Corinthian Yacht Club
of Bellingham
Corinthian Yacht Club of Bellingham, Washington

The Next Potluck Meeting is November 14th at 6:00

Sean Jones will be presenting the Race Awards for our 2017 CYC Thursday Racing Season.


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2017 Turkey Fry Cruise Report

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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!

Tracy Olney

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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: cruise@cycbellingham.org

    –Ron Battle
    CYC Cruise Chair



    Upcoming Events

    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.

    November 2017

    November 14: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse

    November 28: CYC Board meeting

    December 2017

    December 2: CBC Lighted Boat Parade

    December 12: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse

    December 26: CYC Board meeting


    7 NOV 2017


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    Our mailing address is P. O. Box 101, Bellingham, WA 98227


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    2017 CYC Officers
    and Board Members

    Commodore - Laurent Martel
    Vice-Commodore - Bruce Henninger
    Secretary - Priscilla Sulham
    Treasurer - Troy Olney
    Administrative Officer - Lesli Beasley
    Membership Chair - Tracy Olney
    Race Chair - Sean Jones
    Cruise Chair - Ken Russell
    Reciprocity - Neal Bittner
    Past Commodore - Steve Clevenger
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