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WEEK OF JULY 3-JULY 9, 2012...

HEADLINES & KEY COMING EVENTS:
FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK
WOMEN ON THE WATER THIS WEEKEND
SMALLER-VESSEL MOORAGE AVAILABLE

IN OTHER NEWS:  
SMALLEST JIB SHEET IN RECENT MEMORY
SAIL FLEET REPORT
RECAP OF FIRST SUMMER SOLSTICE RACE
REPORT FROM ANACORTES

AN ANNIVERSARY PARTY
STEVE ROSS'S PHOTO CONTEST
                  Scroll down for the complete articles.

This Week We're Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: Wed: 4th of July;  Fri: Friday @ 5
Racing this Week:
Sat & Sun: WOW Women on the Water
Non-BYC at the Club: 
Bartending: To Be Determined
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 

 
FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK...
 
There will be a Friday at Five this Friday, July 6...Bring some appys if you can, and come on down to our Club!


FOURTH OF JULY AT THE CLUB:

Signups are closed for grilled steak dinner at the club, but if you haven't RSVPd yet and still want to come, you are welcome - just bring your own meat to throw on the grill.

Come join us for dinner (corn on the cob, potato salad, steak) red-white-n-blue cocktails, and fireworks. We'll also being showing "Independence Day" on the televisions between dinner and the fireworks starting. Tierney will be on hand to do "cocktail manicures". Bring a side dish or dessert to share, cost (for those RSVPd for steak) is $10 each. 

Women on the Water: is this Saturday, July 7th. PHRF racers of any club are welcome, the rules are: the skipper must be a woman, and 2/3 crew must be women. Skippers meeting/registration 0900 Saturday, awards and BBQ to follow.  Contact is Sally Poorman 319-0380.


FIRST SUMMER SOLSTICE RACE REPORT
 
A few boats made it out for the first BYC Summer Solstice Series race last Friday.  Miraculously, a beautiful break of warm sunniness pushed its way through the week of rain and made for a spectacular evening sail in a soft 4-7 knots breeze.  Since there were only a few boats for the inaugural race, we opted for Rabbit Start which is typically used in that absence of a race committee.  (Description of a Rabbit Start http://www.centerboardyachtclub.com/race/RabbitStart.htm).  The course was up to Post Point and back.
 
Team Bodtke with Randy Null and Neil Bennett took home the top prize of a “Bottle of Rum”.   Using a purely arbitrary high scoring system, Team Bodtke finished first with 901 points.  One point for finishing first, minus 100 points for a surprise spinnaker set and 1000 points for being the only boat with a crew wearing a “Tie Dye” shirt (last week’s Them).
 
Summer Solstice Series Race #2 is Friday July 13th.   The theme will be “The 80’s – Can’t believe we really liked that synthesized crap!” .  Skipper Meeting at the BYC Clubhouse @ 5 PM for start and course instructions.
 
The BYC Summer Solstice Series is a very casual event for everyone (friends, family, kids, grandkids, etc.)  to promote fun sailing.  All boats, cruisers and racers, are welcome.  BYO-BBQ and Social Hour at the BYC Clubhouse following the race.  --- Jonathan Knowles, Fleet Captain
 

ANACORTES CRUISE REPORT:
 
Five boats and four land yachts made their way to Cap Sante for another successful, relaxing weekend.

We hit the docks Friday afternoon and wasted no time gathering for a dock party.  Isn’t boating wonderful?

Saturday we spent the day trying to figure out how we were going to haul Cap Sante’s covered party barge back to the BYC. The “Typhoon” seemed to be the best choice. Let’s see, is there enough room on our visitor’s dock for it?  It’s only about 23 x 60’.  Comes with a nice BarBQue!  Do you think they would miss it???  Oh well, let’s come back next year!

Saturday evening Mike Crawford and Mary Burns put together a fabulous Taco Bar. Thank you Mike and Marion Welsh for bringing those frosted brownies we ate too many of, and Al & Karen Callery for the White Russians...YUM!

If you’ve never had Grand Marnier french toast for breakfast, you haven’t lived! Mike Crawford couldn’t keep them coming off the grill fast enough Sunday morning. Did anybody not have seconds? Thank you Mike for being last to get some, and Jane Simica for providing the recipe. I think this one will repeat itself!!!

We all left, feeling like this a “must” cruise for next year.  Cap Sante has new beautiful docks, wonderful accommodating staff, and that barge...oh, that barge!!!

Thanks Mike and Crawford and Mary Burns for a wonderful weekend!


SAIL FLEET REPORT & WOMEN ON THE WATER WOW:

Hello Everyone, Last weekend's Jack and Jill Regatta was joined by the CYC's "Romeo and Juliet" race.  Five boats with double-handed crews raced in conditions that started a bit wet, but improved throughout the day, results are pending. 

Flying Circus continues to lead the Wednesday night PHRF races with Blackfoot only a couple points behind.  Dave Steffan and Callipygian are leading the Etchells class with Tom Malone's Salsipuedes in a close second place. 

This Weekends W.O.W Women on the Water Regatta will get under way at 10am Saurtday, July 7.  Registration will be from 8am-9am with a mandatory skippers meeting at 9.  Thanks to everyone who had been getting crews together, it should be a fun regatta! PHRF racers of any club are welcome, the rules are: the skipper must be a woman, and 2/3 crew must be women. Skippers meeting/registration 0900 Saturday, awards and BBQ to follow.  Contact is Sally Poorman 319-0380.  --- Bart Maupin, Sail Fleet Captain


MOORAGE AVAILABLE...
 
BYC Guest Dock Moorage & Dinghy Storage Available
 
There is about 50 feet of moorage available to Members at the BYC Guest Dock’s Inside Tie in front of the Clubhouse.  This a very shallow draft slip with only 3 ft of water at low tide.  It will only work for small power boats or a retractable keel sailboats between 10’ – 25’. The rate will be $100/month   There is  also rack and floating dock space at the guest dock for small sailboats, ribs, canoes or kayaks up to 12 feet and at Gate 5 Laser Dock for $200/year for members, and $100/year for Juniors.


AN ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

Dick and Mary Jane Vetter are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary on July 14, 1 to 4 pm at the Club. All are welcome, but they would like an RSVP for those who might come. Contact them at 647-0324, or e-mail dvetter1@juno.com.  No gifts, please!
 

THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ FROM STEVE ROSS:

Jim Gibson correctly identified last week's picture as being on a French Canal. This week, we view a fortification off a coast - if you know where send your answer to steve.ross@wwu.edu.
      

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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