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  • All Fleet Meeting Thursday, Jan. 27 @ 7 pm
  • Poker and Cribbage @ the Club on Thursday Nights
  • News from BYC Fleet Capt'n, Michele Bodtke
  • High Curren$ea Investment Club Reports
  • Heart of Sailing Organizational Meeting Announced
  • CYC Winter Dance, Saturday Feb. 5
  • Super Bowl Party XLV and Chili Cook-off Feb. 6

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   Bar* |  Main Floor Lounges   | Main Flr Comm RoomWard Room
Tu: 5-9 |                       | Marketing Strg Mtg |
We: 5-9 |                       |                    |7:00 BYC Book Club
Th: 5-9 | Cribbage& Cards       | Sail Fleet Mtg     |6:00 CG Aux
Fr: 5-9 |  Open                 |                    |
Sa: 5-9 |  Open                 |                    |
Su: 5-10| Private Party        
Mo: 5-9 |                   
    |                    |
* The Bar, when open, is ALWAYS open to all Members!

 All Fleet Meeting Kicks Off on Thursday Jan. 27 at 7 pm

The fleet calendar has been set and it is up on the BYC web site. Thanks to all of you that made comments and contributions. We can still make adjustments if necessary so let me know if you see any issues.

We will kick off our year with an all fleet meeting on Thursday Jan 27 at 7pm at BYC.

We would like to have all people interested and involved with the sail fleet & racing programs to attend --that means: race committee members, mark boat drivers, regatta volunteers, fleet captains etc. Not just the racers. Members of the non-BYC fleets (High School sailing, WWU sailing, Thursday CYC, Thursday Scows) and neighboring YCs are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

This is the initial agenda: 
  • Calendar (final tweaks)
  • Do we want a frostbite series? 
  • Pt Roberts overnight stop 
  • Race to Sucia w/stopover 
  • Jack Island course change? 
  • Collaboration with cruising fleet 
  • Election of Officers 
  • Files CG permits 
  • Keeps roster
Protest Chair
  • Coordinates staff for protests 
  • Results & Awards coordinator 
  • Keeps results 
  • Order trophies 
Race Committee Coordinator
  • Schedules RC personnel & boats 
  • Fee structure for race packets 
  • Race packet and SI prep 
  • Boat of the year calculation 
  • Wednesday race courses & class starting order Schedule next meeting
If you have any additional items that you would like to discuss then let me know and I will add them to the agenda. See you on 1/27/11.
Randy Nulle, BYC Sail fleet captain 360-920-3178

Poker Night at the BYC

Thursday’s have been highly successful with Cribbage, but many don’t play cribbage – so we’re going to have POKER on Thursdays as well!
The Club is Open – The Table will be Open – The FUN will be contagious! Just show up – And ENJOY more of the BYC!

Bring your snacks!  As always, if you don't know how to play, don't worry--we will show you how!

Come on down! --Bob Kehoe, John Van Haalen

News from the BYC Fleet Capt'n, Michele Bodtke

January is coming to a close and I can feel cruising season is right around the corner, not to mention racing which begins to appear on the calendar in February!!
It’s time to start getting into the boating frame of mind.

Our first official cruise of the year is coming February 19 and 20, with a cruise to Anacortes. We’ll be joining the members of the AYC at their clubhouse on Saturday – details are to be determined by cruise participants. So get your name on the list – contact Neil Bennett directly if you are interested at

This Thursday, 7:00 PM at the club, is the first meeting of the year for the racing fleet and all support personnel. If you race, crew, help with race committee, or are interested in helping with this year’s race season you should attend. Hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars: Super Bowl XLV is February 6th between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s also the annual chili cook-off at the club. Get creative with a new recipe or enter that old family favorite. Get your name on that silver ladle trophy!!

Hope to see you all for game day at the club! Michele Bodtke Fleet Captain

New Investment Club formed by BYC Members

An investment club has been formed by several BYC members; it is named High Curren$ea Investment Club.

The club officers are Alex Marr (President), John Gargett (Vice President), Patti Gargett (Secretary) and Mike Welsh (Treasurer).
The club will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 1800 in the Commodore Lounge.
Meetings are open to all BYC members as visitors and members are welcome to join if interested.

For more details, contact one of the officers or any investment club member. --Alex Marr, president of High Curren$ea Investment Club

Announcing the Heart of Sailing Organizational Meeting, Feb. 4 at 5:30 pm

This June 25th will be a special day here at the Bellingham Yacht Club when we participate with the National Heart of Sailing Organization to introduce the nautical world to children with cognitive impairments.

Heart of Sailing teaches sailing to special needs children as a form of recreational therapy. The charity was founded in 2004 by George Saidah, a successful software entrepreneur who was motivated by his personal experience with a loved one with a cognitive disorder. A sailor for more than 40 years, Saidah dreamed of combining his love of the ocean with service to the community. Since retiring in 2005, Saidah devotes his time to developing Heart of Sailing to create a fun, educational and therapeutic opportunity for children with developmental disabilities.

Here at the Bellingham Yacht Club, Sarah Tario is coordinating our local efforts and would like to have an organizational meeting in order to prepare for this years event.

If you would like to help organize, participate in, or find out more about this event, please plan on attending the organizational meeting that will be February 4th at 5:30 pm at the BYC.

For more information, please contact Sarah Tario, Cell 739-0090

You are Invited to the CYC Winter Dance, Sat. Feb 5th

All Bellingham-area boaters are invited to the third annual Corinthian Yacht Club Winter Dance at Melody Hall from 7 to 11:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 5.

Music will be by the classic rock band The Walrus, which includes CYC member and webmaster Chuck Dingée (SV HoriZEN), and Bellingham Yacht Club member Joe Young (M/V Steel Blue Kiss).

Tickets are $20 per person in advance and include one drink. Please bring an appetizer or dessert item to share. Additional beverages will be available for purchase at the dance. Tickets will cost $25 if purchased at the door.

Call CYC member Debra Jones at 380-3538 to RSVP or e-mail her at

Contact Lesli Beasley at for more information about the dance and to volunteer for decorating, ticket-taking, etc. Melody Hall is at 4071 Home Road in Bellingham, near Jerry Chambers Chevrolet in the area of Northwest Avenue and Bakerview Road.


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