FRIDAY AT FIVE NEXT WEEK!
Next Friday, June 1, 5:00 PM - ??:?? PM
PAST COMMODORE'S CRUISE JUNE 1-2-3
AT BLAKELY ISLAND MARINA: ALL MEMBERS WELCOME!!!
NOW IS THE TIME TO REGISTER....
As of Monday 5/21, only two boats have RSVP'd, so it's time to get your email or phone in gear and sign up for this most-popular BYC cruise!
Please join Past Commodore Michele Bennett
as she fulfills her final official duty to the Club. Friday night will be potluck appetizers
on the dock and I'm sure Garufa will be serving cocktails and bbq'd oysters off of her fantail.
Saturday will be a day to hang out, enjoy some lawn games, and then take part in a BBQ up at the cooking pavilion.
Neil will be making up his famous ribs and all you need to do is bring a side dish to add to the mix!
Sunday will be mimosas, spicy Caesars, and a Cold Cereal Brunch
before we pack up and head for home.
Price is $1.30 per foot. I'm happy to make the reservations for you, just let me know you are coming
. I need to know your arrival & departure dates, boat overall length and draft. At your service, PC Michele email@example.com
ALOHA: SAVE THE DATE!
A Hawaiian Luau at the BYC, Friday, June 8th
...it's an "Off Fridays at Six"! Goodies will include Pupus, Mele, Ukulele, Lei, Hula, Kau Kau, and Mai Tai’s.
There'll be Prizes for the best Hawaiian Shirts, hula hooping, and more, hosted by the Marketing Steering Committee. Watch this space next week for more details!
Mahalo --- Kathy Brown
ETCHELLS FLEET 16 & PHRF BOATS & SAILORS:
This is just a reminder that everyone should come into the BYC clubhouse after Wednesday racing for a beverage and screaming cheeseburger deal
(or bring your own veggie item to throw on the grill if you don’t do cow). The showing last Wednesday was pretty weak and a lot of volunteer bartenders, burger flippers and race crew, are all there donating their time making their best efforts to put on a quality racing and social venue for us.
It’s a very simple way to show your support for the BYC that’s trying to keep racing active in Bellingham through the Tuesday dinghy racing, the Wednesday Keelboat Series and educational, High School and youth programs.
If you want to help out, or take a leadership role in the Sailing Fleet, including Race Committee or youth programs, please contact me. --- Jonathan Knowles, EUSA 899,
“Shameless” Promoter of Sailing
FOURTH OF JULY AT THE CLUB
The 4th this year is right in the middle of the week - not a great time for leaving for a couple of days, so consider coming down to the club to watch the fireworks from our wonderful deck area! We'll have grass-fed ribeye steaks with sides for $10 per person, a festive July 4th cocktail special, and Tierney Owens (our resident nail specialist and cookie maker) will be on hand to give ladies "cocktail manicures" (the latest craze in nail polish).
We will only need an RSVP for food, so we can buy the steak ahead of time. A signup sheet will be at the bar in the next week or so. Guests of members welcome, of course.
Another thing to note: parking at the marina is always VERY busy for the 4th, so please be prepared to be stuck for awhile once the fireworks are done, unless you park on Roeder and walk in, or bike in. Want to help with the event or add something to it? Contact Sally Poorman firstname.lastname@example.org
BYC WEBSITE NEWS:
New photo galleries are online, of both opening day and the LaConner cruise.
You must be logged in to view them. If you have photos to add please drop off CDs at the club or email images to Sally at email@example.com
NEW CREW WINE FOR SPRINGTIME
Campuget's French Rose
is the perfect Spring wine because it is so drinkable on warm days and it has a magical ability to remind one of sunshine and blue skies while enduring one of our Pacific NW bouts of "June-uary." Its color is a lovely peony pink. The vineyard, Château de Campuget in Costieres de Nimes is a beautiful wine property dating back to 1640. The soil is typical for the region, with many stones that force roots to find water deep in the lower layers of clay, contributing additional character to the wine. Campuget wines are made and matured in the French traditional way, and quality is strictly controlled from the vineyard to the bottle.
Pick up a chilled a bottle of this refreshing wine at your BYC Lounge for $20 --- Quelle bonne affaire!
KEEP US SECURE...
A reminder to all members of the BYC that we have had more than one incident of people coming into building and finding doors unlocked. We've found the front door of the building as well as the doors into the lounge unlocked, while more recently we have had incidents in which the back door has been found ajar which means it is not locked.
All of the bartenders have been reminded that they need to double check doors on their way out.
Any member who uses the club for a special event or just drops in to use the space is asked to please always check all doors before you leave the building
Just a little extra care can protect us from an unwanted incident. Thanks! --- Trudy Kelsoe
CHUCK MCCORD UPDATE
All of us at the BYC are wishing Past Commodore Chuck McCord all the best of outcomes as he is on the road to recovery from a stroke suffered in early April. After a stay at the St. Joseph Main Campus, he was transferred to the South Campus for physical therapy, and then was able to go home for a while. Meanwhile, his wife Roberta was getting TLC from members of their close and loving families, including Roberta’s son Nick who lives here, and Chuck’s family from near and far who all came and pitched in, especially during the first days after the incident.
In the last few days, Chuck has had a minor physical setback with a blood clot in a vein in his head, and he is once again at the main hospital here, but doing well by all reports, and may be out by the time this is published. But we can only imagine our voluble friend when occasional wrong words pop up in his conversation: Can you imagine anyone who wants to be able to communicate more than our buddy, Chuck? He finds it really frustrating...and who wouldn’t?
If you don’t know much about this Past Commodore, you should know that it was Chuck McCord who more than anyone turned our Club around, from losing money and near bankruptcy, to positioning it to become the solid business it has become. With his Irish-background assertiveness in full bloom, he declared, “No more employees! We’ve got to stop this outfit from losing money!” (To tell the truth, there were a few mild expletives in there, too!) That’s how his determination to save the Club resulted in him and Roberta devoting every minute of their spare time in his year in office, 1988-89 ---to doing everything and anything the Club needed, from keeping the books to fixing the leaky roof. He nearly single-handedly kept up off the bankruptcy courts agenda...
If you want to visit Chuck, check in with Roberta's son Nick (927-9623), who can update you on his location and availability for a visit you might wish to make.
There is no Club Member who deserves our thoughts and prayers more. And thanks, to Brenda and Matt Dennis, who as friends and representatives of our Club are keeping in touch with this wonderful, close family. --- Joe Coons
THE OUTBOARD DEAL IS ON AGAIN!
Gordon & Susie Hilaski were able to get a new Honda Outboard after all, and this one has electric tilt, so they’ve made their used 15hp electric-start 4-stroke outboard available to our Club for the Junior Sailors. Thanks, G&S, and special thanks for making it possible for our youth!
REMEMBERING TWO GREAT MEMBERS...
Our thoughts are with Past Commodore Jerry Main
, whose wife Marian
passed away recently after a long illness. And we lost another past hard-working member, C. B. Williams
. C.B. was a hard-working building committee leader for several years in the ‘90’s. Condolences to C.B.’s wife Anna.
HERE'S ANOTHER GREAT BOAT FOR SALE...
As we said last week, round the waterfront sometimes a boat just catches your eye, either because it’s gorgeous, has a great price, or represents terrific styling, engineering, or luxury. Here's another....
From Bellhaven Yacht Sales, c
ruising sailors will love this Catalina 42 with 3 separate staterooms
, furling sails and electric winches! An extremely easy boat to sail with comfort and privacy below! Call them at 733-6636...
THE BYC IS ON FACEBOOK: LIKE US!
Just a reminder to everyone to “LIKE” the Bellingham Facebook Page.
You’ll get current events, race results and general BYC Information . Also, remember to periodically share the BYC Facebook Page
with your friends to help promote our club, events and attract new members.
THIS WEEK'S PHOTO QUIZ
Several people were very close to identifying the location of last week’s photo
, but only Andy Brown
got the exact place – The terminus of the Ærø Island Ferry in Ærøskøbing, Denmark. Andy correctly surmised that a ferry to Svendborg must start at Ærøskøbing.
This week’s picture
was taken on a misty August day (much like the misty May day we’re having now). If you think you know where it was taken, please send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org