2nd Annual
BCSC Oyster Party
November 12, 2016, 2PM

This is going to be a really fun party in a great location to support an amazing community sailing center. Sailors and non-sailors alike will enjoy delicious oysters, food, and a cash bar (beer and wine) while enjoying tremendous water views and live sailboat racing.

The goals of this event are to raise money for new outboards and a Opti shed as well as to bring the community together and to showcase our spectacular facility. We will celebrate the tremendous season we just enjoyed. Please bring your friends, make new friends here, and help to ensure that BCSC will exist for many years to come.

Open Event

We ask that each attendee makes a small donation ($25/ person) towards BCSC instead of selling tickets. Donations can be placed ahead of time here or at the door. Please let us know that you will be attending by either donating here or emailing Eileen (Director@bcsailing.org) or Kim (Registrar@bcsailing.org) so that we can plan accordingly.


Attendees will enjoy:

  • Bonfires sponsored by Frank's Pallets
  • Live Sailboat Racing
  • Shucked raw oysters
  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, and side dishes
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments
  • Live music by Darla Jean and the Somethin' or others
  • Bonfire music by Josie Baltimore
  • A fantastic sailing-themed silent auction to benefit BCSC
  • Un-organized fun for all ages
  • Please be prepared with cash for:

  • Placing bets on the Live Sailboat Racing *
  • Donations to BCSC
  • Tips
  • Cash bar ($2-$5/ drink. Beer, wine, Charm City Meadworks seasonal mead, and hot spiked cider) *
  • *age-restricted


    Event flyer

    Schedule of Events

    1400 - Bar opens, Silent Auction opens, & fires are lit
    1430 - Opti Exhibition Race, Oyster Bar opens
    1500 - Betting Windows Open, Live music Begins
    1515 - First Gun for first 420 race. Three races scheduled. 20 minute break between races anticipated.
    1700 - Sunset
    1730 - Final oysters shucked and food packed away. Silent Auction closes.


    Sailboat Racing

    Opti races will start at 1430 and will continue until dark. The Optis team will start off the day with two races in front of the beach (no gaming). Then eight teams will compete in BCSC's 420s (main and jib only). To compete, each sailor is asked to fundraise a minimum of $50. Since this race will be held in November, each sailor must have appropriate gear and have sufficient dinghy racing experience for the conditions.

    There will be gaming based on the 420 sailboat races. Participants should bring cash if they wish to bet. Winning tickets will pay out in cash. Get to know the sailors starting around 1430 to educate yourself and bet wisely.

    Sailor Lineup

    #1:  Ethan Rushlow & Bernadette Brezinski
    #2:  Lucas Orta & Hailey Austin
    #3:  Stephen Vigilante & Adam Smith
    #4:  Olivia Yazigi & Liam Brennan-Samele
    #5:  Lucas Fox & Jacob Trovato
    #6:  Angus Gatlin & John Halpin
    #7:  Patrick Galloway & Sophia Yazigi
    #8:  Will Dryer & Mike Buscemi

    Silent Auction

    We have a great lineup of items for sale at our silent auction. These include:

    • Peters Inn gift certificate
    • Red Star gift certificate
    • 2 nights at a fantastic apartment in Fells Point
    • Tickets on the Schooner Woodwind plus a limited edition Nancy Hammond print
    • 2.5 hour private lesson or coaching with Eileen Fahrmeier
    • 2.5 hour private lesson or coaching with Rob Deane
    • Four Orioles tickets (Dan Flanigan donation)
    • Four Ironbirds tickets (George Good donation)
    • Boordy vineyards wine
    • Party Dress gift certificate
    • 3 hour sail on the Howard Blackburn for up to six people (a stunning 57' all wood 1951 Alden Ketch (Mark Roesner donation)
    • Blackwater Distillery tour and product


    Many of you have volunteered your time to BCSC at some point in the past. We don't want to overwork you and so the best way you can help BCSC is to attend the event and donate to BCSC. If you are able to additionally give an hour or two to help, please contact Eileen to volunteer. Director@bcsailing.org