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WEEK OF FEB 21-27, 2012...

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES:
SPRING DANCE SET FOR MARCH 24
ROSTER IN MAIL THIS WEEK
SOME DATES TO REMEMBER
 
IN OTHER NEWS:  
A BYC-ER STARTS A NEW BUSINESS
RECIPES STILL NEEDED FOR COOKBOOK

STEVE ROSS'S PHOTO CONTEST CONTINUES
THIS WEEK'S LINKS: A DISASTER AND A LAUGH
SAIL & POWER SQUADRON COURSES OFFERED
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This Week We're Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: (None)
Other Events: Sat: AYC Foul Weather Race
Bartending: Thu. Van Haalens; Fri. Heather Rettmer; Sat.Bob Wagner

OUR 2011-2012 JIB SHEET SPONSORS:
Please thank them for supporting the Club!
Apple Systems Dealer: T.D. Curran  Automobiles: Wilson Motors  Boatyards: Seaview North BoatyardThe Landings @ Colony Wharf  Boat Sales & Charters: Bellhaven Yachts, Bellingham Yacht Sales & ChartersNW Explorations,  San Juan Sailing & Yachting  Catering Services & Facilities: Windows on the Bay Events  Communications & Marketing: Integrated Marketing & Media  Computer Security & Integration: CSS Communications  Casino, Restaurants & Resort: Silver Reef  Engine Repairs & Repowering: Tri County Diesel Marine  Floral Designs: Jody King Designs  Hardware & Tools: Hardware Sales, Inc.  Insurance, General & Marine: The Unity Group  Investment Services: Spinnaker Financial Group  Lettering & Signs: Special-T Striping & Sign  Marine Canvas & Upholstery: Squalicum Marine  Marine Cooling Systems: Orca Marine  Marine Electrical Repairs & Supplies, Furnaces: Rasmussen Marine Electric  Marine Electronics: San Juan Electronics  Marine Manufacturing: Blue Sea Systems  Marine Services: Cooper Marine Service, Top to Bottom Inc. Marine Service  Marine Supplies:  LFS Inc., Redden Marine Inc. Marine Surveyors: Matthew Harris  Outboards, Stern Drives, Boats & Repairs: West Coast Marine Services  Printing Services: Pacific Rim Printing  Realtors: Gary BakerDawn DurandPhil Dyer,  Chuck McCord  Security Systems & Locksmith: Security Solutions NW   

SPRING FEVER DINNER DANCE IS MARCH 24:

It only happens once a year!  Invite your friends, neighbors, crew and associates to join you for a fabulous evening of dining and dancing at THE Club event for the Spring!  (The invitations go out this week with more details.)
  • The evening begins with the BYC Bar opening at 5:30 and will remain open for you and your guests until after midnight. 
  • Appetizers will be served in the Lounge at 6.  
  • Enjoy the delicious seated dinner at 7, catered by Windows on the Bay Events
  • Dance the night away with Joe Young and the Starlites, who are some of the best musicians and vocalists in the Pacific Northwest! 
  • And, take an interlude and treat yourself to the dessert bar, compliments of the Spring Dinner Dance and  BYC Cook Book committees 
Fair warning: Last year's dinner dance sold out in less than 10 days.  So answer that invitation quickly!
 
If you would like to volunteer for the Spring Dinner Dance Committee, please contact one of the Spring Dance Committee members: Angie Santosuosso, thetolsmas@yahoo.com, 360-319-7863; Jan Geleynse, missjan71@gmail.com, 360-319-2128; Susan Henderson, susanjhenderson@comcast.net, 360-920-1217; or Donna Olsen, olsenrk@comcast.net, 360-961-7359         


ROSTER MAILING IS THIS WEEK... 

The 2012 BYC Rostyer/Yearbook will be in the mail this week. Unavoidably delayed by three weweks, it is being sent by standard (bulk) mail to all BYC Members by our mailing service on Thursday or Friday.  

"We've added a number of new features," says Joe Coons, the Editor.  "There's a section with some reprinted story excerpts from last year's Jib Sheets, there are lots more color pictures, and the advertisers' section is also in color."

This year, the entire book is sent to all Members --- in the past several years, the mailing has not included an update to the Club By-Laws, which have been unchanged for some time.  All Members need do is slip in the tabs and they're done!

Corrections can be made by sending an email to roster@byc.org
 

DATES TO REMEMBER: 
  • March 15-25: PACRIM Racing in Japan
     
  • Saturday, March 24:  Spring Dinner Dance
     
  • Saturday, APRIL 7:  Club Scrub
     
  • Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 13-15: Past Commodore's Cruise to Blakely Island
     
  • SATURDAY MAY 5: OPENING DAY 


A BYC'ER STARTS A NEW COMPANY, BECOMES AN ADVERTISER...

Joe Carpenter, a loyal BYC-er and sailor, has partnered with two of his associates from another investment firm and started Spinnaker Financial Services, located at 1405 North Forest Street, 676-7155.  Join me in thanking Joe for his BYC support, and wishing him well in this new enterprise!

Joe had reserved space in our Roster a month ago and shared his enthusiasm for the venture, but couldn't announce the change until this past Saturday.  

Here's hoping his long record of good service elsewhere reminds lots of his old clients to follow him to Spinnaker!  --- Joe Coons


LEARNING NEVER STOPS....

 The Bellingham Sail and Power Squadron is presenting a series of boating seminars geared to new and experienced boaters alike. All are open to the public and provide ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Cost includes various books, charts, and other handouts depending on the course. $5 discount for BYC members. 
All of these sessions are held Mondays in the BYC Commodore's Room at 7 pm. --- Marian Welsh
  • Basic Weather Forecasting: Understanding weather forecasts, predicting local weather.  $35 Mar 5
  • Using VHF/DSC Marine Radio: Proper use of your VHF, understanding Digital Selective Calling.  $35 Mar 19
  • How to Use a Chart: Understanding the chart, plot courses, interpret symbols, apply GPS rules.   $35 Apr 2
  • Boating Traditions and Etiquette: Flags, Signals and Nautical Etiquette.  History and use in today’s boating.  $30 Apr 16
(The BYC makes its facilities available to various organizations that promote pleasure boat operating safety, including the BSPS!)


THIS WEEK'S PHOTO COTEST:

Quinn Selsor, John VanHaalen, and Meredith Ross all correctly identified Ploenlein, which is in Rothenburg, Germany.

Today's picture adds proof that you don't need beautiful scenery to go boating, just water. Lots of people were taking advantage of a sunny spring day to zip around on this lake -- but where are they?  If you think you know, send your guess to steve.ross@wwu.edu. Even if you don't know, send Steve a message telling him whether to continue the contest!

[Editor's Note:  Thanks to Steve Ross for editing/supplying this each week.  He also would welcome your good digital image of any special, exciting marine location.  Contact him at his address above!]


THIS WEEK'S LINKS:

I don’t think any of us in the Club would find ourselves with a boat like this in this situation:
http://gcaptain.com/billionaires-superyacht-sinks/?40265
 
Here’s the story:
http://www.luxurytravelmagazine.com/news-articles/new-superyacht-yogi-floating-resort-with-zen-ambiance-for-the-ultimate-charter-16233.php
 
And then, from 50 years ago, here’s a fellow recalling his famous skit about two Maine fellows. “Bert & I” and the Bluebird II:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD4B9GObYDY
 

COOKBOOK ENTRIES STILL WANTED...

Recipe collection from BYC members continues!  We'd love to have your participation! A recipe contribution form will be available at the lounge for all you chefs of the club to submit recipes. Anyone wishing to fill out the recipe form electronically can do so by downloading or clicking on the fillable form here.
 
It is our fervent hope that there will be at least one recipe from every member. Questions about the cookbook can be directed to any of the project group members who are Angie Santosuoso, Bob Kehoe, Mary Baker, John & Teresa Van Haalen, Cheryl Myers and me.  --- Alex Marr
 

Remember to submit your articles to  Jibsheet@byc.org  Deadline is each Monday noon.

Fair Winds and Following Seas from your JibSheet editors: Joe Coons & Jim Langei. 

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