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Social Calendar

2016 Upcoming Events

Social Chair:  Kellie Mullin

Want to sign up for an event? Click on the Event link to use the online sign up form.

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December 10

Build a Bike

Build a Bike 2016Build a Bike is back! Do you want to make this Holiday season special for a deserving child? Do you fondly remember the late nights assembling gifts for your own children? Do you need to practice your assembly skills for your children’s or grandchildren’s toys? Then we invite you to participate in this year’s Build a Bike event!

And how about that mall? Or the glow of the screen and the point and click of the mouse? Stressful and impersonal enough for you? How about getting up close and assembling a gift that will be a treasure for a very lucky recipient? Now we are talking the spirit of the Holidays! Build a Bike might be just the ticket. And how about your youngsters? Maybe this is a moment to teach them a bit about working and giving? Nah, they don’t need to learn about that! How about assembling a couple of bikes as a family?

A bike with a helmet is a modest $ 65.00. Your elf crew will start collecting bikes as soon as you sign up and sign up forms will be available shortly on line and in the club. So join us and commit to a bike or two and come on down to your Sequoia Yacht Club on December 10th at 2:00, to enjoy some pizza and beer and put them together! Or watch our talented elves navigate the bike build process on your behalf.

The bikes will remain on display until they are collected by the Redwood City Fire Department (holiday catastrophes permitting) at our Holiday DID on December 16.

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Dan Lockwood
Sunday December 11, 2016
Children's Holiday Party
Please join us for an afternoon of holiday fun for the whole family!
-1:00 Holiday Crafts for kids
-2:30 Magic Mike: magician show
-3:30 Santa arrives at dock with gifts for children
Fun, yummy, kid friendly food will be served after our visit with Santa.  There is no charge for this event!  We need the names, gender, and ages of your children so we can make sure Santa has the right kinds of gifts in his goodie bag.

Dave Elliot, Jenna Recupero, and Kellie Mullin

Friday December 16, 2016
5p Cocktails
6p-8p Dinner

Holiday DID & Lighted Boat Parade
Sequoia holiday spirit will be shining bright on Friday as decorated boats parade around the turning basin, and as we share a holiday feast, good cheer and join in song.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
5:00 – Skippers meeting for the lighted boat parade
5:30 – Boats assemble in turning basin, parade begins
6:15 – Meet back in the club for cocktails and cheer
6:45 – Dinner at the club
7:15 – Decorated boat awards
7:30 – Holiday songs with the Sequoia Yacht Club Ukulele Band
Lina is preparing a Winter Wonderland dinner all for only $15!
-Baked Ham
-Poached Salmon
-Classic green bean casserole topped with fried onions
-Glazed maple ginger carrots
-Smashed red potatoes
-Kale/lettuce pomegranate salad with toasted almonds lemon vinaigrette
-Ice cream assortment (Chocolate, vanilla, Italian)
Don’t be a Grinch. Dig out those lights, decorate your boat, put on your stocking hat and most festive sweater, warm up your voice and join your Sequoia friends at the club for our annual Holiday DID.
David Jackson

Date: Saturday December 31, 2016

Time: 8pm-12:30am

Price: $30; $35 at the door

New Year’s Eve Party

It's that time again: Please join us for a sparkling New Year's Eve at the Sequoia Yacht Club!

The club will be glittering, members dressed to the nines; Bring guests to show how your club has a good time!

We'll have snacks and desserts, and all of your friends… And champagne and dancing until the year ends!

To ring in the new year, we'll be dancing to the fabulous local band, Janel & the Heist, a dance party band with amazing instrumentals and vocals.  They are sure to keep us dancing through the rest of 2016.

Join us for:

  • Hors d'oeuvres at 8PM followed by desserts

  • Live band: Janel & the Heist

  • Dancing all-night long

  • Photo booth with props for use with personal camera

  • Balloon drop at midnight!

  • Champagne toast at midnight!

Early-bird Price: $30

At the door Price: $35


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2016 Past Events

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November 12
Cocktails 18:00
Dinner 19:00
Awards 19:30
$14.00 (Kids)

Installation Dinner

Installation DinnerCome join us to celebrate the year and to welcome the incoming club officers. We thank everyone who has helped and give out some special awards, such as Member of the Year.

Our menu:

  • Antipasto platter with fruit, cheeses and crackers.
  • Hot Hors d’oeuvres
  • Little gem Salad with roasted Beets, toasted Almonds, Blue Cheese Crumbles and herby Avocado Dressing
  • Roast Sirloin of Beef with Au Jus
    Salmon with Sauce
  • Horseradish Whipped Potatoes
  • Roasted Nantes Carrots and Parsnips
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Brownie with crystallized Ginger Crème Anglaise
  • Coffee & tea service

Vegetarian or special menu choices by arrangement

Reservations are now closed. Call Rick or Petra Gilmore at 650-796-5591 to get on the wait list.


Oct. 30

Hannig Cup Awards Dinner

Costumes and fun.

The venue is SPARKY'S and here is their webpage.

975 Industrial Rd., San Carlos

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Oct. 1

Port Fest

Port Fest, sponsored by the Port of Redwood City, is being held on Saturday, October 1.

The Sequoia Yacht Club will once again host a Tiki Bar from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and we are looking for volunteers. If you can help with this effort, sign up by clicking here.

This is always a fun time. Support the club by volunteering, and support the port by attending this annual event. Get more details about Port Fest 2016 by clicking here.


Sep. 24

Western BBQ

After the Barth Race.

Larry Mayne

Aug 19

Moonlight DID

Kick-off for the Moonlight Marathon.

Vice Commodore

July 9
5:00 til' late

Island Time Party

Following the Westpoint Regatta. Food, Music, Dancing, Race Awards.

Sequoia YC Directors

July 4
4:00 til late

Fourth of July Party

American Flag and FireworksCome to the club early on the afternoon of July 4 to enjoy the newly refinished deck, to have a great 4th of July BBQ, to socialize with your Sequoia friends, and most importantly, to participate in the Sequoia APPLE PIE BAKEOFF!

Apple Pie BakeoffPlan on gathering sometime around 4:00 pm, with dinner served at 6:00 pm. The Apple Pie Bakeoff will follow immediately after dinner, giving you plenty of time to get in your boat, or just sit on the shore and watch the fireworks display put on by Redwood City.

Sign up on-line.

Carol and Tim Petersen

June 4

Past Commodore's Dinner

Come and celebrate the rich history and tradition of Sequoia Yacht Club at the annual Past Commodores' Dinner.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 Cocktails are at 6:00 Dinner at 7:00


  • Hors d' oeuvres
  • Soup: Celeriac Veloute topped with truffle oil and micro herbs
  • Salad: Classic Caesar with garlic croutons and cherry tomatoes
  • Entree:
    Chicken Wellington with a twist: slow poached rosemary chicken breast wrapped in bacon, then baked in filo pastry
    Pesto Crusted Salmon garnished with crispy fried leeks and mushrooms
  • Wild Rice Pilaf and Capay Farms Seasonal Vegetable Medley
  • Mango Creme with brandy macerated strawberry topping
  • Coffee

Let us know if you prefer a vegetarian option.

Cost is $25 per person.

Sign ups are closed. Please Contact Rick Gilmore if you would like to be on the waiting list. Thank You


May 21

Paella Dinner


Master Paella chef Tom Wikman and his crew are back for another Paella feast.

Come and enjoy a fantastic Mediterranean dinner with California influences. Seafood and Vegetarian Paellas will be served. This world famous delicacy will tingle your palate with exquisite flavors.

What did people say after the last Paella dinner?

"This was the best Paella ever"
"Everyone loved it"
"Even my kids ate it"

This is not an event to miss, and after dinner don’t forget to ask Tom and Teri Wikman about their cruising plans.

Tom Wikman

Apr. 16

South Bay Opening Day

Decorate your boat and come to the parade.

Rear Commodore

Mar. 25

DID and Rolex FastNet Racing

Come to the club for a great dinner and to hear about Mike Reed's experience in the Rolex FastNet Race.

Vice Commodore
Mike Reed

Mar. 19

St. Patrick's Day Party: Sequoia Goes Green!

After the St Patrick's Day Race, enjoy a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner at our own Sequoia Yacht "Pub" with the Gallowglasses and their back-by-popular-demand Irish music for what is sure to be a memorable night of green debauchery — all for just $19! Bring your friends and everyone else you know and get ready to sing along to some sea shanteys with the tall ships crew. Don't forget to wear green for good luck!

Click here to sign up — this is going to be fun!

May the winds of fortune sail you, 
May you sail a gentle sea. 
May it always be the other guy 
who says, "this drink's on me."

Allison Cooper

Feb. 29

Leap Day Game Night

To celebrate Leap Day, we're having Game Night on February 29th from 6 to 9 p.m.

We'll have a variety of games on hand, but feel free to bring your favorites to share. Board games, card games, everything is fair game!

We'll have pizza by the slice and other comestibles available.

Steve Smela

Feb. 26

DID and Farr 30 Racing

Stan Phillips has put together a presentation on his race experience in Seattle with the Farr fleet.

Come to the club for a great dinner and to hear about Farr racing.

Vice Commodore
Stan Phillips

Feb. 7

Super Sunday Party

If you have rented out both your home and boat on AirBnB to a bunch of crazies who are on their way to the new stadium in Santa Clara, and suddenly realize that you don't have a place to watch the game, then watch the action at the club!

Regardless of who you are rooting for (Da' Bears are in it, right?), it is a great place to watch the game and enjoy the club.

Larry Mayne

Jan. 30

Fourteen - A Book Event

Winston Bumpus invites you to meet Leslie Johansen Nack at the Sequoia Yacht Club where she will talk about her recently released novel - Fourteen.

It is the story of how a young girl comes into her own power and strength against all odds in a dysfunctional family having the adventure of a lifetime. Young Leslie embraces the sailing experience and turns it into a growth and maturation process, finding both beauty and spiritual solace in the natural world.

For more information on Leslie or where to find her book go to her web site.

Winston Bumpus

Jan. 29

Chinese New Year DID

Come celebrate Chinese New Years at the club.

Vice Commodore

January 23 


Chili Cook-off

It's than time again!!! Time to bring out those secret chili recipes for the annual SYC Chili Cook Off, after the Redwood Cup #3 race.

For those who are racing that day and would like to enter, you can drop off your pot of chili before the race and it will be watched, stirred and guarded personally by me (wink wink)

Everyone else, come down and enjoy and judge the chili.

Judging will begin around 6:00.  After the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners are announced, dinner will follow.  The menu???? Wait for it…. Chili!!!! (with all the toppings)   Oh and cornbread, salad and desert all for $7.50.

Come down and see if we will be crowning a new chili champion!!!!

Game on!

Robin Weber

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