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In This Issue of the BYC JibSheet:

  • Now Accepting Trustee Nominations
  • New! Bar Prices Lowered
  • Buccaneers Cruise @ Inati Bay--Shuttle Available
  • WOW! A Winning Women’s Regatta! Get the Scoop Here
  • Cribbage Night – A Huge Success!
  • Volunteers Needed for P.I.T.C.H. Regatta
  • Lounge Hours: Bar opens Tues. at 8pm; Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 5pm.
  • Wednesday is Casual Dining Evening, catered by Windows on the Bay.
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Your 2010 Nominating Committee has been chosen.
If you are interested in running for office, according to the bylaws which were posted in a previous membership email, Jib Sheet, and on the BYC website, please let one of the following persons know that you would like to be put on the list of possible candidates;
	John Gargett
	Randy Nulle
	Karen Callery
	Jon Seestrom
	Cheryl Meyers
	John Van Haalen
	Kathy Brown
If you have any questions about what is expected of a Trustee or officer, please don't hesitate to ask me or one of the current officers or board members. They will be happy to fill you in on the details. Thank you in advance to those willing to step forward and serve your club. With your help, we can keep things running smoothly and on even-keel. Pete Foti, Commodore

Bar Prices – Reduced! Submitted by Dick Grimshaw

The following items have been reduced in price:

Full Sail draft: from $4.50 to $4.00 per 16 oz glass
Black Butte Porter: from $4.50 to $4.00 per 16 oz glass
Guinness Draft: from $5.00 to $4.75 per 20 oz glass
Rolling Rock: $7.00 per Pitcher (no change but for info)
Mt Baker Cabernet: $5.50 to $5.00 per glass ( 6 oz pours, 4 glasses per bottle)
Mt. Baker Chardonnay: $5.50 to $5.00 (6 oz pours, 4 glasses per bottle)
Grey Goose Vodka: $5.50 to $4.50 per 1.5 oz pour
All other prices remain the same.
Buccaneers Cruise is set for August 20th, 21st and 22nd at Inati Bay!

Listen up ye Scurvy Dogs!

This is the third annual Bellingham Yacht Club Buccaneers Cruise! Open to ALL...

Treasure hunts for kids and adults. Live band, kegs, raft up, party!
We'll be there Fri & Sat night, tents, boat bunks, whatever.

Don’t have a boat-- Just show up. We'll be running speedboats back and forth to Taylor Street Dock.

If you can play music, bring an instrument. We will play into the night! Best of all, we'll have RUM.. and tattoos..and Pirates! For more information, please contact Troy or Cori Curran.
The 13th Annual WOW (Women on the Water) Regatta was held this past Saturday, the 7th of August.
Despite having scheduling conflicts with other regattas, the turnout in the midst of the downpour of rain was 6 boats, which were split into two divisions of three boats each.
Thanks to RC pro Mick Corcorran, assisted by PC Terry Tavelli and Rear Commodore Troy Curran, an unprecedented 5 races were held between 10am and 3pm.

Winds started at around 25 knots, dropping to 8-10 by the end of the regatta.
After the event and toweling off the effects of 5 hours of rainfall and waves, participants enjoyed a barbecue at the club, prize drawings and awards ceremony.

Results of the Regatta are posted at:

Congratulations to Lily Grimshaw, skippering the Melges 24 "Filosa" for first place overall.

We suppose congratulations might also be in order for 2010 "Mr. Wow", Ray Poorman, crowned by virtue of his comely hot pink skirt (and winning attitude.)

Thanks also go to Dick Johnson for bartending, Ray Poorman for manning the barbecue, and to the sponsors of the event, Windermere Real Estate (Dawn Durand), Squalicum Marine, Nauti-Girl and Covet Boutique.

Of course, extra thanks to the Bellingham Yacht Club for hosting the event and providing the committee boat.

We expect that next year, if scheduling is careful, we can anticipate a far greater turnout.
If you are interested in volunteering to make the 2011 event even more successful, please contact WOW Chair Sally Poorman while you're thinking about it, to be added to the volunteer list for next year, either at or by phone at .
Thursday is Cribbage Night At The Club
It was a good night at the Club last Thursday. There were more than a dozen people who showed up, including a reciprocal couple from Portland who spend ten weeks sailing up here every summer.

Our Team Thursday volunteer bartender, Jane Sylvester (thanks Jane!), also took part in our first Cribbage night.
For those of you who remember our announcement last week about starting Cribbage night on Thursday’s and that Sir John Suckling invented Cribbage around 1630 but he was a poet, playwright, master bowler/gambler and notorious womanizer.

One member wanted to know when the womanizing night would be. Well, I don’t know that, but I do know that this Thursday, August 12th, at 5:00 PM (or when you can get there) we will do Cribbage at the club. If you are a player, bring your board and cards, if you have never played, we will show you how.

Oh, last thing – I am pretty sure that Jane sandbagged me playing Cribbage last week. She said she just could not quite remember how to play as she almost smoked me.
The PITCH Regatta is scheduled for the Labor Day weekend! And we are in need of Volunteers on Land and on Sea!

Some of the volunteer work needs to happen before the regatta, some during, and we always need cleanup help. We need registration help, raffle workers, tee-shirt sellers, welcoming committee members, boat docker helpers, and much, much more.

Our first organizational meeting was held on Monday night the 26th, 2010 at the club. If you were unable to attend it, but would still like to help out, please contact me Jody Erickson, Fleet Captain at or by email at

We welcome your help! It takes many volunteers to put on this regatta; All are welcome to participate! See you at P.I.T.C.H.
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