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19-20 June  Fisherman's Bay Cruise
Open 5PM Wed - Sat

Wed: Hawaiian Burgers
Thurs: Carne Asada
Fri: Potlucks

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June 2-8, 2015

WED: 3 June: Pulled Pork Sliders; THURS4 June: Monica's Mexican;  FRI5 June: Friday @ 5;  SAT6 June: Bar and Lounge Open (Leukemia Cup)
The Membership Committee would like to give a huge welcome to our newest members.  Please be sure and say hello when you see them!!

Glenn and Christine Airoldi
Eric Anderson
Jean Kassem and Patrick Hodge
Lee Laney

Editor Note:  Additional info on these new members was not available at press time. 

Starting June 1, the city of Bellingham will be closing off a section of W. Chestnut Ave (before it turns into Roeder Ave) and Bay Street.  The map of the detour is here.



This is a busy time at your yacht club, so be sure to drop in and stay current with all that’s going on! Last weekend’s Past Commodore’s Cruise was a boat load of fun! This week we’re hosting the Leukemia Cup Regatta on Saturday. If you’re a sailor and not yet registered, think about doing so; it’s for a great cause and promises to be a lot of fun in the process! 


WED: Instead of the usual burgers and brats, we’re featuring pulled pork sliders along with the usual sides of potato salad and chips. Burgers will be on standby alert in case a shortage develops!

 THUR: Monica’s Mexican, featuring hot-off-the-grill carne asada and those tasty bean burritos! 

 FRI: It’s Fri @ 5 time again, and I hear Commodore Jon has something special planned!

 SAT: Don’t miss the Leukemia Cup Regatta, with drinks and dinner in the clubhouse afterwards!

  See you in the lounge!  -- Steve


Summer is coming!  Enroll your child (and tell their friends!) about the BYC Youth Sailing Classes happening all summer long.  Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced small boat handling; Cruising Camp; and Beginner Group Keelboat classes available.


Leukemia Cup -- June 6

BYC members can participate as racers or cruisers - they can come dressed up as Pirates for the barbecue dinner and for the new beer on tap - or they can just come and dance and have a great time!  

For all the info, check out the Regatta page on the BYC Website! 

The sailing program has been honored to have been selected to be host for the Laser District 22 Championships.  This will take place Saturday and Sunday, the 13th and 14th of June.  We have been having sailors sign up from Portland to Vancouver.  It should be a really fun weekend.  I have smoked some pulled pork in my smokers, and we plan to make a big Caesar Salad for the event.  I am hoping for a couple on-shore volunteers on Saturday and Sunday afternoon to help with food service.  Please let me know if you can show up at around 3:30 PM to about 6 to set up, serve and help take it down.  One or both days would be great.  For this, you get a free meal and accolades for supporting our sailing program.  You also get to help us put on a good face to the Northwest.

 Please e mail me at to volunteer your time.  I could also use one or 2 folks to man registration in the morning and to sell t shirts (Saturday 8 to 10)..

 Thanks a lot.

 Mike Poulos, D 22 Champs Chair


Past Commodore Cruise to Roche Harbor

Mambo the Cruise Dog here, with a full report from the Past Commodore Cruise this past weekend.  I don't know about everybody else, but I was dog-tired by Sunday night!  The party started on Friday night with most boats arriving in time for something called 'happy hour' and PC Bodtke was asking folks to bring their 'pupus' to this big tent.  'Pupus' was a new one for me, but it sure smelled like some good food! 
Murphy and me had mom up early on Saturday so she took us to a great dog park just above the marina and then for a long walk.  We got back to see dad trying to boil water on the BBQ.  He said something about the stove not working and that this was a 'shakedown cruise'.  So, while Mom had to wait for her coffee, Murphy and I got to dive into our breakfast bowls.  The rest of the day was spent relaxing, visiting with passerby's, and a couple more walks.  Then it was time to get ready for dinner!  Oh man, the smells!  Pulled pork and all kinds of tasty side dishes.  Then there were these 3 fellas from Anacortes that were old college buddies from Oregon State Univ. that invited us to do a sing-along.  I don't howl very well, so I just wagged my tail to the beat, but everyone was laughing and having a good time.  Murphy is still getting used to big crowds, so Mom put her to bed early and I got to stay up and listen to Joe Young and his wife, Carol play.  They invited one of the guys from OSU to join in with his drum-box and they all sounded really good.
Murphy and I were really tired the next day.  Mom and Dad were up before we were!  So it was a quick run up to visit the dog park and then we got ready for an amazing breakfast.  There were waffle makers (PC Terry Tavelli, Susan Henderson, Vicki Olsen, and Dan and Arienne Ringler) cranking out waffles, dad and Uncle Don Jorgensen and Tom Malone were making eggs and sausages.  The OSU fellas said it was the best breakfast they'd had on their whole trip!
Afterwards, it was time to clean up and say good-bye.  Thank you PC Michele Bodtke for organizing a super-fun and super-yummy weekend!!
-Mambo, Alpha Cruise Dog on 'Garufa'

The Lopez Island Cruise is fast approaching June 19-20!  If you are interested in attending, the BYC has slips reserved at the Lopez Islander Resort and Marina. To arrange moorage call them at (360) 468-2233. We will have a potluck style BBQ Saturday and Breakfast Sunday Morning as well as festivities Saturday evening. There are kayak rentals and bicycle rentals too for some sightseeing. Check the website for the Lopez Islander Resort and Marina for helpful links to tides and weather and plan your arrival accordingly for your vessel as the entrance to Fisherman's Bay can be challenging!
 Thanks, Bart Maupin

Open Fire Notice for Inati Bay

 FYI for anyone going to Inati Bay.... The Lummi Island Fire Department has raised the fire warning level to 'moderate'.  Any recreational fires greater than 3' in diameter requiresa permit, so please restrict any beach fires to the designated fire pits provided.  Thank you!


I had hoped to not be last minute. ..but here I am again, Monday at 3pm typing my column on my cell phone in the back seat of my wife's car, staving off car sickness. I'm extremely thankfully to our Jibsheet editor who decrypts my weekly gibberish.
 I'm on my way to Seattle for the Bette Midler concert with my wife and some friends.. part of an extended birthday weekend.
 Last Saturday, my son, Jack and I attended the Youth Laser Clinic in Seattle with Olympian Gordon Lampert. It was hosted by the Seattle Sailing Foundation. Jack was a bit too novice to participate with on-the-water drills, so he sat in the coach's boat with Gordon where he learned a lot.
 This Saturday is the WWU sailing team alumni regatta at Lakewood. So, this week's Friday's at 5 will be hosted by WWU Sailing team captains, Jazzy Gerraty and Ben Haas. Please come down and hear about their program.
This week we also have the Tuesday dinghy racing, Wednesday big boat racing, Thursday taco, Friday at 5, Saturday Leukemia regatta and Sunday Etchells regatta.
I think I should finish up now... getting a bit nauseous.
Cheers, Jonathan

This Week's Photo Contest

Last week's photograph of Jason Watson was taken at Fort Hood, Texas. Jason is currently deployed to Kuwait, serving his country as an aircraft maintenance specialist. No one identified the correct location, although Dean Altschuler noted another state-side base.


This week we see a picture of an experienced fisherman sharing his tales with a youngster. If you know the location of this statue, send your answer to

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