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WEEK OF August 14 - August 20, 2012

HEADLINES & KEY COMING EVENTS:
BUCCANEER'S CRUISE IS FRIDAY-SUNDAY
FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK
ELECTIONS COMING SOON


IN OTHER NEWS:
PITCH HELP NEEDED
NEW "SLATWALL" IN THE UPPER LOUNGE
AN UPDATE ON CHUCK & ROBERTA McCORD
MIKE ENDSLEY ENDS TENURE AS HARBORMASTER
STEVE ROSS'S PHOTO CONTEST


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This Week We're Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: Tue: 6PM Investment Club; Thu: 6PM BYC Board; Fri: 5PM Fri@5; Fri-Sun: Buccaneer's Cruise
Racing this Week:
Tue: Midsummer Dinghy; Wed: Summer Series
Non-BYC at the Club:  Thu: WR USCG Aux 
Bartending: To Be Notified  BAR CLOSED SATURDAY THIS WEEK
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 

BUCCANEER DAYS ARE COMING TO OUR OWN INATI BAY!

Here’s the poster

On Friday the 17th at Inati Bay, dinner is on your own, with an evening of sing-along around the campfire with Joe Young and a movie on a sail.
 
Saturday,

  • Don your best pirate & wench or buccaneer costumes
  • Costume contest with five categories to be judged with prizes
  • Bring your younguns for the children's treasure hunt
  • Adults’ treasure hunt -- no pushing or shoving or you will be walking the plank.
  • Buccaneer Dinner with steak, grilled fish, and salads (bring a side or dessert to share)
  • Dance away to the live band: "Seatown Rhythm and Blues Players”
  • S’mores and probably some more singing around the campfire, and a couple of kegs.

Sunday,  we will be bribing ya with a pancake, sausage & egg breakfast to help clean up and packaway the Buccaneer Cruise equipment and supplies.  Then, when you feel like it, back home. 

No boat? No worries! Free transport to Inati on the 18th at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. (note corrected times) returning at 7 p.m. 

For a ride, sign up at the Bar. Bring your own Life Jacket if possible, and bringing a side dish or dessert, and a folding chair would be a big help! --- Buccaneer Cruise committee chairs, Jim & Angie Santosuosso 


FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK...

The format always works, doesn't it?  YOU bring some appetizers, YOU come on down to the Club, and YOU have fun...as always, on any FIRST or THIRD Friday of any month and on the FIFTH Friday when there is one...

A seasonal addition to the format is especially nice in the summer, when we all sit on the Clubhouse Deck and watch the Gate Three world go by with our BYC Friends.  See you there!
 

ELECTIONS ARE COMING! ELECTIONS ARE COMING! 

We've seen many of you down at the docks or out on the water over the past couple weeks enjoying our long-awaited summer! It’s hard to believe it is time to start thinking of the coming new BYC year, and elections are just 5 short weeks away.  Mark your calendars: 
  • Nominations Night - September 5
  • Meet the Candidates Night - September 12
  • Election Night - September 19
Your Nominations Committee is hard at work looking for a few good people who want to help the club by serving on the Board.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Commodore Troy Curran or one of the members of the Nominations Committee to learn more:  Marian Welsh (chair)  mimawelsh@gmail.comAl Callery  catspaw@cssnw.netRich Veach  tooweather@comcast.net; Bob Simica  robesimi@aol.com; Jack Levine  jacklindasail@gmail.comQuinn Selsor  rqselsor@comcast.net; or Jerry Writer  jerrywriter@hotmail.com.

Why serve on the Board?  You'll develop great friendships, you'll help your Club, you can bring your ideas into fruition, and you'll be joining the hundreds of volunteers who, since 1925, have made this the Northwest Corner's pre-eminent boating organization!  --- Marian Welsh
 

BAR'S CLOSED ON SATURDAY
 
Of course, that's this week only because of the Buccaneer's Cruise.  You're still welcome to come down if you wish.


SAILFLEET REPORT 

Last weekend seven boats were out for the Governor's Point Race.  Terry Tavelli was able to sneak away from preparing for the Youth Regatta and set a start line as the wind filled in briefly.  Most of the boats lined up and headed towards the West early, I'm not sure if that was to follow the brain trusts aboard Extreme and Jamoca, or a desperate attempt to get away from the hooligans on Blackfoot.  It worked well as the wind filled in and the fleet was able to finish by 3:00 p.m.  Results will be posted soon when all the boats report in.

The Hot August Series on Wednesdays is lining up with Hurrah leading the Etchells fleet followed by Salsipuedes and Callipygian.  The top boats are all so close though that positions may still be swapped.  The PHRF fleet has ebbed and flowed as boats are cruising and vacations are taking skippers and crew away from racing.  Blackfoot and Flying Circus are showing that consistency is paying off.  They are currently tied for 1st place in the series. 

Our Race Committee has been doing a remarkable job with courses, getting two races off for the Etchells, one for PHRF, and somehow timing it so the everyone is able to finish within minutes, but not close enough that boats get bruised and feelings get hurt.  Thank them for their efforts, we couldn't be racing without them.

Thanks to everyone for getting the boats out!  --- Bart Maupin, Sail Fleet Captain

HABORMASTER MIKE ENDSLEY IS LEAVING 
 
Mike Endsley has given his notice as Harbormaster of Squalicum Harbor. Mike has been employed at the harbor for 11 years – 10 of those as Harbormaster. Mike will be joining his wife’s marketing business and enjoying more time with their girls. Mike’s last day on the job will be August 31. We wish him well on his new adventure.


SLATWALL IN THE LOUNGE?
 
Your Board has authorized the installation of "Slatwall" in the upper lounge above the bench on the west wall, enabling flexible display of trophies, plaques, pictures, etc.  This flexibility is made possible through a selection of accessories that can slip into the slots...the accessories should be here in a few days.  If this works out, a donor will supply more accessories to make full use of this special, decorative board both over the bench, and above the rollout counter by the Club entrance.  By using this slatwall, there is no need to make holes in the Club's walls...

For now, the accessories will be stored behind the front entry rollout counter.  --- Joe Coons


SAD NEWS ABOUT THE McCORDS 
 
Club Member Alex Marr heard recently from Nick Solberg and Matt McCord, sons of Roberta and Chuck McCord, with an update on the McCord’s situations:
Sadly, the news is not good.

Roberta has been battling a slow progression of dementia over the last few years and that posed no real issues as Chuck was her primary caregiver.  But then he ended up in the hospital in April with what was originally thought of as a stroke…but it turns out it was a brain tumor and at this point they only know it is not operable and there is little that can be done for treatment.

As for Chuck’s condition, he has little movement of his right side, and speech difficulties make it impossible to carry on a conversation, frustrating Chuck terribly.  The sons report that both Roberta and Chuck are at home and have caregivers in place 24/7 for their care, safety and comfort.

A personal note from your editor:

If you didn’t know these two loyal BYC Members, you missed knowing two folks who made a big difference to our Club.  Chuck is a Past Commodore, and it was during his tenure in 1998-1999 that the Club was turned into an all-volunteer operation.  Chuck was the first Commodore who had the tenacity and courage to insist that we absolutely live within our income, and recognize that in the end of the 20th century, we couldn’t function as we did in its middle

Immediately after he took the helm, the Club’s financial situation which had been desperate and near bankruptcy, began to improve, a trend that begun by him, now sees us stable, substantial, and successful. During that turnaround year, this couple worked night and day doing everything the Club needed, whenever it needed it, never complaining of the sacrifice they were making.


As for Roberta, over all her years of Club activity she worked especially hard making new Members feel at home here, and was always involved helping with our social events.
These two wonderful people, now facing tragic illness, have in the past served as a model for all of us.  Our thoughts are with Nick and Matt and the entire Solberg-McCord families.  --- Joe Coons  


UNITY GROUP AT FERNDALE FESTIVAL...

Come See The Unity Group, our BYC Sponsor, at the Ferndale Street Festival!  It's free family fun on Main Street on August 24th and 25th 2012. There will be a wide variety of activities including a Classic Car Show, beer and wine tent, and several local food vendors.  Main stage music includes Pickle Toss, Polecat, Keaton Collective, Southbound, Bear Cove, and Yogoman Burning.
 
Visit The Unity Group's booth to learn more about what services we offer including yacht, auto, home, health, life, and business insurance. We hope to see you there! For more information about the event go to: http://www.ferndalestreetfestival.com/.  For more information about The Unity Group go to: http://www.theunitygroup.com/


THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ FROM STEVE ROSS:
 
Both Jim Gibson and John Van Haalen provided correct answers to our last photo, which was taken at the site of the Monastery in Glendalough, Ireland.
Glendalough was founded by St. Kevin, whose name lives on in the person of our BYC Chaplain, Bishop Kevin Allen.

After a few rather blustery days on a recent trip, we were happy to see the sea as it is in this week's photo. If you know the location, please send your answer to steve.ross@wwu.edu


PITCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

The Race Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the PITCH Regatta, which will be held September 1st and 2nd this year. Experience is not necessary - we will teach you what you need to know. Experienced help would also be very welcome. PITCH is an exciting weekend on the water and in the clubhouse. Come join the fun! If you are interested or have questions please call me or send an email. --- Michele Bodtke, Race Committee Chair
 
In addition to Race Committee we could also use some volunteer help on our shore crew. Help is needed for registration, clothing sales and general admin details.  If you would like to help with the regatta but would prefer to keep your feet on dry land, contact me at rnulle@comcast.net or 2360-920-3178 --- Randy Nulle 
 


THINK YOUR BOAT IS HARD TO HANDLE?

Look at this: http://gcaptain.com/pedestrians-show-maersk-containership/
         

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

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