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  • Past Commodore's Cruise:  April 29, 30 & May 1
  • Update and Hooty Hoots from Commodore Michele
  • Opening Day Celebration: Days of Swashbucklers, Scalliwags and Scurvydogs
  • Wednesday Night is Taco Night
  • Audit Committee Needs Volunteers
  • Current Bar Tap Line Up, Jonathan Knowles
  • "Morning After" Breakfast, Sunday, May 8
  • Crew Exchange System Now Running, Dick Grimshaw

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Sponsors: Special-T Striping & Sign | Chuck McCord, Realtor | West Coast Marine Services

The Past Commodore’s Cruise will be the weekend of April 29th – May 1st at the Blakely Island Marina

Be sure to sign up on the roster left at the Bar, so we can get a head count as to how many slips will be needed.  We are working on a schedule of activities, and more information will be coming shortly. 

Remember to save the dates, Friday - Sunday, April 29-May 1 (of course, if you can't make it for Friday evening, come Saturday!)  This is usually the biggest cruise of the year and there have been as many as 30 boats at it in the past!  What  great way to get your boat in trim for May 7 Opening Day with this shakedown cruise!
--- PC Pete Foti

Sponsors: LFS Inc. Gary Baker Realtor | Matthew Harris Surveyor | Hardware Sales, Inc.

Update and Hooty Hoots from Commodore Michele

A busy month continues…

Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind between snow showers or rain showers, but the flowers are persevering and so are we!

This week’s ‘hooty hoot’ goes to Carol Snowball for making the grounds around our clubhouse look so beautiful.  Carol is out there in all sorts of weather planting new things and tending to everything with love, care and attention.  Thank you Carol!

Your board met a bit early this month as I’m headed out of town on a business trip tomorrow.  At the meeting, we approved 4 new members (all as a result last weekend’s Open House!); approved the quarterly financials for Q2; and voted to donate $500 to the Bellingham Sister Cities organization for their Ski-to-Sea activities.

I can also report that the corkage fee process is now up and running.  Members can bring in a bottle of wine (wine only, please) and pay a $10 corkage fee.  The bartender on duty will put a sticker on your bottle just to help keep track.

Thank you to Immediate Past Commodore Pete Foti and Vice Commodore Troy Curran for ‘taking care of business’ while I’m off tending to my ‘day job’.  I’ll be back just before Opening Day and I look forward to seeing you all there!

Until next week…....At your service,  Commodore Michele

Sponsors: Dawn Durand Realtor  | Rasmussen Marine Electric |  Seaview North Boatyard
Days of Swashbucklers, Scalliwags and Scurvy Dogs!

Saturday May 7, 2011 is the Opening Day of Boating Season. 

Member reception at 10:30, Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at noon, boats away for the parade at 13:00.  This year's parade will be lead by Troy Curran on Typhoon.  Enjoy the festivities at the dock after the parade, followed by a pot luck for members and their guests in the Clubhouse Lounge at 5:30 with music provided by Toby Peck.

For further information, contact Michele Bodtke, Fleet Captain at or 360.720.4155

Sponsors: Wilson Motors Bellingham Yacht Sales & Charters | Northwest Explorations

Wednesday Night Mess Deck:  Taco Night

This week Bob "Cookie" Kehoe will be putting together on a Taco Bar for the Wednesday's Night Mess Deck.  All you can eat Tacos for $5. 

This is the third week in a row Bob has donated his time and culinary talents for Wednesday night.  Thanks Bob! 

Next week, Bob will take a break and the Team Mumford & Jan Geleynse will be your Mess Deck Hosts bringing back the Sailor Burger for $5.  There will be a surprise next week, so stay tuned to the Jib Sheet.  Submitted by Jonathan Knowles

Sponsors: San Juan Sailing & Yachting |  Mike McGlenn, Surveyor | Phil Dyer, Realtor

Audit Committee Needs Volunteers

The BYC Audit Committee needs volunteers to help with the 2009-2010 Audit.   No finance or accounting experience required.  The time  commitment will be 4 or 5 meetings over the next month and half and performing an audit of a single area of the clubs Finances or Programs.
The Audit Committee’s Kick-Off Meeting will be at 1700hrs on Thursday 4/21/2011 @ the BYC Clubhouse.
Please contact  Jonathan Knowles via E-Mail at, cell 360-303-5465, or show up to Thursdays meeting.
Submitted by your 2010-2011 BYC Audit Committee;  Jonathan Knowles, Audit Committee Chair,  Don Jorgensen, Audit Committee Co-Chair

Sponsors: Squalicum Marine  |  The Landings @ Colony Wharf  | Tri County Diesel Marine

Current Bar Tap Line Up

I’m a bit embarrassed that this is the second time in a month that a keg ran out unexpectedly (Who’s drinking all this beer??)   

But, I have good news.  I went down to the Boundary Bay Brewery on Saturday afternoon and rummage through their keg cooler.  I ended up choosing as a temporary replacement (yes Bart, TEMPORARY!!)  Bellingham’s best selling local brew, The Boundary Bay IPA.  I will warn you… this is a  true Northwest style IPA, it is strong, bitter, and extremely dry hopped.   The beer defines why our region has more microbreweries and grows more hops than anywhere else in World!
Here is the current tap line up:
Stella Artois - Pilsner. 
A European Style Pilsner, very light and refreshing, and BYC’s best seller
Racer Red – Red Ale
Brewed by Anacortes Brewery and labeled specially for Anacortes YC, Racer Red is modeled after a classic "mild" ale with low hopping and alcohol for easy drinking
Boundary Bay IPA – Indian Pale Ale
True Northwest style IPA.  This beer is strong, bitter and extremely dry hopped.
Stone Pale Ale – Pale Ale
Southern California’s interpretation of the classic British pale ale style. Deep amber in color, robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is complemented by a rich maltiness.
Boundary Bay Scotch – Scotch Ale
With a similar malt profile to its more famous cousin Scotch whisky, this smooth, strong beer is complex with a lingering hop finish.
Guinness – Stout
No much needs to be said about this beer, it defines Irish Stout (although, those from County Cork, will argue it’s the Murphy’s). The beer is pressurized with Nitrogen which gives it a distinctive silky creamy texture.  Not overly bitter, or strong,
All 16oz Micros are always $3.50 and $11.00 for 60 oz pitcher. Guinness, in a 20oz Guinness Glass is $4.00

Jonathan Knowles – Volunteer Bar Manager

Sponsors: Special-T Striping & Sign | Chuck McCord, Realtor | West Coast Marine Services

Ahoy There, All you Swashbucklers, Scalliwags, and Scurvy Dogs! 

A "morning after" breakfast buffet featuring all manner of vittles such as cinnamon buns, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs and pancakes plus more, can be had on Sunday, May 8th, (that would be the morning after part) after the Opening Day Celebrations and partying with the Dead Pirates.

Forget about trying to cook breafast and washing dishes---join your fellow mates at the BYC for a "little hair of the dog" at the Bar such as Bloody Marys and Mimosas or maybe  just some strong coffee.  Then grab a plateful of some mighty fine hot breakfast prepared by Windows on the Bay Events.

Only $11.95 per person; Young'uns 5-12, $ 7.95; real young'uns under 5 -- Free.  So grab your mates and come on down (or come on up if you are down on the docks) for some "morning after" tasty grub!  

Open to BYC Members and their Families and Personal Guests only.  Tickets will be available at the BYC Bar starting next week April 26.  Look for more info in next week's Jib Sheet.

Sponsors: Special-T Striping & Sign | Chuck McCord, Realtor | West Coast Marine Services

And don't forget----BYC CREW EXCHANGE is UP and Running!
To help BYC sailors find crew we have created a Crew Exchange sign up sheet here (Bookmark it after using it for the first time!) This sheet will enable Crew AVAILABLE  and Crew WANTED to "see each other" .  Already three potential crew available have signed up, using the link that's already on the web site.  Please contact Dick Grimshaw for further information. 

SPRING IS HERE!   Remember to submit your articles to  Deadline is Monday noon.

Fair Winds and Following Seas from your Jib Sheet editors: Kathy Brown, Joe Coons, and Jim Langei.

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