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June 4-10, 2013

FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK, JUNE 7: It's REALLY, REALLY Important that you come for a more serious Friday at five...Here's Why:
    Neil Bennett, a First Year Trustee writes:  "Join the Policy and Planning Committee-hosted, June 7, Friday at Five.  I will be cooking up a couple of  grill-fulls of ribs and chicken, so bring all the slaw, beans and whatever you can think of to go along. We will be conducting an ‘informational’ meeting, sharing our thoughts about the recent membership growth,  future management and continued success  of the Club.  Hopefully, and most importantly, we hope to hear from you about what’s important to you as members.  The Committee has written this week’s Jib Sheet article in which it poses the questions we are considering.  Take a look and try to figure out how to talk around your mouthful of ribs or chicken."
    And I received the article itself from Vice Commodore Michele Bodtke.  Here it is; I think you should read it!  [Joe Coons, Editor]
Ho`olaule`a  Luau Days  at the BYC, next Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15.
    On Friday, The BYC Tiki Bar will feature plenty of "inu" umbrella drinks. Wear your  Hawaiian shirts, leis, & mu'umu'us. Prizes will be awarded on both nights in several categories. Levey Mamaril will lead Friday's celebration activities.  Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs are the entrée, so bring appetizers & side dishes to share.
    On Saturday Bob (aka Cookie) & Judy Kehoe are cooking an ono pig or two. Please bring appetizers and side dishes to share. The Bellingham Ukulele Group is returning with their entertaining music and dance instructions. The BUGs were a blast last year!
    Luau volunteers are needed for food prep, decorating, etc.! Please contact Kathy Brown at More details and information, please visit …A hui hou kakou (until we meet again), Kathy Brown, BYC Programs

DO YOU HAVE A "LITE" PROPANE CYLINDER?...  Thanks to BYC Arizona Member Dave Harris for this important safety recall tip! Click here.

ATTENTION All New and Continuing Members who would like to have some fun while also helping the Club as a Volunteer Bartender: There is an upcoming Washington State Liquor License Class scheduled with our favorite, "Kevin the Wine Guy". Please join us on Tuesday, June 18th, from 5:30pm-8:30pm. It's a great way to renew (or get your first) 5-year liquor server’s license. Cost is $30/person (just $6/year!) Please contact Heather Ouilette at to sign up.

COOKBOOK CONTRIBUTOR REWARD!  Get a free copy of the historic BYC “Mates Favorites” cookbook by sending just six of your favorite recipes to the cookbook committee!  It’s easy to send in recipes with the online form at Members.BYC.Org. Here is a great flyer prepared by the Committee, or for full details, click here. --- Alex Marr
NO ONE HOME: The Club will be closed June 9 - 12: The tables are being re-topped!
AN EQUIPMENT REMINDER: The BYC Mark Boat is used & maintained  by the BYC Sailing and Racing Programs.  It's a necessary resource to the sailing programs and expensive asset to operate.  If you need to use the Mark Boat for a BYC sponsored event or activity, you must coordinate and schedule with the BYC Sail Fleet Captain racingcaptain@byc.orgThe BYC Mark boat is not available any personal use. Thank You!

Registrations have slowed down considerably and there are still lots of spaces available, especially for the early sessions starting June 24 and July 1.  Please help us spread the word for this program, especially now that the sun is starting to appear more frequently and we can begin to seriously think of the summer season.
We have completed the first four scheduled sessions and so far the feedback has been very positive.  We need the membership to let us know what types of programs would interest them and their families/friends/relatives so that we can set up the appropriate classes. --- Arne Ahlen
Last summer, the BYC Youth Sailing Program introduced a trail Youth Racing Team.  It ran in the Optimist dinghies and met every Tuesday evening after the main Youth Sailing Classes. 8 kids signed up and the team attended 2 regional regattas.
    This year the BYC Youth Racing Team is expanding to two training days a week, including Opti, Laser and FJ classes, and adding a second age group, Youth 8-12 and Teen 13-17.  The full details are still being worked out, however, it's planned to be a BYC Members' program , running 10 weeks through the summer on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.,  including two coached weekend regattas and costing around $295.  Basic sailing experience and a swim test will be required.  Low income scholarships will be available through the Bellingham Sailing Foundation.
    If your child, grandchild, nephew, niece, etc are interested in joining the BYC Youth Racing Team, please contact either Megan Link, BYC Youth Sailing Coordinator,, 206-498-8665 or Jonathan Knowles, Parent Coordinator,, 360-303-5465. --- Jonathan Knowles

FUEL DOCK HOURS CHANGING: Summer hours begin Monday June 10, 7am to 8pm seven days a week. September 4 they change to Fall hours.

Anacortes Yacht Club's annual Windermere Regatta is June 8-9, 2013, soon!  Not only is this a SYC Grand Prix qualifying race, but AYC has a great event planned.  Flank Steak or Vegetarian Dinner Saturday evening, a nice bottle of champagne for each boat that finishes, and upscale technical tees are a sampling. Still time to sign up at the low rate by going to and following the links to Racing and Windermere Regatta. Steve Orsini, Commodore, Anacortes Yacht Club
    Last year, the BYC Sailing Fleet started up an introductory racing & informal sailing event on Friday's called the Summer Solstice Sailing Series.  This was part informal sailboat race and part fun sailing.   Each race is themed with an bottle of Rum prize awarded for the best themed boat at the BYC Lounge.  The event starts on the first Friday after the Summer Solstice and runs through the summer on every other Friday: The dates: Jun 28, Jul 12 & 26, Aug 9 & 23.
    This is free benefit to your BYC Membership  and only request that you e-mail the sailing fleet captain, if you're interested.  We need at least 5 boats to kick things off.

WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN HELPING OTHERS?  Mike Poulos asks sailboaters to participate in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Sail on Sunday, July 28th.  Details here. Guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart...Thanks to Blackfoot, the first to sign up!

What a week for the BYC!  This week’s Blue Moon Friday at 5 was a huge success!  Special thanks to the Marketing and Steering Committee, Membership Committee, and the Programs Committee for helping make this event a special one!  Thanks also to Joe and Laurel the music was fantastic!  This event was well attendant and everyone had a wonderful time.  The weather even cooperated and we were able to keep our doors to the deck open until late.
    I have been asking for some good weather and I think it has finally arrived.  This week is supposed to be a wonderful week with plenty of sunshine.  Get out there and enjoy the sunshine!  The deck will be special this week at the club!
    This week also brings a Special Friday at 5, headed up by Neil Bennett, a few new members, and the Policy & Planning Committee.  This will also kick off the Town Meeting headed up by Michele Bodtke regarding the Committee's study of a possible Club Manager.  You will not want to miss this opportunity.  Came down to the club enjoy the Friday at 5 and provide your feedback.
    Please be aware that our All-Clubs Pig Roast and Luau will be here in no time!  Be sure to put this on your calendar for June 14 and June 15th….See you all there!
    Have a wonderful week in all this sunshine. Fair Winds and Following Seas --- Jody King Erickson
Last week's photo of Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River was correctly identified by several members: Bud Hansen, Al Callery, Jamie Foti, Jim Gibson, and John Gargett. The guide holding the fish is Dwayne of River Run Guide Service, the fisherman (not in the picture) was Al Callery.
    This week we have a schooner under sail. Who can identify the vessel and the location? Send your answers to

Jib Sheet Editor this week is Joe Coons.
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