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Weds: Hamburgers/Brats
Thurs: Tacos/Carne Asada

Fri: Potlucks

August 2nd Commodore's Picnic at Inati Bay
August 22-24th Buccaneer's Cruise at Inati Bay
September 13-29th Desolation Sound Cruise

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JULY 22-28, 2014
NOTICE: BYC.ORG was down when this Jib Sheet was created, so no new links could be added. A few items had to be omitted. Sorry! --- Editor

WED: July 23 - 5pm Burgers and Brats; 6PM Moore Invitational Race All Classes in one start!   THURS: July 24 - 5pm Carne Asada    FRI: July 25 - Club open, casual F@5. SAT: Closed (summer hours)!
NEXT WEEK:  WED: July 30 - 5pm Burgers and Brats THURS: July 31 - 5pm Carne Asada   FRI: Aug 1 - Friday@5: C'mon down to your Club, bring a dish to share!  
LUMMI ISLAND NOTICE: Fire risk is very high. Be careful! Beach fires must be below the most recent high tide level; fires larger than 2' diameter prohibited. 
HEY, YOU! There is NO parking in the area directly in front of, and parallel to the Club! Please keep this area clear. This means YOU! 
BENEFIT REGATTAS! Area boaters, using their passion for sailing, to save lives! That is a wonderful thing. A big thank you to everyone at the Club for embracing two important regattas to find a cure for cancer:
    Special thanks to our present and future sponsors and supporters who are helping to ensure that proceeds go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Information regarding next week's inaugural Leukemia Cup Regatta may be obtained from, and donations may be made to:
COMING SOON: Commodore's Picnic August 2nd. Bring a dish to share and your favorite lawn game. We will be providing chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, beer, soda, water. Please give me a call or send an email if you would like to lend a hand. Come join me for a fun day at Inati Bay. --- Commodore Michele

PITCH POSTER UPDATE. Thanks to all that responded and helped spread PITCH posters last week. We still need a few volunteers to help post them around Puget Sound; so we can have them in every yacht club and marine store from Olympia to Vancouver, BC. We've hit Bellingham, Anacortes, Everett and Seattle but still need help with Canada, San Juan Islands, Tacoma and Olympia. Just walk in with poster (tape & pins) in hand and ask the manager for permission and the location to post. If you are travelling to these towns and would be willing to put up some posters please contact me to coordinate!
    We have a stack of PITCH posters in the front BYC lobby and you are free to grab a few if you can post them in a place that potential entrants may see it, just make sure to let me know where it is so we don’t duplicate efforts.  Thanks! Randy Nulle 360-920-3178
REMINDER: If you use the club for a meeting or just stop by to enjoy some time on the deck, PLEASE REMEMBER to lock and shut all the doors when you leave. There have been several occasions lately where the doors to our space have been found unlocked or standing open only to find no one in the club! The glass doors in particular are notorious for not closing all the way, so please give them a tug and make sure they are completely closed. It's important, especially in the summer with so much traffic in the marina, that our space remain save and secure. Your cooperation is appreciated. 
FROM MARIAN HENDERSON: If you don't keep your outdated flares as spares, you now should take them to the State Patrol office at the airport (they used to go to the recycling station). Thanks, Marian for the update!

The weather is gorgeous, and so is the view from the deck, so come on down and take it all in! Hang out with friends as you sip a libation, or just grab a bite to eat on your way! WED: Lounge opens at 3, ‘burgers ’n’ brats starting at 5 and continuing ‘till the fleet’s in!  THUR: Monica’s Mexican, starting at 5. Come on down for the best carne asada and burritos this side of Mexico! Lounge opens at 3.  FRI: Lounge opens at 3. Hang out on the deck and throw something on the grill for dinner! 
See You at the Club! -- Steve Hayward

PAST COMMODORE'S CRUISE REPORT: Thanks to all of our members who attended the PC Cruise! We ended up with over ten boats and 40+ people.  Special thanks to all those that helped create such a wonderful event!  I loved seeing everyone and am so blessed to have such wonderful friends at the BYC...
    Special thanks to Tom & Sue Day as well as Ariane & Dan Ringler, Rick Laursen and Marian & Mike Welsh who helped in all kinds of ways.
    We enjoyed delicious food, great Crab and a first for the BYC with home made ice cream on the docks, it was a blast and a really fun cruise! Thanks so much ---  Past Commodore Jody King Erickson

*August 2nd* Commodore's Picnic at Inati Bay ---Contact Michele Bodkte: cell 360-720-4155 or
*August 22-24th* Buccaneer's Cruise at Inati Bay ---Contact Shaun Thompson: cell 360-661-1327 or
Ginger Thompson: cell 360-303-5346 or

*September 13-29th* Desolation Sound Cruise ---Contact Rich Hanset: cell 408-839-1530 or email: For more info, click here

LOTS OF EXCITEMENT in the realm of BYC racing, As our heroes aboard Passpartout completed the Vic Maui race at 9:22 Sunday night.  As I write this, on another Hawaiian Island nearby, Ward Naviaux and Andy Scwenk are finishing the Pacific Cup, Congratulations to all the racers, And good luck to those hearty BYC racers Dean and Lee who having chosen Hawaii as a half way mark,  will be turning around and sailing the boat back!  
    Closer to home, the Son of Point Roberts race was a success, with positions changing throughout the race and conditions that begged boats to keep heading to Pt Roberts! Flying Circus was able to take the lead over Blackfoot for the Victory, While Dreamtime opted out early to enjoy the anchorage and a swim before welcoming the victors.  
    This week's racing program will be the much anticipated Steve Moore Invitational. What may have started out as a joke, has turned into a tradition!  All boats are welcome and encouraged, The start will commence at 6pm.  The course will be determined by the race committee with a potluck at the club following the festivities! --- Bart Maupin
TUESDAY NIGHT RACING NEEDS YOUR HELP!  It's been going strong for the past month. There has been a nice turnout, with 10 boats or so on the line. PRO Dick Grimshaw and mark boat operator Joe Warren LaCasala have been stalwarts, setting courses and getting times so that the program can continue.  The racing has been fantastic, with both adults and juniors on Lasers and FJs. The racing is scheduled every Tuesday to the beginning of September. BUT, in order for the program to be successful, just like everything we do at the Club, it needs to rely on the support of volunteers like YOU. 
    Because of the Vic Maui Race, and PACRIM, we have lost some key personnel.  We need people and a signals boat to continue to maintain and to build upon our program's success. 
Tuesday racing has been going strong for 11 years and we hope to build and continue it for 11 more. We need a dedicated signals boat (up until now, it has been a hodgepodge).  If we could find members with time and a boat on Tuesday afternoon, that would be outstanding.  It is super fun, you get to help run the races and enjoy the camaraderie.  It would be great if someone could commit to every week, but we will take what ever we can get.  We are also in need of personnel on the water.  The boats leave the dock in front of BYC Tuesday at 4:45.  They are generally back by 8:30.  We usually meet in the club afterwards. If you have an interest in helping, please call me at 360 676 4263.  You can also click this link; this spread sheet will allow you to enter your information and availability. Thank you very much, I look forward to seeing you Tuesday Night!
--- Mike Poulos, Dinghy Fleet Captain
BE A HOST FAMILY FOR PAC RIM REGATTA PARTICIPANTS! Would You Like To Host A Couple For The Pacific Rim Regatta at Bellingham Yacht Club In September 2014!? HOSTS ARE STILL NEEDED! Being a host requires little more than opening your home to house our participants, ensure they arrive at the BYC each morning and picking them up in the evening. Our schedule is posted on the BYC Website (Pacrim.BYC.Org).  To apply, you simply need to go click on the link on the main page or you can access it here. You will be invited to the morning and evening activities, and may attend the opening and closing ceremonies as well as special events throughout the week. To participate, sign up at the BYC Website, and if you have questions, contact Teresa Van Haalen (, coordinator for the hosting for this important community event.
BE 'IN THE KNOW'! You can follow what is planned for PacRim 2014 by going to PacRim2014.Com and subscribing to our official site by clicking on the Follow button in the upper right corner, a great way to keep up to date.
On Sunday, July 20, Liam Hood, Miles Johannesson and Jeffrey Werner, representing the BYC, won the Sears Jr. Championship qualifier at the Seattle Yacht Club! As a result, our BYC sailors earned a spot in the 2014 US Sailing Junior Nationals Regatta. The regatta takes place in Traverse City, MI from Aug. 4-8. Since Miles is unable to attend, Riley Allsop has been named as a replacement. Jeffrey, Liam and Riley, all sophomores at Sehome, grew up sailing together at the BYC. They are all excited to represent our club and they encourage you to follow their process at 
THE BYC YOUTH REGATTA is well into it's planning stages we are working towards making it a great event and if you would like to help with any of the numerous activities that we need volunteers for we could always do with more willing hands. Please contact Jerry Roloson,, who is running the event this year. Also if you have a junior sailor in the family, sign them up to race, this is our one big youth regatta of the year and Bellingham should be represented. Mike Powell - Youth Fleet Captain 310-877-7940360-306-8336
THE PITCH REGATTA is still two months off but has always been a great fundraiser for the youth fleet. If you have or know of any business that would be willing to donate a suitable item for the raffle please contact me at or Randy Nulle at
The lazy days of summer are upon us, and we so much to be grateful for. While you are enjoying your summer, please take time to remember those that have suffered unexpected losses, in Washington and around the world.
    The calendar continues to march on. The Commodore's Picnic is a few short weeks away; the Buccaneers' Cruise is the weekend of August 23rd; PITCH regatta over Labor Day weekend. Then we will be hosting the Pac Rim regatta. I've been watching the registrations come in from every country - it's going to be an exciting and wonderful time at the club. Please consider participating in the festivities - you won't regret it!  
    Be safe, and be kind to one another. Serving you from the Helm, Michele Bodtke, Commodore (360) 720-4155

The BYC website is un-postable as we go to press, so I can't post Steve's photos. But we will sure try to announce the winners and post the next contest on 7/29! Meanwhile, rest up  with no memory challenge! Editor.

   Jib Sheet Editor this week is Joe Coons
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