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In this Issue:

  • Installation of the Officers Ceremony on this WED., Oct. 6th @ 6 p.m.
  • All Hands on Deck for the Club Scrub this SAT., Oct. 9th
  • "180 Degrees South" film to be shown @ BYC Sun., Oct 10th
  • Sailing Fleet Book Club initial meeting next Wednesday, OCT. 13th
  • Monday Night FOOTBALL Burgers, Bratwursts and Beer @ the BYC 
  • Your Ideas and Opinions Count!  Submit your Completed Survey today!
  • Commodore's Ball, Saturday, Nov. 13th

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The Honor of Your Presence is requested at the  Installation of the Officers Ceremony
Wednesday, October 6th at 18:00 hours (6 p.m.) at the BYC

Your attendance is requested  at one of the Club's most traditional events where our Club's  Officers are sworn in, important awards are made,  and, of course, there will probably be some good hearted "ribbing and roasting" going on.  PC Joe Coons is the Master of Ceremonies. The Lounge will open at 5 p.m.     

It is a great opportunity to meet your elected Officers and to show them and the Club your support.  

All HANDS on Deck! for the Club Scrub this Saturday morning, October 9th, 9 a.m.

Many hands are needed to get the job done!  The more, the better.  
Our volunteer stewardship to the Club is needed at the Club Scrub.  
This is a great opportunity to help out the Club and get to know other Members one-on-one, and it’s fun, too!
A sugar and caffeine rush of coffee and doughnuts will be available in the morning to get us going.
Gourmet pizza and salad will be our reward at the end of a hard's day work.      
Here’s how it works:  Show up at the Club at  9 a.m. or as soon as you can come.
There will be a lists of tasks to be done on a table when you come in.  Pick your task and go to work, simple as that. 

Routine things, like cleaning chores and office filing, changing bulbs and tidying up storage areas. 
Complicated tasks, including possibly electric or carpentry work (volunteers in these areas, bring your most-used tools, please.)
And every-year things: Cleaning the walk-in cooler.  Painting. 
And this year's things, too such as organizing and inventorying the downstairs pantry…and getting rid of excess stuff there.

Yes, if you wish, you can volunteer early. Call John Van Haalen at (360) 650-9319 or email him at to get a specific choice of tasks or to discuss what you can do.

 See you Saturday morning!  The Club Scrub saves the Club a maintenance bundle, thanks to all of you volunteers who come down for it!

The Youth Sailing Program is hosting a FREE MOVIE NIGHT featuring 180 degrees South

Sunday, October 10th at 5:00 p.m., upstairs at the BYC.

All Members are invited to the club for a free viewing of the adventure documentary180 Degrees South.  It includes sailing, surfing, climbing and more!  The movie trailer can be viewed at the following link:

Please RSVP or call Amy @ (360) 734-5085 if you plan to attend so we know how much pizza to order.  Donations will be accepted for the cost of food.  Please bring your favorite movie snack!!    --- Amy Kashiwa

A New Sailing Book Club is Initiated...!

A New Bellingham Yacht Club Sailing Fleet Book Club will be meeting every Wednesday for 6 weeks beginning October 13th through November 17th from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. to read and discuss the book “Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing through 2012”  by Dave Perry, all-American Sailor and Champion racer, coach, teacher and sailboat racing author. (This book contains the complete text of the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing and US SAILING Prescriptions)

No Boating or Sailboat Racing experience required!  The BYC Sailing Fleet Book Club is open to all, from youth sailors, to new sailors, to advanced racers and anyone who has an interest in learning and discussing books on Sailboat Racing.   In addition to discussion with novices and experts alike, the sessions will include Racing Rules Quizzes to test your knowledge. There is no cost for this event. To register, send your name, phone # and e-mail address to Jon Knowles, call 360-303-5465.   A more detailed discussion and book detail is here.

Mondays Nights are Football Nights at the BYC

$2.50 Drink Specials, Etchell Burgers & Bratswursts, and Beers with Monday Night  Football on five big screens.

Proceeds from Etchell Burgers and Brats go to the High School Sailing Team.

Bring your snacks and appetizers to make it more fun...and cheer on your favorites.  Start time is the same as the game in your newspaper or TV schedule each week!

Make Your  Ideas and Opinions Known--Complete and return the BYC Survey today!

This survey, like your BYC Town Hall meeting, is yet another way that the Club is gathering information about what you want from your Club.  

Each individual of the BYC membership over the age of eight years is invited to respond to the survey.

If you have any questions about submitting your survey, please do not hesitate to contact Don or Mary Jorgensen, MSC Survey sub-committee Co-Chairs, at   or contact any member of the Marketing Steering Committee.

Just make sure that you submit your responses by midnight, October 11th!
For your convenience here is the link, again:

Thanks!   --- Your Marketing Steering Committee


THE Big Social Event of the Year---the annual Commodore's Ball

Save the Date!
Saturday night, November 13th will be a night to remember with live music, dancing, dinner and divine desserts!  
And it will be the first Commodore's Ball Cocktail Hour to be held in our newly remodeled Lounge.   

Editors: Kathy Brown, your October editor.  Jim Langei takes over in November. Joe Coons just finished his September stint. 
Reach us all at  Suggestions, positive feedback and winning lottery tickets are always welcome.  
Joe says, "It takes two hours minimum a week between Monday noon and Tuesday morning."  (Kathy says, "Two hours, Ha!).)   

Remember to submit your articles to  Deadline is Monday noon.

Fairwinds and Following Seas, your JibSheet editors.

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