JUNE 3-9, 2014
DEER HARBOR CRUISE
this weekend, June 6-8!
PREDICTED LOG EVENT
June 6 & 7 Fun Race from Friday Harbor to Bellingham
SUMMER FUEL DOCK
hours are back! Starting Monday, June 9, 2014, Harbor Marine Fuel hours will be 7am to 8pm seven days a week, through Labor Day.
AN IMPORTANT AND TIMELY REMINDER: We've had several requests from members that the sidewalk in front of the building be kept clear. Please refrain from parking on the sidewalk - this area needs to be clear for member access and for emergency vehicles. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
WE'RE OFF AND RUNNING WITH THE DOWNSTAIRS REMODEL FUNDRAISING! Thanks to the folks who have donated $2,150 during the past few weeks; now it's time for YOU to pitch in if you can! Your donation will help pay for the new Ward Room/Youth Sailor's area. Deadline is July 1: that gives us 30 days to go to raise $28,000 more. That's only around $100 per Member Family (but please consider giving more).
Here is a link to connect you to our BYC.ORG website where you can make a donation to help the Club recover it's well-spent money on this beautiful project. *We will contact you personally to OK any mention of your gift. THANK YOU! --- Joe Coons
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION SESSION:
Wednesday, June 18, from 6:30-7:30 in the newly-renovated Ward Room. Mark your calendars and watch the JibSheet for further information.---Marian Welsh
LEARN TO WIRE YOUR BOAT AT PORT TOWNSEND WORKSHOP
June 24, 2014, 9am - 4pm. For details, see the flyer here
A GREAT MEMBER BENEFIT! Sea Magazine is offering us a free year's subscription!
All you have to do is click here.
FROM OUR BAR MANAGER
More "eats and greets" at your club lounge this week...
WED: “Come on down” for ‘burgers ’n brats hot off the grill, starting at 5 and continuing on ‘till the fleet comes in!
THU: Don’t miss Chef Monica’s Carne Asada! Come by and stoke up on authentic, mouthwatering Mexican-style Carne Asada, rumored to be the best in all Mexico, and certainly the best in Bellingham! And don’t overlook the bean burritos, either. Oh, yeah! See you in the lounge! --- Steve Hayward
FISHERMAN'S BAY CRUISE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
Thanks to Angie and Jim Santosuosso
for hosting! Angie's story here
DEER HARBOR CRUISE This Weekend!
All information regarding dates, times, activities and who to call for slip reservations are included on the flyer. Please RSVP to Susan Henderson
or call and leave a voicemail at 360-920-1217
so we know how many members are going.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND - PREDICTED LOG EVENT! The Bellingham & Friday Harbor power squadrons are hosting a new Predicted Log Event on June 7th open to all members of the BYC. It's a chance to have fun, meet folks, and prove your skippering skills. The predicted log course will run from Friday Harbor to Bellingham.
To participate, get your boat to Friday Harbor on Friday, June 6, preferably in time for a skipper’s meeting at 1600 where you'll get the details. Then Friday night dinner at the San Juan YC at 1800, and overnight at that great marina. Next day navigate to Bellingham (no chart plotter, GPS or radar turned on) for the post race party. There are no fees involved, except meals and moorage.
If you've never done a PL event, try it. At least, you'll laugh, and at the most, you might win! Sound like fun? Contact Tom Dalgliesh,
FALL CRUISE: DESOLATION SOUND
Updated details here
. There's a meeting on 8/11, the cruise is 9/13-9/28. --- Rich Hanset, Cruisemaster
May was a busy month for the BYC Racers. From Oregon Offshore
, to the AYC Windermere Regatta
, BYC members have been busy. Congratulations to Ward Naviaux
for another 1st place in class as they get closer to Pac Cup!
Closer to home at the Anacortes Yacht Club's Windermere Regatta
: Jack Gerrity
and the crew of Extreme
were in first place position after Saturday’s racing. Mike Kleps
and the crew of Bruce
were in second place in the San Juan 24 division. Mick Corcoran's Blackfoot
and Dave Steffen's Vitesse
also traveled down for the racing. BYC members and youth sailors were seen crewing on boats throughout the fleets.
June 21st will be our Round Lummi Race
with an updated finish off Inati Bay. That’s IT everyone; our season is heating up! ---Bart Maupin
13th BIENNIAL PACIFIC RIM CHALLENGE REGATTA RETURNING TO BYC IN SEPTEMBER 2014!
This will be the third time, since its formal beginning in 1990 here in Bellingham, that the PacRim Regatta will be held here. This is truly an event that puts the Bellingham Yacht Club, along with the Bellingham Sister Cites Association on the International Stage.
From September 6-13, 2014 we will be hosting racers and ambassadors from around the Pacific Rim again here in Bellingham. Join competitive racing sailors from Japan, Russia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for five days of exciting buoy racing in Etchells and San Juan 24’s. All Whatcom County Yacht Club members racing sailors are encouraged to apply.
Bellingham Sister City Membership is required if selected, but not to apply. Deadline is June 1, 2014. The Race Selection Committee is comprised of Neil Bennett, BYC Fleet Captain Chair, Joe Bartlett (BYC/CYC), Bart Maupin, BYC Race Sail Fleet Captain, Randy Nulle (BYC), Dave Steffen (BYC/CYC) and Carol Veach, BSC representative.
More information and application is here!
--- Fleet Captain Neil Bennett
OUR COMMODORE'S COLUMN: Summer has officially begun in the Pacific Northwest!! I hope you have been able to get out and enjoy yourself on the water!!
As we settle into summer, we all look forward to more time on the water, vacations, recharging our batteries, and enjoying this beautiful place we call our home. It's also a slower time for your Board of Trustees - after a fall, winter, and spring of hard work. There have been so many accomplishments this year: we hired a bar manager, remodeled the lower clubhouse, held numerous membership meetings, adopted a operational flow chart, completed our goal to fully fund a Bellingham Technical College scholarship endowment, raised money for the youth program with a very successful dinner and silent auction, offered boating education seminars, and planned a busy summer cruise schedule - just to name a few.
The summer will bring racing, cruising, picnics, regattas, PacRim, and election of the next Board. Also this summer we are going to begin working on a long-term strategic financial plan. The Finance Committee has appointed a small task force that will begin looking at the long-term financial health of the club. The end goal is to have a plan, or road map, of how we will pay for future capital expenditures and maintenance of the building, operating the club debt free, and maintaining the programs and benefits that the members desire.
Working through the issues and formalizing a plan will take some time. Financial planning is an important and integral part of a strong, healthy club. We'll keep you informed along the way. Your interest is also appreciated. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email or talk to me at the club. --- Serving you from the Helm, Michele Bodtke, Commodore
email@example.com (360) 720-4155
STEVE ROSS'S PHOTO CONTEST:
[Ed. note. Apologies for the problem with the links to the pictures last week. This time the links should show the correct pictures.]
Thanks to Donna Olsen Last week's picture
of the dome of the BC Parliament in Victoria. Mike Poulos and John Van Haalen correctly identified the location.
Jib Sheet Editor this week is Cathy Franklin