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COME DOWN AND MEET THE PACRIM PARTICIPANTS
on Sunday September 7th at 6:00 pm
from sister cities Tateyama, Japan; Port Stephens, Australia; Tauranga, New Zealand; Nadhodka, Russia; and Victoria, B.C. Help us bring to our guests, a great celebration and show of support! There will be light appetizers at Windows On The Bay and we would like to offer a fine “Friday’s at Five” display with a pot luck of side dishes to complete the festivities on the BYC side. Come down and show our warm Bellingham hospitality and enjoy the camaraderie. You'll be appreciated. Thanks! --- Marlene Bolster, Past Commodore & PacRim 2014 Committee
Buccaneers Cruise Update:
We could not have asked for a better weekend for the BYC’s Annual Buccaneers Cruise at Inati Bay last weekend. The weather: perfect, the atmosphere: festive. It was great to see Members, families and kids (including many new members) banding together to make it a successful event. There was socializing, food, games, dancing, swimming and kids (young and old) doing cannonballs off Jumanji’s fly bridge. Thanks to Neil, Michele, Steve, Angie, & Katie
for the plentiful meal… and to everyone who pulled pots for the biggest crab fest ever seen. Newer members Chris & Debi Vazquez and Adam & Nichole Jordan
had a great time doing the Kids' Treasure hunt for the young Pirates. Rick Laursen
, in addition to keeping this event glued together, had teams of 4 paddling all around Inati Bay in search of hidden Grog. (The treasure was cleverly stashed in a crab pot protected by the skeletal remains of a Dead Pirate.) It seemed fitting for this family themed event, that the band Mark Santosuosso
hired, Odd Ones Out
, was a group a talented local high school kids that rocked Inati Bay with classic 70’s and 80’s tunes. Later in the evening, Christen Opfer
kicked off "Pirate Karaoke" that ran into late evening. Many courageous souls stepped up to the mic to show off talent (as well as some lack thereof :-).
, in addition to doing the transport of supplies and the band aboard the Hard Drive Marine landing craft he builds, had fabricated a custom stainless steel griddle for the Inati BQQ grill that made it possible to cook up 150 Pancakes and 10 pounds sausages for the Sunday
morning breakfast! Thanks, Tom!
An unfortunate incident occurred Sunday
as the raft up was breaking, that however made me proud to be part the BYC Family. As Mike & Maya Allsop
were hoisting up their 15’ Tender, the lifting ring failed and the small craft came crashing down over the deck and railing of La Siesta
, and ended up turtled in the water. Immediately, an impressive fleet of members in their dinghies headed out to assist. After assessing no injuries, they began to right the tender, a complicated process of hoisting the bow up with La Siesta’s
crane while pulling the stern with dinghies at full throttle. After two attempts, they succeeded. All of us could only hope to be as fortunate that if ever such an incident happened to us on the water, our fellow BYC Members would be right there to assist as they were for Mike & Maya. Kudo’s to All!!
Thanks for coming. If you have photos that you would like share, please e-mail them to me. --- Jonathan Knowles, Vice Commodore firstname.lastname@example.org