IMPORTANT FOR CRUISERS: Our first cruise of 2014 is less than 2 weeks away, February 28th-March 2nd.
Sailors, Power Boaters and Land Cruisers, check out the fun activities we've got planned for the Winter Fleet Captain's Cruise to Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes! Folks wishing to join in on the fun in Anacortes but don't have a boat or don't want to bring their boat over can still come participate in all the events. There are some wonderful accommodations in the town of Anacortes if you feel like getting a room for 1 or 2 nights.
Here's what's happening: Friday @ 5pm
: "Happy Hour" on the enclosed party barge"; Saturday Morning:
Boating Challenge arranged by our Fleet Captain Neil Bennett; Saturday Afternoon
: Stroll along Washington Park, walk into town for shopping or visit one of the local breweries or restaurants for lunch; Saturday @ 5pm
: Chowder Cook Off Supper (see cook-off rules below) on the party barge, and please bring a salad, bread/rolls or a dessert to go along with the chowder supper; Saturday Night:
Relax on your boat or come into town and go dancing with the energetic folks; Sunday Brunch @ 9am:
Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs & Sausage provided. Please bring anything else you'd like to share like Mimosas, juice or a thermos of hot coffee or tea.
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR CRUISING SEMINAR:
On Saturday, March 8th at 6pm
, you are invited to come to a presentation of all the cruises planned for 2014. We'll have information on the following cruise destinations: Roche Harbor
-April 11-13; Fishermen's Bay
-Lopez Island-Memorial Day Weekend May 23-26; Deer Harbor
-Orcas Island-June 6-8; Inati Bay
-Around Lummi Race Summer Solstice Party Cruise- June 20-22; Garrison Bay
4th of July Raft Up-July 3-6; Sucia Island
(Echo Bay)-Family Luau-July 11-13; Rosario Resort
-Orcas Island-Past Commodore Cruise-July 18-20; Inati Bay
-Commodore's Cruise-August 1-2; Buccaneer's Cruise
-Inati Bay-August 22-24; Desolation Sound/Gulf Islands
This is a great opportunity to learn about our cruising website, how to sign-up for the cruises you'd like to attend and how you can co-host a cruise with your friends or with new friends!
We'll be serving a variety of pizzas and salads for your enjoyment for $10 per person.
THE BYC JAZZ SUPPER CLUB A SUCCESS AGAIN!
There was a good turnout for the second BYC Jazz Supper Club of the year last Saturday. The "Committee", Matt Dennis, Joe Coons, and Marty Mitchell will be announcing details in a few days for the last one of the Spring on Sunday, March 30. Watch BYC.ORG for details.
GET READY TO CRUISE! In Preparation for our Anacortes Cruise (see below), Member Ward Naviaux, MD, an Emergency Room Physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital and avid cold (and warm) weather sailor, will offer a short presentation on cold weather illness/accident prevention and cure. It's set for Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 6 - 7:00 PM. Please bring your favorite ‘keep warm’ item (hat, gloves, devices) for sharing and showing!
AN IMPORTANT NEW EVENT:
BYC YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM FUNDRAISER
The BYC Youth Sailing Program, which has provided sailing instruction to 85 to 100 local students per year, ages 8 – 12, over the last five years will be hosting a Steak Dinner and Silent Auction on Sunday, April 6, 2014
(put it on your calendar now!) The proceeds of this Dinner and Auction will be used for upgrades to the 18-foot inflatable Safety Boat, affectionately known as ‘Prime Rib’. Please join us for an evening of Food, Fun and Auction excitement. Donations are being solicited from BYC members, local businesses, artists, musicians and more. This event is open to members and non-member guests who will be able to enjoy all of the amenities of your Club. This will also be an opportunity for non-members to view the extensive renovations that have been made to the downstairs Youth Lounge area. Tickets are $35.00 and will be sold on the website soon. The exciting details --- and the fabulous prizes --- are listed here
, as are the contacts for info and donations. --- The Junior Sailing Leadership
THE COOKBOOKS ARE DONE!
Yes, the long-awaited new BYC cookbook, THE GOURMET GALLEY, is now available at the club
. Lots of ideas for meals, and great recipes, $10 at the bar.
SLIP AVAILABLE: 50ft slip to sublet through the summer. Contact Terry Robertson (360) 510-2083
WHEN I RAN AN INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER BUSINESS,
I had one customer (Andy Anderson in Bismark, North Dakota) that seemed to be hexed! If something could go wrong with anything we did, it happened to him (and usually him only.) And Andy would then call us and unload an expletive-filled rant to his account exec. As long as I live I'll never forget overhearing my sales rep on the phone as he said, "don't call me an SOB, Andy, you SOB!" That was the kind of phone call from which sales legends are made.
Well, as your Jib Sheet editor, I seem to have a hexed submitter: Poor Tom Dalgliesh
! Tom has been doing a good job running our classes
, but two weeks ago his story for the class last week came in too late for me to include, and then last week, I forgot to include it
. Tom, justifiably, was upset, although unlike Andy, I just got an email with no cursing. I have tried to reassure Tom, and now you, that it was an error of omission
, not commission
, but I'm not sure he's convinced. I hope you are. Thanks for your understanding!
And that brings me to another point
: Having done both the Jib Sheet
and The Roster/Yearbook
editing for most years since 1998, seventeen years
, this is absolutely
my last year: On September 30, I will delete all the files from my computer after backing them up and handing them over...
If you have any interest in one of these jobs, please talk to Commodore Michele Bodtke
or next year's likely Commodore, Jonathan Knowles.
I promise to help you get comfortably started. (Maybe Tom Dalgliesh would like to take it over?)
Call me if you have questions, 739-1528.
CRUISING & SAILING NEWS:
THE NEXT CRUISE AFTER ANACORTES
is April 11-13
. (see story above). If you can’t figure out how to locate the schedule on the website, or you don’t know where some of these places are, or you just want to learn more about how much fun cruising with the BYC can be, join us Sat. March 8 at 6:00 PM
for a cruising presentation by Angie and Neil…and maybe a couple of guest lecturers to boot.
VOLUNTEERING & TO-DO LIST:
WE WILL STILL NEED VOLUNTEER BARTENDERS
to help Steve
cover events, except now there'll be a pro on hand to help with your bar duties. Thanks, volunteers! Email Steve here
. Don't you love our new bar glassware?
BYC SUPPLY USERS: If you use paper goods, plastic cutlery, disposable drinkware, napkins, paper towels, etc.,
you'll be glad to know that Member Margaret Kassner
has taken over the buying & stocking of all this stuff for our Club! That means from now on it should always be on hand...but that also means that you should talk to Margaret before buying anything on your own!
That way, we won't have three different kinds of forks, plastic cups or napkins in stock, but not enough of any one to do the job...a problem we've often seen recently! You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org