I cannot believe another week has skipped by...the time is fleeting fast! I hope everyone enjoyed the Commodores Ball as much as I did
. I would like to thank all the many, many volunteers who helped make this night a wonderful one. I had a vision for this ball and it came off without a hitch. The band rocked us out and there was fun for everyone. Thank you and “hat’s off to the volunteers”
who helped make this night so special for me! (If you have receipts and need reimbursement please hand them in as soon as possible, as we are finalizing all costs associated with the Ball. I am told we will have photos posted real soon.)
The group that rented our room the day after the ball was delighted with all the decorations and I applaud Jonathan Knowles
and his team who came in early to clean up everything for them. They were a fun group and many of them inquired about membership in the BYC and left with applications.
On Sunday the clean up team spent several hours taking down decorations and organizing the decoration room. Thanks so much for the help...and special thanks also to my sister Sharon
from Arizona; she helped me endless hours from the moment she stepped off the plane. It was all fun and well worth all of the effort.
This week don’t forget we have Monday night Football and Taco night.
Come on down and join the fun; this weekend the Sailors will be competing in “Round the County” I wish all of them luck and fair winds!
Our Second Board Meeting is coming up fast. Board members and Committee chairs: Please send me your agenda items
. I will be trying to post our agenda by Monday so everyone will have it with the supporting documents. I will send this electronically so you can print them for your notebooks! Please also let me know if you will be having dinner with us...
Thanks again to our membership, we have amazing talent and friendship. I am at your service! --- Jody King Erickson
NEW EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Please join the Education Committee and friends for a Kick-off Friday at 5 on November 16. Seafood Linguine, Garlic Bread, and Caesar Salad will be served. Please bring your appetizers to share to get the evening off to a good start.
To get things going we have already scheduled three US Power Squadron seminars as well as a couple of fun education events, all right here at the club. Coming up real soon: Nov. 28 – Rules of the Road - All skippers need to know the Navigation Rules (there really is no choice !) Dec. 12 – Anchoring and Mooring USPS - Safe anchoring is a boating skill that can be learned. Let us show you how.
These are the first two of six seminars that will improve your Seamanship skills and make you a safer boater. And it's no secret...safer skippers inspire confidence among their crew, and everyone has more fun. So please join us on November 16 to hear more about our plans and to give us some input on areas you might like to know more about. --- Tom Dalgliesh, Education Committee Chair
J-24 DONATED TO BYC YOUTH SAILING
Last month BYC Members Jonathan Knowles and John Stockless
transported a donated J-24 Sailboat for the BYC’s Youth Program from Lake Washington through the Ship Canal, Ballard Locks, Shilshole Marine and Interstate-5 to Bellingham. The boat was donated by Steve Norman
of Seattle who had not used the boat for the past six years and decided it was time to put it to a good cause (and save $2000 year on moorage at Lecshi Marina!). The J-24 is currently moored at the Dry Sailboat Moorage Lot courtesy of TD Curran. It's a little dirty and mossy, however a team of volunteers will be cleaning and repairing it over the winter.
The BYC Youth Program had requested at least two Keel Boats for use in the Summer Youth program
for Match Racing and Cruising Classes. We are asking J-24 Fleets all along the West Coast and Colorado for boat donations. There are also plans in the works to use these boats for evening adult sailing classes for adult Members. If you have interest or questions about BYC's Youth or Adult Sailing Classes, contact Megan Link, BYC Program Coordinator, at (206) 498-8655, or email BYC.Junior.Sailing@gmail.com.
Check out the photo album of the transport on BYC's Facebook Page:
BYC's Facebook Page is located at http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamYachtClub
--- Jonathan Knowles, Rear Commodore
While the sailing season may appeared to have wound down, several boats are getting ready to head out for the Orcas Island Yacht Club's annual "Round the County" Sailboat race
. For the past 25 years this race has provided one last opportunity for sailors to test the strength of their boats and equipment before buttoning them up for the winter. Crew are almost guaranteed and opportunity to test how waterproof their foul weather gear is. Dress warm and stay safe if your attending! Results and updates for those with the sense to stay home and be warm and dry can be seen at: http://roundthecounty.com/
Mark your Calendars for November 17th 5:00 pm for the annual awards banquet
to recognize the sailing fleets achievements for the past year, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. --- Bart Maupin, Sail Fleet Captain
OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
What a grand evening for Members: The BYC 88th Commodore's Ball for our Commodore Jody King Erickson was a smashing success! Exotic tropical flowers adorned the dining tables, the Bar was magically transported to the South Seas as the Tiki Bar Lounge, and the band, the Vonvettas were amazing!
This ball would not have been possible without the many volunteers who worked so diligently to pull it all together! A rousing hand of applause and many many THANKS go out to them: Rick Steidly, Mike Crawford, Bishop Kevin Allen, Bob Simica, Rob McArdle, Jack Levine, Jim Gibson, Troy Curran, Bob Riek, Andy Brown, Dan Ringler, Gordon Simica, John Van Haalen, Jim Santosuosso, Mike Welsh, Dan Ringler, Joe Young, Mike Allsop, Chris Larsen, Mark Santosuosso, Colt Erickson, & Jacob Whiteish, Judy Mickel Griffin, Susan Henderson, Anna Ahlen, Jane Simica, Susie Hilaski, Christine Palmerton, Carol Young, Marsha Riek, Lisa McArdle, Maya Allsop, Levey Mamaril, Donna Olsen, Trudy Kelsoe, Pam Heward, Linda Levine, Mary Jo Porter, Rebecca Hall, Cori Curran, Stephanie Allen, Teresa Van Haalen, Penny Dalgliesh, Ginger Thompson, Tierney Owens, Mary Baker, Lurinda Gibson, Laura Vaughan, Mary Burns, Michele Bodtke, Pattie Gargett, Marian Henderson, Angie Santosuosso, Sharon Massey, Marian Welsh, Karen Lauckhardt, & Ariane Ringler. (If we inadvertently missed anyone, please contact Commodore Jody or Kathy Brown so that your time and effort might be acknowledged.)
Thank you all, again, so very much for making this grand BYC tradition possible!
MARKETING COMMITTEE TO MEET:
There will be a Marketing Steering Committee meeting
on Wednesday, November 14th in the lower lounge at the club at 5:30.
We will go over the events through the remainder of this year and touch briefly on next year's events. We have the Lighted Boat Parade and the BYC Christmas party in December coming up and will be working very closely with the programs committee to make this a great year.
All those interested in being a part of this exciting group please plan to join us. Or if interested, and you cannot make that date, please let Carol Young
know that you would like to be involved in the future.
This will be on a Warm Wednesday, so there will be Hot Wings and some light appetizers at the bar. --- Carol Young
BYC'S LILY GRIMSHAW IS A YOUTH SAILING SUCCESS…
BYC’s Youth Sailor, Lily Grimshaw, shined in the Laser Radials at College Nationals in Long Beach, California this past week! Lily, former BYC Youth Sailor and daughter of members Dick and Meng Grimshaw, competed in the first College National Championship of the 2012-13 season at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Men's and Women's Single-handed Nationals held in Long Beach, CA on November 2-4. This championship event brought together the top 18 men and 18 women single-handed college sailors from around the country. Lily, a graduate of Sehome High School and a freshman the University of Washington majoring in Civil Engineering, qualified as the Women’s division representative for Northwest District and the WU Sailing Team.
Lily placed 11th overall in the 3-day, 18 race regatta. Although Lilly had a slow start with the first series of races, she picked up speed in the second half and ranked 4th overall in races 10-18.
Congratulations to this ascending sailing star! You can visit BYC’s Facebook site for photos of Lilly and the regatta at http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamYachtClub
SAVE THE DATES:
5 Mon 5:00 CR Membership Committee Meeting
5 Mon 6:00 WR Sailfleet Meeting
16 Fri 5:00 LG F@5, hosted by the Education Committee
17 Sat 6:00 LG Sail Fleet Banquet
18 Sun 1:00 LG Holiday Decorating
21 Wed 5:30 LG Annual Tom & Jerry Party (Members Families only)
28 Wed 6:30 LG Club Program: Navigation Rules of the Road
30 Blue Moon LG F@5
7 Fri Lighted Boat Parade & Membership Drive
7&8 Fri-Sat Lighted Boat Parades (Party Sat. only)
12 Mon BYC Program Anchoring and Mooring, Mon., Dec. 12th
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ FROM STEVE ROSS:
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