The Next Potluck Meeting is March 13th at 6:00
Linda & Chris Benafel are going to do a presentation on their cruise to the Princess Louisa Inlet.
Ahoy CYC Racers!!!
Welcome to March, the month where spring is sprung, and the flaming ball of gas in the sky lingers longer as the days near the racing season.
On that note...Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
We are officially one month away from the 2018 CYC Racing Season and the Skippers Meeting is scheduled for March 22nd at 6:00 pm. Location is The Local Public House as we apparently were well behaved and hereby invited to return.
CYC Racing will begin a week earlier this season to accomodate 5 full series of 5 races each bringing us quite near racing half of 2018.
The dates for 2108 Racing are as follows:
- Series 1-4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3
- Series 2-5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7
- Series 3-6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12
- Series 4-7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16
- Series 5-8/23, 8/30*, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20
*-Slow Pitch will be included in Series 5 as well as scored separately.
I trust you all had an enjoyable winter, and I look forward to seeing everyone on the 22nd. I encourage you to bring your crew and your Race Entry Form if you haven't turned one in already.
Here's to another safe, friendly, and windy CYC Racing Season!
Your Race Chair
Cruise Schedule for 2018
Cruise Chair – Ken Russell 360-738-0623
Please consider hosting one or more cruises during the season. Dates and hosts for confirmed cruises are listed below, with the mode of moorage (anchor, dock, etc.) indicated in parentheses. To make the other locations a “go,” we need hosts!
|April ||27-29 ||Matia Cleanup ||Neal & Kim Bittner
|May ||5-6 ||Opening Day ||Squalicum Harbor
|May (Memorial wknd) ||25-28 ||BYC/CYC Joint Cruise ||Vickie & Chris Olson
|June ||9 ||Lifesling course ||Jon Martin & Mike Reed
|June ||22-24 ||Stewart Is/Turn Pt Light ||Pam Spencer/Terry & Kerry Thalhofer
|July ||14-15 ||Sucia Island ||Bob & Ann Cooper
|August ||3-5 ||Anacortes Art Festival ||Bruce & Cindy Henninger
|September || ||-You can volunteer to host this cruise! See below-
|October ||20-22 ||Blakely Is Turkey Fry ||Tracy & Troy Olney
Note: We need hosts for the September cruise, contact Ken Russell to volunteer!
Good cruise destinations:
- Aleck Bay, Lopez Island (A)
- Clark Island (M)
- Deer Harbor, Orcas Island (A/D)
- Eagle Harbor, Cypress Island (M)
- Garrison Bay, San Juan Island (A)
- Lighted Boat Dock Party, Squalicum (D)
- Lummi Island (A)
- Obstruction Pass Park (A/M)
- Pleasant Cove, Chuckanut Bay (A)
- Prevost Harbor, Stuart Island (A/D)
- Rosario Resort, Orcas Island (D),
- Round the County (M)
- “Thelma and Louise” women’s cruise
- Vendovi Island (D)
- West Sound, Orcas Island (R/D/A) Winter Cove, Saturna Island (A)
- Whirlwind Cruise: Jones Island, Deer Harbor-West Sound (A/D)
- Other options: you can choose your own destination! All in the Gulf Islands (one week to 10 days)
- Port Browning:Port of entry and provisioning (A/D)
- Montague Harbor (A/D)
- Wallace Island (A/D)
- Pirates Cove, De Courcy Island (A)
- Ganges, Salt Spring Island (A/D)
- Portland Island, North Cove (A)
A = Anchor
D= Dock or Marina
M= Mooring buoy
R = reciprocal
2017 Turkey Fry Cruise Report
The 2017 Turkey Fry Cruise at Blakely Marina proved to be our biggest and best yet, (at least as long as Troy and I have been hosting!) The weather was absolutely our best friend with temps in the mid 60's, bright blue skies and calm waters. We had 8 boats arrive on Friday afternoon/evening and 4 more join us on Saturday, a total of 12 boats with 32 people! Many new members - Dave and Wendy Hewlett, George Boggs, Vicki and Chris Olson, and Karen Heckert along with "vintage" members that haven't cruised with us in quite awhile - Dawn Durand and Joe Bartlett. And we can't leave out our amazing veterans of this cruise- Sylvia and Denny Holmstrom, Dan and Donna Lehfeldt and Ken Russell and Debbie Bryant, honestly, what would we do without them! Filling out our cruisers were Rex Williams and Ayumi Takabe, Bruce Henninger and his crew, Don and Lesli Beasley and Kathy Sheehan and Chuck Dingée who is always so gracious to bring his voice and guitar for our listening pleasure.
There is nothing quite like sitting in front of a crackling fire with a glass of wine talking and joking with friends, so full of turkey, stuffing, potatoes/gravy and pie and listening to Chuck play songs we all know and can sing along too.
Troy and Dan Goodwater did the dunking of turkeys and everyone else brought their favorite Thanksgiving dishes to share. Troy's gravy is becoming as popular as the turkeys. Oh, what good food! Can I just state for the record that next year, Donna you must make more than one pecan pie! The stars were out and no one wanted the night to end (well maybe a few early birds). We played a couple of party games, because you know how much I love party games, and Dave and Wendy Hewlett and Sylvia and Chuck took home the prizes for best blind cocktails. If you want to know, you must ask a fellow cruiser or come next year! George Boggs and my sis, Jan Goodwater were the judges and let's just say we had to keep all methods of fire away from them for awhile after the tasting. We also found out that Joe Bartlett is secretly a pole dancer and goes by the alias of Jose'. We ended the night with cards, dominos and more music. Such a terrific group. So much fun. Troy and I can't wait to do it again next year! Sign up early and make sure to secure your slip!
CYC 2017 Cruise Schedule
- May 5-6 Opening Day (Club Event)
- May 19-21 Matia Cleanup (A/D) (Neal & Kim Bittner)
- May 26-28 Lopez Islander Resort/BYC (D) (Chris & Vickie Olson)
- June 23-25 Turn Point Light, Stuart Island (Terry & Kerry Thalhofer and Pam Spencer)
- July 1–2 Spencer Spit Lopez (A/M) (Ken Russell & Deb Bryant)
- August 4-6 Anacortes Arts Festival (D) (Bruce & Cindy Henninger)
- August 12 CBC “Day on the Water” (Laurent Martel & Amanda Eurich)
- Sept 21-24 Montague Harbour Galiano (A/D) (Ron & Linda Battle)
- Oct 27 – 29 Blakely Island Turkey Cruise (D) (Tracy & Troy Olney)
2017 Race Results are posted
PHRF Cruising Rating Adjustment Form (PDF format)
PIYA Safety Equipment Rules (PDF format)
Join or manage your subscription to the CYC Racing e-mail list.
Hosting A CYC Cruise:
First and foremost you must select a cruise that sparks your interest, whether a favorite destination to share with other CYC members or a location that you have always wanted to visit but until now have not done so. Second, you determine dates that suit your schedule. Third, you decide what activities, if any, you wish to explore such as hiking, dining, shopping, beach combing, etc. and whether or not there will be any pot lucks or BBQs. Once these tasks are decided you can send an email to all members by sending it to the cruise chair and/or webmaster who will forward it to the membership. Then you coordinate the trip with members so that you have a destination, phone numbers, boat names (radio contact), MMSI numbers, and any other necessities. Then you sail together or converge at your planned destination and have a wonderful time exploring the area!
Photographs and a paragraph or two in the next newsletter are always a welcome addition. Please remember that your back yard (San Juan and Gulf Islands) contains some of the best cruising grounds in the world. Get out there and enjoy your boat and your fellow CYC members. Valuable information about local cruising can be found in San Juan Islands, a Boater's Guidebook by Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer, 2013.
Contact your Cruise Chairperson for any additional information: Ron Battle (360) 319-7478 or email: email@example.com
CYC Cruise Chair
Cruising schedule and other CYC events are listed on the CYC Google Calendar, which is updated periodically. You can subscribe to the CYC Google Calendar on your computer or smart phone or see the Events & Cruises page.
March 13: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse
March 22: 2018 CYC Racers Skippers Meeting, The Local Public House
March 27: CYC Board meeting
April 5: CYC Racing Series begins, Bellingham Bay
April 10: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse
April 24: CYC Board meeting
April 27-29: Matia Island Clean-up Cruise
8 MAR 2018
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