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FEB. 26-MAR. 3, 2013

FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK: Tierney Owens' 21st Birthday!  Sponsored by her parents, Ray and Sally Poorman are celebrating Tierney's birthday, best known by racing members for her years of RC volunteering, and for her chocolate chip cookies, while social members might know her best for her hugs. She is excited to be able to wander freely in our clubhouse; if you see her at the bar, she's legal! (And thus should be recruited to volunteer bartend!)  The Poormans will provide pizza for all, whether meat lover or vegetarian, as well as salad. Of course, sides or desserts to share are always a welcome addition if you want to contribute! If we can arrange it, we will also have a drink special in honor of Tierney, the Tinkerbelle-tini! See Steve Moore's notice here.  C'mon down!

BYC BAR PIZZAIt’s Here! By special request!  Hot, right out of the oven, 12” Pepperoni Pizza for just $7.50. Starting this Wednesday, February 27th. YUM!  --- Joe Young, Bar Manager
A GOOD IDEA!  April Sakahara writes: "Some BYC members got inspired at a recent Friday at Five to go hiking together.  I was one of the photographers, they asked that I submit some pics to the Jib Sheet and invite other potential BYC members to join in ad lib.  Mike & Maya Allsop hike very regularly and would also be a good point of contact for organization.  It was a great time and fun adventure.  Want to join in? Call me or the Allsops, we're in your new Roster.  (Joe Coons tells me he's asked Terry Tavelli, our webmaster to post the photos I took in the BYC.ORG Gallery; they should be there soon.)" --- April  

2012 COMMODORE'S BALL PHOTOS ARE HERE… The long awaited 2012 Commodore's Ball Photos are now available on the Members site.  To access them, just go to the Members site and log in.  Once you are logged in you just click on the "Photos" menu option and you will be taken to the list of recent photos added.  You can go directly to the photos by clicking the "2012 Commodore's Ball" link on the "Commodore's Ball 2012 Pictures" (it should be the first post on the list of posts), then click on the first photo.  Use your left-right cursor keys to scroll through.  If you have problems signing on or getting to the photos, email me at  --- Terry Tavelli
YOUTH SAILING EVENT SATURDAY: Please come and join Youth Sailing families this Saturday, 5:30 to 8:00 PM.  Food will be served and there is a silent auction with lots of items to help raise funds for Youth Sailing. --- Arne Ahlen, Youth Sailing Chair

TIE ONE ON REPORT: Thanks to all who participated in our Tie-One-On event last Friday, especially the many new members who helped out. This was a fun time, blended with a little bit of boater education, and also a great mixer because it encouraged participants to wander about learning from other members. Five members tied for second-place. They each received a new 25 foot dock line from Sampson Rope. Christine Smith of David B fame won the event, being the only member who got all five knots and all five wines right. Christine also got a Sampson dock line and a bottle of wine of her choice. She chose the 2010 Italian Montepulciano. A good wine! Watch for photos at the BYC.ORG gallery! --- Tom Dalgliesh & Marion WelshEducation Committee

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TUESDAY MARCH 5th! A Wine Tasting Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. hosted by The BYC Wine ClubLaurent Martel, wine representative for Noble Wines will present the tasting. Appetizers will be available. Reserve your tasting glass today with Kathy Brown at or Heather Ouilette at
EDUCATION COMMITTEE PRESENTS ARCHAIR GREAT LOOP CRUISE!  What is the American's Great Loop, you ask? You could Google it and find tons of information. Or you could join us at the club on Wednesday March 13 as our friends John and Larie Nelson regale us with tales and pictures of their 7000-nautical mile cruise around the Loop, which includes the Gulf of Mexico, ICW, Great Lakes, the mighty Mississippi and the various connecting waterways. The Nelsons completed their journey in about 9 months on their 32' Nordic Tug through a cruising locale unfamiliar to many. Larie is ready to go again! So come on down to the club! Click here for more details.  --- Marian Welsh

A SPECIAL MEMBER’S MIXER: Designed especially for new Members and their Sponsors, it’s informative for all, Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m.  The bar will be open with complimentary appetizers hosted by the Marketing Steering, Programs and Membership Committees.  It will answer questions such as “how to access the Club when it is closed"; “How to join the Race Committee, the Investment Club, volunteer with the Youth Sailing Program or the Spring Dance Committee; who is looking racing crew; where is the best place to go cruising; how do I reserve the BYC facilities; what is “PacRim”; or Is there an Opening Day party?”
    These questions and more, any you ask, will be answered by your officers and board along with members of our BYC Committees, good reason to come to this Member Mixer!  Contacts: Carol Young,; Kathy Brown at, or Angie Santosuosso at
FROM SPONSOR DAWN DURAND: Nationally, home sales continued to rise in 2012.  We saw an increase both in units sold and average sales price throughout the county.  Washington State saw larger percentage gains than the national average, and our local market showed low inventories and low interest rates, causing home values to increase.  With three colleges, growing healthcare facilities, refineries, sea and land ports and federal employees, Whatcom County’s Real Estate Forecast continues to be strong.  For access to all Whatcom County listings go to

OUR NEXT JAZZ SUPPER CLUB MARCH 24: We had such a good time --- fine reviews --- and we have The Jennifer Scott Trio, so put it on your calendar and sign up soon at the bar when your at our Club (or email  That night there's no WSO, no Downton Abbey, a larger menu (and we won't try to  cook all those steaks simultaneously),better lighting on the band and a better listening environment planned.  YET...the price will be the same, $32 per person for dinner, tax, tip, and entertainment! This is the last jazz event until fall. --- Matt Dennis & Joe Coons

HELP WANTED FOR OPENING DAY: Fleet Captain Mick Corcoran writes, "A plea if you will, for some volunteers to form the Opening Day Committee.  As you know this is one of the BYC “Big Events” to start off our boating season. If you can help out, your assistance would be much appreciated." Please contact Mick via email,  or on his cell: 319-5448. 
VESSEL SAFETY DECALS AVAILABLE! Get a courtesy Vessel Safety Check for the upcoming season!  All the details are here... 
A YOUTH SAILING REMINDER: Please consider helping the BYC Youth Sailing Program by signing up for the Schooner Zodiac Cruise April 20.  The use of the Zodiac for this date was donated to BYC and we hope to raise $3,500 to $4,000 in the continuing effort to up-grade the dingy fleet.  What a great opportunity to get out on Bellingham Bay in this classic schooner with a child or grand-child!!  Anyone interested can go the the website and scroll down the main page to get details and purchase spaces.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR STATE BOATER ED CARD? If you were born after December 31, 1954, and you operate a boat with a 15 hp or greater motor, you need to carry a WA Boater Education Card. The fine for not having one is currently $87. Those born before 1955 should have one too, as Canada and Oregon do not exempt the oldsters from their education requirements. For more information on the state requirements, visit For information on the local Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron boating education class specifically geared toward meeting the Washington requirements, visit If you have questions, you can talk to your friendly BYC Education Committee (Tom Dalgliesh or Marian Welsh).
The days are finally getting a bit longer and I cannot wait to see those pink trees….I think we are all in need of some sunshine and warm weather.  Vitamin D where are you?
    This past week we had lots of things going at the Club.  Friday night the Boating Education Committee put on a very special “Tie One On”. Thanks for putting this together it was a lot of fun, well attended and everyone had a ball.  Thank you, Committee!
    This week Lee Falta and the “Why Knots” are meeting on Wednesday at 5:30; bring your knitting or quilting and come on down to the club for “Warm Wednesdays”. Judy Kehoe has an idea for a special project, come on down and see what it is!
    This Friday is the first of March…where does the time go?  Ray & Sally Poorman will be our hosts, celebrating daughter Tierney Owens' 21st birthday!  I am sure it will be fun, so be sure to come on down and join us!
    By the way, there are yellow event cards for everyone at the bar.  These cards showcase the events that are scheduled for the rest of the year.  Please feel free to take a couple for your wallet and make sure you get all the important dates on your calendar.  Special Thanks go out to Carol Young for putting this together! Enjoy everyone!
    Fair Winds and Following Seas --- Jody King Erickson

RACING NEWS The 2013 racing season started off well for Mick Corcoran and his crew on Blackfoot as they took the 1st place trophy at the Shaw Island Winter Classic, squeaking out the victory over Anacortes Yacht Club's Wild Rumpus. The following weekend they took third place in a fleet of 21 boats during the Anacortes Yacht Clubs "Girts Rekevic's Memorial Foul Weather Race". During both races sailors experienced a full spectrum of conditions from strong constant winds to no wind and currents.  Fortunately the weather was favorable and sunglasses were used to block the sun instead of protect against driving spray.  It was great to see BYC members out in full force for both races filling crew spots on several competing boats.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and all the boats and crews made it home safely despite a few headaches the next day.  
    Our Racing season is scheduled to begin March 9th with the first frostbite series, so get your crew together and dress warmly; we were lucky the last couple weekends, but I don't think spring is quite here yet! --- Bart Maupin, Racing Fleet Captain


No one correctly identified last week's photo of Manzanillo, Mexico, although Darlene Wagner came closer than anyone else.
    I'm betting that many of you have seen the boat in this week's picture and can tell me where it is (and what it's doing). Send your answers to

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