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EDITOR'S CORNER:
How do you like some of the changes to the Jibsheet? Is there anything you'd like to see more of?  Less of?  Remember, this is YOUR newsletter!  Your comments and feedback are always welcome.  Jibsheet13@byc.org
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
Jan 14  Spinnaker Seminar
Jan 18  Seahawk Game
Jan 24  Boat Show Bus
Feb 1  Super Bowl Party and Chili Cook-Off
Apr 24  Youth Fleet Silent Auction

CLUB REG. HOURS
Open 5PM Wed - Sat

REGULAR EVENTS
Wed: Soup Night
Thurs: Tacos/Carne Asada
Fri: Potlucks
 

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Jan 13 - 19, 2015

WED: 14 Jan: Soup Kitchen; THURS: 15 Jan: Monica's Mexican;  FRI: 16 Jan: F@5;  SAT: 17 Jan: Bar and Lounge Open; SUN: 18 Jan: Seahawk Game
MEMBER NEWS
Take the Bus to the Boat Show!
 
Saturday, January 24 - 8:30am to 7:30pm.  $55 gets you a seat on the bus, a ticket to the boat show, and food/drink on the bus.  Sign up on the BYC website. Only 42 seats available, so sign up now!
SUNDAY 2/1 SUPER BOWL PARTY
 The club will be open at 1pm. Game time kickoff is 3:30pmOur event will start off with BYC's traditional CHILI COOK-OFF.  Details to follow, including rules for the contest, however be prepared to present your chili no later than 1:30 PM and to clear the chili pot at kick-off. The coveted "Silver Ladle" trophy will be awarded at the club during the football game. Contact Neil Bennett (number below) for questions.
    100 dinner tickets are available for the event. Ticket includes an amazing Tritip steak, Caesar salad and baked potato bar. Dinner tickets are $25, which includes a $1 square on the board. Prizes will be awarded throughout the game to square holders. All dinner tickets will be pre-sold before the game. The board is at the bar down at the club.  Purchase your dinner tickets at the bar, then choose your squares and write your name in those squares.
    For questions, contact one of the following Super Bowl Party Hosts: James Santosuosso (360) 927-4844; Neil Bennett (206) 919-0371; Missy Steffen (360) 661-7350 

It’s that time of the year… time for the infamous Chili Cook Off during the "Soup"er Bowl on February 1st. I am taking a break this year and will not be competing against the Jib Sheet Editor.  Read all the rules here, but basically you need to be able to make a kicking good Chili that knocks the socks off of the tasters and the judges. So, start digging for the best recipe and get ready to ‘Chil’. --RC Neil Bennett
Members:  Please remember when leaving the club... turn off the lights, reduce the thermostat and lock all doors.  Thank you!
BAR MANAGER'S CORNER
NEWS FROM THE BAR

T
he bar and lounge will be jumpin’ for the Super Bowl Playoff Games this Sunday. Seahawks play at noon, so come on down and catch the game. We’ll have chicken wings, chile and whatever else on the buffet line, so come hungry! Think of it as a never-ending tailgate party!
 
 WED: Bar and lounge opens at 5. Soup line at the wine bar.
 THUR: Monica’s Mexican Cantina, featuring carne asada, bean burritos and all the fixings.
 FRI: Fri @ 5! The grill will be hot, so bring something to throw on the grill and some sides and appys to share!
 SAT: Bar and lounge opens at 5. Come on down and share some time with friends over a libation or two!
 SUN: Seahawks playoff game! Bar and lounge open at noon! Party on!
 See you in the lounge! --Steve
SAIL FLEET NEWS
On Wednesday evening, January 14th, from 6:30 to 8:00 there will be an Asymmetrical Spinnaker seminar at BYC being put on by Vince Townrow from the Ullman Sail Loft in Anacortes.  This is a FREE event and all are welcome to attend.  --VC Mick Corcoran
YOUTH FLEET NEWS
Mark Your Calendars!!
April 24th 2015 will be the date for our annual Youth Fleet Silent Auction night. The event was well attended last year and raised enough funds to fully repair one of the BYC RIB's.
As all boat owners are well aware there is always something else demanding attention and funds. This year we are building our fleet by purchasing lightly used Opti's and Lasers.
These boats will be the foundation for both our advanced learn to sail program and the BYC race team. The race team will be competing at every regatta in the Northwest in 2015 and we are also looking to put a large trailer together so we can haul sail and coach boats to the races. 
If you have any items you would like to donate or contacts to a business that might donate product, services or gift certificates please get in touch with me at mike@mikepowellphoto.com
Thank you again for your help.  --Trustee Mike Powell
CRUISING NEWS
Check out the 2015 Cruising Calendar on the BYC Website!
http://cruising.byc.org/

COMMODORE'S COLUMN
Go HAWKS!!!  What a great turnout of members & guests last Saturday at the club watching the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Panthers!!   Thanks Steve Hayward for laying out a spread of great stadium grub.    The Club will be open next Sunday Jan 18 when the Seahawks play the Packers for the NFC Championship and a spot at Super Bowl 49. And… don’t forget to purchase your Dinner & Squares Game for the legendary Jim & Angie BYC Super Bowl Party & Chili Cook-off Sunday Feb 1st.
 The BYC Seattle Boat Show Bus is starting to fill up and the signup deadline is Friday. The all day trip on Saturday Jan 24 is all-inclusive worry-free ride to the show, entry tickets, food and beverages.  If we sell out this event, there will be special BYC Swag thrown in.   
 One more reason to sign up for the Seattle Boat Show bus is to visit the booths of BYC Member businesses:
Pete & Jamie Fotie - West Coast Marine Services Inc
Brian Pemberton - NW Explorations
Craig & Marian Henderson - Bull Frog Boats
Rick & Susan Sale - San Juan Sailing & Yachting
Mike & Linda Reese - Redden Marine Supply
Curt & Sandy Bagley - Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters
Matt Ouillette - Bellingham Yacht Sales & Charters
Jeffery & Christine Smith - Captain’s Nautical (Author of More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B)
Michael Guelker-Cone - United States Power Squadron
Steve Guyer - Guyer Boatworks
Wayne Kelso, Scott McEniry David Johnson - Blue Sea Systems (No Booth, but will be at West Marine)
 Boating Educations Kicks off this Wednesday with Vince Townrow from Ullman Sails will be discussing Asymmetrical Spinnakers from 6:30 to 8:00 at BYC. No charge for this event and everyone is welcome.
 The BYC Board meets this Thursday and all members are welcome to sit in.  --Commodore Jonathan
THIS WEEK'S PHOTO CONTEST: 
Last week's photo depicted the commercial core of Bellingham, Northumberland, England. The location was correctly identified by Marty Haines, Ken Ford, Mark Harding, Marian Henderson, Al Callery, Gayle Ackerly,  Scott McEniry, Lisa Megard, John Van Haalen, Anne Schoenecker, Jon Seestrom, Quinn Selsor, David New, and Jamie Foti. Lord Bellingham's estate, he for whom our town is named, is a few miles away.
 This week we see the grounds of another estate. If you know the location, send your answer to drsteveross@gmail.com.
   Jib Sheet Editor this week is Michele Bennett
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