The Next Potluck Meeting is July 10th at 6:00 PM
I want to thank Jon Martin for arranging to have the US Coast Guard come to our June Potluck. They discussed details about how to contact the Coast Guard when you are in trouble on your vessel. The speakers were BM2 Alexander Franzese, ME3 Samuel Rankin, and Seaman Kristen Pruitt. They shared the following critical information. When you have a MAY DAY call, and you have a cell phone, call the Sector Puget Sound office first at (206) 217-6001 instead of our local Coast Guard office. You will get help faster.
Every one of our club members enjoyed going out to the break-water with the Coast Guard members and shooting off flares to see how they react. Mike Reed was out in his boat a mile from shore firing off different types of flares so that we could see what they look like. Three boats came by Mike to see if he needed help during the drill. Wow, it actually works!!!! It was a very educational evening for everyone.
Be sure and save the date for our next Potluck Dinners in the summer on July 10th and August 14th. We will not have speakers until September. If anyone one has a great idea for a speaker, please call Lesli Beasley at (360) 201-1669. I really appreciate any help and ideas for subjects that you are interested in hearing more about.
Ahoy CYC Racers!!!
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 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.
July 10: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse
July 14-15: Sucia Cruise
August 3-5: Anacortes Arts Festival Cruise, Hosts: Bruce and Cindy Henninger
August 14: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse
5 JUL 2018
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Commodore - Laurent Martel
Vice-Commodore - Kathy Sheehan
Secretary - Roni Lenore
Treasurer - Joe Bartlett
Administrative Officer - Lesli Beasley
Membership Chair - Dave Hewlett
Race Chair - Sean Jones
Cruise Chair - Ken Russell
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