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Thank you members for coming down to the Club last Wednesday to partake in the Tom and Jerry Party!  Neil (um... "Tom") and I had a terrific time.  Now the calendar page has turned and December is here!!Please send any comments, suggestions or stories to:
4 Dec  Family Night
5 Dec  Lighted Boat Parade
18 Dec  Wine Tasting
31 Dec  New Year's Eve

Open 5PM Wed - Sat
December Bartenders

Starting Dec 1, 2015:  

Mon -- Tuesday 9AM to 3PM

Wednesday Closed

Thursday -- Friday 9AM to 3PM

Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 4PM

7 day a week operations will return on Monday February 15, 2016.

  Docking fail...
Even the 'experts' get it wrong now and then.

Silver Reef Casino
Harbor Fuel
Hardware Sales
LFS Marine Outdoors
Redden Marine Supply
HUB International, Northwest
Spinnaker Financial Group
Gary Baker - Remax
Dawn Durand - Windermere
Joe Sulham - Fairhaven
Dale Serbousek - Remax
Bellingham Marine Repair

Marine Consultants, Inc., Marine Surveyors and Consultants
Orca Marine Cooling Systems
Pacific Marine Electric
Radar Marine Electronics
Rasmussen Marine Electric
San Juan Electronics
Special-T Signs and Graphics
Squalicum Marine Canvas
TD Curran Apple Specialists
Top-to-Bottom Diving and Marine Services
Tri-County Diesel Marine

West Coast Marine Services
Wilson Motors
Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters
Bellingham Yacht & Charters
Bullfrog Boats Inc.
NW Explorations Sales & Charters
San Juan Sailing
December 1-7, 2015

WED: 2 Dec:  Bar and lounge open at 5 ; THURS: 3 Dec: Bar and lounge open at 5;  FRI: 4 Dec: Family Night Fridays @ 5;  SAT: 5 Dec: Lighted Boat Parade;  MON:  7 Dec: MNF
"Tom" and "Gerri" (aka Vice Commodore Neil and Past Commodore Michele Bennett) were kept busy last Wednesday evening serving up drinks during the annual Tom and Jerry Party - the traditional kick-off to the holidays.  Hosted by the Board of Trustees and the Flag Officers - all dressed in their Dress Blues - it was a festive evening indeed. Special thanks to Thomas Childs and his volunteer crew who cranked out some amazing appetizers using the BYC kitchen!
- "Gerri"
Put your decorating hats on, it's a Charlie Brown Lighted Boat Parade and it's coming to a yacht club near you real soon! The festivities begin at 5:30 on Saturday, December 5 as we head for the Ferry Terminal and cruise along the waterfront. We'll finish with home-made soups back at the club for some Holiday Cheer.

Details are on the

Let's make 2015 the best parade ever.
-Tim Thompson

Friday, December 4 @ 5!

FREE PIZZA, Caesar Salad and Root Beer Floats along with movies for the kids.

Also we will be decorating the club for Christmas that night and can use the help.   See you there!
-Susan Hempler

Susan Hempler and her Social Committee have a full calendar of exciting and fun events planned!  To view the full schedule, click here!



Thanks to “Tom” and “Gerri” for hosting a lively and fun eve before Thanksgiving, and to Thomas and Stephanie Childs for hosting a wonderful Thanksgiving day dinner! Don’t miss the Friday eve Christmas Family Night and Decorating Event and the Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, followed by the traditional soup line at the club. The bar will feature Peppermint Patty’s in honor of Charlie Brown and his friends!


WED: Bar and lounge open at 5.

THUR: Bar and lounge open at 5.

FRI: A special Fri @ 5! Come on down for Family Night and help decorate the club for Christmas!

SAT: Lighted Boat Parade! Soups and Peppermint Patty’s afterwards!

MON next: Monday Nite Football: Cowboys vs Redskins 

See you in the lounge!


Racing Rules Talks to Begin

Rules talks will start December 1, Tuesday at 6pm.  The talks will go from 6pm to 8pm.  Talks will be every Tuesday unless there is a holiday conflict or we decide to take a week off.  They will go until we decide we have had enough, probably into Feb.  Talks will be at the BYC Ward Room.  Everyone is welcome... parents, sailors of all ages and skill and rules knowledge. 
Scott Wilson
BYC Youth Racing Director

Thanks to everyone who attended the Commodore's Ball the Saturday before last. I think for those who attended it was a fun evening.

Michele was somewhat correct about my column being absent last week. The truth is I just didn't have the time, what with the clean up on Sunday and then having to come back to the club Monday to let in the carpet cleaning staff, have a meeting with the Liquor Control officer, and then put all the chairs back after the carpets were done in time for Monday Night Football. Thanks go out to Tim Thompson, Chris Jacobs, VC Neil Bennett, and Steve Hayward for assisting.

Wednesday night was the traditional Tom and Jerry Party and it was a great time seeing so many folks there. A big thank you to Thomas Childs for coming in early and cooking up some fine appetizers that were very tasty. The bacon-wrapped dates were an interesting touch.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. I performed the culinary duties at our house while Laura was at work. Today, after writing this it will be time to start making a bunch of turkey soups. One of which I will probably bring down next Saturday for after the Lighted Boat Parade.

I was remiss last Wednesday when I gave my little speech at the Tom & Jerry party and forgot to mention the “Sink the Dinghy” campaign. What with all the charitable things we do at the club, this one spotlights on the community and is a great help for people. Please donate what you can.

This Friday night will be the “Family Night Christmas Decorating Party” and I hope to see a bunch of volunteers come down and make quick work of getting everything ready for the Lighted Boat Parade and for the Christmas Season.

Another issue that has come to light is that some of the folks who have utilized our space have been a bit lacking in their clean-up duties. I would encourage those of you who reserve the lounge or Ward Room to please clean up after yourselves and be sure the doors are locked behind you when you leave. I believe in future that the Policy & Planning Committee are going to require a clean-up fee when you make a reservation to have an event. I would also like to note that we should outlaw “Glitter” for any event at the club. It seems to cling to the upholstery and the carpeting. A real pain to clean up.

Lastly, I need to say I was very disappointed when Laura and I went to clean up after the Commodore's Ball on the Sunday morning after. It seems that Laura's posters went missing. The posters of note were the two on the restroom doors (Ursula and Sean), and the banner style poster on the curved wall at the North side of the entry way. These posters were valuable and we didn't think that they would be removed by someone. I would like to think that the majority of our members are honorable people and to imagine that these posters would be stolen is vexing to me. If anyone knows where they went, we would be most thankful to have them returned.



This Week's Photo Contest 

Last week's picture was of Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano and its lake. Jim Gibson correctly identified the scene.


This week we see a boatload of yachts. If you know where the picture was taken, send your answer to


The solution for the last Chess Challenge was
1. Rc8+ Nxc8
2. Nc7#
The winners were Rob McArdle and Scott McEniry

Click HERE to see this week's chess challenge. Send your solution to Alex Marr at

Click HERE to see an example of solution to a typical chess challenge.


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Past Commodore, Michele Bennett
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