Business News – by Ty Mellott

Events At The Lighthouse At Glen Cove Marina

With the return to normal, the long list of venues that have been on temporary hold for over a year now is starting to show signs of much needed relief and life. Among those that are glad to see their properties start to show signs of activity is Nima Gabbay, hands-on owner of Glen Cove Marina. Not only does Glen Cove Marina offer amenities and slips to boat owners, it also provides a very serene and beautifully manicured facility to hold events.

Event guests gather around the Lighthouse deck over looking the marina.

We are glad to pass along the information that at present time, the Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina is currently booking events for the remainder of 2021 and beyond! They host many different celebrations, events and gatherings such as birthday parties, retirement parties, vow renewals, weddings, graduation parties, baby showers and so much more!

Offered packages include exclusive all-day access to the beautifully landscaped East and West lawns (perfect for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hour), the modern marina-view Banquet Room (great for indoor dinner and dancing for 150 guests) and the property even offers an upstairs Lighthouse Inn where eight guests can easily rest up after a day of celebration until the next morning. If you have a smaller event, they also offer an Intimate Ceremony package, which is perfect for an intimate ceremony of 50 guests. Food and catering, no worries as they can provide an extensive, vetted and approved caterer list for guests and clients to choose from.

Beautiful west lawn area with priceless views.

If you find that the Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina is what your event has in mind, contact them at 707-704-9014 for more information and bookings. If you are a boat owner and happen to attend an event here, it might be worth knowing that Glen Cove Marina is one of only a few here in Northern California where you have an opportunity to actually “buy your slip.” Visit for more info on rent or purchase, as well as more Lighthouse events details.

Expansion At West Coast Canvas

Curt Page of West Coast Canvas has been a main stay in the boating community now for the past 40 years. With the countless list of satisfied customers during this time, you might think that Curt would be content to sit back and enjoy the fruits of his labor in what has already become a highly successful and thriving business model. Quite the contrary, as has recently been proven in the recent expansion of West Coast Canvas.

They are located at 1242 W. Freemont St. in Stockton. Right in the middle of the ever-growing Marine Yacht Center world, the shop already provided 6,500 square feet of indoor workspace. In addition, the location features a large and secure trailer boat work area outside plus 40-foot to 70-foot covered slips for larger vessels in the shadow of the I-5 bridge. Being next door to Delta Marine Yacht Center, Curt’s customers can take advantage of the large 60-ton lift should a particular vessel need to be hauled to complete the desired work.

Keeping up with the growing demand of the recreational boater, Curt and his experienced crew have taken over the remaining inside space in the east end of the building. This has not only added much needed space for the seamless fabrication equipment (able to assemble a circus tent if needed) but also allowing the ability to give inside workspace to certain trailerable boats that may require extra detail or time in completion.

This additional space of 3,500 square feet brings the total inside work area of West Coast Canvas to an incredible 10,000 square feet to successfully complete any workload demand placed upon them. There were few shops in Northern California that could match the sheer size of Curt’s shop prior, while this expansion surely places the shop as one of the largest in California as a whole.

If you have not been in to see Curt lately, you will surely understand that the label of “canvas shop” is well outdated. For several years now, he has more than sufficiently transformed West Coast Canvas into a complete “one-stop shop,” with the ability to transform any part of your vessel with showroom new additions or replacements. No job is too small or too large, from canvas to flooring, interior design, upholstery, counters and decking, Curt’s skilled and knowledgeable crew handle it all. The added space will ensure their capability in doing so for many years to come.

Should you have any questions or to book your boat’s facelift, visit or call 209-333-0243.

Bay & Delta Yachtsman Welcomes New Bay Area Coverage

As most double-edged swords act, this one is of no difference in the fact that this announcement brings sadness and joy at equal levels. You may have already read that this is the last issue for the regular column “Front Rudder” by Mark Reid. For the past nine years, Mark has not only been a friend, but provided an entreating, enlightening and informative written word to our readership in the column properly named regarding his love of sailing and the America’s Cup races. Reid will be greatly missed, but we wish him the very best in this next thrilling and travel filled chapter of his life. True passion of one’s desire to pass along what is felt in the heart will be matched by few. Good Luck Mark, we look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Jillian Humphreys

Jillian Humphreys will be taking on the role of spokesperson and voice of all things related to the Bay Area. All of us at the publication are very excited to watch as she takes the helm in conveying to you her viewpoint and experiences each and every month. Please join in and give Jillian a warm welcome to our writing family.

Jillian Humphreys was born into the boating community as her folks were active members of the Stockton Sailing Club. Her first sail was when she was only 2 weeks old on her family’s boat in the Delta. She grew up going to local schools and participated in Lincoln High School’s Sailing Team until she graduated. While growing up at the Stockton Sailing Club, she volunteered to teach sailing to other kids in the community through the club’s Learn to Sail Program starting at age 10 until 15, a program that she herself went through and continued to teach until she left for college.

Jillian’s parents often took her on trips to the San Francisco Bay by boat, stopping at marinas along the way creating lifelong memories. When she was 16, Jillian was awarded the Yachtswoman of the Year at the SSC, and followed that up with Crewman of the Year in 2015. She is often found boating whether it be in the Delta or San Francisco Bay, but when she isn’t she is working in the marine industry assisting customers around the world. Jillian can be contacted at