THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES:
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BYC MEMBERS WITH BUSINESSES
THIS WEDNESDAY: SAIL FLEET MEETS
THIS FRIDAY: KNOT "TYING ONE ON" EVENT
THIS SATURDAY: BOAT SHOW BUS,
TRAVELOGUE AT THE CLUB, & JR. SAILING WORK PARTY
LAST CHANCE FOR ROSTER PICTURES
IN OTHER NEWS:
COOKBOOK COMMITTEE CALLS FOR YOUR RECIPES
SPRING DINNER DANCE PLANNING TONIGHT
PAST COMMODORE'S CRUISE DATE SET
PHOTO CONTEST CONTINUES!
AND NEWS FROM THREE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS...
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This Week We're Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: Thu: CR-BYC Board
Other Events: Thu: WR-CG Auxiliary
Bartending: Thu. Olsen; Fri. McCord & Olsen; Sat. Carpenter
IMPORTANT JIB SHEET OPPORTUNITY
FOR MEMBERS WITH BUSINESSES:
If you have a business*, or want to contact our members, here's an important opportunity!
[I am publishing this because I don’t have the time to contact each of you individually.] Here's an inexpensive way to work with your fellow Members...
Our BYC Roster/Yearbook content will close on Monday, February 6. Between now and then
, we are accepting new advertisers for both the Roster and our weekly Jib Sheets.
Each year what advertisers get has grown
… And now, your single advertising commitment and bill gives you the following: in the Roster, two items, a business card listing and a listing in the classified advertising pages. In the Jib Sheet, another weekly classified listing and link to your website or e-mail address, every week we publish. I addition, you get publication of a paragraph about your business up to four times per year when submitted to the editors!
The Jib Sheet circulation is now over 320 addresses per week; the Roster goes to every member including new members the moment they join. The cost is nominal: for members, a single charge of $150; nonmembers pay $200. Think of it: you get over 16,000 opportunities for your contact information to be seen for that single low price of about a penny each
. It’s a great opportunity for Member-to-Member business relationships!
Send me an e-mail now at email@example.com
or call me at 360-739-1528 confirming your interest and I will immediately respond. Your contact will help you achieve your goals, and it will help the Club, for all revenues go toward our publication costs.
Immediately below this item are the listings for advertisers who have been with us for the past year. --- Joe Coons
* Especially insurers, printers, fuel companies, restaurateurs, entertainers, marine service and supply companies, computer & electronics stores, financial services, auto dealers, and anyone else dealing with other businesses, householders or boat owners.
OUR 2011-2012 JIB SHEET SPONSORS:
Please thank them for supporting the Club!
Automobiles: Wilson Motors Boat Yards: Seaview North Boatyard, The Landings @ Colony Wharf Boat Sales & Charters: Bellingham Yacht Sales & Charters, NW Explorations, San Juan Sailing & Yachting Canvas & Upholstery: Squalicum Marine Electronics: San Juan Electronics Electrical Repairs & Supplies, Furnaces: Rasmussen Marine Electric Engine Repairs & Repowering: Tri County Diesel Marine Hardware: Hardware Sales, Inc. Lettering: Special-T Striping & Sign Marine Services : Top to Bottom Inc. Marine Service Marine Supplies: LFS Inc. Outboards, Stern Drives, Boats & Repairs: West Coast Marine Services Realtors: Gary Baker, Dawn Durand, Phil Dyer, Chuck McCord Surveyors: Matthew Harris, Mike McGlenn
SPRING DINNER DANCE COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT
I know it's hard to imagine planning anything for springtime, but it is that time of year to start planning for our upcoming Spring Dinner Dance. (Our tentative date for it is March 20.) We have a planning meeting that was announced last week, but due to inclement weather conditions, we've rescheduled it to tonight, Tuesday, January 24, at 7pm in the Commodores Room. I will bring a bottle of white and red wine and some light appetizers we can munch on while we have our meeting. My goal is to end our meeting by 8pm.
The main thing I'm interested in is seeing who is interested in helping this year. Whether a big or small job, anything would be valued and appreciated! Last year we had volunteers who were not able to make meetings, but committed to help on the actual day of the event. So, don't be afraid to commit to even the smallest task, like make a dessert or help greet guests the day of our event. --- Angie Santuossoso
THIS FRIDAY 1/27 "TIE ONE ON"
Can You "Tie One On" ---a good Knot, that is! There will be an “Off-Friday at Six” this Friday, January 27. It’s a "Tie One On" Knot Tying and Wine Tasting Event.
A "Knot Log" will be given to all participants; there will be five knot tying stations with increasing difficulty. Can you master your portion of the "grog?" Captains and boatswains will oversee each station to see that you do!
Samson Rope is supplying the booty for the prizes---dock lines!
They’ll also provide rope for the knot tying.
Bring appetizers for the Crew. For more information or to reserve your Knot Log, please email Penny Dalgliesh at firstname.lastname@example.org
SAIL FLEET MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY 1/24...
We have officially passed into the New Year and it’s time again to start thinking about ordering new sails, dusting off the rules book and finding time to start those overdue winter boat projects. The 2012 BYC Sailing Fleet Racing Program will be in full speed sooner that you expect starting with Wednesday Night Racing Series on first week of April, with a record turnout.
The BYC Sail Fleet meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24th
, 6 PM @ the BYC Club House
. The BYC Bar will be open with Tim Mumford
and Jim Langei
firing up the grill for $5 Sailor Burger & Microbrew special.
We will review the 2012 Racing Schedule & Sailing Instruction, but more importantly, it’s social meeting event to get plan and get excited about the new racing season. --- F.C. Jonathan Knowles
BOAT SHOW BUS THIS SATURDAY:
7 seats are left so far on the Boat Show Bus this Saturday (1/28)! It leaves at 8:30 a.m. SHARP (don’t be late!)
and returns at around 7:30 PM on Saturday. --- VC Jody Erickson
--- Jody Erickson, Vice Commodore
SOUTHEAST ASIA FREE TRAVELOGUE SATURDAY EVENING!
John and Teresa Van Haalen
will be sharing their slides of their fall, 2011 trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam on Saturday, January 28, 2012, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the BYC lounge.
Open to all BYC Members and guests, some light appetizers will also be served. Feel free to share, or just bring yourselves.
John and Teresa will share their adventures traveling through the urban, and very rural, areas of these three nations, and have images from the exotic city of Bangkok, the islands in the Gulf of Thailand, the Angkor Wat ruins and Killing Fields of Cambodia, and the cities and mountain highland tribes of Viet Nam.
Come kick off your evening with a tantalizing visual “appetizer” that’s sure to have you leaving with lots to talk about!
YOUR PICTURES ARE NEEDED
We need pictures of our BYC Members (with their partners) and their boats for the 2012 edition of the Club's Roster and Yearbook.
To see what they should look like, look in your present Roster at the end of the "BYC Members" section. We will run one photo per membership and one boat if we can…
Of course, if you were in last year's Roster/Yearbook, we already have your photo(s) on file and will reuse it
Only digital images will be accepted
, and they will be cropped as necessary to eliminate extraneous background by the editor; you need not worry about this! Color images are preferred. All submissions are subject to editing and/or inclusion at the full discretion of the editors.
Send your photos to Joe Coons
. Photos must be received by January 31 for inclusion.
JR. SAILING WORK PARTY THIS WEEKEND!
This weekend (1/30) we are having a work party to repair and do general maintenance on the seven new BYC FJs.
We have a long list of work that needs to be done so we will need as much help as we can get. We are meeting on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the storage unit where the boats are being stored. (The unit is #117 of the Squalicum Lofts located at 905 Squalicum Parkway; go around back to find unit 117.)
The work is mostly minor gelcoat patches, but there is also some fiberglass work and miscellaneous repairs to be made.
If you have any materials or equipment that could be helpful please let me know. I hope many of you can come help out. We will probably be out there most of the day and possibly Sunday. Call me at (360) 303-5465 for any details. THANKS! --- F.C. Jonathan Knowles
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ
Congratulations to Eric Nyberg who correctly identified Point Roberts Marina in last week's photo
. And a big Boo Hiss!! to all the sailors who were on the Point Roberts Race (you can identify several of the boats in the picture) who failed to send in an entry :).
The only way to get to this week's location
is by cog train or boat, or a very tortuous road. If you know where it is, send your answer to email@example.com
DID YOU KNOW?
you can volunteer for a committee! Just fill out the form online, and your interests will be conveyed to the correct committee chair.
THREE NON-BYC ITEMS OF NOTE:
From the Power Squadron:
Ahoy, Women Boaters! Mark Your Calendars!
On April 21, 2012 Bellingham Sail & Power Squadron will host its 3rd annual BOATING for WOMEN by WOMEN seminar at the Squalicum Yacht Club. A full day of interesting, informative, and fun presenters. Lunch and Door Prizes are included. Speak with Penny Dalgliesh or Marian Welsh or visit the website for more information: http://www.boatingisfun.org/boatingforwomen.htm
All boaters will be interested in reviewing an alert from the Recreational Boat Owners Association of Washington (RBAW) regarding a proposal by Rep. Jeff Morris of Anacortes. He proposes taking money from the fund created with Marine fuel taxes to give it to Skagit Valley College for a Marine study program. Read about it here register your comments: http://www.rbaw.org/LegislativeIssues/2012/ActionAlert_HB%202444_SB%206264.pdf
Boating Center Has Fundraiser:
Members of BYC are invited to a benefit dance for the Bellingham Community Boating Center (CBC) on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Melody Hall. The dance is being organized by the Corinthian Yacht Club, and this year proceeds from the benefit will help the CBC purchase new equipment for youth and adult boating classes.
Music will be by the Walrus, Bellingham's rockin' sea mammals.
Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door and includes 1 drink. Participants are asked to 1) dance, 2) have fun, 3) support the boating center, and 4) bring a large appetizer to share.
The festivities at Melody Hall (4071 Home Road, Bellingham) begin with a social hour from 7 to 8 pm, followed by dancing until 11:30. This will be the first public performance of the Walrus with new lead guitarist Sean Meyer.
Advance tickets can be purchased from Debra Jones at (360) 380-3538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about the Center at http://www.boatingcenter.org/j/index.php