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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5-10, 2012

HEADLINES & KEY COMING EVENTS:
WHY THE WEB SITE CHAOS?  READ BELOW!
NOMINATIONS TONIGHT
FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK WITH A GUEST CLUB
COMMODORE'S PICNIC THIS SATURDAY
COMMODORE'S CUP RACE THIS WEEK
ELECTION MEETINGS CONTINUE


IN OTHER NEWS:
DUES RATES FOR NEXT YEAR
BAR ONLY PARTIALLY OPEN SATURDAY

POETS COVE CRUISE COMING UP
PITCH WAS A BIG SUCCESS
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BEGINS NEXT WEEK

                  Scroll down for the complete articles.

This Week We're Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: Wed: Nomination Meeting; Fri: Fri @ 5; Sat: Commodore's Picnic
Racing this Week: Sat: Commodore's Cup; Next Sat: DJOD

Non-BYC at the Club:  
Bartending: To Be Notified
OUR 2012 JIB SHEET SPONSORS:
Please thank them for supporting the Club!
Apple Specialists: T D Curran Automobiles: Wilson Motors  Boatyards: Seaview North BoatyardThe Landings @ Colony Wharf  Boat Sales & Charters: Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters, Bellingham Yacht Sales & ChartersNW Explorations,  San Juan Sailing & Yachting  Canvas & Upholstery: Squalicum Marine  Casino, Restaurants & Resort: Silver Reef  Catering Services & Facilities: Windows on the Bay Events Commercial Internet & Network Integration: CSS Communications   Communications & Marketing: Integrated Marketing & Media  Electronics: San Juan Electronics  Electrical Repairs & Supplies, Furnaces: Rasmussen Marine Electric  Engine Repairs & Repowering: Tri County Diesel Marine  Floral Designs: Jody King Designs   Hardware: Hardware Sales, Inc.  Insurance, General & Marine: The Unity Group  Lettering: Special-T Striping & Sign  Marine Cooling Systems: Orca Marine  Marine Manufacturing: Blue Sea Systems  Marine Services: Cooper Marine Service, Top to Bottom Inc. Marine Service  Marine Supplies:  LFS Inc., Redden Marine Inc.  Outboards, Stern Drives, Boats & Repairs: West Coast Marine Services  Printing Services: Pacific Rim Printing  Realtors: Gary BakerDawn DurandPhil Dyer,  Chuck McCord   Security Systems & Locksmith: Security Solutions NW  Surveyors: Matthew Harris 


PLEASE READ THIS ISSUE TO GET UP TO DATE!

MEANWHILE, WHY ALL OUR ON LINE STUFF WENT NUTS LAST WEEK:


Our BYC.ORG Website was hacked!  Ray Poorman, our Member who provides us with our web hosting services, has struggled for the past week to get us back up and running.  It's easy for us to complain, but it's hard for Ray to solve our problems...look what he wrote me:

"Joe, the issue is not the hosting!  The problem is the amount of old content, misc. forms that have been created, old scripts, etc., that are being hacked over and over.  The reason things aren't working now is because the site was hacked last Friday and I had to clamp down on all security, specifically writing to the temporary directory.  It takes hours and it's like searching for a needle in a haystack to figure these things out.  The problem is we have no one competent enough to do this kind of thing.  The web site committee is trying hard and I'm helping them, [one of the issues was credit cards and we finally squelched that] but everyone thinks web sites are "easy" ... and the fact is they are incredibly complex especially the size of ours.  It's like saying "maintaining a 16' runabout is the same as a 110' superyacht."

I compounded the problem:  I rushed out yesterday's Jib Sheet and forgot an item or two...I had been away Saturday-Monday on a training cruise so I didn't put enough time in editing, and as soon as the Jib Sheet dated yesterday went out, I started getting corrections from our contributors.

I apologize!

It may be a few days before our BYC.ORG/MEMBERS site has the calendars and all that other stuff in good order again.  And then, you can please thank Ray, Terry Tavelli, Sally Poorman, Michele Bodtke, and any others who have labored to straighten it out!

Meantime, I invite you to join me and Ray suggesting that all the d--n hackers go do something to themselves that's anatomically impossible...

MEANWHILE, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ISSUE, WHICH IS COMPLETE AND CORRECTED ... AND THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Joe Coons, Jib Sheet Editor-in-Chief



THE FORMAL ELECTION NOTICE
 
Important Election Reminder:  Three meetings to come are Important!
 
Nominations Meeting, (tomorrow), Wednesday, September  5, 6:00 pm.  Come down to the club and be part of the process!   Members who have already agreed to run with our Nominations Committee will be announced, and nominations will be accepted from the floor to round out the slate of candidates for Fleet Captain and the four Board of Trustee positions.

Then, on next Wednesday, September  12, we will have the “Meet the Candidates Night”, a town-hall format where you will have a chance to hear from each our candidates.

Finally, Election Day is Wednesday, September  19. All our voting members will receive a ballot in the mail prior to that date, along with relevant voting instructions.
 
This process sets the stage for 2012-13 and the years to come, and it’s your chance to make a difference and also enhance your circle of friends who love Bellingham, the water, and our Club.  Please turn out and participate!  Thanks. --- Marian Welsh


FOOD SERVICE AT EVERY ELECTION MEETING

Thanks to Tom Kirkpatrick and Windows on the Bay, there's food service at each of the three "Election Nights", tonight, and on September 12th and 19th.  The Menu is HERE.  Let's make this a success for Tom, our loyal tenant.  I'll see you there...


COMMODORE’S MESSAGE…

 We are getting near the end of the Club year with the usual serious Club business, and fun activities too!
 
THE SERIOUS STUFF: 

  • NOMINATIONS:  Nominations Night is this Wednesday at 6:00 PM, and it’s your chance to make a really affect your Club’s future! If you are interested or have any questions please give me a call at 360-220-1385 or contact Marian Welsh (mimawelsh@gmail.com). 
  • DUES:  Annual club dues billing for 2012-2013 will be coming to you in the mail this month. The new rates reflect a 3% increase as required under our Bylaws and Policies. Here are the new dues annual rates:   Junior Members, $25.00 under 18 and $50.00 for 19-21.  Intermediate Members, $120 for 22-25, $150 for 26-27, and $180 for 28-29. Active (adult local) Members, $415.00.  Non-Resident Members, $275.00. Seniors (age 70+ who has applied for this category and will have no vote), $205.00.
  •  Remember, we have quarterly payments if you are interested; please contact Mike Welsh (mimawelsh@gmail.com).

 NOW, FOR THE FUN:
 
PICNIC:  Don’t forget about the Commodore Picnic for 2012 at Inati Bay this Saturday, September 8.  We have a great BBQ and Seafood Feast with all the trimmings planned! There will be fresh made Sangria and lots of Beer! Let me know if you need a ride over or if can take a few people. 
 
There will be a Fridays at Five on September 7th, and we will have 15 boats from Fidalgo Bay Yacht Club that are visiting us at our club, so come meet some new friends!  Note the notice above from Joe, our bar volunteer manager:  The club will be closed Saturday so head to Inati Bay for some great food and fun.  Cori and I will look forward to seeing you there!  --- Commodore Troy Curran
 


COMMODORE’S PICNIC THIS SATURDAY!
 
The traditional picnic and raft-up is this week, with BBQ and fun for all.  Be sure to plan to join us…it will be a blast!  Watch for the formal announcement…


COMMODORE’S CUP IS THIS SATURDAY...

The traditional race is fully detailed here!


BAR SERVICE NOTICE:

Due to the Commodore’s picnic on Inati Bay, the bar will be “technically closed” Saturday, September 8th.  Members are welcome to come in, but it’s BYOB.  --- Joe Young, Bar manager


IT’S MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TIME…

This year our Monday Night Football begins on next Monday, September 10th.

We’ll have the lounge open and we’ll be selling Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Chips for the first game.

Come down to the Club, bring a friend, watch the game, and enjoy the company of really great people.  --- Joe Young, Bar Manager 
 


BYC PITCH REGATTA A HUGE SUCCESS….AGAIN!
 
The 39th BYC PITCH ‘Running of the Ton’s’ Sailing Regatta was, once again, a huge success and the BYC Membership made this happen.   From all the members who showed convened at the Friday’s at Five to greet the racers and Saturday to eat and dance, to the Dead Pirates for grilling, to Tom and the Windows on the Bay staff, to the unsaid and unsung members who formally and informally volunteered at critical moments, to Joe and Carol and their delightful band, ‘The Salteen’s’, to the Race Committee, and, last but not least, to Bishop Kevin for arranging for some of the best weather for sailboat racing conditions ever seen on Bellingham Bay, THANK YOU! 
 
It has been a blast to be part of this great event for the last four years.  I know you all will give Randy Nulle the same enthusiastic support next year and in the years to come you’ve given me.  --- Neil Bennett, 2012 Race Co-Chair


A NOTE FROM A SPONSOR:
 
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. It's a great time to inquire as rates for this particular type of coverage are more affordable than in the recent past. Even if you currently have life insurance, you can have your policy reviewed by representative at The Unity Group, to ensure you have the best coverage at the best rate. For more information please visit our website at www.theunitygroup.com or call us at 800.339.9270.


SMILES ALL AROUND....

That's what Terry and Jan Robertson were providing to the crowds on Labor Day weekend when they pulled up to the outer "B" breakwater on their 48' Hatterass with the "Just Married" signs soaped on all the windows.  I wish you could have seen them, full of grins and moon-y eyed as they got congratulations from all the passing friends and strangers.  Terry has denied the rumor that he married Jan so that he could get help refurbishing Oz; she interjects that she is, indeed, experienced at varnishing...
 


POETS COVE CRUISE SOON!

This will be the 8th Annual Cruise for the club to Poets Cove Resort & Spa on September 14, 15 & 16 (Same weekend as always, 3rd Weekend in September).

Every year the Autumn Equinox marks a day of equal light and darkness.  A meaning of the Celtic Autumn Equinox Alban Elfed is “Light of the Water.”  Around the world, from Persia, to China, the end of the summer and beginning of autumn is a special time.

In the tradition of celebrating the end of the season, this popular and intimate cruise is one of our most popular, in part because of the friendships, the enjoyment of the Saturna Island Wine & Harvest Festival, as well as relaxing in one of the nicest locations in the San Juan and Gulf Islands.

Rooms - Poets Cove has been able to open up 8 rooms in the lodge, and they have one cottage and one two bedroom villa available at a special rate for the Bellingham Yacht Club.  This is a great cruise to bring people who do not have a boat to stay on. Prices are: $199 for the Lodge Rooms (Regularly $239); $329 for the Villa Room (Regularly $389); $349 for the Cottage (Regularly $409).  To secure a room, you need to contact the Front Desk (888) 512-7638 and tell them you are making a reservation for the Bellingham Yacht Club.  You need to get your reservations in by September 9th.  

For those who plan to come by boat, you also you need to get your reservations in by September 9th and here is the contact information for the Marina (be sure and tell them you are with the Bellingham Yacht Club): For The Marina Slips – (250) 629-2111 or email marina@poetscove.com to make your reservation.  Due to enhanced security regulations you need to make your reservation directly.

Here is the preliminary schedule:  

  • Dock Party at 1700-1900 on Friday Night. (I don't know what boat I’ll be on yet, but it will be on the dock!)
  • Potluck Breakfast on Saturday at 0900-1030.  This will be on the end of the dock where we always hold it.  (You will see the tent or the tables!)
  • Saturday from 1130-1500: Saturna Wine Festival, Art Walk or Ganges Farmers Market
  • Saturday night from 1830-????? Autumn Equinox Dinner.
  • Sunday morning is a breakfast if you want to join us in Auroras Restaurant.
Call me if you want more details!  Patti and I look forward to seeing you.  Questions?  Call John or Patricia Gargett (360) 656-5700 or via email john@gargett.com


THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ FROM STEVE ROSS:

John Gargett correctly identified the 8/21 picture, of Steve Moore fishing near Bamfield, BC. The sun was setting between Helby and Wizard Islands, in the Deer Group of Barkley Sound.

Here's another lovely light-on-water picture, taken earlier this year by one of our members. Do you know the location? If so send your answer to steve.ross@wwu.edu.
         

Remember to submit your articles to  Jibsheet@byc.org  Deadline is each Monday noon.

Fair Winds and Following Seas from your JibSheet editors, Joe Coons and Eric Nyberg---Kathy Brown substituting from July 31st - August 13th, 2012.


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