The Old Point Comfort Yacht Club (OPCYC) is a private organization located at Fort Monroe, VA. It is dedicated to promoting safe racing and cruising, maritime training, and social camaraderie for the benefit of its members and guests. As such, the club runs more races, cruises, training programs and parties than any other on the southern Bay. Skill levels in the club run from novice to seasoned Bay, Caribbean, and Atlantic voyagers and racers. Club members have a reputation for down to earth friendliness and can be counted on to help you out on your sail or power vessel whether it is serving as crew, installing a part, or learning a new technique. The club is a vital part of the Hampton Roads maritime community and often donates to various local charities.
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Columbus discovered America. What better way to celebrate Columbus Day weekend than by heading on a Discovery Cruise of Mobjack Bay with Cruise Captains Tim and Karen Etherington. Stay tuned for details.
We're headed Up the Bay in time for the Seven Seas Cruising Association’s annual Annapolis Gam. It's a delightful time to head north, and the SSCA's Gam in Annapolis is an event not to be missed. Check it out at ssca.org. Stay tuned for details.
For a weekend getaway, join Cruise Captain John Scott on a Fall Cruise to Portsmouth and the Tidewater Marina. Stay tuned for details.
We're beginning September with a Labor Day Cruise to Two Rivers Marina and Yacht Club, off the James River in Williamsburg. A picturesque location with delightful amenities bound to delight. Labor no more but hit the seas and head to Two Rivers with a great group of people! Bob and Pat Williamson have graciously volunteered to serve as cruise captains and may be contacted at email@example.com. Make your slip reservations now by contacting Renie Martin, Harbormaster (757) 258-4863.
Who is your favorite author(s) and what book(s) will grace the bow with you this summer??
Please send your submission to helmsman'at'opcyc.org to share with your fellow Pointers!!
Come join the OPCYC for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2, 5p.m. at the Clubhouse! This year features a strong field and proves to be another fantastic race. Scout your favorite horse for the pool and Ladies and Gentslet'sdressforthedayinyourDerbybest! BestDerby Hat contest will kick off the event while sipping traditional Mint Juleps. If you are game, bring your favorite Derby fare to share — Burgoo, Hot Browns, Chess Pie or Bourbon Balls — but as always, expect some fantastic food!
We had so much fun at Fort Wool with the Fort Monroe Authority and Park Service volunteers last year that we’re doing it again! Please note the Casemate Museum Staff Field Trip to Ft Wool originally listed in the calendar for 27 April has been moved to 18 May. OPCYC provides the transportation and has the opportunity to enjoy a tour of Fort Wool with Mike Cobb, the recently retired curator of the Hampton History Museum, Fort Wool author and enthusiast! Departing Monday, 18 May at 1 pm from OPC Marina and returning approximately 4 pm.
The Skipper’s Choice cruise explores the Captain John Smith Trail, gaining a historical perspective of the Chesapeake Bay. Starting at Cape Charles, we will visit Chismon Creek or Deltaville, then on to the Rappahannock and Urbanna before heading for home by way of Fishing Bay or Stingray Point. Get your Captain John Smith Trail Card checked off (think along the lines of a volksmarch card…) by Cruise Captains Curtis and Carol Morris. Let Curt know you are planning on participating by signing up on line or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make your reservations NOW!!
Memorial Day Cruise
Call Smitty TODAY!! 757-331-2357
Check the Helmsman in the coming months for exciting details!!!
Did you think LAST year was fun??
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!!