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Nov 21:  Youth Sailing benefit dinner
Nov 26:  Tom & Jerry Party
Dec 6:  Lighted Boat Parade
Dec 12:  BYC Christmas Party

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November 18-24, 2014

WED: 19 Nov: Soup Kitchen; THURS: 20 Nov: 5pm Carne Asada;  FRI: 21 Nov: Salmon Dinner;  SAT: 22 Nov: Bar Open; MON: 24 Nov: Monday Night Football
Friday, November 21
Dinner to benefit the Youth Fleet.  $10 gets you a great salmon dinner with all the trimmings from chefs Allsop, Bornsteins, & Hodges. Please respond to the evite that will be sent out soon.  This was very well attended last year and we wouldn't want to run out. Also happening the same night we will introduce a Goldendoodle puppy donated by a reputable local breeder. These puppies would normally cost $1700-$2000. You can walk away with your dream puppy for the cost of an Opti dinghy, $2900 or join the online auction that will run until Monday at noon. Details to be announced. --Trustee Mike Powell

Tom and Jerry Party!
November 26
Come on down to the Club on Wednesday, 26 November for the annual kick-off to the holidays... the BYC Tom and Jerry Party!
December Events at the BYC
Saturday, Dec 6:  Lighted Boat Parade
Soup makers needed! Please contact Missy Steffen if you can make a soup to share. 360-661-7350.

Friday, Dec 12: Christmas Party
    White elephant gift exchange and Christmas carol sing-a-long.

Details to come in future editions!
Looking for gift ideas during this holiday season? The BYC cookbook, The Gourmet Galley is a great stocking-stuffer gift for friends and family. Why not pick up a few from the club to put a smile on the faces of your loved ones? -- Alex Marr
We had a great turnout for the Sail Fleet Awards on Saturday! This week’s highlights will be the annual Salmon BBQ hosted by Mssrs. Allsop, Bornstein, & Hodge
WED: Soup Kitchen Nite, this week featuring Ham and Corn Chowder
THUR: Carne Asada and bean burritos with Chef Monica’s famous roasted salsa and refrieds!
FRI: Salmon Dinner benefit for Youth Sailing!
SAT: Club open, come on down and visit with friends over a libation or two!
MON: Monday Nite Football, with $1 hot dogs!
  See you in the lounge!   --- Steve Hayward
Fun time was had at the awards night!
Thank you to everyone who attended the sailing fleet awards dinner on Saturday. 2014 was a year packed with sailing as BYC boats and crews competed around the region and beyond. Congratulations to Mick Corcoran and the crew of Blackfoot for his Boat of the Year award. Ward Naviaux's Blade Runner put the most miles of any boat under its keel while many other BYC members were crewing on some epic long distance races as well. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements as we plan for another great year in 2015.  --Bart Maupin, Sail Fleet Captain

At the Annual Sailing Awards, the Moore Invitational Award went to Bob Snowball for his dedication to Sailing and to the BYC over many years. Since the 21st Annual race was scrubbed due to very high winds there was no winner. But Bob came out with 2nd Odyssey anyway to set the line. --PC Steve Moore
Hoist up the Christmas Lights and join BYC Cruise Fleet chairs, Angie Santosuosso & Vickie Olsen for the 2014 Bellingham Bay Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday December 6.  Boats away from Squalicum Harbor at 1730 hrs and rendezvous at the Fairhaven Cruise Terminal at 1800 hrs for the parade start.
You don't want to miss this BYC Traditional Event... It's Always fun and Festive!!
Check the web site for registration and detailed information.

Forego the lights on your house this year and instead put them on your boat for the annual Lighted Boat Parade on Dec 6th.   This is one of my personal favorite BYC Events of the year because it brings together the largest cross-section of BYC members as well as club members from our greater boating community.  Ask your friends or non-boating members to help decorate.   Let’s make this the biggest LBP in recent years!!!
    Personal Commodore congratulations to Jeffery Werner 2014 recipient of the Dick & Marilynn Johnson BYC Youth Leadership Award at the BYC Sail Fleet Awards Dinner last Saturday.  In addition to a regular on BYC Tuesday Night Dinghy racing, Jeffery placed 1st in the 2014 NWISA High School Doublehanded District Championship, 18th at the ISSA High School Doublehanded National Championship  (Mallory Trophy), 11th at U.S. Sailing Junior Triplehanded Championship (Sears Trophy)  and recipient of the prestigious 2014 US Sailing F. Gardner Cox Sportsmanship Trophy.  Next year we hope to see Jeffery around the docks as a junior instructor for BYC Youth Sailing Program.
    This Thursday is the BYC Board meeting.  Also, don’t forget about the huge Bornstein-Allsop-Hodge Salmon BBQ at Fridays @ Five this week and the Tom & Jerry Party next Wednesday. 
Cheers --Jonathan Knowles, BYC Commodore
Last week's photo depicted the village church of Ste-Mère-Église France. On the night before D-Day, paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division were dropped near the town, and two planeloads were inadvertently dropped on the town itself. Private John Steele's chute became entangled on the church steeple and he survived the jump, the fight in the town, and being a POW of the Germans until he escaped. The event is commemorated in the book and film, The Longest Day. Quinn Selsor, Steve Moore, Scott McEniry, John Van Haalen, Meredith Ross, and Mark Harding all correctly identified the location.
This week we see a boat passing several others moored beside a river or canal. If you know the location, send your answer to
   Jib Sheet Editor this week is Michele Bennett
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