BYC Jib Sheet Jul 2000 <>

July 2000

Jib Sheet

Contents of this issue

John Gargett Appointed as Fleet Captain

Will Serve Until October “Changing of the Guard”

John Gargett, a Board of Trustees member and co-chair of the Program Committee, has agreed to serve as Interim Fleet Captain to fill out the term of Dr. Bob Knudson, who resigned recently citing his professional workload.

Gargett was appointed by Commodore Steve Moore, and his appointment was ratified by the Board at its meeting on June 15.

The Fleet Captain’s duties include supervision and direction of the Fleets, control of the Club’s property associated with the fleets such as the mark boats and sailboats, etc. Day to day responsibilities are usually delegated by him to the individual fleet chairpersons.

Under By-Laws changes made in 1999, the post is normally elected, so the new Fleet Captain will only serve until his replacement is elected.

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July Cruises Fill BYC Calendar

Weekends of July 8, 14 Set

Two fun-filled cruises are scheduled for July by your BYC cruise chairman, Tom Selman, and his committee.

Cruise & Crab Feed, Chuckanut Bay

First is the “Cruise and Crab Feed to Chuckanut Bay” scheduled for July 8 and 9. A huge success last year, this event will feature a spaghetti and crab feed and pot luck Saturday afternoon. The spaghetti and garlic bread will be supplied by the sponsors of the event, while participants are asked to bring a side dish to share. Bring along your crabbing license and crab pots for food foraging.

Karen Callery and Larry Boone are looking for a volunteer crab-cooking boat (with a large deck) and crab gatherers. Reach either, days, at 676-2500.

Oak Bay Cruise, July 14-16

Joe and Judy Coons are co-chairs of this event, limited to 12 boats. Get your reservations in early by calling Joe at 739-1528. The Saturday agenda: Afternoon cocktails and potluck appetizers on on the dock; and a Dutch treat dinner at one of the restaurants shoreside. Sunday waker-uppers will be supplied, and Friday arrivals can expect evening fun, too. A 50-50 raffle will also be held, with the best of prizes: cash!

The Oak Bay Marina is close to Victoria for city excursions, so fun is at hand.

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Attention Reciprocal Clubs!

The BYC has been mailing most issues of this Jib Sheet to over 100 of you! You can imagine what this costs, especially our Canadian Reciprocals . . .

We want to keep sending you the Jib Sheet if you want to get it, but we’re asking you to confirm this free subscription by e-mailing bycjoe@comcast.net requesting you be kept on the list. If we do not hear from you by August 15, the August issue will be the last you receive.

We should remind you that you can get the Jib Sheet another, immediate, less costly way than by mail: by checking our web site, BYC.ORG. THANKS!

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BYC Cruises

See the JIB SHEET for the details on these events, but save the dates now! All these events are designed to include sail and power. More cruises are coming!

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Sailing Races

Club Races (Warn 1800, start 1810): June 28, July 5, 12: Summer 1.
July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23: Summer 2.

Special Events (*=0900 Skippers, 1000 Start; #=1000 Skippers, 1100 Start):
Windemere Cup, Anacortes.
July 17-21: Whidbey I. Race Week.
July 19: Moore Invitational, 1800 Start.
July 29: Jack & Jill, 1800.
Aug. 30: PITCH Tune Up, 1800 Start.
Sept. 1: PITCH Registration.
Sept. 2: PITCH#.
Sept. 3: PITCH 1000 Start, 1800 Awards.
Sept. 9: Comm. Cup*,
Sept. 16: B’ham 1-Design*.
Sept. 17: B’ham 1-Design, 1000 Start.
Sept. 23: Governor’s Point*.
Oct. 7: Jack Island*.
Oct. 28: ABCO Challenge.
Nov. 4-5: ‘Round the County.
Nov. 10: BYC Awards.Banquet, 1800 Happy hour, 1900 Dinner & Awards.

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BYC Fridays @ 5 Socials

BYC “Fridays at Five” are scheduled for the first and third Fridays of every month, unless a holiday conflicts. Come anytime between 5PM and 6:30PM for free appetizers and refreshments. Fridays at five are scheduled for Friday, July 7; Friday, July 21; Friday August 4; Friday, August 18; Friday, September 1; Friday, September 15; Friday, October 6; Friday, October 20; and Friday, November 3.

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BYC Programs

BYC SEMINARS AND CLINICS are set for the second Tuesday of each month, 7-9PM.
July 11: Kayaking in the Northwest.
August 8: Bounty from the Sea: Fish Tasting & Recipes.
September 12 and October 10: To be announced.

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Two Organizations Deserving Your Support

Each year we remind you to send a gift to two Canadian Organizations that make Washington Boaters always feel welcome when visiting north of the border:

The B.C. Marine Parks Forever Society is at 1367 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 4A9, and they support improvements and lobby to keep the marine parks open to all.

The Princess Louisa Society, P. O. Box 17279, Seattle, WA 98107-0979, has both American and Canadian Trustees, and built and maintains the docks and ranger facilities in this precious, world-famous inlet.

Your gift to these organizations is a true gesture of responsible goodwill.

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Tips for Selling Your Boat

• Have a survey. Comply with any deficiencies found, and make the survey available to Brokers/buyers. • Take care of the "little stuff"! Loose screws, handles, hinges. Tighten rails. Fix bulbs, switches. • Have the boat, bilges, carpets, upholstery, all the interior clean! Clean headliner, interior partitions, galley counters, stove (especially oven), refrigerator, heads (especially nooks and crannies), drawers and cabinets, engine degreased, paint touched up where necessary, flybridge, seat lockers, cockpit hatch area, all clean. • Have the boat exterior bright! Fiberglass rubbed, polished; teak newly cleaned, oiled or varnished. • Stainless & chrome polished & waxed, lines and fenders clean, unfrayed, and shipshape. • Boat interior organized for showing, personal items off. • Eliminate clutter! Take notes off walls, tidy up shelves or better yet, empty them. Get rid of "cute" plaques on the walls, too. • Make the boat look modern! Remove old cushions, other “stuff“. Put on a few nice spreads, pillows. Give your boat maximum appeal to any prospective buyer's "first mate". • Don't forget a clean dinghy! • Outboard clean. Make it look good! • Canvas clean, good snaps, or none! • Set a fair price! • Prepare a good marketing piece • Take a good picture of the boat. • Get interior photos. • Write a specification sheet. • Finally, let the boat be seen in ads or with a broker if you’re not always accessible for calls. For a full set of tips, call Joe Coons at 739-1528.

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Debt Reduction Considered

Since 1999, the BYC has implemented a “Life Ring” voluntary contribution program reducing the Club’s mortgage. This successful project has raised over $17,000 so far in gifts that have gone directly and exclusively to cut the Club’s mortgage beyond the regular payments.

With the financial success of the Club since the beginning of the 1998-99 year in mind, the Board of Trustees is considering making a further, lump-sum reduction in the bank loan in the $5,000 range (depending upon available cash) September 1, the time when the Club has not quite started receiving 2000-2001 dues and is at its lowest cash point, allowing accurate cash forecasting.

What are your views on this? Should we balance debt reduction, and cash reserves in this way? Give the Club leadership your thinking next time you see one of them. And think how exciting it is we have this option!

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Nomination Ideas Needed

July is the time that the Nominating Committee gets to work preparing a slate of officers for the next Club year beginning October 1. To reach this goal, we need your help!

We will be electing a slate of four Trustees for a two year term, and officers including Fleet Captain, Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore, and Commodore. Nominees must be Active Members of the Club in good standing, but except for the top three positions, need have no other experience although committee work is obviously a desirable qualification.

If you know a Member who you would like the Committee to contact, or you are interested in serving in a Board or Officer’s position, please let Chuck McCord (384-0110) or Steve Moore (647-2356) know.

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Breakwater Notifies Club It Hopes to Extend Lease

The Club has received official notice from the Breakwater Restaurant that it is planning to extend its lease when the present term expires. The notice came as the first five-year lease term comes to a close.

The new lease terms with this major tenant will be worked out by the Club’s “Tenant Relations Committee” when renewal negotiations with the Port of Bellingham for the Club’s own ground lease are complete.

“This notification from the Breakwater’s is great news”, said Commodore Moore. “We thank them.”

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Welcome New Members!

In June the Board approved three new members to our BYC family. Their names, addresses, phone numbers and boats are:

We welcome these new (and returning) members! Please help them get/stay acquainted at the Club . . . Please make the corrections in your Roster. New Rosters/Yearbooks will be out in November with all corrections, results for this year, and next year’s schedules.

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Editorial: Planning and More . . . And YOU!

Opinion from a BYC Member with something to say! Obviously, it doesn't reflect the policies or official position of the BYC. You are welcome to give your comments in this section: contact the Jib Sheet editor at 647-0288. Joe Coons

I attend the Trustees’ meetings to provide the Board with its financial reports, and I’m very impressed with the planning and work our Club leaders are putting into their jobs. Commodore Moore and his bridge work hard to stay on top of our Members’ needs and wants, making our Club a better place for all of us to be a part of.

Part of my excitement stems from the positive way the Board has been working: No longer in a defensive posture, the Board is pro-active in planning carefully for our future so that we get more value for our dues dollar, and possibly spend less dues dollars, too, at some future time. It’s a refreshing change from the days not too long ago when “survival” was our principal goal!

I’m old enough to trace this change beginning back when Commodores Bob Moles and Earl Williams took the tough steps of increasing dues and charging some assessments to try and get us financially sound; then the years that Gordon Sullivan, Casey Vermuelen, Dick Johnson, Dale Fenno, and I tried to keep things afloat in the old style, but with the higher dues. Then Commodores Dick Montag, Norrin Heggem, Steve Ross and David Bradley brought things to a head with the by-laws changes and new objectives that made us face the realities of change that marked the ending millennium.

Then came Chuck McCord with his “This will be an all-volunteer Club!”, and everything changed more. And now, Commodore Moore has picked up where each left off . . . And our Club gets better and better.

None of our new success would be possible without the hard work and support of our loyal members (including many of these now-Past Commodores). This includes YOU.

As we look back on 75 great years of service to boating and boaters, we’re looking forward, too. And that is a terrific accomplishment. Thanks again!

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Remember the Lifering Program?

Have You Sent In Your Gift/Pledge?

These cash contributions total over $17,000, as Members of the BYC send in cash and fulfill over $22,000 in pledges. Each reduction in the principal lowers the interest we’re paying, giving us even more money for Club programs in coming years. Your Lifering contributions go directly to extra reduction of the debt on our mortgage.

THANKS to each donor so far! Now it’s your turn. You’ll be recognized on the plaque depending on your gift of $100 or more . . . Although many members are choosing just to send in money anonymously. After your gift is received, you’ll get an acknowledgement from Rear Commodore Karen Callery who chairs this fund-raising program.

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BYC Sponsors
Support these folks who support our Club! Thanks!

Boat Repairs:
B'ham Marine Repair, 907 W. Holly 734-6326
Yacht Tec, Russell Deptuch 380-5426
Boatyards:
Boatyard @ Colony Wharf, 1001 C St. 715-1000
Boat Brokers & Chartering:
Bellhaven Sailing, #18 HM 647-6636
Grand Yachts Northwest, by Gate 3 676-1248
San Juan Sailing, by Gate 3 671-4300
San Juan Yachting, by Gate 3 671-8089
Canvas & Upholstery:
Sea Wind Canvas, #27 HM 650-0810
Squalicum Marine Upholstery, SM 733-4353
Dentistry:
Dr. Bob Knudson, 1415 Commercial St. 671-4480
Detailing:
Top to Bottom Detailing, #16 HM 671-7022
Electric Repairs & Supplies:
Rasmussen Marine Electric, SM 671-2992
Electronics:
San Juan Electronics, #1 HM 733-6264
Engine Repairs:
Tri County Engine, 2696 Roeder 733-8880
Fiberglass Repairs:
Charlie Millsap's Fiberglass Repair 224-2266
Lettering:
Special-T Signs, 2206 Pacific St. 734-7617
Marine Supplies:
LFS, Coho Way 734-3336
Redden Marine, 1411 Roeder Ave. 733-0250
Outboard Motors & Repair:
West Coast Marine Services, 1200 “C” 676-8020
Real Estate:
Phil Dyer, Muljat Group, 510 Lakeway 739-9900
Restaurants:
Breakwater Restaurant, at the Club 671-2030
Surveys:
Matt Harris, Marine Consultants, Inc. 647-6966
Mike McGlenn, Michael K McGlenn Inc. 966-4900

(“SM”=Squalicum Mall, “HM” = Harbor Mall)

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THIS MONTH'S FEATURED ADVERTISERS

RUSSELL DEPTUCH is the proprietor of YACHT TEC MARINE SERVICES, INC. With a motto of “We Take Quality Service Personally”, Russ and his crew started in rigging work for sailors and dealers, but Yacht Tec’s activities have expanded over the years to include anything except major engine repairs, with hundreds of satisfied customers. Among many specialties, they’re dealers for Sea Land Vacu-Flush head/sanitation systems and install a wide range of furnaces, both Diesel and propane. Call Russ at 380-5426 for your next job!

Call MICHAEL K. MCGLENN INC. if you need a survey when purchasing a new boat, when you’re preparing a sales presentation on your present boat, when you need an insurance appraisal, or, like many careful boaters, when you want a thorough safety and maintenance inspection of your vessel just to be confident you know of any problems now or up-coming. With an incredible record for thoroughness and fair prices, Mike McGlenn will give you a complete, impartial, reliable survey, and other consulting services, too! Call 966-4900 or 888-966-4900.

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