Ahoy! Hopefully you are out cruising in this beautiful weather when you read this. We have two new memberships. If you see them at one of our summer BBQs or out on the water give them a big AHOY and get to know them!
Eric Sorensen & Beth DeWeese: Sponsored by David O'Connor. They live in Pullman, WA but their boat is a Yankee Dolphin moored in Squalicum Harbor. Eric is planning to do some light racing and cruising. Eric has a long history of sailboat racing and being involved in the boating community. He has published several newspaper articles in the Seattle Times on sailing.
Dan Birch & Laurie Rink: Sponsored by Peter Hallett. They live in Colorado but are boat partners with Peter and sail in the San Juans. Their boat is a Catalina 36 named Skoal. They plan to attend the July BBQ; introduce yourself to them if you are there!
Welcome to our new members! This brings our membership number up to 109.
We’ve had some great cruises already this year. Thank you to those who have hosted. Next stop the Anacortes Arts Festival on Aug 2-4 and hosted by Bruce & Cindy Henninger.
2019 CYC Bellingham Scheduled Cruises:
- August 2-4 Anacortes Art Festival Bruce & Cindy Henninger
- Sept 13-15 Rosario Resort Ron & Linda Battle
- Sept 21-22 Garrison Bay Anne Slater & Stuart Stebbings
- October 25-27 Blakely Island, Turkey Fry Tracy & Troy Olney
This week CYC Bellingham has had the pleasure of hosting Helen and Ian on their Catalina 320. They are using a CYC Bellingham reciprocal slip provided by Fletcher & Cally. Helen and Ian live in Victoria and belong to the Nanaimo Yacht Club. I know that many of our club members have taken advantage of reciprocity with the Nanaimo Yacht Club, and it is nice to be able to return the favor.
If you are in a CYC Bellingham reciprocal slip (you know who you are), please remember to make the slip available for reciprocity when leaving for a trip. Post the AVAILABLE sign at the end of the dock, fill out the vacancy form ( cycvacancynotice.pdf ) and place in the dock box tube.
Bellingham CYC has renewed our reciprocal moorage agreements with more than 100 yacht clubs for 2019. You can find up-to-date information on the yacht clubs and their reciprocal arrangements at Yacht Destination (http://www.yachtdestinations.org/).
It is important to closely look at the reciprocity details for the club that you will be visiting. Each may have special requirements or limitations. For instance, Maple Bay Yacht Club requires proof of $2 million liability insurance (note that they have increased the limit from $1 to $2 million). In this case, it would be essential that you have an up-to-date copy of your yacht insurance on the boat verifying at least $2 million of liability insurance. A bit of preplanning will help avoid unwanted surprises.
Remembering Mel Davidson
On Thursday night June 20th, well over one hundred of Mel and Barbara’s friends gathered at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal to honor and remember Mel’s life. As we arrived, a bagpiper greeted us, providing us with a remembrance of Mel’s love for that magical instrument.
Barb along with her son and daughter gave us an idea of what family life in the Davidson family was like as they moved around the world preparing Mel for his career in higher education. Having retired as a tenured physics professor at WWU, several of his colleagues spoke of Mel’s activism in the early days of desktop computing
While taking an intermission to enjoy a picnic meal, we enjoyed several of Mel’s favorite foods including bangers and mash along with peanut butter and marmalade sandwiches. As we ate, CYC’s own Chuck Dingee along with several others provided the gathering with music Mel was known to enjoy. As the music stopped briefly, the first of the Thursday night racers came into view at a mark just off the end of the Ferry Terminal dock (thanks to Greg Moran from the Community Boating Center for helping to set it). Guests jumped up, cameras in hand, to capture the colorful racers. Mel had for so long been active as both a skipper of his own earlier boats and then a crew on Rob Galbraith’s boat.
Most of us knew Mel in the times that he and Barb owned and extensively cruised their Crealock 34, Bon Accord. They sailed not only on the West Coast but through the Panama Canal onto the Caribbean and up the eastern seaboard. Coleen Davies (past CYC member) added as she read from an early CYC newsletter about why Mel and Barb had been selected as the Cruising Family of the Year. Mel and Barb have been members since CYC’s inception in 1986 with Mel having served as Commodore in 2010 and 2011.
Fair Winds, Smooth Seas and a Snug Harbor Mel as you sail on in the next world.
Administrative Officer Report - Lesli Beasley
Our next CYC Potluck will be June 11th at 6:00 PM. Bring something to grill and a side dish to share. There will not be speakers for the June, July and August Potlucks.
I am in the process of lining up speakers for the Fall, Winter and Spring Potlucks. Please call me if you have a speaker that you would like or any ideas.
Do you have a computer or mobile device to keep your appointments and weekly schedule? Do you want to add CYC events to that electronic calendar?
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.
Need help getting started? Talk to Chuck Dingée.
July 9: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse
August 2-4 Anacortes Art Festival Cruise, Hosted by Bruce Henninger
August 13: CYC potluck, SYC Clubhouse
This month’s recipe was in the New York Times about 20 years ago. I cut it out and have been making it ever since. Serve it with a hot baguette and a crisp Chardonnay, and you are in business.
- 1/4 head of lettuce, shredded
- 2 boiled potatoes, cubed
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 2 anchovy fillets, chopped
- 10 large shrimp, cooked
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Whisk together the oil, wine vinegar, mayonnaise, and salt-and-pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
Toss together the shredded lettuce, potatoes, capers, anchovy fillets, and the shrimp. Add the dressing and toss thoroughly.
Board minutes are in Adobe PDF format.
Send us your comments about the online CYC newsletter. Do you want to volunteer to write an article or do some editing? Do you have pictures for the Home Port News? E-mail Linda Benafel at email@example.com.
8 JUL 2019
Linda Benafel, Laurent Martel, Chuck Dingée, Greg Hartgraves, Mike Reed, Ken Russell, Lesli Beasley.
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