2008 STFYC Stag Cruise Program

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Tinsley Island

Thursday, September 25th through Sunday, September 28th

ÉParadise


Cruise Notes St. Francis Yacht Club

Reservations Attendance is for male members and guests. Cancellations must be in writing and received by the club no later than September 12 to avoid getting charged. The cost covers all food, liquor, berthing, entertainment, and activities, for the entire cruise. Non-boat owning members must make their own berthing arrangements.

Anchorage Stag Cruise Port Captain, Jeff Fenton will furnish each yacht with a berth assignment. Jeff Fenton is located on Fast Freight. Yachts anchoring outside the lagoon must provide their own shore boat service.

Tinsley Island: Flags/Shirts/Hats/Jackets Each owner of a participating yacht will be issued a Tinsley Island cruise flag. Additional flags will be available for purchase at the Ketch-All store on Tinsley Island. All Full-Cruise participants who signed up by September 10th will get a free Stag Cruise shirt and hat. Late sign ups may purchase Stag Cruise merchandise at the Gift Shop. Stag Cruise jackets will also be available for purchase as long as they last.

Identification Badges Each member and guest will be issued a name badge, which will serve as a ticket to the cruise. Please wear it whenever you are ashore. Different colored nametags denote the following: White and Blue - St. Francis Yacht Club members, White and Red member’s guests, Gold - VIP Club guests, White and Blue with Orange Dot - Stag Committee Members, White and Red, with Red Dot - Entertainment Production, and staff.

Meal Service Each of the gourmet breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners are prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Joseph Warzeniak. A midnight supper will be served from 2300–Midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Box lunches will be provided at the Club on Thursday morning for the up-river cruise and will be furnished at Tinsley for the homeward bound trip on Sunday.

Liquor & Bar Service Each yacht will be furnished one bottle of liquor, wine or a six pack of beer on Thursday morning for each person aboard. The bar will be open at Tinsley at 1200 with hosted drinks for the entire cruise.


Information St. Francis Yacht Club

Information Packet Skippers can pick up information packets at 0600 Thursday, September 25th at the main club. Each packet contains a copy of the Cruise participants, skipper and crew list, identification badges, docking plan, program and chits for Stag Cruise burgee, shirts and caps for skipper and crew that met the sign-up deadline.

Departure Time The 51st Annual Stag Cruise will commence at 0600 Thursday, September 25th, 2008 in the main Clubhouse of the St. Francis Yacht Club. Participating yachts will depart for Tinsley Island immediately following breakfast for a long weekend of camaraderie, relaxation, entertainment and friendly competition. The cruise will end after breakfast on Sunday, September 28th, 2008 when all yachts will depart for their home ports.

Notes for First Timers Sport clothes with boat shoes are the uniform of the day. Don’t forget your swim trunks, athletic shoes, sunglasses, bug repellent, sun lotion, and sleeping bag (if required on the yacht where you are berthing.)

Sick Bay Dr. Brian Elchinoff will be in attendance. He is staying on the yacht Fast Freight.

Messages and Phone Calls There are no telephones on Tinsley Island. Cell phones are not allowed on the Island but may be used on board and inside any yacht. Emergency messages may be routed to the Island by calling the St. Francis Yacht Club, 415-563-6363, and requesting that the message be forwarded to the Island. A message board will be located in the Lanai Bar area.

No NoÕs Tinsley is a special place – please help us to keep it that way. No fireworks, no firearms, no cell phones, no pyrotechnics, no pets, no water fights, no females, no bare feet at meals, no tank tops, no swimsuits at meals, no conduct unbecoming of a gentleman. Absolutely no small watercraft allowed on the River Cruise. Only designated and approved vessels. Violation of this directive will be expulsion from the island. A shirt with a collar is required at dinner. Thank you for your cooperation.

Currents During The Cruise Thursday September 25th

Thursday September 25th

Max Flood at Gate, 0831 HRS, 3.5 KTS Slack 0519 HRS

Max Flood at Carquinez Straight, 1101 HRS, 2.3 KTS

Sunday September 28th

Sunday September 28th

Max Ebb at Carquinez Straight, 0621 HRS, 2.6 KTS Slack at Carquinez Straight, 0929 HRS Max Flood at Carquinez Straight, 1231 HRS, 2.3 KTS Slack at Carquinez Straight, 1539 HRS

Max Flood at the Gate, 1030 HRS, 3.6 KTS Slack at the Gate 1325 HRS Max Ebb at the Gate, 1620 HRS, 4.0 KTS


Program Thursday, September 25th

Rear Commodore’s Day – Dave Sneary

St. Francis Yacht Club

0600

Welcome Breakfast and “eye-openers” at San Francisco Station. Enjoy the sounds of Don Bull’s Dixieland Band. Pick up registration packets, clothing, and lunches in the Starting Line Room

0800

Castoff for the up-river cruise to Tinsley Island. You’re heading to Paradise!

1200

Bar opens at Tinsley for early arrivals

1400

Sign up for games begins at the Lanai

1730

Cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres at the Lanai Bar: Oysters on the ½ shell, Prawns Clams, Spring Rolls, Beef Satay, Cheeses and Fried artichoke hearts w/garlic sauce

1830

Retreat: United States Air Force Honor Guard, Travis Air Force Base

1840

Welcome by Rear Commodore Dave Sneary

1845

Dunking of Despair: Welcome to Paradise! Once again we cast Despair aside for a few brief days to revel in one of Yachting’s legendary events, the 2008 Stag Cruise. But is this truly the Garden of Eden? Only time and a beverage by the pool will tell

1930

Rack of Lamb and Salmon Dinner: Full Salad Bar; Rack of Lamb carved just for you, w/Demi and mint jelly; Baked whole side of Salmon with Hollandaise; Asparagus, Potatoes Dauphinoise and Wild Mushrooms. Dessert Buffet

2030

Stag Cruise Chairman Randy Trommer’s welcome and introduction of the 2008 Stag Cruise Master of Ceremonies, Jeff “Jefe The Magnificent” Fenton, Commodore Horn’s introduction of Flag Officers, VIPs, and StFYC Staff Commodores

2100

Thursday Night Show: In these fast paced times, juggler Michael Brill and comedian Dan Cummins will have your hearts racing and your sides splitting. Laugh you way into your berth tonight.

2215

Afterglow at the Lanai Bar with Ron Sfarzo and the Raccoon Straits

2230

Tinsley Island Cinema at the Horse Shoe Area: A movie night free-for-all!

2300

Late Night Snack: Onion Soup; Cheeseburgers with Grilled Onions; Sauteed Mushrooms, Bacon, and French Fries; Warm cookies and cold milk

Friday, September 26th

Vice Commodore’s Day – John McNeill 0700

Reveille followed by Eye Openers served at the Bar

0800

Breakfast Buffet: Full breakfast buffet to include eggs to order, assorted breakfast meats, daily Frittata Special

1000

Games Commence: See Activities Page for Details

1000

Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demonstration – North Dock Lagoon. Subject to change per mission demands.

1200-1330

Tinsley Texas Smokehouse BBQ Lunch: Carved Brisket; Bratwurst, Knockwurst and Polish; Chicken, Carved Baby Back Ribs, Baked Beans, Salad Bar, Assorted Salads. Grab a Beer! Full Dessert Buffet

1330

Games Continue

1500

Wine Tasting Competition – Test your palate on the Main Stage

1630

Lighthouse Talk: 2008 US Olympic Sailing Team Panel

1730

Cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres at the Lanai Bar. Mojitos sponsored by Mount Gay Rum. Chicken Wing Teriyaki; Dim Sum; Sushi Bar; Passed Caviar & Bilini; Sauté scallops w/Pernod; Smoked Salmon and Trout with cream cheese, capers and chopped red onion

1900

Retreat: United States Air Force Honor Guard, Travis Air Force Base

1910

New England Lobster Boil Dinner. Caesar Salad; Whole Maine Lobsters; Steamed Clams; P.E.I Mussels; Corn on the Cob; Steamed Garlic New Potatoes. Flat Iron Steaks with sautéed mushrooms and grilled onions. Dessert Buffet

2100

Phil Claypool performs our own Stag Cruise Blues and the grooving Leo Vigil Band takes us “Rockin’ Through Paradise.”

2215

Afterglow at the Lanai Bar with Ron Sfarzo and the Raccoon Straits

2230

Tinsley Island Cinema at the Horse Shoe Area: A movie night free-for-all!

2300

Late Night Snack: Onion Soup; Cheeseburgers with Grilled Onions; Sauteed Mushrooms, Bacon, and French Fries; Warm cookies and cold milk


Entertainment St. Francis Yacht Club

The Dunking of Despair - Thursday 1845 by the Pool Welcome to Paradise! Once again we cast Despair aside for a few brief days to revel in one of Yachting’s legendary events, the 2008 Stag Cruise. But is this truly the Garden of Eden? Only time and a beverage by the pool will tell.

Michael Brill - Thursday 2100 Main Stage We kick off our first evening’s merriment with juggler extraordinaire Michael Brill. Michael hails from Atlanta and has performed with groups as diverse as the Dixie Chicks and Squire Nut Zippers. He has performed at the Roxy in Atlanta, the Operyland Hotel in Nashville, and toured in New York City and Boston.

The Dan Cummins Show - Thursday 2100 Main Stage Combining absurd, imaginative, yet somehow relatable topics with a laid back, signature delivery style, Dan is one of the most requested comics on the college circuit, performing at 110 schools from Maine to Washington during the 2007-08 school year alone. Dan has appeared on “The Late, Late Show”, “Last Comic Standing: Season 6”, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”, and his first 1/2 hour special, “Comedy Central Presents Dan Cummins.”

ÒRockinÕ Through ParadiseÓ - Friday 2100 Main Stage Tonight Paradise becomes even sweeter as we rock down memory lane. We’ll chronicle the golden age of Rock and Roll – the fabulous 50s, 60s and 70s. The Leo Vigil Band will have you clapping your hands and singing along to the huge hits that turned Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck Berry, the boys from Liverpool, and Jimi Hendrix into pop icons.

MembersÕ Show ÒNoahÕs YachtÓ - Saturday 2100 Main Stage The Stag Cruise Members’ Show features our own fearless St. Francis Tinsley Players and the provocative Damascus Cheerleaders in a hilarious revision of the story of Noah, the grand old sailor. The Members’ Show has been part of Stag Cruise lore for generations. This year’s production is again from the fertile (twisted?) mind of Herb Goodrich. Don’t miss the fun. No, the cheerleaders are not available for private performances.

Lighthouse Speakers Friday 1630: A Lighthouse Talk panel, consisting of Dean Brenner, US Olympic Sailing Coach, with St. Francis Yacht Club Olympic Team members, Austin Sperry, Star Class and Zach Railey, Silver Medalist in the Finn Class. They will discuss the recent 29th Olympiad held in China and plans for the next Olympics. A question and answer session to follow the panel discussion.

Saturday 1630: Decorated Navy SEAL’s CDR Keith Davids and LCDR Leif Babin discuss two aspects of SEAL life. Commander Davids – a distinguished Olympic class sailor, Ironman Triathlete, and US Naval Academy Graduate is presently Commanding Officer of SEAL Team ONE. He’ll discuss the business of the SEAL organization; how they train, deploy and fight the Global War on Terror. LCDR Leif Babin - a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient – will describe his most recent actions and involvement with Iraq ground operations in the Ramadi, al Anbar Province, and the Suni Tribal awakening that has quelled hostilities in the war.

The Tinsley Players

Story Teller - John McNeill Noah - Damian Marhefka God - Bill Boardman Archangel Boom Boom - Tom Cooke Killjoy - Bob LaRocca Mel - Mike Ratiani Irving - Mike Peterson Alfie - Paul Hoyt Tarnation - Jacques Janson Blackie the Sheep - Dave Kilmetz

The Damascus Cheerleaders Joe Horn, Dave Sneary, Charlie Hart, Rick Pfaff, Bill Alich, Alan Smith, George Dort

The Angelic Choir

JD Nichols, Mike Campbell, Robert San-Chez, Mike Mahoney, Istvan Matej, Herb Meyer, Bill Barnard

Production Staff

Director - Herb Goodrich Asst. Director, Stage Manager - Ken Stegmiller Rehearsal Accompanist - Dick Clark Author/Composer - Herb Goodrich Props - Peter Valentine Special Effects - Peter Stolz, Kent Kay Costumes - Stephen Wakefield Makeup - Stephen Wakefield, JP Viel Orchestrations - Rick Walsh Set and Fluffy the Pussycat - Brad Whitaker Set Crew - Ed Henry John Hueckel Gene Morosoli Alan Hoefer

Band

Keyboard - Ron Sfarzo Bass - Terry Miller Drums - Mark Hinchman Woodwinds - Vince Aguiar Sax - Bruce Jobson Trumpet - John Capobianco Trombone - Rick Walsh

The Raccoon Straits

Keyboard - Ron Sfarzo, Don Bull Bass - Bob Strickland Drums - Mark Hinchman Clarinet/flute - Vince Aguiar Sax - Bruce Jobson Trumpet - John Capobianc


Program Saturday, September 27th Commodore’s Day – Joe Horn

St. Francis Yacht Club

0700

Reveille followed by Eye Openers served at the Bar

0800

Breakfast Buffet – Full breakfast buffet to include eggs to order, assorted breakfast meats, daily Frittata Special

0845

Tinsley Tour - Meet at the Lanai Bar and learn some history from our Tinsley Pro Webb Hayes

0930

River Cruise Skippers Meeting on board Besame

1000-1200

River Cruise

1200

Pusser’s Rum Painkillers served on return from the River Cruise

1200-1330

Dagwood Deli Lunch: Carved Hot Corned Beef, Pastrami, Turkey and Ham served on oven fresh breads including Ciabatta, Dutch Crunch Roll, Torpedo, Rye; French Fries; Cold Buffet including Italian Cold Cuts, Mortadella, Salami, Olive Loaf; Cheeses; Assorted Salads

1330

Games Finals

1630

Lighthouse Talk: US Navy SEALS Commander Davids and Lieutenant Commander Babin: The Business and Tactics of Fighting Global Terror

1730

Cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres at the Lanai Bar: Martini Station with Blue Ice Vodka and Gin. Specialty Olives with all the trimmings. BBQ Oysters, Clams Casino, Pigs on a Spit, Mini grilled lamb chops, Mediterranean Tapenade Canapés, Gourmet Cheeses, Smoked Salmon and Trout

1900

Retreat: United States Air Force Color Guard

1930

Commodore’s Dinner – The Tinsley Island Chophouse: Full Salad Bar with Iceberg and Hearts of Romaine wedges, homemade bleu cheese dressing, and all the accoutrements. New York Steaks and Baked potatoes with all the fixings, Onion Rings, Creamed Spinach, Fresh Baked Sour Dough Rounds. Full Dessert Buffet

2015

Commodore Joe Horn and Cruise Chairman Randy Trommer give tribute to our 2008 Stag Cruise Committee, Cruise staff, Club management, and Island employees

2030

Game Winners Announced

2055

The Member’s Show Band Entertains, Ron Sfarzo, Director

2110

StFYC Members’ Show: “Noah’s Yacht,” Herb Goodrich, Director

2215

Afterglow with Raccoon Straits

2230

Tinsley Island Cinema at the Horse Shoe Area: A movie night free-for-all!

2300

Late Night Snack: Onion Soup; Cheeseburgers with Grilled Onions; Sauteed Mushrooms, Bacon, and French Fries; Warm cookies and cold milk

Sunday, September 28th Homeward Bound 0600 0700

Reveille early for departures Breakfast and bracers. Pick up Lunch bags in the Lanai


Activities St. Francis Yacht Club

Doubles Domino Tournament

Games Playhouse

Sign up at Tinsley. Players pick their own partners. The tourney will commence Friday at 1000. After lunch the tourney will resume at 1400. The tournament director will direct each team to play no less than four different opponents. High score after eight games will determine the winners to compete in the semi-finals and finals. Finals will be held Saturday at 1400. Prizes to the top two teams.

Come and hang out in the newly constructed Pole Barn in the corporate yard. We will have tables set up for beer pong, dart boards for your use and Friday and Saturday from 1400 to 1800 there will be a No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament (no buy in required).

Bocceball Tournament Sign up at Tinsley. Players pick their own partners. This popular event requires participants to be ready to play when your team is called. Play will commence Friday at 1000. After lunch play will resume at 1400. Finals will be held Saturday at 1400.

Sign up at Tinsley. This event will be held on the back of the island by the goat pen. Come as a single player or as a team of 5. Cost will be $25 per person for 3 games (coveralls can be purchased for $5). Members can sign chits – guests may pay cash. Wear appropriate clothing and closed toe shoes. Course will be open from 1000 to 1600 on Friday only.

Laser Racing

River Cruise

Sign up at Tinsley. There is a separate competition for Group A (55 yrs. and over), Group B (35 to 55 yrs. old) and Group C (under 35 yrs. Old) The regatta will be under the direction of John Craig, St. Francis Yacht Club Race Manager. The regatta will commence Friday at 1000 and will resume after lunch at 1400. Please check in at the Laser Dock on Friday morning for specific times for your Group. Finals will be held Saturday at the director’s discretion. Please be standing by and ready to sail when your heat is called. For your viewing pleasure, there will be a pontoon boat equipped with a bar anchored at the race course.

The larger yachts on the Main Dock North Outside are designated as official River Cruise yachts. The names of the yachts will be posted on the message board at the Lanai bar. Life jackets are required for each person aboard. (Remember to bring your own life jacket). Yachts, other than the Official River Cruise yachts shall not accompany or follow the cruise. Violators will be banned from the island for the remainder of the cruise. Thank you for your cooperation. NOTE: Skippers’ meeting on Saturday at 0900 on the yacht, Besame. No ski boats or runabouts.

Paintball

Volleyball Tournament Sign up at Tinsley. Players pick their own teams. We will have two tournaments - 6 vs. 6 players and 2 vs. 2 players. Points will be scored on every serve to keep the games going faster. Play will commence Friday at 1000. After lunch play will resume at 1400. Finals will be held Saturday at 1400.

Golf Tournament Commencing at 1400 on Saturday. Three tries to be the closest to the pin on Doggie Island from our floating tee box adjacent to the Waldorf Houseboat

Liars Dice Tournament Sign up at Tinsley. The tourney director will supervise pairings. Play will commence Saturday at 1400 at the bar.

Horse Shoes Sign up at Tinsley. Players pick their own partners. This is a doubles only competition under International Rules of Horseshoe Pitching. This popular event requires participants to be ready to play when your team is called. Play will commence Friday at 1000. After lunch play will resume at 1400. Finals will be held Saturday at 1400.

2008 Stag Cruise Wine Tasting Competition Limited to the first 50 to sign up, and done in a blind tasting format, you’ll be given the answers in advance. Properly identify eight numbered California varietals and advance to the second flight. Once there, you’ll work through ten international wines comprised of four whites and six reds.


St. Francis Yacht Club

Flag Officers

Management

Commodore: Joseph J. Horn, III Vice Commodore: John McNeill Rear Commodore: Dave Sneary

General Manager: Ronald Banaszak, Jr. Assistant General Manager: Noel Omila Club Events Manager: Benjamin Yamanaka Executive Chef: Joseph Warzeniak Race Manager: John Craig Tinsley Island Manager: Tony Evans Tinsley Island Asst. Manager: Joel Champion

2008 Board of Directors

2008 Stag Cruise Committee

Commodore: Joseph J. Horn, III Vice Commodore: John McNeill Rear Commodore: Dave Sneary Board Chairman: Patrick Nolan George Dort John Fitzgerald Ken Glidewell John T. Kerslake Jim Kiriakis Kimball Livingston Richard Robinson

Chairman: S.R. “Randy� Trommer Lighthouse Talk and VIP Coordinator: Charles Hart LHT/VIP Deputy Coordinator: Lewis Byington Entertainment Deputy Coordinator: George Dort M/C - Docking Coordinator: Jeffrey Fenton River Cruise Coordinator: Peter Gilmore Entertainment Coordinator: Herbert Goodrich Games and Intern Coordinator: Edward Igoe Food/Beverage / Dining Coordinator: Edwin Rosenberg Promotion Coordinator: Bradley Schwarz CFO Stag Cruise Committee 2008: Charles Stuckey Clothing/Paintball Coordinator: Frank Tulp Protocol Coordinator: Bradford Whitaker Tinsley Island Coordinator: Steve Wood

You should have signed up by the deadline!