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The BYC year runs October to September

Oct. 10: Oktoberfest (Story)
Oct. 18: Club Scrub (Story)

Oct. 25: Commodore's Ball! (Story)


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OCTOBER 7 - 13, 2014

Revised with active links -- The BYC website is back up, so this edition of the Jibsheet is being resent now that the links are active.  Apologies for the double email.
MON: 6 Oct: Monday Night Football; WED: 8 Oct: 5pm Burgers and Brats; THURS: 9 Oct: 5pm Carne Asada;  FRI: 10 Oct: Oktoberfest!  SAT: 11 Oct: Bar open
MON: 13 Oct: Monday Night Football; WED: 15 Oct: 5pm Burgers and Brats; THURS: 16 Oct : 5pm Carne Asada; FRI: 17 Oct: FRIDAY@5! SAT: 18 Oct: Bar open
SAVE THE DATE - CLUB SCRUB The fall club scrub will take place on Saturday, 18 October. More details to come, but mark your calendars for this fun (and important) event.

New Editor in the Driver's Seat!  A HUGE "THANK YOU" to PC Joe Coons and the years of service he has given this Club and specifically to this newsletter.  I definitely have some very large shoes to fill!!  I'll be keeping things 'status quo' for a bit while I learn the ropes, but I encourage your suggestions and comments... what do YOU want out of your newsletter?  Frequency?  Content?  Send your thoughts to  --- PC Michele Bennett
Installation Night both Fun and Memorable In case you missed it, last Wednesday night a new Bridge and 4 new Trustees took their oath of office.  PC Joe Coons was our Master of Ceremonies and performed his "last official duty" (his words). A copy of his 'history of the BYC' is linked here -- I highly encourage any member of 15 years or less to read it!!
Let's celebrate Oktoberfest! Friday, 10 October at 6pm. (Link to flyer)
Break out the lederhosen and dirndls and join us for some beer-boiled brats and sauerbraten. Please bring sides and desserts or your favorite German dishes to share. Yodeling anyone???
COMMODORE'S BALL - 25 OCTOBER!  89th Annual Commodores Ball will be a Celebration of Naval & Maritime History.  The theme will be "Master & Commander". Detailed information & formal invitations will be in the mail this week, but you can RSVP now from the BYC website.
    If you're able to serve the the Commodores Planning Committee, please contact Ann Knowles 360-303-5884;

Here’s what’s happenin’ at the bar & lounge this week:
MON – Monday nite football with hot dogs and carnitas! Seahawks are playing, so come on down and catch the game in real time on our hi-def TV’s!
WED – Burgers ’n’ Brats, starting at 5
THURS – Carne asada and those tasty bean burritos, served up by Chef Monica!
FRI – OCTOBERFEST! Check your email for more!
SAT – Lounge opens at 5.
See you in the lounge!  --- Steve Hayward

Pink Boat Regatta Update 
On 1 October, wrote a check to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for a record $68,837!!  Hooty Hoot!  Thanks to everyone that participated, "bought a buoy", drank a 'pink' beer, and donned a bit of pink to help 'save second base'.  Just wait till next year! (registration will open in January)  --- Neil Bennett, PBR (Bellingham) Chair

NEXT TRIP: Hosting Sailors for the Round the County Race!
    I thank every member who came out to the BYC Installation Ceremony last Wednesday and who has supported me over the years running the chairs.  Michele Bennett requested I post the speech I made that event... you can follow this link.
I'm a little groggy this morning after returning back from my annual "Boys Cruise" with boat partners, Jon Seestrom and Mike Poulos. This year’s pilgrimage included new BYC members, Chris Vazquez and Kevin Clark and included stop overs at Inati Bay, Patos Is. and late night campfire on Shallow Bay at Sucia Island.  It’s an event I look forward to every year… enjoying great camaraderie and an overabundance of food and beverages.   The favorite part of these cruises are even if the weather conditions get nasty with winds kicking up to 30+ knots,  I have developed the utmost trust and faith in my sailing members, that I typically go below and get lulled to sleep with the rocking of the boat.
The message I want to start off this year is the theme of my Installation speech... "Community".   Being part of the Yacht Club Community is the most important aspect of this club.  Without it, we are just an empty structure.   Community requires being engaged and involved.  You could help volunteer with a committee, program or event, but really it's as simple as just coming down to the club one day a week for socializing and interacting with members & friends.   Partake in a beer, wine or a non-alcoholic soda at the bar, attend a Friday's @ 5, watch Monday Night Football on the big TV's, and enjoy a burger with the family on Wednesday Night or Tacos Thursdays.   These membership benefits are for you, but can only exist with you!
I look forward to a great year with you.
Jonathan Knowles, Commodore

The harbor of Antibes, France was the subject of last week's photo. No one correctly identified the location, but Jim Gibson, Bud Hansen, John Raasch, and Jack Black identified similar locations in Croatia. 
This week we travel to a much more secluded and quiet bay. If you know the location, send your answer to

   Jib Sheet Editor this week is Michele Bennett
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