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WEEK OF August 7-14, 2012

HEADLINES & KEY COMING EVENTS:

ELECTIONS ARE COMING! THE BYC NEEDS YOU!
SUMMER SOLSTICE SAIL # 4 THIS FRIDAY
BUCANEERS' CRUISE IS NEXT WEEKEND.
BARTENDING CLASS, AUGUST 13 2 5:30
BYC YOUTH SAILING FLEET UPDATE - OPTI RACE CAMP/TEAM
HOT AUGUST SAILS SERIES BEGINS 
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

PITCH REGATTA HELP NEEDED 
PARKING AREAS SCHEDULED TO BE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE IN AUGUST 


IN OTHER NEWS:  

SUMMER SOLSTICE RACING FRIDAY
WED IS BURGER NIGHT @ THE BYC WITH TOM & PENNY DALGLIESH
SAILFLEET REPORT FROM BART MAUPIN

ANNUAL POETS COVE CRUISE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER
MARKETING STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING, TUES. AUG. 21


                  Scroll down for the complete articles.

This Week We're Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: (None on Calendar)
Racing this Week:
Tue: Midsummer Dinghy; Wed: Summer Series; Fri: Summer Solstice Series.  Sat: Youth Regatta, Mon: Bartending Class
Non-BYC at the Club:  Sat: CR & Lounges WOTB Weddings; Wed: Mount Baker RWA meeting
Bartending: To Be Notified
OUR 2012 JIB SHEET SPONSORS:
Please thank them for supporting the Club!
Apple Specialists: T D Curran Automobiles: Wilson Motors  Boatyards: Seaview North BoatyardThe Landings @ Colony Wharf  Boat Sales & Charters: Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters, Bellingham Yacht Sales & ChartersNW Explorations,  San Juan Sailing & Yachting  Canvas & Upholstery: Squalicum Marine  Casino, Restaurants & Resort: Silver Reef  Catering Services & Facilities: Windows on the Bay Events Commercial Internet & Network Integration: CSS Communications   Communications & Marketing: Cloudberry Integrated Marketing & Media  Electronics: San Juan Electronics  Electrical Repairs & Supplies, Furnaces: Rasmussen Marine Electric  Engine Repairs & Repowering: Tri County Diesel Marine  Floral Designs: Jody King Designs   Hardware: Hardware Sales, Inc.  Insurance, General & Marine: The Unity Group  Lettering: Special-T Striping & Sign  Marine Cooling Systems: Orca Marine  Marine Manufacturing: Blue Sea Systems  Marine Services: Cooper Marine Service, Top to Bottom Inc. Marine Service  Marine Supplies:  LFS Inc., Redden Marine Inc.  Outboards, Stern Drives, Boats & Repairs: West Coast Marine Services  Printing Services: Pacific Rim Printing  Realtors: Gary BakerDawn DurandPhil Dyer,  Chuck McCord   Security Systems & Locksmith: Security Solutions NW  Surveyors: Matthew Harris 

IMPORTANT NOTICE-THE BYC ELECTIONS ARE NEXT MONTH

It’s time to start thinking about elections and who you would like to see on your Board for the 2012/2013 year.  We will have openings for 4 Trustees and a Fleet Captain.  Job descriptions for these positions can be found in the BYC By-laws (Articles X and XII), as well as a detailed outline of the election procedures (Article IX, Section 3).

On Wednesday, 5 September, 6pm, a Nominations Meeting will be held.  Candidates who have chosen to run will be announced and nominations from the floor will also be accepted.

On Wednesday, 12 September, 6 pm, a ‘Meet the Candidates’ night will take place at the BYC.  Candidates who have decided to run and have met the qualifications will be on hand to answer questions and introduce themselves to the membership.

Finally, on Wednesday, 19 Septemberelections will take place.  Ballots will be mailed to each voting member and they can either be mailed in or returned in person on election night.  Results will be tallied that evening and winners announced.

I encourage all members to consider this opportunity to serve our Club and bring your voice to the table.   If you are interested in serving as an officer or on the Board of Trustees, please send a note to me.  Thanks!
--- Commodore Troy Currancommodore@byc.org


SUMMER SOLSTICE Sail #4  is this FRIDAY!
 
Summer Solstice Sail  #4  with theme - “YMCA”,  is this Friday August 10th.  Crew hookup and skippers meeting 5 PM at BYC Clubhouse.
 
The BYC Summer Solstice Sail is a fun event to get sailors, cruises, racers and wannabes out on the water for a casual around the buoy sailing on Friday evenings

  • a different theme each week--this week's is YMCA--think Village People
  • a first place prize is a “Bottle of Rum”  is awarded to the boat with the highest number points
  • the point system is arbitrarily assigned :)  

 If you have a sailboat, then take out some friends, co-workers, family out sailing in this very informal venue.  
 
If you want to crew?  Sign up at BYC’s Crew Exchange at http://sailfleet.byc.org/ or be at the BYC Clubhouse on Friday around 5 PM.
 


BUCCANEER DAYS ARE COMING TO OUR OWN INATI BAY!

Here’s the poster.  On Friday the 17th at Inati Bay, dinner is on your own, with an evening of sing-along around the campfire with Joe Young and a movie on a sail.
 
Saturday,

  • don your best pirate & wench or buccaneer costumes
  • costume contest with five categories to be judged with prizes
  • bring your younguns for the children's treasure hunt
  • adults’ treasure hunt -- no pushing or shoving or you will be walking the plank.
  • Buccaneer Dinner with steak, grilled fish, and salads (bring a side or dessert to share)
  • Dance away to the live band: "Seatown Rhythm and Blues Players”
  • s’mores and probably some more singing around the campfire, and a couple of kegs.

 Sunday,  we will be bribing ya with a pancake, sausage & egg breakfast to help clean up and packaway the Buccaneer Cruise equipment and supplies.  Then, when you feel like it, back home. 
No boat? No worries! Free transport to Inati on the 18th at 10 a.m. returning at 7 p.m.  For a ride, sign up at the Bar; bring your own Life Jacket if possible!

....submitted by Bucacaneer Cruise committee chairs, Jim & Angie Santosuosso 

HOT AUGUST SAILS SERIES BEGINS

Last week's Wednesday sailors enjoyed wind and sun for the start of the Hot August series. The Race Committee hung on through the swells and gave the Etchells Sailors two races while the PHRF boats did 2 laps around the post point bouy.

This week has will be filled with the 2nd race of the series on Wednesday, a summer solstice race Friday, and the Governors Point distance race on Saturday. Skippers meeting for the Governors point race will be at 9AM at Gate 3. With the start at 10am. The weather is looking great we hope to see everyone there!

Several Bellingham boats are preparing for the annual Anacortes Yacht Club's Northern Century Race that begins in the evening of Friday, August 24th and proceeds around the San Juan Islands.  The course is approximately 100 miles depending on the route and makes for a challenging weekend.  Our very own Mick Corcoran took 1st place last year in the crewed division. Further information can be found at Anacortesyachtclub.org.  Any boat interested are encouraged to register early and make sure their boat is prepared.  

Its not to early to begin planning your crew for PITCH labor day weekend.  We are continuing to plan and encourage membership participation in the event. If your interested in helping with Race Committee or other tasks let me know at: racingcaptain@byc.org

....submitted by Bart Maupin, SailFleet captain



YOUTH SAILING UPDATE & VOLUNTEER REQUEST

This year, the BYC Youth Sailing Fleet,  headed up by Arne Ahlen, partnered with Scott Wilson of the Whatcom Community High School Sailing Team  and Megan Link the BYC Youth Sailing Program Director, have create the BYC Opti Race Camp/Team.   The Camp/Team meets every Tuesday from 4 PM – 6 PM through the summer at the Youth Sailing Dinghy Dock at Zuanich Point Park.  This already full program has spaces for 10 kids (10 Opti’s) ranging from 9-12 years old who are learning basic rules, boat handling and general awareness of their point of sail and wind direction.   Additionally, these kid are bonding with other youth sailors and sharing their sailing experiences that helps create a solid boating foundation for the rest of the lives.
(Check out his video from the first practice on July 3rd https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0n1rqyjqiucs0l/VIDEO0006.mp4 )
 
These youth sailors are preparing for their first race on August 11-12 at the PNW Youth Circuit Bellingham Youth Regatta (formally Jr Ski-to-Sea Regatta) hosted by the Bellingham Yacht Club.   Please come and support them.
 
A reminder, the BYC Youth Sailing will be hosting their Annual raffle at  this year’s 2012 PITCH Regatta over Labor Day Weekend.  Please remember purchase raffle tickets from our Youth Sailors to help support our Junior Programs.  And… if you would like to help volunteer with the BYC Youth Sailing Program, please contact BYC Youth Sailing Fleet Captain,  Arne Ahlen arneanna@comcast.net  or, BYC Fleet Captain,  Jonathan Knowles FleetCaptain@BYC.org.
 


BARTENDER LICENSE CLASS, MONDAY, AUGUST 13TH AT 5:30

Kevin, the Wine Guy" will be conducting a Bartending License Class  (MAST) at the BYC on Monday, August 13th at 5:30.  Certificates are issued the same evening as the class. The cost is $ 30.  Dinner will be provided at the Club for those attending.  

If you are interested in the class or if you need to renew your licence, please contact Joe at 739-5249 or Carol Young at 739-4796 or email them at steelbluekiss@gmail.com

....submitted by Carol & Joe Young 

SUMMER DINING AT ITS MOST SOCIABLE AND CASUAL...
 
We will be open on Wednesdays for the $6 Burger and Brew through August. Sit on the deck and leave the cooking to us. This week's grill masters are Tom & Penny Dalgliesh. 

No brew? A great hamburger and chips for just $2.50. Lounge opens at 5pm, burgers hot off the grill starting at  6.

Come on down to the BYC for a delightful evening.  --- Carol Young



HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR BELLINGHAM YOUTH REGATTA!
 
The Bellingham Youth Regatta (formally Jr Ski-to-Sea Regatta)  on August 11-12 is looking for host families willing to provide housing for youth sailors and their parent(s).   
 
Please contact Jonathan Knowles, BYC Fleet Captain at FleetCaptain@byc.org or 360-303-5465 for more details.


COHO PARKING AREAS WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 8 & 9 FOR SEAL COATING AND STRIPING.

Please note that the Port will be seal coating and striping the Coho  parking area on August 8th and 9th. 

.....Submitted by The Port of Bellingham.
 


8th ANNUAL CRUISE TO POETS COVE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER

It is hard to believe, but this will be the 8th Annual Cruise for the club to Poets Cove Resort & Spa is September 15, 16 & 17 (Same weekend as always, 3rd Weekend in September)

 
Every year the Autumn Equinox marks a day of equal light and darkness.  A meaning of the Celtic Autumn Equinox Alban Elfed is “Light of the Water.” Around the world, from Persia, to China, the end of the summer and beginning of autumn is a special time.
 
In the tradition of celebrating the end of the season, this popular and intimate cruise is one of our most popular, in part because of the friendships, the enjoyment of the Saturna Island Wine & Harvest Festival, as well as relaxing in one of the nicest locations in the San Juan and Gulf Islands.
This year they still may have a few rooms available, and you do need to get your dock reservations in by September 9th.  Here is the contact information for making reservations:
 
Phone Numbers (Be sure and tell them you are with the Bellingham Yacht Club) 

For The Marina Slips - 1 250 629 2111 or email marina@poetscove.com to make your reservation.  Due to enhanced security regulations you need to make your reservation directly
 And, here is the preliminary information:
 
  • Dock Party at 1700-1900 on Friday Night.  I don't know what boat yet, but it will be on the dock.
  • Potluck Breakfast on Saturday at 0900-1030.  This will be on the end of the dock where we always hold it.  (You will see the tent or the tables!)
  • Saturday from 1130-1500: Saturna Wine Festival, Art Walk or Ganges Farmers Market
  • Saturday night from 1830-????? This is still being formulated, but may again be?
  • Sunday morning is a breakfast if you want to join us in Auroras Restaurant.
Call me if you want more details!  Patti and I look forward to seeing you.
 
Questions?  Call John or Patricia Gargett (360) 656-5700 or via email john@gargett.com

 


MARKETING STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING-SAVE THE DATE

Please join us for a Mexican pot luck dinner meeting on Tuesday, August 21 at 6 pm at the BYC. We welcome new members!

And you don't have to attend every meeting to be a committee member, but we sure do have a lot fun! Bring your ideas for 2012-2013.

More information will be available in next week's Jib Sheet!

....submitted by Kathy Brown  




THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ FROM STEVE ROSS:

Steve Ross' photo quiz will return on August 14th when your regularly scheduled (and I must say hardworking) Jib Sheet editors are back at their keyboards. 
         

Remember to submit your articles to  Jibsheet@byc.org  Deadline is each Monday noon.

Fair Winds and Following Seas from your JibSheet editors, Joe Coons and Eric Nyberg---Kathy Brown substituting from July 31st - August 13th, 2012.

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