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  • Coming Up at the Club
  • Club Holiday Hours
  • New Year's Eve Food & Fun
  • Our Commodore's Column has Interesting News
  • A New Bar Chairman Does The Dance of the Taps...
  • The Boat Show Trip Is Coming Soon--Get Aboard!
  • A "Member of the Month" is Nominated

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   Bar* |  Main Floor Lounges   | Main Flr Comm RoomWard Room
Tu: 5-9 |                       |                    |
We: 5-9 |                       |                    |
Th: 5-9 | Cribbage&Cards        |                    |
Fr: No  | CLUB CLOSED           |                    |
Sa: No  | CLUB CLOSED           |                    |
Su: No  |                       |                    |
Mo: 5-9 | Mon.Night
FB & BBQ     |                    |
              * The Bar, when open, is ALWAYS open to all Members!

Our Club's Holiday Hours...

The Clubhouse will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day so we can all be home with family and friends.
The Clubhouse will be OPEN on New Year’s Eve and once again, our very own Chef Kehoe will be cooking up a steak dinner (see below).


New Year's Eve: Last Chance to Sign Up!

A great event started several years ago when Club Volunteer Chef Bob Kehoe started offering steak dinners and a casual New Year's Eve Party. You can see the details
hereYou must sign up in advance, so you must stop by the BYC and sign up no later than Wednesday, December 29 and sign up and pay at the bar. 

The Pirates Sure Can Throw a Great Party...

This Past Saturday was a lot of fun!  The Dead Pirates Society entertained us all with great appetizers from Hilltop Catering and specially-priced refreshments, and the turnout was terrific, at least 100 folks as we heard tales of boat boarding and rum by the case. 

Thanks to all the DP's for hosting us for such a fine affair...we can all assume this will now be an annual event...

The Commodore's Column...with Some News!

The countdown is on – just four more days ‘til Christmas!  I’m sure all of you ‘elves’ are as busy as I am with last minute gifts, a few more trips to the grocery store for those holiday dinners, and maybe just one more strand of lights and bit more tinsel for the tree?  Whatever you’re up to, I hope you’re enjoying time with family and friends.

Your Board met last Thursday for its monthly meeting and I thought I’d let you know a few things that got approved… and a few things that are ‘in the works’.
  • Quarterly dues payments have been approved.  Members will now have a choice on paying their dues – either the lump sum due in October, or a new quarterly auto-pay system has been approved.  We just need to fill out the paperwork with the bank and we should be good to go.     There will be a small service fee for those that choose the quarterly method.  Please contact if you’re interested.
  • Bar prices will be changing – mostly downward!  Bar manager, Jonathan Knowles, has been hard at work trying to streamline our bar inventory and taking a hard look at our Cost of Goods Sold.  He’s come up with a flat-rate profit margin that will be initiated on January 1st.  Most of you should see a pleasant difference when you order your next drink.
  • New boats for the Junior fleet!  Junior Fleet Captain, Steve Kersey, is actively looking in to the purchase of 6 to 7 FJ’s (a double-handed dinghy) to add to our Junior fleet.  These boats will allow for more students to participate in our sailing classes in the summer, and also give a great platform for the racing team.
  • A new phone system is coming online.  Since becoming an all-volunteer club, its only chance if someone calls and finds someone to pick up the phone.  Now we’ll have an automated phone system that will provide the caller with a menu of options.  Each option will automatically forward their call to a respective person’s personal phone number.  Need to talk to the Commodore?  Press ‘1’!
I’ll continue to keep you posted on the happenings of your Board.  If there is EVER a topic that you would like us to address, please don’t ever hesitate to drop me a line at  This is YOUR club and we are here to serve YOU!

At your service,
Commodore Michele

Ahoy Cribbage Players:

The cribbage competition is heating up; cribbage players are coming out of the woodwork!  The word on the street is that Thursday, December 23, 5-8 PM, will be a big cribbage shootout at the BYC Corral.  Bring your board, we have the cards.  Come and enjoy the friends, the games, and the relaxing atmosphere of the beautiful BYC lounge.  Bring your guests! 

You also should get your cribbage game tuned up for the big cribbage tournament to be held in February.  If you don't know how to play cribbage, instructors will be available to teach you how, so come on down!    --- John Van Haalen

Jonathan Knowles has "Tap #5" News!
Jon, bar chairman, says, "Come down to the BYC and try the new Beer on Tap this month,   Stone Pale Ale, by Stone Brewing, Carlsbad, CA.   The Stone Brewery makes some awesome strong beers such as the Arrogant Bastard Pale Ale, Sublimely Self Righteous Ale and Stone IPA; however, their Pale Ale is in my opinion, one of the most drinkable ales on the planet.  It’s not overly bitter, not overly hoppy, not overly filling, and is real rounded & full flavored.   Stone Pale Ale will follow the pricing of our Microbrew Pints and will be offered at the remaining $2.50 drink special nights.
"This beer will replace the Rolling Rock Tap which will go into hiatus until Super Bowl Sunday.   Then, Tap #5,  as it will be referred from now on, will be designated as the rotating tap.  So, if there are some beers you would like to see on tap,  let me know.  Keep in mind, the beer must sell!  So, don’t suggest any “strange” or “eclectic” beers such as Pumpkin Blueberry that only two members might  like.   A keg holds 124 pints, so make sure your suggestions include a beer audience is big enough to support selling a keg in a month.   Also,  we prefer to either use a local brewery or Dickerson’s Distribution so check out their beer selections on their web site

[Thanks, Jonathan, for taking on this demanding volunteer role! --- Ed.]

The Annual, Traditional Boat Show Bus Trip is Coming!

It’s time to get your Boat Show Bus reservations in: Great Fun!  The date is Saturday, January 22 leaving at 8:30 a.m. sharp from the club, and the return leaves the show at 5:30.   The cost is $45 per person and includes both  the in-the-water and inside shows (you can do both or either, as long as you like during the day). Food and drink is provided both on the way down and the way back, and the big, luxurious bus eliminates the parking and driving hassle, and if the weather’s bad, the driver deals with it.  Besides, you can have fun meeting new BYC friends! 

You must sign up and pay at the bar!  For questions, Jody Erickson, Rear Commodore, can be contacted at and her phone is (360) 223-2119.  Matt Dennis is co-chair. Remember, you must be added to the list and pay at the barSpecial thanks to San Juan Sailing for sponsoring the show tickets! 

Member of the Month...
Lisa McArdle writes to your editors:

“I should have gotten this in earlier to you. I would like to nominate Margaret Marr for her hundreds of hours of work on the darling quilt for the Sink the Dinghy’s little girl this year.  I was so impressed with the workmanship and the thoughtfulness in the designs and the small hidden treasures that she incorporated into the quilt - things that just don't show up when somebody sort of flashes it to the group,  as on last Saturday nnight at the Dead Pirates Party.   Margaret is a very self-effacing sort of person and says ‘Oh, it’s nothing!’, but believe me, it is definitely very much something!

“And, Judy Kehoe is going to do the quilting part so she should have some recognition, too.

“I can't think of more words at the moment, but for me, it’s sure enough to nominate Margaret!”  

Thanks, Lisa

[Want to honor someone?  Submit your nomination to the editors, address below.]

Washington State Parks News...

OLYMPIA – Dec. 14, 2010 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission today announced the immediate closure of the docks at Jones Island and Sucia Island state parks in the San Juan Islands for construction work.  The docks will undergo major construction to replace pilings, gangways, piers and floats. Additionally, the docks will be upgraded to include enhanced access consistent with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The existing docks are more than 30 years old. During the closure, boaters are requested to not moor to the floats, watch for debris in the area and stay clear of the construction barges.

Dock work is expected to be completed around the end of February. Floats will be reinstalled around late-March to early-April 2011.  Previous work completed in the uplands on both islands under the Resource and Conservation Office's Boating Facilities Grant program included benches, drinking fountains, Adirondack shelters and new trails, a campsite and composting toilets that are accessible to people with disabilities. The northern side of Jones Island also received a new kitchen shelter.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission thanks the public for supporting state parks. Donations made to State Parks through the vehicle license tab renewal program will keep state parks open in the 2009-2011 budget cycle, provided adequate revenues are collected. The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 97-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.  Washington State Parks is now on Twitter at WaStatePks_NEWS and YouTube at WashingtonStateParks.

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Fair Winds and Following Seas from your JibSheet editors: Kathy Brown, Joe Coons, and Jim Langei.

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