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EDITOR'S CORNER:
 Your editor is headed out for another business trip, so enjoy this Double Issue (unless, of course, that Rogue Editor strikes again!)  As always, send your stories or comments to:    Jibsheet13@byc.org
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
Apr 15  Boating Emergencies
Apr 24  Youth Fleet Silent Auction
Apr 25 Club Scrub
May 2  Opening Day

CLUB REG. HOURS
Open 5PM Wed - Sat

REGULAR EVENTS
Wed: Burgers n' Brats
Thurs: Tacos/Carne Asada
Fri: Potlucks
 
BARTENDER SCHEDULE
April bartenders

FUEL DOCK
8am-4pm  7 days a week

THIS WEEK'S LINK
Life on an oil tanker

OUR SPONSORS
ENTERTAINMENT
**Double-Issue**
April 14-27, 2015

WED: 15 Apr: Burgers n' Brats; THURS: 16 Apr: Monica's Mexican;  FRI: 17 Apr: Fridays @ 5;  SAT: 18 Apr: Bar and Lounge Open;
WED: 22 Apr: Burgers n' Brats; THURS: 23 Apr: Monica's Mexican;  FRI: 24 Apr: Bar and Lounge Open;  SAT: 18 Apr: Bar and Lounge Open
MEMBER NEWS
BYC Club Scrub -- Saturday, April 25th
 From 8 AM to 2 PM we’ll scrub the clubhouse from top to bottom, organize shelves and toss out old junk, as well as do various repairs and touch ups.   If you’re able to offer specific trade skills (painting, deep cleaning, pressure washing, carpeting, carpentry,  etc), please contact Building & Maintenance Chair, Gary Smith at
gary4230@comcast.net.   Complementary Pizza and Beverages will be provided.
 -Commodore Jonathan
Register for the Opening Day Parade and Get Space at the BYC Guest Dock Party
Don’t forget to register your boat for BYC’s Opening Day Parade at BYC.org.    All BYC members who register will have priority at the Guest Dock Party raft up.    Also, Non-BYC Members who register and participate in the Parade will able to attend the Opening Day “Animal House” Party.

 

Dear Commodore and Fellow Yacht Club Members,
 
Queen City Yacht Club invites you to enjoy one (or many) of our special events during the Opening Day weekend.
We're offering reciprocal yacht club members and their guests a full array of activities, including reasonably-priced dinners, lunches, and dinners, dancing, a well-stocked bar, and a free shuttle between QCYC and Seattle Yacht Club.
 
A full schedule of activities is attached.
  We look forward to seeing you!
 Dorothy Dubia, Queen City Yacht Club

EDUCATION CORNER
 
 

Please join us at 7 pm on Wed April 15 for the Education Committee's last planned presentation for this year, Disaster Planning in the Northwest and How the Local Boating Community Can Help. (link to flyer). Kent Catlin from the Sheriff's Office Department of Emergency Management, and our friend, Bob Jacobson, Coordinator of the County's Community Emergency Response Team, will fill us in on what's happening, who's in charge, and how we might help. This presentation will be of interest to all members, not just boat owners. Hope to see you all there. 
--Marian Welsh

**BONUS** Anchoring Seminar at the Squalicum YC, Thursday April 16 - Presented by the US Power Squadron.  See their flyer by CLICKING HERE.

 

BAR MANAGER'S CORNER
 

NEWS FROM THE BAR

Sail racing starts in earnest this week, so come on down and join in!

 

WED: Hawaiian Burgers and Brats, with grilled pineapple slices, grilled sweet onions and teriyaki sauce!

 THUR: Monica’s Mexican, with carne asada and those tasty bean burritos!

 FRI: It’s Fri @ 5, so come on down and bring appetizers and such to share!

 SAT: Come on down and visit with friends and friends to be over a libation or two.

 See you in the lounge!

Steve

YOUTH FLEET NEWS
April 24 will be our BSF Youth Fleet silent auction.
If you would like to help us run another successful auction and can cook, clean, collect auction items, or run the till please contact me. Thank you.

Mike Powell
SAIL FLEET NEWS
Raise a sail on June 6, 2015 for BYCs Leukemia Cup Regatta and help raise funds to support life-saving cancer research.
The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a sailing event that raises important funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Skippers and crew collect donations and the event will culminate with a fun-rules race on Bellingham Bay. Come off the water and join the post-event party in celebration of the difference you've made in the lives of cancer patients.
For the full flyer -
CLICK HERE!

 
Celebrate the New Racing Season Thursday Night!
 
Everyone is invited to join us this Thursday evening to enjoy our Club's hospitality, drinks, great Mexican food, and to meet our Thursday night racers.  A number of participants are members of both BYC and CYC - but please welcome any non-member sailors as well, and encourage them to learn about our various Club activities and the numerous benefits of becoming a BYC member.
See you then!
CRUISING NEWS

BYC Cruise to Anacortes April 17-20

We have 11 boats signed up for our Anacortes cruise to Cap Sante Marina this weekend.  If you would like to join us, please go to the BYC website at  http://cruising.byc.org/ to sign up by Wednesday.   We will be making a group reservation with Cap Sante marina using info. from your reservation form.  If you have questions, please contact Vickie Olson at olsonvj@aol.com.

 

***SAVE THE DATES***

MONTAGUE HARBOUR, GALIANO, B.C. CRUISE

Memorial Day Weekend-May 22nd-25th

Contact Angie Santosuosso, cruise host, for additional details or questions

thetolsmas@yahoo.com or (360) 319-7863

Please register for this cruise on the BYC websiteClick here for the flyer!


COMMODORE'S COLUMN
I took 3 days off work last week to do projects around the house … my first attempt at “Spring Cleaning”! However, my efforts were futile.   With an enormous “honey do” list combined with a serious case of “Housework A.D.D”, I couldn’t figure out where to start.   So, I did what most sailors do… I worked on my boat instead.   It was a good thing since I severely underestimated the amount of fall foliage my neighborly tree had offered up to my Etchells.  It took over two hours to clean up the compost pile of leaves in my bilge and I finished just in time to get launched for Wednesday Racing.
 It was a nice turn out on Wednesday Racing.  The new Bellingham 505 one-design showed up with a fleet of 6 for their first race.    Thanks to Paul Pihl and Mike Poulos for getting the 505 fleet off the ground.   The 505’s are temporarily home-based out of Fairhaven until a better storage/launching solution can be figured out in the Harbor.   Etchells started out with 5 boats, and should build to 8 or 9.   If you are interested in joining the BYC Club Racing program, contact Sail Fleet Captain Bart Maupin at
nine30nine@gmail.com.  
 
Hawaiian Wednesdays Free Hawaiian Lei
Don’t forget to wear your favorite Tropical print shirt on BYC Hawaiian Wednesday’s and get free silk lei.
 This Week!

BYC Club Racing continues this week with Numb Bum Series Race #2 on Wednesday, the BYC Board Meeting is on Taco Thursday and it’s a Fri@5 week.

 Finally, don’t forget to tell your friends about the BYC Membership Promotion. The Opening Day Membership special is $300 for initiation and dues for the rest of the summer (Savings of $225).  Applications are on the BYC.org Web Site or next to the visitor’s sign-in book.
Cheers, Jonathan
 
PHOTO CONTEST
Last week's photo was taken on the SE shore of Cozumel Is., Quintana Roo, Mexico. Terry Tavelli correctly identified the location, Jack Black named a similar view elsewhere in the country.

This week we have a rather interesting view of a bunch of tourists standing in shallow water. If you know where they are, and why they are there, send your answer to drsteveross@gmail.com. 

ADVERTISER SPOTLIGHT
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   Jib Sheet Editor this week is Michele Bennett
Submit Stories by Noon Mondays to jibsheet13@byc.org.
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