122º 30' 06" W 48º44' 55"N
Volume 33 Number 7
July 2017 issue:
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The Next Potluck Meeting is August 8 at 6:00
Summer meetings do not have speakers. Outdoor BBQs will be available so bring something to BBQ and a side dish to share.
Merry July 4th!
Summer is upon us, longest day of the year. I love having sunset at 9:20pm. Downside is sunrise at 5:30am. I never seem to get any sleep this time of year. Oh well.
Amanda and I will be spending a little more time on the boat. We might even get out of the harbor. I suppose I get a little nostalgic for the time when I lived aboard. Even now when I spy a mast passing, I just have to pop up from the cabin to see who is coming or going. I have a great vantage point from NW46. Amanda says that I am a little like the Mrs. Kravitz of gate 9.
I try to be available to returning boats, grab a mooring line, assist with docking. One might think that it’s a neighborly thing to do. Truthfully, I just want to hear the stories. Where ya been? Whatcha see?
The Olney’s are heading out, shrimpin’ or seeking the elusive Chinook. The Lehfelt’s just returned from their participation in the Leukemia Cup race in Seattle, Brian and Keturah have great stories of their experience in the Swiftsure race in Victoria. What’s this I see? There’s a small crowd gathering at Mike Reed’s slip. Sure enough, Mike is just returning today from a five-week circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. …Magellan?
They say that the average time out of the slip for boats in the harbor is 10 days a year.
I see the activity out here on NW. I think our club is way ahead of the national average when it comes to using our boats as evidenced by the number of empty slips I see walking down the dock.
SO, next time you pass by NW46, give a wave (more than one finger, please). I’ll be watching and keeping score.
Your gate nine busybody,
Ps- If you have a story to tell, a recent sailing experience, don’t hesitate to contact your board. We have room in the newsletter for “tall tell tales”. Tell us your story.
All CYC members! Mark your calendar
Saturday, August 12
Experience Sailing on Bellingham Bay--August 12th
Hosted by the Community Boating Center and the Corinthian Yacht Club Bellingham
The CYC will join CBC in hosting this event again this year.
The CYC will promote the event as a cruise.
The Boating Center has received a grant to advertise and promote the event as:
“Experience Sailing on Bellingham Bay”
What makes Bellingham unique? The water. What better way to promote our club and the Boating Center then by reaching out to our community and offer a sailing experience to neophytes or those who are simply between boats.
I have volunteered my boat in past years and observed that the attendees I have given rides have been uniformly thrilled, excited and appreciative of the experience.
The Community Boating Center will provide:
- Insurance umbrella for all attendees (participants will sign a waiver form).
- Liability insurance for all our boats
- Life preservers for all participants
- Ferry participants to and from our boats
- Promotion and advertising
We Corinthians Provide the experience:
- We meet in Fairhaven 10:30- 12 noon (Skippers may determine their own timeframe)
- Skippers will predetermine crew size (from 2- 6 participants).
- Skippers will provide 2 to 3 hour cruises
- Ideally, each boat to provide 2 sailings
- Any extras (i.e. appetizers, beverages) are up to the skipper. (Grog upon request, keelhauling is frowned upon).
The plan: we finish our cruises about 4:30 to 5pm and return to gate 9 where we will then pull out the barbi and potluck on the dock.
I would like to have the BBQ open to all employees of the Boating Center. They may join us after closing up the shop or perhaps return sail with us to gate 9?
Questions and /or sign up with me,
360 815 3980