Wednesday Lunch Program
Chicken Caesar Salad: Chopped romaine lettuce mixed with parmesan cheese and homemade Italian croutons topped with a homemade Caesar dressing and sliced pan-fried chicken
Bill and Marie Rogers - Good Trouble: From Purchase To Preparation, to Transpac and Beyond
Bill Rogers started racing big boats (Cal 40s, Columbia 50s) and came up with his own designs to make them go faster. By the early 70s, he had designed, built, and raced small boats in the Cabrillo Basin, namely, Wide Load, Hustler, and Duck Soup. As Bill was coming up with innovations in the aerospace industry, his mastery of fluid and aerodynamics was applied to his boat designs. He’s owned too many boats to note here; however, some of the most notable are Phil Rhodes 78’ Natoma; Don Brooke 84’ Slow Dance; Doug Peterson 70’ Cheetah; Calkins 50 Dulcinea, Cheoy Lee 55 Maria; and Nelson Marek 55, Marie. Bill served as commodore of LAYC in 2002.
Marie joined the LAYC Board of Directors as she built and maintained the Community Sailing Program with Bill. Marie chaired LAYC Woman on Water for many years, coaching on the community boats and skippering Marie to Howland’s for WoW cruises. In 2019, Marie became the second LAYC female commodore. In 2020, she was awarded the Peggy Slater Memorial Trophy for demonstrating, “outstanding contributions to the enhancement of women’s participation in sailing.” In 2021, Marie was the BoatUS/NWSA honoree for Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. She is a Director at SCYA and chairs the Inclusive Boating Committee. Marie also serves on the board of the National Women’s Sailing Association and serves as Vice President of US Sailing. Marie is the President of Offshore Sailing Outreach.
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LAYC's most notable social enterprise is its series of Wednesday Lunches featuring a speaker. Talks have ranged from the techniques of racing, navigating, and sailmaking to more general topics. These pleasant combinations of social and intellectual experiences have been a traditional club activity since their inauguration in 1928. The lunches are open to the public. Each begins with a ritual, though heartfelt, greeting from the senior club office presiding: ‘This is the regularly scheduled Wednesday Lunch of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, to which all yachtsmen cordially invited.” And yachtswoman, too, it should be noted as the club has moved with the club has moved with the times in this as in other respects.
Bar Opens at 12:00 pm
Lunch is served at 12:30 pm
Adult lunch 25.00
Kids lunch 15.00
Speaker Presentation begins at 1:00p
LAYC accepts online bookings via Clubspot. Due to our intimate size, we can seat just 40 guests at any one time. You are welcome to arrive and enjoy a drink at Angel’s Gate Bar while waiting for your table to open.
Reservations must be made 48 hours prior to the event. While we will try and accommodate walk-ins, they cannot be guaranteed.
LAYC accepts email cancellations only.
Any cancellation made within 48 hours of the event will incur a 50% fee.
Any cancellation made within 24 hours of the event will incur a 100% fee.
(11:30 am for lunch service - 5 pm for dinner service)
We are happy to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions with advance notice. Please ensure you include ALL restrictions upon booking. In the event they are quite restrictive, please call us to discuss, as our intimate size can limit our flexibility in certain circumstances.
Please let us know if you have seating arrangement requests at the time of reservation. Due to the changing configuration of reservation numbers, we are unable to guarantee requests.