It’s at 6PM. Prizes will be awarded for everything but 1st place! After the race, social festivities including a “Bring Your Own” open BBQ Grill and shared Potluck sides. This is this year’s last BYC Summer Solstice Race. --- Jonathan Knowles, Fleet Captain
ELECTIONS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
Another wonderful Buccaneer Cruise is behind us and the ever-exciting PITCH Regatta is coming up soon. What does this mean? Believe it or not, BYC elections are coming in just 4 short weeks! It’s hard to believe that it's time to start thinking of the coming new BYC year, but mark your calendars:
Nominations Night - September 5
Meet the Candidates Night - September 12
Election Night - September 19
Your Nominations Committee is hard at work looking for a few good people who want to help the club by serving on the Board. But you don't have to wait to be asked. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Commodore Troy Curran or one of the members of the Nominations Committee to learn more: Marian Welsh
; Al Callery firstname.lastname@example.org
; Rich Veach email@example.com
; Bob Simica firstname.lastname@example.org
; Jack Levine email@example.com
; Quinn Selsor firstname.lastname@example.org
; or Jerry Writer email@example.com
This is an all-volunteer organization
, and we all need to consider serving on the Board. You'll develop great friendships, you'll help your Club, you can bring your ideas into fruition, and you'll be joining the hundreds of volunteers who, since 1925, have made this the Northwest Corner's pre-eminent boating organization! ---Marian Welsh
PITCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Race Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the PITCH Regatta
, which will be held September 1st and 2nd this year. Experience is not necessary - we will teach you what you need to know. Experienced help would also be very welcome. PITCH is an exciting weekend on the water and in the clubhouse. Come join the fun! If you are interested or have questions please call me or send an email. --- Michele Bodtke, Race Committee Chair
In addition to Race Committee we could also use some volunteer help on our shore crew
. Help is needed for registration, clothing sales and general admin details. If you would like to help with the regatta but would prefer to keep your feet on dry land, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 360-920-3178 --- Randy Nulle
BUCCANEERS’ CRUISE REPORT
Fantastic weather, delicious food, entertaining music and the company of wonderful friends and family were enjoyed by all who attended The 2012 Buccaneer's Cruise this past weekend! Many thanks to all of the amazing volunteers who pitched in to make this a "pirate party" we'll never forget!
Thursday evening BYC volunteers began arriving early to begin preparation for the Buccaneer Cruise festivities. Tents were set-up by campers along with the start of the raft-up for boaters. Thanks to Dave & Katy Esp
for offering the use of their huge dingy to help us transport the supplies from the Straight Jacket
to shore. Dave, you are awesome! Sunshine and 80 degrees temps warmed our Inati Bay waters to 70 degrees! There was swimming and frolicking in the bay by many people and their dogs too! We ended the day by relaxing around the campfire under clear, star-lit skies. On our nightly trips back and forth from shore to our boats, many of us remarked that the glow of the phosphorescence in the bay was the brightest we'd ever seen! It was so cool, especially for folks who'd never seen this before!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE DEAD PIRATES for their endless hard work over the entire weekend! The Dead Pirates went the extra mile to make this Buccaneer's Cruise Party such a success! All of the guys are appreciated so much for everything you do for our club! Clint Wilkes
made many trips to Inati Bay in the weeks prior to the Buccaneer's Cruise to bring supplies and do many other jobs to prepare for the weekend. Tim Mumford, Terry Tavelli, Bob Kehoe, John Gargett, Mark Santosuosso, Ron Erickson, Jerry Writer, Jason Watson and Troy Curran
were just a few of the pirates of special mention to thank!
A special thanks to Clint Wilkes and Shaun Thompson
for bringing over a ton of cut firewood for our campfires! You guys rock! And Carol Young
, we really appreciate all the work you did in getting supplies ready for the party!
Friday we had another incredible day of summer weather while we got everything set-up for the big party the next day. That evening we had a scrumptious pesto pasta, lasagna, bread, salad & fresh veggies potluck dinner on the beach. At sunset, Joe Young
blessed us with his amazing guitar and voice at the campfire sing-a-long. Troy & Cori Curran
and Shaun Thompson provided us with the outdoor movie, "Captain Ron", which was projected onto a "sail" on the big tent. It was so awesome to experience sitting outdoors at Inati Bay and watching a movie that felt like going to a drive-in theater!
Saturday morning started out with the awesome cooking of Bob "Cookie" Kehoe
, who prepared the best tasting omelets ever for every guest there! Thanks to Squalicum Marine
, Tim Mumford's company for sponsoring the breakfast!
By 10:30am the first shuttle arrived aboard the landing craft of Specialized Marine Transport
, owned and operated by Chad & Bob Huntley
. Then they returned 2 hours later with the second group of guests, including the 4 piece band from Seattle.
The Buccaneer's Cruise Party
events began with the start of the young Children's Treasure Scavenger Hunt organized by Sue Day
. More than a dozen children 10 and under scurried around searching for scavenger hunt items and each child was rewarded with a Loot Bag of pirate goodies at the end of their hunt. Thanks Sue, for doing such a great job with this!
The Treasure Hunt
for young pirate adventurers 10-17 year olds was designed and organized by Donna Olsen
. Many of these treasure hunters arrived at the treasure buried deep in the rocky and sandy beach at the same time, so all the goodies inside the treasure chest were shared by all of them. However, it was Diana Haass
who was the 1st pirateer to find the treasure. Great job, Donna, planning such a fun & creative treasure hunt for these kids! They loved every part of it!
The start of the treasure hunt for "The Lost Treasure of Inati Bay" for the adults, was designed and organized by Jim and Angie Santosuosso and Susan Henderson
. It began with running down both ends of the beach, hiking up the road for 3 more of their clues, climbing inside split boulders, hoofing it way up the trail to "Fern Grotto", then booking it back down to "Old Man Tree" and then to the "Shipwreck Misfortune" at the beach. Finally the treasure was found buried deep beneath a skeleton in the "Inati Bay Cemetery". Terry Tavelli & Verna Mumford
were the skillful and clever hunters who found the treasure under the tombstone of Captain Morgan.
A special thanks to West Marine & TD Curran
for their contributions of gifts for the treasure chest and costume contests.
Following the treasure hunts, everyone was treated to a fabulous island buffet of tritip steak, salmon and chicken grilled up by Bob "Cookie" Kehoe & Ron Erickson
amongst other pirate grillers. All of the delicious fresh crab was caught and cooked up by Tom Day
, thanks for sharing this with everybody! The pasta & coleslaw salads were prepared by Mary Jo Porter, Ginger Thompson, Judy Griffin
and the helping hands of many others. Thank you to Katy Day
for making her awesome caesar salad. Thanks to Jane Simica
for cutting up and serving 5 huge watermelons! For all those who helped with any part of the food prep and clean up, THANK YOU SO MUCH! We appreciate all volunteers help whether done for a small or big job!
There were so many amazing costumes of pirates, wenches and buccaneers this year! Thanks to "Pirates Cove
" (of Long Beach, California) for some of the donations of gifts for the costume contest and treasure chests. Best Costume prizes were awarded to the following: Pirate-Clint Wilkes
; Wench-Angie Santosuosso
; Pirate Guy-Lane Carpenter
; Pirate Gal-Diana Haass
; Pirate Boy-Fisher Drury
; Pirate Girl-Natalie Haass
We were all treated to a special evening of entertainment by the band, The Seatown Rhythm and Blues Players
who traveled from Seattle to perform for us. Many of us enjoyed boogying down to the incredible talent of these guys who even performed in pirate attire! It was a real treat for us all!
Last but not least a special mention of thanks to Terry Tavelli, John Gargett
and Tom Day who provided last minute transportation of guests to Inati Bay so that, "No guest was left behind"!
Sunday morning we all woke up to an amazing breakfast of blueberry pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs prepared by Bob & Judy Kehoe, Sydney Thompson and Dillon
. Thanks so much for that delicious treat!
This event couldn't have been as great a success without the many hands of each volunteer who pitched in to help. It is a HUGE JOB of cleaning up and bringing supplies back home. There were so many of you who helped out with this and Jim and I specifically want to thank each and everyone of you for doing such an incredible and speedy job with the clean-up. You are AWESOME!!! --- Angie Santosuosso
A LANDCRUISE BLOG…
Outgoing BYC webmaster Sally Poorman
is on her way to West Virginia with her youngest daughter, Abby
. One of the perks available to all BYC members is the option of having a personal blog on the BYC website - Sally and Ray
last used their blog, http://sunstar.byc.org/
during a cruise in 2011. Now it's being re-started to document their landcruise (roadtrip) to get Abby to school in September at Meredith Manor Equestrian Centre (Trivia: Commodore Troy Curran's daughter Amber is currently attending the same school.)
If you'd like to follow their trip, check out the blog at http://sunstar.byc.org
- and if you'd like your own boating blog, contact Sally upon her return in mid-September, and she'll help you set it up before she is officially done with BYC website duties after 7 years service. :)
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ FROM STEVE ROSS:
David New correctly identified last week’s photo as “Looking SE from between Sinclair and Cypress at the Cone Islands with Cypress on the right and Guemes in the background.”