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Weds: Hamburgers/Brats
Thurs: Tacos/Carne Asada

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August 22-24th Buccaneer's Cruise at Inati Bay
September 13-29th Desolation Sound Cruise

 
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AUGUST 12-18, 2014

WED: Aug. 13 - 5pm Burgers and Brats; THURS: Aug. 14 - 5pm Carne Asada    FRI: Aug 15: Come on down to your club! SAT: Closed (summer hours)

NEXT WEEK:  WED: Aug 20 - 5pm Burgers and Brats THURS: Aug 21 - 5pm Carne Asada   FRI: Aug 22 - C'mon down to your Club, bring a dish to share!  
FABULOUS NEWS STORY about the Junior regatta at the BYC in the Herald on Sunday 8/10.  See it here.
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
PITCH - RACE COMMITTEE! This is a great weekend on the water and lots of fun. We need some folks to help with race committee. It's easy - and if you've never joined us - don't worry, we'll teach you everything you need to know. We could use a few folks on the mark boats and some on the committee boats. The dates are August 30 and 31 - Labor Day weekend. If you are interested or have questions please contact Michele Bodtke, Race Officer, msbodtke@gmail.com or 360-720-4155.  
MORE PITCH HELP: PITCH registration volunteers neededWant to help with PITCH but don’t have time to go out on the bay for the whole day? We will be needing volunteers to staff the registration desk at the upcoming KarMART PITCH regatta on Labor day weekend. August 29-31 If you can help work a one to  two hour shift on either FridaySaturday or Sunday afternoon or evening, please contact Linda Levine 360 756-7916 or stinkerbelle48@gmail.com No experience is necessary but there will be a cash register training session on Thursday evening 8/28 for all volunteers.
OUR FLEET CAPTAIN CARES: Read Neil Bennett's touching letter here and see why it's important to help out in the Pink Boat project for Michele and so many others! Or, register right now here! Team up to buy $100 buoys for Skipper Michele aboard Garufa!
AMBASSADORS NEEDED FOR FUN! In addition to Home Hosts (below), we need Ambassadors to join in the PacRim fun and help make our visitors comfortable. John Gargett has posted a terrific explanation here. Please take a look....
PACRIM NEEDS A LITTLE MORE HELP! The PacRim Committee is making a big effort to get the last few home hosts and Ambassadors for our visitors September 6-13th. It's a way to be involved in this historic, biennial event. It's a great way to feel truly international! Click here for this week's details from Chairman John Gargett.
SPEAKING OF PACRIM...The Hospitality Committee For PacRim 2014 is looking for some bakers to help out. We need some breakfast breads, muffins (or whatever you do best!) to serve our guests at the club each morning. We need these yummies eight days, Sept. 6 through Sept. 13. Pick the day(s) you can bring something, and let Gail Haines (mghaines@comcast.net) or Brenda Dennis (brendakbear@yahoo.com) know what you will provide. We will send reminders. Thanks for your help in getting our sailors and ambassadors off to a good start each day. If you want to come help serve, let us know. The more the merrier!
FROM OUR BAR MANAGER
See You at the Club! -- Steve Hayward

CRUISING NEWS:
SAVE THE DATES FOR UPCOMING CRUISES:
*August 22-24th* Buccaneer's Cruise at Inati Bay --- Friday movies, potluck, BYOB; Saturday treasure hunt, BBQ, Grog, Dengeness Derby, Pirate/Wench Contest, Live Music plus DJ/Karaoke, Campfire-Guitar Jam; Sunday sunrise coffee, pancakes & sausages. Full details next week, contact Jonathan Knowles here or call 360.303.5465. And, HEY! Contect me if you can help with setup/cleanup! Thanks...
*September 13-29th* Desolation Sound Cruise ---Contact Rich Hanset: cell 408-839-1530 or email: rhanset@sbcglobal.net For more info, click here

SAILING NEWS:
PITCH POSTER UPDATE. Thanks to all of you that have helped spread PITCH posters these past weeks. We still need a few volunteers to post them around Puget Sound; our intent is to have them posted in every yacht club and marine store from Olympia to Vancouver, BC. We have covered Bellingham, Anacortes, Everett, Vancouver and Seattle but still  need help with the San Juan Islands, Victoria, Tacoma and Olympia.
Simply walk in with poster  and ask the manager for permission and the location to post. We have a stack of PITCH posters in the front BYC lobby and you are free to grab a few if you can post them in a place that potential entrants may see it, just make sure to let me know where it is so we don’t duplicate efforts. 
 Thanks! Randy Nulle 360-920-3178

BE 'IN THE KNOW'! You can follow what is planned for PacRim 2014 by going to PacRim2014.Com and subscribing to our official site by clicking on the Follow button in the upper right corner, a great way to keep up to date.
YOUTH SAILING NEWS:
The Knowles family will be hosting a BYC Youth Fleet Fridays @ 5  (6 - 9 PM) this Friday August 15th  with Pizza, Salad, Desert and Movie in the downstairs Youth Room.   Bring your beach chair or blanket!  Please RSVP to jon@latitutde48north.com  or 360-303-5465, so we know how much Pizza to order!
THE PITCH REGATTA is still two months off but has always been a great fundraiser for the youth fleet. If you have or know of any business that would be willing to donate a suitable item for the raffle please contact me at mike@mikepowellphoto.com or Randy Nulle at rnulle@comcast.net.
OUR COMMODORE'S COLUMN: 
I want to send a huge shout out to all those that helped with the youth regatta this past weekend. What a great event! I'm very proud of the effort and the number of folks that helped. It really showcased the club and our beautiful city. Thank you all!!  I'm also very appreciative of everyone that has stepped forward to help with the Buccaneers' Cruise. It's going to be a full weekend. If you are interested in helping, please contact Jon Knowles, our Vice Commodore. 
    Get out on the water and enjoy your boat or being with friends. It's couldn't be nicer. When you're in town, stop by the club and have a cool refreshment with your fellow members.
Serving you from the Helm, Michele Bodtke, Commodore commodore@byc.org (360) 720-4155

STEVE ROSS'S PHOTO CONTEST: 
Last week's photo of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia was provided by Marian Henderson. Mike Poulos, John Van Haalen, Gayle Ackerly, John Raasch, Bill Heward, and Jim Gibson correctly identified the location, while James Schoenecker, Marsha Riek, and Bud Hansen named similar views in other European Cities.
    This week we see a guiding light. If you know the location, send your answer to drsteveross@gmail.com.

   Jib Sheet Editor this week is Joe Coons
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