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WEEK OF APRIL 10-16, 2012...

HEADLINES & KEY COMING EVENTS:
APRIL 11: SAILING RACING & $5 BURGERS 6-9
APRIL 14: MEMORIAL FOR STERLING & JIM

MAY 5: OPENING DAY ROUGHLY THREE WEEKS AWAY

ALSO:
A REPORT ON THE CLUB SCRUB


IN OTHER NEWS:  
WINE SPECIALS CONTINUE
STEVE ROSS'S PHOTO CONTEST
CANCELLATIONS REVIEWED

 
                  Scroll down for the complete articles.

This Week We're Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: Tues: CR-Investment Club; Fri: 6PM Salsa Class 7PM: Days' Party

Non-BYC at the Club: Weds: CR 6pm G-Boat Hse Group; Thu: WR 6PM Wheel & Keel; Fri: WR-San Juan Sailing?
Bartending: Wed. Sam & Jim Gibson (grill Ouilettes); Thriday@5u. Kelsoe & Nyberg; Fri: Vaughan & Hanson Sat: Kelsoe & Dozal

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Please thank them for supporting the Club!
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MEMORIAL FOR STERLING AND JIM THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 14...

There will be a memorial for Jim Langei and Sterling Taylor this Saturday, April 14th, from 5PM to 9PM at Windows On The Bay.  

Hosted by the families, this will be an opportunity for all of us to share in remembering this spirited and Club-dedicated couple.


CLUB SCRUB REPORT
 
Twenty-Six Members came to help us with the Spring Club Scrub help on Saturday, April 7, and together we got a lot done!

Led --- and inspired --- by our hard-working Building & House Committee Chairman Mark Santosuosso, we did jobs all over the Club.  Among the first to arrive was Judy Coons who worked from 8:45 until after 3:30 washing windows and vacuuming the entire Club, literally non-stop except for 30 minutes for lunch; she was voted “hardest working” by the other 25 of us. 

Here are some other folks and their accomplishments: Susie Hilaski led a team cleaning chairs and tables in the Ward Room; it included Marsha Riek, Patricia Harris, and Lisa McArdle.  Michele Bodtke was our Club Officer of the Day working on projects and making executive decisions.  Steve Johnson labored away dealing with the scores of old picture frames, emptying them and readying them for disposal.  Wayne Kelsoe was the point man on the pressure washing particularly of the decks and ramps.  Susan Henderson led the bar cleanup cabinet, drawer and cooler task force, and when she finished there, she moved on to the downstairs pantry.  The walk-in cooler got a thorough cleanup, too, from Marian Welsh and Linda Levine John Harris and Dan Ringler were the “lightbulb guys”.  Jack Levine worked on asset lists with Mike Welsh.  Pam Heward worked with Karen Lauckhardt cleaning bar equipment, while Chip Lauckhardt was seen vacuuming refrigeration compressor condenser fins.  Alex Marr "drew the short straw" and did attic and roof inspections with Jim Santossuosso. Ron McArdle and Bob Riek cleaned up the “Paint Room” (they’re good at this: they do it every Club Scrub!)  Helping with these and other t asks were Ariane Ringler, Bruce Reid, Randy Nulle, Gordon Hilaski, Bill Heward and Joe Coons.  Storerooms were cleaned, messes were tidied, and junk was disposed of…a lot was done!  (I am sure I forgot someone:  Please forgive my addled brain!)

Perhaps the outstanding volunteers laboring for our Club and working on the greatest variety of projects were brothers Mark and Jim Santosuosso. They improved the “can” fixtures in the lounge soffits including modifying each fixture to install LED lighting; they worked on roof cooling equipment above the kitchen; they replaced light switches; they expedited repairs on rest room plumbing and cable wire-tying, and more.  And they were still at it after Judy left at 3:30.

When you are an “all-volunteer Club”, it sure helps to have volunteers!  What did they get out of it?  Half a foot-long sandwich from Subway and a beer, and some didn’t even get that.  Next time you see one of these folks, remember to give them a “thank you”.   --- Joe Coons


BYC SAILING FLEET POSTER AVAILABLE

The BYC Sailing Fleet has created a poster to help promote Wednesday Night Racing.  Please get it here, print it out (color 8-1/2 x 11) and post around your office, store window and/or community center. 

If you would like a 11” x17” copy, I will make some available at the BYC Clubhouse.  Please e-mail me fleetcaptain@byc.org.  --- Jonathan Knowles


A RACING REMINDER:
 
The signal that the long winter is finally winding down was the start of BYC Wednesday Night Club Racing Series last week. The Sailing Instructions and Registration Forms are available on the BYC Sail Fleet Web Site at http://sailfleet.byc.org.  Returning this year is the open Cruising Division and race packet fee discounts for BYC members.
 
The BYC Bar and Lounge will be open after racing serving up $5 Sailor Burger & Microbrew special. 
 
The completed registration form along with check payment can be mailed to the BYC 2625 South Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225 or you can drop it off at the BYC Bar during open hours Wed-Sat 5P – 9P.
 
See you on the water!  --- Jonathan Knowles, BYC Fleet Captain & Griller


$5 SPECIAL IS BACK FROM 6 TO 9 ON WEDNESDAYS
 
Finally the long wait is over, and BYC Racing Series starts this Wednesday April 4th.  The BYC Bar & Lounge will be shifting into Summer Hours, open on Wednesday’s and featuring the popular $5 Sailor Burger & Microbrew Special. 
 
But note this:  The volunteer BYC grillers will be cooking up one-third pound, all beef patties with cheese and all the fixings, along with potato salad or chips.  It’s the perfect complement to a pint of the fine microbrews on tap.
 
There is a "Secret Special", however:  You can order any other beverage of your choice at the regular bar price and just add the burger for a $1.50!
 
You don’t need to be sailboat racer to take advantage of this great deal.  If you find the raucous sailors disruptive to your fine dining experience, no problem…. Come in between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. while the sailors are on the water. 
 
Bring the wife and kids, for we treat all burger eaters equally. --- Jonathan Knowles, Fleet Captain


SPRING WINE SPECIALS FROM OUR BYC WINE BAR...

These deals continue...
 
NEW PREMIUM RED WINES: New "Mid-Ship's Selection", $26 per bottle, a bargain: A Spanish Red, Belezos Crianza Rioja (Don & Mary love this); a French Red, Guigal Cotes du Rhone; and a Washington State Red, Tamarack FireHouse Red (limited supply); 
 
CREW WINES SPECIAL: For a limited time (until Mike Welsh returns from PacRim and re-programs the cash register), Crew Wines are only $17 per bottle, a $3 savings.  Crew wines include: 
WHITES: Italian Riff Pinot Grigio; French White Bidalere (dry); and Washington State Independent Producers (Kathy and Andy's favorite).
REDS: Spanish Red, Casa de Illana   (Robert Parker 89 points); Italian Red Blend, La Q; Argentinian Red, Pinto Final Malbec (Marsha and Bob's choice); and Washington  State Independent Producers (Wayne & Trudy's selection)
 
Check out our By-the-Glass Special at $ 4.75.  Take advantage of these deals and the BYC Lounge!!!
  

REMINDER: BARBEQUE MASTERS STILL WANTED...

BYC Burger Grillers Are Wanted for Wednesday Night Racing...
 
THANKS to the folks who have already signed up (including this week's Matt & Heather Ouilette), and to everyone who helped out grilling BYC burgers last race season.  Through your efforts, it was a huge success and a turnaround year for our racing program.  
 
We're working on a schedule so I don’t have to make frantic calls on Wednesday afternoon.   I have easy-to-follow instructions and I’ll make sure that I’m keeping the supplies stocked for you. 
 
And… there is a New BBQ.  The grill is hooked up to natural gas, so no more propane tanks!!  This BBQ is awesome.  Gone are the days that you had to rotate every burger over “hot spot” in the upper left corner.   You’ll feel like you’re driving the Ferrari of BBQ’s and the grilling will be much, much easier.
 
If you able to help out this year, please contact me.  --- Jonathan Knowles, Fleet Captain (360) 303-5465 or jon@latitude48north.com.


OPEN HOUSE COMING TO RASMUSSEN'S

Brian and Anne Rasmussen of Rasmussen’s Marine Electric would like to invite everybody to an Open House Saturday April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
 
They will be having a BBQ and refreshments all day, along with some door prizes and specials.  Their new location is at 909 Squalicum Way, Suites 104 and 106. Don’t miss it!  Come by and look at their new retail and service spaces…Brian has built new displays for his Magnum Inverters, Sealand Products, Suzuki Outboards and his Lighting Collection.  They’re looking forward to seeing you---you might even stop in sooner to look it over!


THE SPRING CRUISE IS POSTPONED...
 
Due to the memorial this Saturday, April 14, the Past Commodore's Cruise has been postponed to June 1-3.  Details will follow.


THE OPEN HOUSE APRIL 21 IS CANCELLED.
 
The Port of Bellingham cancelled this event due to the boathouse work at G-docks.


THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ

No one identified the sunset picture from two weeks ago, so here's another photo taken in the daytime. Bet you recognize this geographically significant spot, even if you've never been there! Send your answer to steve.ross@wwu.edu.


We regret that this week's Jib Sheet was slightly delayed by web site difficulties.  We expect the problem to be solved soon.  Thank you for your patience and the help of CSS Comminications!

Remember to submit your articles to  Jibsheet@byc.org  Deadline is each Monday noon.

Fair Winds and Following Seas from your JibSheet editor, Joe Coons

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