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What BYC Member is another car guy (Video Below, too!)
Aug 30-Sep 1 KarmartUSA PITCH (Story)
Sep 7 Sat Commodore's Picnic & CrabFest
Sep 4, 11, 18 Election Meetings (Story)
Sep 14-15 Dale Jepson One Design Regatta (Story)
Sep 20-22 Poets Cove Cruise (Story)
Oct 13 Sun BYC Jazz Supper Club
Nov 2 Sat Commodore's Ball


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Aug 30 Blue Moon F@5 
Sep 6 F@5 

See special events above!

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Apple Specialists:
Autos:               Wilson Motors
Yacht Sales & Charters:
Canvas, Upholstery: 
Casino, Dining, Resort:
Catering Services & Facilities:
Commercial Internet & Network Integration:
Electrical Repairs
Electrical Repairs &
Supplies, Furnaces:
Engine Repairs &
Insurance, General
& Marine:
Special-T Sign & Graphics  
Marine Cooling Systems:
Marine Fuel:
Marine Services:
Marine Supplies:
Outboards, Stern Drives,
Boats & Repairs: 
Printing Services: 

Aug. 27 - Sept. 3, 2013

FRIDAY AT FIVE CELEBRATES PITCH! It's a Blue Moon Friday at Five with a Skippers' Welcoming BBQ.  Lots of food, lots of fun, bring something to share.
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.

POWER BOAT AND DRIVER NEEDED for Jan Anderson, our PITCH photographer as her husband Skip cannot make it this year.  PITCH is this coming weekend and the boat is needed for both Saturday and Sunday.  Your fuel costs will be covered by the event.  If you can help us out, please contact Randy Nulle at or Terry Tavelli  at as soon as possible. This is a great way to get to see all the action on the course.  Jan will direct you on where she needs to be to get the best shots...What fun!

PITCH RACE SHORE VOLUNTEER MEETING:  There will be an organizing meeting for all people who want to help at the KarMART PITCH regatta for on-shore duty. Jobs will include helping at the registration desk as well as dinner & clothing sales. The meeting will be on Thursday 8/29 at 6pm at the Club.  This is for volunteers who will be working on shore and does not include the on water race committee who will have their own meeting on Wednesday. Call me with any questions! --- Randy Nulle KarMART PITCH Chair 360-920-3178

LAST WEEK'S FACTOID:  Our BYC Past Commodore 1986-87 Arne Rupke is the guy we focused on last week.  Arne sold cars and trucks almost all his working career, but now health issues limit his ability to come by his beloved BYC. Old timers think of him often, sharing "Arne Stories"... [If you have a BYC Member we should salute, send details to]
RETURN TO SENDER??? Please make sure we have your correct mailing address!! You can check it out on the Members Only section of the BYC website. If you need to make a correction, now is the time to use the online roster update form or send an email to Do your part to help keep us running smoothly and saving volunteer time...

BUILDING & HOUSE EXCITEMENT:  Mark Santosuosso, Committee Chair is busting his buttons with the response to the "Task Team" idea you got an email about last week. 22 have signed up: Arne, Dean, Bud, Cathy, Lisa, Ken, Christine, Bob, John, Mick, Larry, Randy, Randy, Ray, Dan, Ariane, Ron, Scott, Steve, Terry, Tim, and Wendy so far.  Would you like to know more? Read here!

AT FRIDAY@5 NEXT WEEK SEPT. 5 there will be a free BBQ!  As this year's Youth Sailing Program wraps up, we are kicking off 2014 Youth Sailing Planning & Organization at the September 6th F@5. Youth Fleet Captain John Stocklass and Rear Commodore Jonathan Knowles will be your hosts serving up Burgers, Dogs and Hot Fudge Sundaes. Please bring a side dish. Whether you have a young adult in BYC's Youth programs or are just interested in helping out with them, now is the time to get involved! We have big ideas to expand our programs that include new dinghy and sport boat fleets, expanded Opti & FJ BYC Youth Racing Team, Winter & shore-side youth/family events such as Zodiac sailing, movie nights, family sailing days, BBQ's and Inati Bay outings, J24 Youth Racing, Youth activity room remodel and more. There are many levels of commitment from small to serious: serve as a Trustee on the BYC Board or Youth Sailing Committee, help with Youth Racing & Regattas, Learn-to-Sail Program, marketing,  boat repairs, fundraising and Youth/Family event planning. 
    Bring your Youth Sailors, Family and guests to this BYC Free Event and learn about your opportunities for fun and service!

DALE JEPSON ONE DESIGN REGATTA IS 2.5 WEEKS AWAY!  It's a really great event with sailors coming from all over the Northwest to participate.  This year, it’s September 14 & 15. We could use your help:
-  If you have a whaler, 15' or larger RIB or another low profile boat that could be used to rescue sailors/boats, please let me know.  We have lots of young folks on the water and it would be nice to be able to keep them safe.
-  If you have some time to help on the weekend with meal prep and/ or registration, please let me know.  We would love to have you out. 
-  We could use people at the docks to help boats in and out of the water.
-  We could use help making a Caesar Salad and scooping the pulled pork.
-  We could use people to watch the kegs to keep our liquor license safe. 
    This regatta is run on the cheap.  We have consistently been in the black, and I am hoping this year will be no different.  Please step up to help us on one or both days.  Reach me at 676-4263, or email at byclaserfleet@yahoo.comI'll ask again... PLEASE step up to help us this year.  We could really use it, and if not for the volunteer effort, we will not be able to put on events like this.
    Thanks very much in advance.  Let’s make this another fantastic event. --- Mike Poulos, Chair BBOD
GET YOUR RESERVATION IN FOR POET'S COVE! Once again John Gargett is chairing this annual cruising event.  It gets bigger each year, and is FUN! This year's details are here. Register early for this popular excursion. This is a great cruise...

JOIN THE BYC BRASS... Our nominating committee is still looking for more nominees for Trustees and Officers: Contact Past Commodore Richard Veach at
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
HARBOR MARINE FUEL HOURS CHANGE NEXT WEEK: On September 3, Tuesday, they change to 8AM-6PM...

Last week's picture of Pulteney Bridge, in Bath, England, was correctly identified by Jim Gibson, Mark Harding, John Raasch, and Meredith Ross. The bridge hosts a delightful selection of shops that appeal to men and women alike.
    No bridges in this week's picture, but there are interesting navigational challenges. The stakes mark one side of the channel, and the rock work marks the other side. Notice how the channel curves around the little island. If you know where this picture was taken, send your answer to

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