.m. Look for further details in the Log Sheet. ∙ The Alfonso Sutter Regatta was a big success, despite the weather on Saturday. Thanks to Sam V., the GYC volunteers and the GYC staff who made this a great opening regatta weekend. ∙ The House Committee has started Family Friendly Friday Night dinners (Triple F, for short). Bring your children and come on down for a relaxing Friday night dinner with friends. Your children will be kept occupied (in another room!) with games, movies and other activities. Oh, and the babysitting is complimentary! ∙ At the recent Board meeting, Port officials briefed the Board on the status of their expansion
project. The project is currently in the permitting stage. Basically, while the west side expansion is progressing, the east side expansion due south of the Club will occur much later (15‐20 years), if at all. ∙ By now, everyone is aware of the proposal for a casino ship to be placed north of the Club adjacent to the MISCO and Marine Life properties. At the appropriate time, a presentation will be made by the casino representatives to the Club membership. ∙ The concrete ramp near Pier C has been repaired. Many thanks to Chris Crighton and Greg Pietrangelo, and their companies J. W. Puckett & Company and Bayou Concrete, for their discounted labor and materials. ∙ Thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary for their purchase of playground equipment for our children. The equipment should be arriving soon and will be placed between the deck and the pool. See you at the club, Marty Warren, Commodore
Samson’s Delilah Many of you may not be aware that a very generous donor gifted the GYC with a 24 foot Hunter sailing ves‐ sel! Over the past few weeks, she has been put in ship shape by the diligent work of Linda Goesling and Liz Flatt with Linda donating most of the ‘elbow grease.’ Her outboard motor was given a complete overhaul, lines have been repaired, and more. In April, she was launched on her maiden trial run by Michael Seicshnaydre, Paschal Johnson and Keith Collins. Along for the ride were Baron Johnson and Riley Joseph Collins. Her trial run made us aware of some areas that need to be corrected. When she is deemed ready for use by all members we have a scheduled request sheet. Hopefully, as members take her out all will be conscious of helping to keep her neat and tidy after each use so that Samson’s Delilah will be around for many years of enjoyment!
2010 Board of Directors Commodore G . Martin Warren, Jr. Vice Commodore Kaleel G. Salloum, Jr. Rear Commodore Lawrence M. Hage Fleet Captain Michael Seicshnaydre Fleet Surgeon John Pappas Secretary William G. McGhee Treasurer Stephen O’Mara Past Commodore Chris Crighton Two Year Board Members Dickie Dunaway John W. Galloway Mark Loughman Paul Mace One Year Board Members Sam Hopkins Bobby Knesal William M Rainey John H. Webb Committee Chairpersons Bylaws & Rules Bob Walker Committee Boat Laurence Hage Docks & Piers Gary Robinson Entertainment Victoria Chambers Finance James Kaigler Historian Tommy Hewes House Michael Seicshnaydre Insurance E. G. Warren Jr. Activities Katie Aschenbach Ladies’ Auxiliary Jana Jarrell Long Range Capital Improvement Bobby Knesal Membership Will Van Kirk Pool/Swim Christine O’Bannon Power Boat Michael Hage Property Maintenance Greg Pietrangelo Sailing Sam Hopkins Log Sheet Ali Robinson Bass Ladies Auxiliary Board President Jana Jarrell Vice President Candace Ozerden Secretary Joyce Smith Treasurer Elizabeth Flatt Parliamentarian Judy Karl Chaplain Wilda Switzer
Gulfport Yacht Club Phone (228) 863-6796 800 East Pier Fax (228) 863-9843 P. O. Box 600 Gulfport, MS 39502 www.gulfportyachtclub.org GYC Management General Manager Bill Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Manager Carla McNeely email@example.com
Sailing Director Samson Vasquez. firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Services Renee Caranna Extension 306 email@example.com Executive Chef Daniel Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
PROPOSED FOR MEMBERSHIP Steven M. Warren 11500 Stanton Circle Gulfport, Ms 39503 Fred B. Holmes 20 Cedarwood Lane Gulfport, Ms 39503
Jerry M. Campbell 8875 Meadowood Street Baton Rouge, LA 70815
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GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT May is “WOW” month! The schedule for May is: • 01 May—Saturday Night Chart Room Live‐‐‐ TAPAS Menu • 05 May— Cinco de Mayo, with a Wednesday Mexican Dinner Pasta & Grilling dinner. • 08 May— YC Traditional Flag Raising Ceremony • 08 May Saturday Night Chart Room Live‐‐‐TAPAS Menu • 09 May— Mothers’ Day‐with a special Sunday Brunch • 13 May— Thursday Taste of the Town‐(TTOTT) “SALUTE’S” • 15 May— Saturday Night Chart Room Live‐‐‐ TAPAS Menu • 18 May —Anniversary/Birthday Night • 22 May —Saturday Night Chart Room Live‐‐‐ TAPAS Menu • 24 May — Pool Side Snack Bar opens. • 27 May— Thursday Taste of the Town—(TTOTT) “OLD CUEVAS BISTRO” • 29 May —Saturday Night Chart Room Live‐‐‐ TAPAS Menu • 31 May —Memorial Day This is just the start of what will to be a fun filled summer. Don’t forget our “Family Friendly”
Friday nights!! Because of continuing increases in food costs, there will be some minor adjustments to the lunch menu prices effective the first of May. We have not made adjustments in two years, but in order to provide quality meals, we had no choice. Just a reminder—Please help GYC maintain and protect our Alcoholic Beverage Permit. The laws do not allow alcoholic beverages to be brought into or taken from any licensed premise. These laws will be strictly enforced at GYC. Any additional info may be obtained from the General Manager. We still have Gourmet Size wine service at the Main Bar. Many members have asked for a smaller portion of wine to be served, therefore, just order your favorite wine and say, “gourmet size it,” and a smaller portion will be served at a smaller price. We hope you enjoy this new service. The management and staff wish a fond FAREWELL to three good friends. Servers Kim Wallace and Cathy Rohrberger, and Susan Everhart, Event Planner and Member Services, have left GYC employment. Also, a BIG welcome to Renee Caranna our new Event Planner and Member Services coordinator. Enjoy! Bill Parker, CCM Cell 223‐4418 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother’s Day Brunch $19.95 Adults $11.50 Children Sunday May 9 Seatings at 11:00am and 1:00pm Reservations Only 863-6796 ext. 306 GYC Traditional Gumbo Crab & Corn Bisque Build-your-own Omelets Southern Biscuits & Rolls
Prime Rib of Beef Roasted Turkey Breast GYC Famous Fried Chicken Shrimp & Grits Mashed Potatoes with Gravy Creamed Spinach Casserole
Macaroni and Cheese Broccoli & Rice Casserole Sautéed Cabbage Hot Cobblers Assorted Desserts Homemade Ice Cream
ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE May Madness! Ole! Ole! Join us for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Wednes‐ day May 5th at 6pm. Chips, salsa, guacamole, and cheese dip—can you think of anything better? This is just the start to a fabulous Mexican Dinner. And yes, your friend and mine, Senor Jose Cuevo will be there as well as his kinder and gen‐ tler friend Mr. Patron. Plus, don’t miss the hot chili pepper eating contest. One word sums up this year’s Cinco de Mayo— “Caliente”! The kids will have many supervised actives on the third floor as well as dinner. Nacho Ordinary Party! See you there amigos!!
GYC Barnacle Bingo:
Cinco de Mayo Party May 5th 7:30—9:30 pm • Burritos, Tacos, Margaritas and Much More! • Live entertainment • Kids activities on 3rd floor • Hot Pepper Eating Contest
Details are still in the works, but one thing is for sure—on Saturday, May 15th starting at 7:30 someone will be yelling “Bingo!” We’ll give “Blackout “a whole new meaning. As always, check your e‐log, posted flyers, GYC monitor and the Log Sheet about up‐ coming events and details. Victoria “Rodriguez” Salloum Chambers, Chair
POWER BOAT COMMITTEE Slip Island / Fish Fry Party The GYC Powerboat Committee and the Entertainment Committee are hosting the first “Slip Island / Fish Fry” party of the year. The party was planned for May 1st, but due to the weather, it is being resched‐ uled. Please check your email for a revised date and more information. All GYC members and their guests are invited to come down and enjoy the food and music on Pier C as the boat owners graciously open up their boats and welcome you aboard. May 8th Annual Flag Raising Ceremony and Traditional Boat Parade Join us May 8th for the Annual Flag Raising Ceremony and Boat Parade. Start your morning with Bloody Marys and Mimosas at the Club. The boat parade takes place immediately after the Flag Raising Cere‐ mony and it’s a tremendous amount of fun. Everyone is welcome aboard any vessel participating as we parade around the harbor/channel and then receive the traditional bottle of champagne from the Commodore. After that, boats will pass by the GYC visitor pier and receive a blessing for a fun & safe boating season. Everyone is welcome so please come down and enjoy in the festivities. Michael Hage, Chairman
A BIG thanks to everyone who helped boil a whole mess of crawfish! It was a great party and a fun time! To see more photos, go to the GYC website Photo Gallery.
SAILING NEWS From the V Desk Big shout out and thanks to Gail Culp for the tools he donated to the sailing program, including a drill & bit set, grinder, saw, the biggest screw driver set I have ever seen, and bunch of other goodies. Thank you Gail! Mobile Bay Youth Championship Hugh Hawkins finished second in Laser Radial Class held at Buccaneer Yacht Club April 10 &11. Barrow Hawkins placed second, bringing home a pet goldfish (now named P‐Diddy)! Alfonso‐Sutter Regatta Saturday began with registration and delays due to inclement weather, and eventually all racing was postponed until Sunday. Sunday morning dawned with beautiful racing conditions and 60 sailors rigged ready to go. GYC’s own John Harrison Doucet placed first in Open Bic and Christopher Hoppe tied for first in Optimist Green Fleet. Other GYC sailors included Benjamin Guy, Gramme Guy, Barrow Hawkins, Optimist Fleet sailing into the harbor after a day of Hugh Hawkins, , racing at the Alfonso‐Sutter Regatta. Sam Hopkins, Grant Kalil, Jacob Seicshnaydre and Jay Warren. Final results of the regatta can be found on the GYC website. Many thanks to BYC, LBYC, PYC and SYC for their help. High School Sailing 25 sailors from St. Patrick’s High School have practiced for the last 4 weeks. We have 35 students signed up at Gulfport High School, which will begin this fall. Thank you for supporting high school sailing, a new endeavor for the yacht club. College Sailing GYC’s own Jessie Yoste, a Junior at Tulane and vice‐president of the Tulane Sailing club won a berth to the ISCA National Women’s Barrow Hawkins and Championship in Madison, Wisconsin at the end of May. She will also once P‐Diddy. again compete in the Coed ICSA National semi‐finals in Seattle, Washington. Adult Sailing Adults Sailing continues every Wednesday at 5pm and join the fun. We leave the dock by 5:30pm. Donʹt miss the boat! Sam Vasquez, Sailing Director
GYC SWIMMING To sign up or questions, Please contact Christine O’Bannon. Cell: 861‐0273 Email: OBSConstruction@aol.com or CCObannon@CSouth1.blackberry.com Junior Skimmers are children ages 2‐5. Practice will focus on beginning basic stroke instruc‐ tion, survival, water safety and endurance. Skimmers are children ages 5 and older. Children are accepted at all swim m levels. Stroke in‐ struction will be taught and mastered at all levels. You may sign up for 1 week of for the 5 week session. Weekly lessons Limited to 6 swimmers per class. May 24‐28 June 1‐4 June 7‐11 June 14‐18 June 21‐26 30 minute class times are as follows: 9‐9:30; 9:30‐10; 3:30‐4; or 5:30‐6. Cost: $50 per week 5 Week Session (Junior Skimmers ages 2‐6) May 24‐ June 26 30 minute class times are as follows: 10‐10:30; or 4:30‐5. No class on Monday May 31 Swim Team Practice May 10‐ May 21: 3:30‐4:30 (7 and older – swimmers competing in swim meets) May 24 – June 26 (No practice on May 31): 10:30‐11:30 (ages 7 and older) 4:30 – 5:30 (ages 7 and older) Cost: Ages 2‐6 ‐ $125; Ages 7‐8 $50; Ages 9‐12 $25.00; Ages 13‐14 $10.00 Swim Team practice will focus on stroke in‐ struction and improvement, endurance, turns and starts. Practice attendance of at least 2xs weekly is rec‐ ommended to master skills. If the coach or parent feels a child needs additional stroke work, additional practice will be provided. Our goal is for each child to learn optimal swim skills. Discipline will be strictly
Mississippi Coast Swim Team Schedule Swim meets begin 4:30 to 5pm or starting time determined by host team May 27: GYC at YMCA June 3: GYC at E‐FIT June 8: DH at GYC June 15: PCYC at GYC June 22: GYC at BB June 26: Swim Team Championships at GYC 7:00 Warm ups – 10 and under – 25’s 8:00 Meet starts – all 25’s 12:00 Warm ups – 11 to 18 year olds – 50’s 1:00 meet starts – all 50’s Second session may change after seeding is done for 25’s enforced. If a child is disruptive during practice, a timeout discipline will be enforced. Safety of all chil‐ dren is our main concern. Parents are required to pick up children after practice. Coaches are not responsible for children after practice. If you need a practice time after 5:00 pm, please contact Christine. Parents are encouraged to attend and assist with various jobs during swim meets. The parent co‐ ordinator will contact you prior to meets to discuss job options. The meets will run more smoothly with your assistance. If possible, please notify the parent coordinator if your child is unable to attend a meet so we will not schedule them on a relay team. The meets are held on Tuesday evenings at approximately 4:30 and generally last 3‐4 hours. If your child has trans‐ portation problems, please notify the parent coordina‐ tor or coach to assist you and your child with this need. Participation in the meets is encouraged but not mandatory. Each child is encouraged to swim a vari‐ ety of strokes. This is to enhance individual improve‐ ment and team competitiveness. We would appreci‐ ate parental support and encouragement when a child is not swimming his or her favorite stroke or strong‐ est stroke. We must accumulate times on each child’s individual strokes prior to Championships Bathing suits: Girls: Navy blue one/two piece Boys: Navy blue trunk or jammer. Mau have a stripe on the side, prefer red.
GYC Pool Rules •
When no lifeguard is on duty, swim at your own risk.
All children under 10 must be supervised by an adult.
No diving, running or flips off side of pool or fence.
No glass containers or bottles by poolside
No food by poolside
No furniture to leave the pool area
Do not throw items over the fence
In case of emergency call 911.
Please place trash and cigarette butts in trash can.
Do not crawl or enter under pool deck.
Do not enter pump area.
GULFPORT YACHT CLUB P.O. Box 600 Gulfport MS 39502
GYC May 2010 Sunday
1 Sat. Nite Live
Champagne Brunch Mother’s Day Brunch
18 Birthday & Anniversary Dinner
Snack Bar Opens
31 Memorial Day
Cinco de Mayo
Pasta & Grill Night
Pasta & Grill Night
26 Pasta & Grill Night
Taste of the Town
Family Friendly Dinner
14 Family Friendly 15 Dinner Jr. Dance
28 Taste of the Town
Family Friendly Dinner
Bingo & Sat. Nite Live
Flag Raising Ceremony Sat. Nite Live
Sat. Nite Live
29 Sat. Nite Live