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July 23-July 29, 2013

NORMAL CLUB HOURS THIS WEEK: Wednesday-Saturday we open at 5PM...

WOW THIS WEEKEND! Women on the Water are racing this Saturday, so be there to have fun with our BYC racing women. 
DO YOU USE THE BYC MIKES? Read this if you do!  Important...
PICK UP YOUR DISHWARE!  There are dozens of serving bowls, serving utensils, and other stuff in the downstairs pantry.  After August 1 the stuff will be sold or given away, so be sure to check the Club Pantry to see if anything of yours is there. Collect your stuff this week! 
LAST WEEK'S FACTOID:  Our past commodore Marlene Bolster is a certified property appraiser, a field she worked in for years.  You can reach her at (360) 739-3377. (She's also a helluva sailor having won the Vic-Maui race a few years back!)

KARMARTUSA PITCH INVITATION: BYC Members are invited to join in on the KarMartUSA  PITCH Regatta Festivities.  The Pacific International Ton Championships are for sailboats using the “Ton” measurement system, and it’s a regatta that BYC has hosted since 1974: next year will be its 40th year!
    The Committee invites all BYC Members to join in the fun: A Blue Moon Friday@5, Aug. 30, featuring a skippers' welcoming BBQ.  Then, on Saturday 8/31, the After Race Happy Hour and Dinner (reservations required for dinner) and live music, and finally, on Sunday 9/1, a Raffle, Silent Auction, and the Awards Ceremony immediately following the race.
    Join the camaraderie and excitement of this grand BYC tradition.  You don’t have to race or be on the race committee to participate, but volunteers are needed to help. Contact Randy Nulle, Chair at if you can participate…crew is needed on land and at sea! 

BUCCANEERS' CRUISE AUGUST 16-18! Calling all Swashbucklers, Pirates, & Scallywags! Report to Inati Bay for FUN Times for the whole Family!  On Friday Evening, get your own grub and then make for shore. There’ll be a Movie on a Sail (bring a blanket or a chair); a Fireside Sing-along with Joe Young and his Guitar; and Some'mores fixings will be provided.
    Saturday Evening, Junior Pirate Treasure Hunts (in three divisions); a Pirate Rum Hunt; Costume Contests from Tots to Pops; dancing to Jasmine Greene and her Band at 4 p.m, and joining in for the Buccaneers Feast with beer, pop, & wine available to wet your whistle. (Of course, your appetizers and side dishes are most appreciated…)
    Sunday, a hearty breakfast will be provided for all those who help clean up…
    Non-members are welcome IF accompanied by a BYC Member. A $10 donation per person is requested to help defray expenses.
    No boat? No problem! A water taxi will be provided on Saturday, there will be two trips over and two trips back after the band stops.  Please sign up at the bar to reserve passage and boarding times. And, tenting is allowed, so if you want to join in for the entire weekend's festivities, please sign up at the BYC bar to "stowaway" on a Member's boat on Friday.  More info: contact Chief Buccaneers Shaun or Ginger Thompson at 

BURGER SPECIAL CONTINUES: Our Wednesday Weekly Racing & Burger Night has continued to be a success and a fun evening at the club. In addition to our cheeseburgers, we will be offering vegetarian black bean burgers for our Club's non-meat eaters. Carnivore or not, come on down and enjoy a tasty burger and beverage this Wednesday! Also, if you'd like to get involved with grilling, please contact Matt Ouilette at
DRAMATIC NEWS FROM A BYC SPONSOR!  Redden Marine Supply has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase Mariner Supply, Inc. and its e-commerce sites including,, and  
    “The expert skills at Go2marine compliment Redden Marine’s business strategies, providing exciting opportunities for customers, vendors, and employees alike. Adding Go2hydraulics and ShopRVparts, we will deliver best-in-class e-commerce experiences to even more customers,” said Randy Chiabai, Redden’s President.
    The transaction, which is subject to closing conditions, is expected to be completed sometime in July 2013.
    Founded in 1959, Redden is a leading supplier of marine parts and accessories to the recreational and commercial boating industries in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. With four locations in Washington and Alaska, they offer products and services through stores, a catalog, wholesale distribution and e-commerce websites. We wish them the best in this new expansion!

THE BIG CHILL IN A SMALL CLOSET: Thanks to the anonymous BYC Member who contributed the new deepfreeze in the audio/video closet.  The hamburgers love the atmosphere!

Ranger 26 (Mo'Betta) Keelboat Program:  We are resuming the program of offering day classes in sailing and cruising instruction to adults and youth with Bob Hollingsworth as the certified sailing instructor.  We would like to have most classes on weekends but are open to some weekdays classes as well. Our preference is that groups or families of 4 to 5 students organize themselves to take a class together and then let us know what dates are suitable.  The actual scheduled dates and times for the class will depend somewhat on winds and tides as well as Bob's availability.  If you cannot get a group of 4 to 5 together, we will attempt to combine smaller groups.  
    At $30/person/session, this is the best value in town for getting out on the water and learning sailing and cruising skills.  The income generated goes toward helping the Youth Sailing Program.  Part of this program is to find dedicated youth interested in learning how to look after and maintain a keelboat and to participate in the instructional program on Mo'Betta.  This will provide an opportunity for a group of youth to develop sailing and cruising skills at low cost and to participate in cruises to various interesting destinations in the San Juan Islands.
    We are also looking for a volunteer willing to coordinate the day classes for Bob, but in the meantime anyone (or better, a group of 4 to 5) interested can contact me at --- Arne Ahlen

Summer is here and the BBQ’s are going and boating is in full swing.  This past Friday@5 was sponsored by Katy Day and Mark Santosuosso and it was fantastic.  Thank you both for putting on such a good spread and also to those that brought those side dishes that were wonderful as well.  The sun was out; deck open and the temperature was nice.
    Saturday was our Mini Club scrub.  Special thanks to all those that showed up and lent a helping hand to cleaning up our club. Special thanks to Mark Santosuosso and his Building and House who organized this event and all the board members that came to support our club.  We did tackle most of the things on our list and our club is looking very tidy.  Thanks again for all those that rolled up their sleeves to help.
    Now that the club is clean, please put items that are left over in their proper places.  Our IT room is not a catchall for wayward items!  If there are left over kitchen items, please put them in the pantry downstairs or the lower lounge buffets. Left over decorations belong downstairs in the Decorating room. Please keep this room tidy!
    There is also a new Top Opening Freezer in the IT room that was donated by an anonymous Member!  Thank you so much whoever you are, you ROCK.  This is such a welcome addition!  (All club members need to make sure the top of our new Freezer stays clear of all items so we can easily get in and out of this wonderful addition.  The freezer down stairs will now be used as a backup storage so we do not run out of our much needed items.  Thanks again for this lovely addition.
    This weekend Saturday July 27th is the Women on the Water (WOW) Regatta.  If you want to get involved or on a boat call Sally Poorman; I am sure she can point you in the right direction.  Good luck to all of our participants on Saturday.
    I would also like to thank Andy Brown and Joe Coons for installation of our wonderful sound system and microphones.  They work great and it makes such a difference when our membership needs to make a few announcements.  Thank you so much guys, I so appreciate your efforts!
    Get out and enjoy our wonderful summer weather and boating …..It has been beautiful! I also hear the crabs are plentiful this year….Please let me know if you are giving away leftover’s (smile)! 
    Fair Winds and Following Seas --- Jody King Erickson (360) 223-2119 

    Jim Gibson and Mark Harding both correctly identified the Briare Aqueduct which is at the downstream end of the Canal Latéral à la Loire. The aqueduct carries the canal over the Loire River in France and was quite a feat of engineering over 100 years ago. 
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