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WEEK OF DEC. 20-26, 2011...

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES:
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS & PRICES
MORE NEW MEMBERS
A "BARTENDER OF THE WEEK" NAMED
CLUBHOUSE RESERVATIONS
WARNING

IN OTHER NEWS:  
BOAT SHOW BUS SIGNUPS DUE
MORE BOAT PARADERS FINALLY NAMED
NEW YEARS EVE & JANUARY 27 EVENTS SET
ORION FLARES RECALL
AND MORE...
                  Scroll down for the complete articles.


This Week We're Open: Thursday, Friday, Monday
Meetings This Week: W-F None Scheduled; Mon. Night Football
Other Events: Weds WR-San Juan Sailing
Bartending: Thu. Sandy Hansen; Fri. Jim Langei; Sat. CLOSED;
Mon. Commodore Troy Curran & Dick Johnson


OUR JIB SHEET SPONSORS:
Please thank them for supporting the Club!
Automobiles: Wilson Motors  Boat Yards: Seaview North Boatyard The Landings @ Colony Wharf  Boat Sales & Charters: Bellingham Yacht Sales & Charters,  NW Explorations,  San Juan Sailing & Yachting Canvas & Upholstery: Squalicum Marine    Electronics: San Juan Electronics    Electrical Repairs & Supplies, Furnaces:  Rasmussen Marine Electric  Engine Repairs & Repowering: Tri County Diesel Marine  Hardware: Hardware Sales, Inc.   Lettering: Special-T Striping & Sign Marine Services : Top to Bottom Inc. Marine Service Marine Supplies: LFS Inc. Outboards, Stern Drives, Boats & Repairs: West Coast Marine Services Realtors: Gary Baker,  Dawn Durand,   Phil Dyer,  Chuck McCord   Surveyors: Matthew Harris,  Mike McGlenn
 

CLUBHOUSE HOURS FOR CHRISTMAS WEEK 

The BYC Clubhouse will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24th.    But if you need to take a break from hectic Holiday shopping and preparation, the Lounge will be open Thursday 12/22 and Friday 12/23.  So come down and enjoy a relaxing break with friends, members and guests.  We’ll be serving up some warm holiday drinks as well as Free Hot Cider and Cocoa for the kids.   


SPECIAL BYC HOLIDAY PRICES!

The BYC is now offering appetizer and wine specials for the Holidays.  Here’s the deal: A bottle of Crew Wine of your choice and a cheese or meat & cheese tray for just $18!   The Happy Hour at the BYC during the Holidays is from 5 – 7, whenever the Bar is open.
 
It’s a discount for sure: the Crew Wines are normally $ 17 a bottle or $4.75 a glass, and Cheese Trays with a selection of Sliced Italian Meats & Cheeses, or a Sliced Cheese Tray are $ 6.00 (non-happy hour price) 
 
Here’s the BYC Crew Wines list: French White Bidalere, Cotes de Gascogne Blanc; Italian White Soave, San Antonio; French Red Perrin Nature, Cotes du Rhone; Italian Red Di Majo, Sangiovese.  There’s a NEW Crew Wine: Italian Pinot Grigio, Riff, $ 4.75/glass or $ 17/bottle
  
Take a break from the Christmas shopping and decorating. Join your friends at the BYC for Happy Hour!  --- Kathy Brown, Marketing & Lounge Committees 


MORE NEW MEMBERS!

"Permission to come aboard" was granted by the Board at its December meeting to new intermediate members Heather and Matt Ouilette and Eric Nyberg. They jointly own a 26' Ericson named Madidus Dominius; Eric also sails a 33' Wauquiez named Tea & Strumpets aka Northwest Passage. Does that boat name sound familiar? It should! This group was among the crew on the Lighted Boat of the Year in this year's parade enjoying a rocking hula party on the Palm Tree Hawaiian barge complete with a gingerbread man on the deck…Look for them at the club and stop by, introduce yourselves, and invite them to join you for a drink!
 
Happy holidays one and all!   --- Marian Welsh, Membership Secretary
 

SPECIAL BARTENDER OF THE WEEK AWARD

Thanks go out to Volunteer Bartender Jim Gibson who had taken it upon himself to make his Thursday night shift a more festive with a Bavarian Twist.  Jim’s brought in several dozen giant Bavarian Soft Warm Pretzels from Ralf's Bavarian Bakery to share.  Speaking personally, it was an excellent complement to the Elysian Immortal IPA on tap at the Bar.  --- Jonathan Knowles, Bar Chair


WARNING: 2012 CLUB FACILITY RESERVATIONS!

If you’re involved with any BYC sponsored regatta, program or event that needs the use of the BYC clubhouse including Commodores Room, Lounge or Wardroom, please submit your dates to reservations@byc.org ASAP.   The Bar & Lounge Committee needs block out dates before accepting requests from business, non-profits and private member uses.
 
The BYC Facilities Reservations Calendar is accessible from BYC Web Members Web Site under the "Calendars" Link, or the BYC's Clubhouse Google Calendar:  https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=clubhouse%40byc.org


MORE LIGHTED BOAT PARADE BOATS NAMED:

Last week we told you about the 2011 Lighted Boat Parade, but we left out some participating boats.  Here's the list, and it still appears incomplete.  We'll try harder in 2012 to get the registration process refined!
 
Northwest Passage, Eric Nyberg, Lighted Boat of the Year; Serendipity, Steve Ross, Best in Parade; Triple Net, Eric Larson, Community Award, Clear Cloud, Timothy Whiteman; Brite Solutions, Ron & Roxy DelCamp; L.O.L., Nancy Hart, Novice Grand Prize; Cool Change, Alvard; Agnes Jean, Rocky Champagne; C, Mike Corning; Mental Floss, Randy Carr; Catspaw, Al & Karen Callery; No Name Given, Donna Lynn; Zephyr, Dick Labadie; Vattentat, (no owner listed); 
 
The underlined boats are those we left out.  Please accept our aplologies! --- Jonathan Knowles, Fleet Captain & The Editors  


MARK THESE TWO EVENTS ON YOUR CALENDARS!

A New Year's Eve "Land Cruise" is planned to Semiahmoo Resort.  More information may  be found on the BYC members only website. Contact Angie Santosuosso, Programs Committee, for more information at thetolsmas@yahoo.com
 
A "Tie One On" Wine Tasting and Knot Tying Event is planned for Friday, January 27th at the BYC Lounge.    Look for more information in January's Jib Sheets.  If you would like to help with this one, please contact new members Tom and Penny Dalgliesh, event coordinators, at waverlypenny@gmail.com
ORION FLARES RECALLED

If you have ORION brand flares aboard, you should check this link which goes to the most concise source we could find for info:
http://windborneinpugetsound.blogspot.com/2011/12/orion-issues-recall-for-flares.html 


THE CLUB'S TV'S GET "BYC NEWS CHANNEL": 

New Members' names, upcoming events, baspecials, and other news will soon be announced on the Club's TV monitors!  This new service is being co-ordinated by Member Jeff Vaughan.  You can check it out the next time you are at the Club.  That means that if you have any information that you would like to appear on the Club's "News Channel," you can submit it to him at ja_vaughan@msn.com.  When you submit, PDFs and information should be in "horizontal" or landscape orientation.  Thanks! --- Marketing Steering Committee


SINK THE DINGHY ADOPTS AMY'S PLACE

Our very successful Sink The Dinghy Holiday Charity Program has adopted Amy's Place! Sink the Dinghy is our very successful charity project that, last year, raised over $10,000 for another good cause, given in the name of our BYC.  Your donation is fully tax-deductible.  Make you check out to Sink the Dinghy, and send it to John Gargett or Paul Myers, or mail it to the Club office (BYC, 2625 E. Harbor Loop, Bellingham, WA 98225). 


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 12/26

This Monday, 12/26, it'll be The ATLANTA FALCONS AT THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS.  There'll be Free Hot Dogs & Nachos and $2.50 Pints of Stella Artois plus Seasonal and Nightly 100 squares football pools.  Watch the Game on the BIG SCREENS – ALL 5 of them while you enjoy your favorite beverage, your friends and the game...
 
Don't forget to bring the kids...there's plenty to do at the Club.  Come and watch some football, hang with good friends, support the club and our sailing program on Bellingham Bay!!


JANUARY 28 BOAT SHOW BUS: RESERVE NOW
 
Vice Commodore Jody Erickson now reports: "We have less than 22 seats left on the Bus to the Boat show Saturday, January 28....In the second week of January we will open the seating up to other Boating clubs...".  

If you've not joined the bus crowd before, here's what you get:  Tickets for both the in-the-water and Safeco Center shows; free transportation; lots of breakfast snacxks and pre-dinner snacks, too; liquid refreshments both ways; and no parking or driving (or traffic) hassle.  You can sign up at the Bar and be sure of a seat.  Here's the Blurb.

Jody would also like to have a meeting for anyone wanting to help with this project on Tuesday Dec 27th @ 6:00 at the Club.


THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ

Steve Ross, is our quizmaster and he depended on Joe Coons to post the photo, but last week Joe goofed.  So we're re-running the contest and clue (hopefully Joe will get it right this time!):
  
For This re-run contest, we're not on a quiet lake – and there be monsters nearby: notice the fin in the center of the picture.  Know where the photo is?  Please send your guesses to steve.ross@wwu.edu
 

DID YOU KNOW?

At http://www.members.byc.org you can volunteer for a committee! Just fill out the form online, and your interests will be conveyed to the correct committee chair.


IF YOU DON'T DO THIS, YOU CAN'T COMPLAIN! 

It’s getting near BYC Roster Publication Time.  Please check your copy of our Roster and if you see an error, correct it now!  It’s easy: Go to www.members.byc.org (you may need to follow the log-in process if you haven’t done so already), then click “Roster” and follow the instructions. 


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 & Jim Langei. 

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