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July 30-Aug. 5, 2013

FRIDAY AT 5 THIS WEEK: THE NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ARE YOUR HOSTS. Come down to the Club and think about those who will be leading us for our next year.  Should it be you?  Bring some food to share if you's also good politicking!

DILIGENCE PAYS OFF!  Heather Ouilette who schedules our volunteer bartenders emailed everyone with a reminder how important it is to check everyone's membership card.  Her email was prompted by this report from one of our volunteers: "I believe someone from the Liquor Control Board came in and attempted to get servedHe looked out of place, wearing a suit and carrying a portfolio - initially I thought he might be with the event next door. When I asked him if he was a member and informed him that we were a private club - he immediately apologized and said "he understood", turned around and left the building."  It is this kind of attention to details that keeps our record unblemished. THANKS!
DO YOU USE THE BYC MIKES? Read this if you do!  Important...
PICK UP YOUR DISHWARE!  This is your last chance to get back your serving bowls, serving utensils, and other stuff in the downstairs pantry.  After August 1 the stuff will be sold or given away, Collect your stuff NOW
LAST WEEK'S FACTOID:  Our Member Barry Hanson is a powerboater with the 49' Grand Banks, Alaskan Dream.  Barry was recognized by the Rotary Club of Bellingham for the extraordinary number of organizations he serves through volunteer work and through support from the company he leads (and our sponsor), Unity Group Insurance.  Congratulations, Barry! [Send your Member Recognition Suggestions to]
AUGUST 2-4 SUCIA ISLAND CRUISE: Friday, arrive at your leisure, after dinner around the campfire for s'mores.  Saturday: Breakfast on your own, then an island walk/hike, Crab/Clam/Oyster gathering, and kayaking, with a dinner with BBQ Chicken, salad & watermelon provided (bring sides and dessert to share).  Sunday, return home.  Contact Angie Santosuosso for questions at 360-319-7863,

KARMARTUSA PITCH INVITATION: BYC Members are invited to join in on the KarMartUSA  PITCH Regatta Festivities.  The Pacific International Ton Championships are for sailboats using the “Ton” measurement system, and it’s a regatta that BYC has hosted since 1974: next year will be its 40th year!
    The Committee invites all BYC Members to join in the fun: A Blue Moon Friday@5, Aug. 30, featuring a skippers' welcoming BBQ.  Then, on Saturday 8/31, the After Race Happy Hour and Dinner (reservations required for dinner) and live music, and finally, on Sunday 9/1, a Raffle, Silent Auction, and the Awards Ceremony immediately following the race.
    Join the camaraderie and excitement of this grand BYC tradition.  You don’t have to race or be on the race committee to participate, but volunteers are needed to help. Contact Randy Nulle, Chair at if you can participate…crew is needed on land and at sea! 

BUCCANEERS' CRUISE AUGUST 16-18! Calling all Swashbucklers, Pirates, & Scallywags! Report to Inati Bay for FUN Times for the whole Family!  On Friday Evening, get your own grub and then make for shore. There’ll be a Movie on a Sail (bring a blanket or a chair); a Fireside Sing-along with Joe Young and his Guitar; and Some'mores fixings will be provided.
    Saturday Evening, Junior Pirate Treasure Hunts (in three divisions); a Pirate Rum Hunt; Costume Contests from Tots to Pops; dancing to Jasmine Greene and her Band at 4 p.m, and joining in for the Buccaneers Feast with beer, pop, & wine available to wet your whistle. (Of course, your appetizers and side dishes are most appreciated…)
    Sunday, a hearty breakfast will be provided for all those who help clean up…
    Non-members are welcome IF accompanied by a BYC Member. A $10 donation per person is requested to help defray expenses.
    No boat? No problem! A water taxi will be provided on Saturday, there will be two trips over and two trips back after the band stops.  Please sign up at the bar to reserve passage and boarding times. And, tenting is allowed, so if you want to join in for the entire weekend's festivities, please sign up at the BYC bar to "stowaway" on a Member's boat on Friday.  More info click here or contact Chief Buccaneers Shaun or Ginger Thompson at 
LETTER FROM A MEMBER: "To our BYC friends: Skylark II, our Tollycraft 43 is a legend in the NW. After 18 years, Joe & Judy Coons had readied her for us to own since 2007. She has been our home and adventure boat since, taking us to wonders from Olympia to Sitka and the Broughtons. Easy to learn and a handling pleasure with her newer John Deere engines and Wesmar stabilizers, she is efficient, comfortable, and stable: perfect for the NW!  
    Now it's time to hand Skylark II to her next adventurers . She had many upgrades over Joe’s years, and we continued the tradition with our own careful improvements. Skylark II will be ready for viewing by potential future loving owners in a week or so, and we're available anytime! Thanks."
 Gordon & Susie Hilaski, 562-252-6800.”

[Ed. Note: We will run a boat ad twice, free, for any Member.  Contact Jibsheet13@BYC.ORG.]
BURGER SPECIAL CONTINUES: Our Wednesday Weekly Racing & Burger Night has continued to be a success and a fun evening at the club. In addition to our cheeseburgers, we will be offering vegetarian black bean burgers for our Club's non-meat eaters. Carnivore or not, come on down and enjoy a tasty burger and beverage this Wednesday! Also, if you'd like to get involved with grilling, please contact Matt Ouilette at
16th Annual WOW Regatta - Attendance low, but spirits high! Saturday the 27th, we held our 16th annual Women on the Water Regatta. While we would have to check with WOW founder Dawn Durand to be certain, we think this may have been the first time we had a long distance race instead of buoy racing. In the race around Eliza Island, Michele Bodtke on Spartan came in 3rd, Megan Link on 552 placed second, and Cathy Holland on Blackfoot took 1st. 
    We want to thank the indefatigable Tim Mumford for many things: rounding up the awesome raffle items, cooking a delicious carne asada taco meal (assisted by the wonderful Shaun Thompson) for the after-party, and sponsoring! The beautiful canvas sailbags that were given to skippers were courtesy of Squalicum Marine. Ray Poorman provided a committee boat start, and Mick Corcoran for planned, made last minute SI changes, and was all-around awesome. Carol Young did a fab printing job for our posters. We had Troy and Cori Curran, volunteer bartenders, Joe Carpenter and the Tibbes, Tierney Owens, Michele Bodtke, Tim Mumford and Mick Corcoran. One last shout-out to our sponsors this year as well: San Juan Cable,
Squalicum Marine, Top to Bottom, Harbor Moon Salon, Hi Tech Auto, Web Locker, Silver Reef Casino, LFS, TD Curran, PSI (Jeff Vernon), and Studio GalacticaCathy Holland and Megan Link had some great ideas for increasing women's participation in sailing AND in the WOW event for next year, which we hope to implement. If you're interested in being a part of the discussion, email Sally Poorman at
    Lastly: the WOW t-shirts were a hit, but we have leftovers. We've had orders already from women in Seattle and Canada, and we're selling the extras online at - if you're BYC you can either have it shipped, or have it dropped off at the club (options during checkout) so if you want a shirt, grab one before they're gone. We have women's styles, and unisex for the guys. Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support, encouragement, great ideas for the future, and help in the past. - Sally Poorman

THE BIG CHILL IN A SMALL CLOSET: Thanks to the anonymous BYC Member who contributed the new deepfreeze in the audio/video closet.  The hamburgers love the atmosphere!

Summer Sailing Classes:  We have 19 students registered for this week's sessions, but still have spaces available in the remaining sessions through the month of August.  If you know of any kids looking for a fun way to get out on the water before school starts again, encourage them to have their parents sign them up.
Ranger 26 Sailing Lessons... Mo'Betta's skipper, Bob Hollingsworth, has been hard at work getting this craft shipshape and is prepared to offer the best deal in town.  Where else can you find an experienced seaman, with stories to tell, who is prepared to teach you all the elements of sailing and cruising for $30 per day!!  Youth and adults are welcome to put together groups of 3-5 persons of similar experience and then we can arrange time for a class at a mutually agreed date.  Contact Arne Ahlen at or call Bob Hollingsworth at 360-733-7126.  If you cannot put a group together, we may be able to pair you up with another person or group.

I hope this Jib sheet finds you enjoying our summer weather and having a ball out in the Islands!
    It is that time when we must start thinking about elections of officers and trustees. Per our by-laws I am happy to announce this and call for Nominations for 2013-2014.
    The Nominations and Elections Committee for 2013 is PC Al Callery, PC Rich Veach, Tim Mumford, Bart Maupin, Todd Koetje, Steve Kersey, and Kathy Brown. The Nomination Procedure is provided for you in your BYC By-Laws, see your Roster Section 4, By-Laws, Article IX.  Information about this year’s election is will be on the Club Website, and sent to Members via Club email.
    Beginning August 1, we will call for nominations asking Active Members in good standing to consider running for the following positions by contacting Commodore Jody. Nominations will be for Commodore*, Vice Commodore*, Rear Commodore*, Fleet Captain* and four Trustees.  (* See the By-laws for certain restrictions on these nominees.)  The Nominating Committee will contact each of the members in good standing who have submitted their name as a potential candidate for officer/ trustee and additionally seek out members in good standing in order to solicit additional nominees as needed in order to be able to present an adequate and well balanced slate of candidates. The Nominating Committee will then present to the voting members one week prior to the Nomination Meeting, via the BYC Website and Club Email, at least one nomination for each elected Officer position to be filled, and at least two nominations for each Trustee position to be filled on the Board; the committee will contact those applicants who are interested in running requesting specific information and confirmation of their intent to run for office/trustee. This information will be presented to the Members at the Nominations Meeting on September 4, 2013.
    After the Nominations meeting, the names of Nominees shall be entered on an official ballot prepared by the Secretary, copies of which shall be mailed to each voting member of the Club at least seven (7) days before the date of the election.  This ballot shall also give the polling times and places as set by the Board of Trustees and this mailing shall include, in addition, a biography of each candidate, past offices and/or committee assignments, and a statement of interest in the position submitted by the candidate, unless no such statement is submitted by the candidate.
   Summing up, here are the dates that matter: Aug. 1: Call for Nominations;  Sept. 4,  Weds., 6pm: Nominations from the Floor;  Sept. 11, Weds.: Deadline for ballots mailed to voting Members and at 6pm, “Meet the Candidates Night”; Sept. 18, Weds, Mail ballots from Members must be received at the Club and polls open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for in-person voting.
    On Wednesday, Oct. 2., at 6:00 p.m
. the Club will hold the traditional installation of officers and service awards will be presented.
    A reminder that this Friday, August 1, the Friday@5 will be sponsored by the Nomination and Elections Committee……Members of your Nominations and Elections Committee will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding our procedures.
    Have a wonderful week!  Fair Winds and Following Seas --- Jody King Erickson (360) 223-2119 

    John Raasch and Jim Gibson both correctly identified last week's photograph of the Sapa Highlands in Vietnam; Mark Harding was very close. Thanks to John Van Haalen for sharing the photograph.
    This week's photograph is of a very different place, where the water is very important. If you know the location, send your answer to
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