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In this Issue:

  • Ahoy! to our Newest BYC members:  John McCartney and Gail Lapetina, “Music” Nordic 44’ Sail; Michael Perry, “Fire Walker” ACB Power;  and Darcy & James Allsop, Boston Whaler 25’ Power.  Welcome Aboard!
  • W.O.W. (Women on the Water) Regatta is next weekend, August 7th!
  • On the Water Volunteers needed for P.I.T.C.H!
  • Got slip?
  • Lounge hours this week: Bar opens Tues. at 8pm; Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 5pm.  Wednesday is Casual Dining Evening catered by Windows on the Bay.
  • Small chunks of your time are urgently needed by the BYC Audit Committee.
  • Captain Homie’s book recommendations
  • PACRIM-2010 – More than just another race, by Al Callery, P.C.

Wow!  Win Trophies, Win Awesome Raffle Prizes at the Women On the Water Regatta

Calling all boats with female skippers and two-thirds or more female crew!
The annual WOW Regatta is fast approaching, Saturday August 7th. Check out this fun race event on its website at Questions? Contact event co-chair Sally Poorman at 360-319-0380 or

Mark Boat and Race Committee Boat Helpers Needed

The Race Committee is looking for on the water volunteers for PITCH!! It’s a great time and a wonderful day on the water amongst 70 sailboats – more or less!! Experience is not required; we need both mark boat helpers and committee boat helpers. Please email me if you are interested ( or call 360-720-4255 (email is preferred). Thanks!! Michele Bodtke, PRO.

Got Slip?

Greetings BYC'ers...I am looking for a slip for a friend's 36 ft sailboat between 8/8 and Labor Day.  If anyone has an opening for any period of time, I would sure appreciate the opportunity.  Please call me at 206.919.0371 or email to Thanks!  Neil Bennett

BYC Audit Committee Needs Your Help!

Because of the recent Club House remodel, the 2008/2009 BYC Annual Audit was put on the back burner.  However, now with the September BYC Board Meeting as the final deadline, the Audit Committee is under the gun to complete the audit in a month.


The Audit Committee is looking for about a half-a-dozen volunteers to assist with the 2008/2009 Audit.  No accounting and/or auditing experience is required. Also, thanks to the efforts of last year’s Audit Committee, the audit procedures have been broken down to small and manageable chunks.  So, the individual time requirement is reasonable and with enough volunteers, meeting the deadline is attainable.

If you can help or know of someone who would like to volunteer, please contact the Audit Committee Chair, Jonathan Knowles, at or 360-303-5465.

Capt’n Homie’s Book Recommendations, by Frank Richardson

Capt’n Homie  has a couple of books to recommend: First is “Clam Gardens by Judith Williams. This will help you understand something that you’ve probably seen but never knew how they came about. And, remember where there’s clams there’s probably crab, cause that's what they eats. Not a lot of chickens an’ turkeys walking around on the Ocean floor, so that would be an acquired taste, eh.

Second is “The Sea Runners” by Ivan Doig, but this one might be hard to find. Based on a true story. I met a fella once at The Deep Cove YC (Indian Arm, B.C. Canada) who thought it would make a great movie, and I agree. I'll share some other ‘Good Reads’ as I dig through my many boxes of STUFF that have been removed from the Caroline. Yup!!! The waterline is coming up a bit.

Check out Capt’n Homie’s advice and tales on the BYC Web site [Ed.]

PACRM 2010 - Victoria BC Canada, reported by Al Callery, P.C.

The June monsoons were generous on PacRim 2010. Generous in that, the fears of lousy June weather did not manifest into reality. Great winds and mostly dry skies allowed 15 races to be completed a day earlier than planned allowing for a most wonderful end of the regatta experience. More on that later.

A sunny afternoon welcomed Team Bellingham to the beautiful Royal Victoria Yacht Club, meeting old and new friends from RVYC, Pt. Stephens, Tauranga and Tateyama. Unfortunately, our friends from Nakhodka were not able to attend this year. After much celebration, gracious host families swept us all off to their homes to relax, unpack and prepare for the Sunday Opening ceremonies and the upcoming week long festivities and racing.

Monday started a little cloudy, but no r***, and a fair amount of wind. Racers Terry Tavelli, Brian Lawrence and Jonathan Knowles boarded their CAL 20 and Joe Bartlett, Alex Marr, Vance Edwards and Steve Racich explored the intricacies of the J80. All headed out into Baynes Channel and Oak Bay with winds up to 30 knots for the first day of racing. Our CAL 20 crew posted 3 1st Place finishes to scare the daylights out of their competitors.

Ambassadors Dawn Durand, Ken and Char Malseed, Dick and Mary Jane Vetter and Al and Karen Callery watched the races from a wonderful vantage point called Cattle Point that put spectators within 200 feet of the race course—most excellent.

Racing continued on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with Wednesday a lay day so all could enjoy Victoria. Ambassadors enjoyed art galleries, Butchart Gardens, wineries, Sooke Park, the BC museum and parliament. A dockside potluck on Tuesday included trying out RVYC’s fleet of Mini 12s—small one-person sailboats that place your ear only inches from the water. Great fun! All who wished participated with RVYC’s Wednesday night racing making/meeting met more friends from Victoria.

Because 15 races were completed by Friday, all participants were invited to participate in the special unplanned celebration of the Canadian Navy’s 100-year anniversary. Naval ships from Pacific Rim countries and allies, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the US and France including our own carrier ‘Ronald Regan’ were participating.   RVYC was allowed to perform a boat parade close to the security zone with a formal review by a minister of Canada. Parade flags, country flags and dress blues were the order of the day. Topping it off were many overhead military planes and—WOW!—the Snowbirds performed a most excellent air show right above our heads. Victoria was beautiful in the sunshine.

Saturday evening’s Closing Ceremonies disclosed the racing results: home team Victoria was very difficult to beat 2nd place and was the close race with New Zealand; Japan and Bellingham all within 4 points (72 – 76)—very  tight for 30 races (two boats, 15 races each).

All teams performed their “skits.” Tateyama’s was very cool, a Japanese conga line formed. I think, unfortunately, our “diversity” creates a difficulty in developing a “cultural” skit. We need to work on an honorable cultural experience for our next PACRIM in Pt. Stephens, Australia in 2012.

The PACRIM Regatta is a very positive experience. Vance Edwards commented: “I am a newcomer to this event. This experience was well worth the travel and expense. Overall, you have to thank the hosts for taking the best care of us and for opening their city and community. Now we know that we have friends that we never knew about!”

Sharing moments with old friends and new friends across the Pacific Ocean continues to be a highlight on one’s life. Ask the more than 100 people who have participated in this event throughout the years and prepare for 2012.

Remember to submit your articles to We welcome submissions from all BYC members.

Deadline for articles is every Monday at noon.

Wishing you fair winds and following seas,
your JibSheet editors:  Joe Coons, Kathy Brown and Jim Langei

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