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Table of Contents:
Bill Rumbold, Commodore
Bob Bachman, Vice Commodore
Rod Perryman, Rear Commodore
Charles Billings, Secretary
The Bell (by V/C Bob Bachman)
Float Committee Report
The Fleet Captain's Locker
Regatta for Power
Opening Day Boat Entry Announcement
From your WebTeam
Reports from the Bridge
Commodore Bill Rumbold:
HEAVY WEATHER WEEKEND! What a weekend! I heard many, many comments
from members of other clubs this weekend --- We cannot understand how BYC
can put on such an exciting, entertaining weekend" --- "It is always fun
to come to BYC because we know we will have a great time" --- "BYC has
such gracious folks and neat facilities" --- and a new one "Wow, what a
fantastic new galley." I respond that it is all because our great membership
is proud of their club and not hesitant to step forward and put out some
hard work. Each year I am amazed at how it all comes together and you all
really make it look easy. I want to thank each and every chairman that
took on a responsibility and saw that it was done and to each member that
helped in every way. Vice Commodore Bob & Gerri Bachman and Rear Commodore
Rod & Angela Perryman were in lockstep making sure everything was ready.
It was great! THANKS!
The next meeting on 3 March is a buffet dinner meeting starting at 1830
and you know that Capt. Al Gonzalez will be serving another great dinner!
Our speaker will be the CEO of the Washington State Ferries, Mr. Mike
Thorne. If there are any questions you may have regarding our ferry
system and what will be happening in the future, this is the meeting you
do not want to miss. Put it on your calendar -- Monday, 3 March
[and check those links!].
Capt. Don Sherwood put together a comprehensive and worthwhile work
party weekend. The club, grounds and floats looks great and many tasks
were accomplished that have been needing to be done for years. A great
job well-done Don!
Another project that you will be seeing much more of in the 17 March
meeting is the results of our Planning Committee, led by Capt. Doug Smith.
Doug and his committee have been conducting a comprehensive review of our
facilities and putting together a detailed plan for maintenance, repair
& replacement with costs and a timeline. This will be presented to
the membership and will be used by the Budget Committee in assembling the
2003/2004 budget for your approval. I think you will be well pleased with
what you will see and will get a better feel where your dollars will be
spent. Doug, you and your committee have done an outstanding job, now you
need to sell it to the members! Thanks guys!
Spring is almost here and now is the time to get your boats ready for
Again, I want to thank you all for the hard work you did to make the
Heavy Weather Weekend such a success!
Vice Commodore Bob Bachman:
We started off the month of February with the much anticipated,
always enjoyable, Crab Feed. Capt. Randy Trott and crew put on another
delicious, almost couldn't eat it all, crab dinner. The crab was so sweet,
who needed butter. Well done, guys and gals!
Following that on the 14th, 15th and 16th of February was the 69th BYC
Heavy Weather Race. Friday night started the weekend with a keg tapping
followed by a delicious, from scratch, lasagna dinner, Chianti, spumoni,
the works. It was great! Next was a raffle with some of the best prizes
I've seen at BYC. Dancing capped the evening from 8 to 11. Chairman, Capt.
Doug and Admiral Pam Smith and crew did themselves and the club proud.
Your hard work is so very much appreciated. Thanks, again!
Saturday A.M. was racer and observer check in and after the race got
under way a free soup, sandwich and ice cream lunch was served. Who said
there is no such as a free lunch? Our Skipperettes would beg to differ.
Thank you, ladies, for your continuing support and lunch was both yummy
At 6:30, the fine looking women of the BYC Dockettes came marching down
the aisle to do their routine. Without a doubt, they made the men sit up
straight in their seats and the women envious. Well done, ladies! You've
still got it!!
Then came the famous, perhaps notorious, skits. There were only four
this year, but the rubber clam gun is now housed a little closer to home
at our neighbor club, Port Orchard. In their skit, they had a genie come
out of a bottle with flashing red and blue lights in his/her navel. At
first, I thought it might be a Washington State Patrolman in disguise looking
to pull someone over but then I thought even a 'Stater wouldn't wear that
getup. Anyway, it was a cute idea that I'll bet he/she won't do again.
I later learned that those babies were GLUED in his/her navel. Ouch!!
If you happen to see Marva McWaid you will probably see her smiling
much more than she usually does. You see, Marva and crew did something
that has never happened before at BYC - their skit took third and not last
place. She has a right to beam. Very well done, Marva and crew. She was
so proud when she received the plaque the next day that she immediately
turned up with a hammer, collared the Rear Commodore, and said " I want
it hung with the other Heavy Weather hardware and now would be a fine time".
Look for it in the Heavy Weather section of our bragging wall in the club.
Saturday was rounded out by a jammed dance floor from 9 to 12:30 with Italian
Wedding Soup and cheese bread sticks served by Capt. Doug and Admiral Pam
Smith and crew again, at about 11 P.M.
Sunday A.M. Capt. Dale Armstrong, mate Lori and crew, put on another
masterful breakfast that restaurants couldn't do for twice the price. By
the way, Dale started doing these breakfasts in 1994. That's commitment!!
Great job again, Dale.
Awards finished the morning and as the last boats started to get under
way it started to pour cats, dogs, and a few other things, but at least
race day wasn't bad.
February 23, Capt. Vic Piotrowski will be putting on the BYC Fishing
Derby. Good fishing, good prizes and good fun with refreshments afterwards.
Adults $5.00, $3.00 for kids under 16.
March 7, beware witches and evil spirits. It's BYC's First Ever Garlic
Fest, chaired by Capt.Nancy Whitaker. This is a potluck for prizes. Ladies
(and men), break out your favorite recipe for salad, main or side dish,
or dessert and vie for a prize while having an evening of new experiences.
It doesn't have to overwhelm with garlic, just be one of the ingredients.
Cookbooks are loaded with suitable, easy recipes. Be innovative! You may
come up with a new taste sensation. Try garlic mashed potatoes, spicy garlic
meatballs, Chinese style garlic chicken, salad with garlic dressing. See,
it's easy. The $4 covers wine, beer pop and prizes. Also, we will be having
the Seattle Y.C. Opening Day Admiral, Vice and Admiralette at this Social
and I'm told that this is one of their big events at SYC. Let's turn out
and welcome them and show them what great cooks we have here at BYC. And
an interesting point - Capt. Nancy Whitaker is allergic to garlic but is
chairing this event anyway. Now that is what I call BYC spirit!!
March 14th, 15th and 16th is the St. Patty's Day cruise to Gig Harbor.
Make your own reservations by March 5th to enjoy traditional corned beef
March 23 is our Sunday Breakfast, chaired by Capt. Doug Smith. See his
flyer in this issue.
Last item. The fish bowl! As you all know, the fish bowl has been two
bits for a long, long time. It's now a buck. What's it worth now? Ask your
Towline Editor when you see him :( or ask P/C Lorrin Walsh, who said "my
name never comes up" and left the meeting a little bit early :(.
See you at the Club.
Rear Commodore Rod Perryman:
Comments from the Secretary
Points of interest from the Executive Committee meeting
of 10 February 2003.
New members David Cordodor and Scott Neil were elected with their Obligation
date scheduled for 3 March 2003.
The Work Party held the weekend of 8 & 9 February was a resounding
success with much accomplished.
Capt. Doug Smith and P/C Paul Earsley presented a summary of the Planning
Report which will be presented at the General Meeting on 17 March.
Capt. McBride lead a review and discussion of a preliminary report on
club store operations, and will shortly have a survey available for member?s
input, re. what should be stocked in the store, special orders, hours of
Capt. Golden reported on a proposal to eliminate the flooding on the
concrete under the gazebo.
Anderson Island Fire & Rescue was granted 45 day temporary moorage
at the Oro Bay Outstation.
Continued membership in RBAW was approved.
The club?s new neighbor, Mr. Jerry Sherrell was granted permission to
use BYC property next to the railway to launch three 6?x10? floats for
the restoration of his dock.
The Committee reluctantly accepted the resignation of Capt. Leonard
W. Kruse from BYC.
For those in attendance at P/C Carl Wilhelms’ memorial, you heard 8 bells rung, the traditional naval way of
signaling the end of a watch. Many immediately noticed the solid, deep tones of those 8 bells, as they were
accustomed to the tinny clanging of our old bell.
A while back as I was digging thru a deep pile of clutter in the storeroom I discovered a large bell. The
bronze was almost black, the few brass pieces were dark green, and the wood base was covered in old varnish,
grease and large splotches of red bottom paint. Lifting it out, I immediately became aware of its weight and
decided I had to hear it ring. One ring after another convinced me that this bell should not be retired and
hidden in the depths of the club but returned to its glory. I brought it out and after rubbing away some of
its grime, I was able to make out a name stamped into the wood base – "Sea Venture". After inquiries around
the club to see if anyone could identify it, I had struck out. So home it went to be refurbished in my spare
time. My idea was to replace the bell in the main hall with this newly found, richly sounding bell. With the
holiday commitments little was accomplished on the bell's restoration. I vowed in January I would give it my
Then came the news that Carl Wilhelm had taken ill. Within a matter of weeks things had become very serious.
Being a highly respected, longtime member and a friend, Carl was our elder statesman. I decided now might be
a good time to complete the restoration project. The refurbishing seemed to have taken on a sense of urgency.
Four days were spent restoring its golden color and stripping down and revarnishing its beautifully figured wood.
I finished on Sunday evening. At six A.M. the next morning, Carl crossed the bar.
On February 1st a memorial was held, with standing room only in the clubhouse. During the Commodore’s comments
he spoke of Carl’s love of the sea and as a teenager, was in the Sea Scouts. The Commodore went on to say "most
people can remember where they were on significant dates in history". It so happens that on December 7th, 1941,
Carl was sailing the waters of Lake Washington on the Sea Scout ship "Sea Venture". Could this be the very bell
from that ship? I have no way to confirm it, but due to its style, heavy construction and poor condition, I strongly
suspect the mystery of the bell has been revealed. Everyone is free to draw their conclusions, but when I hear that
bell toll, from now on I’ll think of it as " Carl’s Bell".
December Float Committee Report
Berths available for bid
Boathouse Slip # 328
Contingent on the sale of the boat and boathouse. The maximum
shed size for this space is 19X50 including standoffs. Call Capt. Tibbits
at 253-761-5950 for questions on boat or boathouse.
Common Cover Slip # 210
Contingent on the finalization of the excepted offer
on the boat. The maximum length is defined as the open waterway between
the walkway and a Line that extends along the outside edge of the pilings
securing the north club Cover, approximately 52 feet.
Heavy Weather weekend is Feb. 14, 15, & 16. If you are moored
under the common cover and you are planning to race let me know so that
we can find a non-racer to trade slips with you prior to the timbers going
up. The timbers will be put up Thursday Feb. 13th at 1300 and removed on
the 16th at 1300. We will also need a block of slips on the north side
of "A" string for contestant check in. Information can be put in the Float
Chairman mailbox, or you can give me a call at 782-0219.
The next Float Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 11, at 1900.
Chairman, Float Committee
At our March 5th luncheon meeting Skipperette's will be welcoming
into membership Pam Smith, Admiral of the vessel "Sea Quest" skippered
by Capt. Doug Smith.
Regatta for Sail
Several ladies recently attend the Women's Interclub Council luncheon
at the Seattle Yacht Club. The next WIC luncheon will be March 20th at
Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club. We will be hosting WIC on May 8th at BYC. Vice
President, Sandy Baker, has chosen a Mexican theme. Members have been busy
We will be honoring our Skippers at our April 2nd dinner meeting and
revealing the Skupperette for 2002. Reservations are required.
The "Ladies Bunch For Lunch" will be traveling to Port Gamble on March
25th for high tea at La La Land Chocolates. The five course lunch features
cookies, sandwiches, tea and fruit dipped in chocolate fondue!
Call me if you have any questions, we would love to see all the ladies
at our meetings. President, Gerri Bachman
Regatta for Power
Capt. Joe Payne
Sail Regatta Chairman
The The first BYC club predicted log race of the year was the
BYC Thompson Trophy race held on Sunday, January 19, with 10 BYC skippers
entered. This was a fun race, and was followed by an excellent potluck
dinner. The top three finishers were as follows:
1st Overall - Chuck Silvernail on Solmar with an error of 0.6645 %.
2nd Overall - Jack Hensley on Jubilee with an error of 0.7140 %.
3rd Overall - Bud Lilly on Stolen Moments with an error of 0.7164.
The big race of the year for BYC was the 69th Annual Heavy Weather Race
held on February 15. There was only 38 boats entered, down 12 from last
year. We only had 14 BYC boats entered in the contest, but that was enough
to win back the Heavy Weather team trophy from Queen City Yacht Club. The
weather on race day turned out to be anything but heavy, but a low barometer
did make the currents much different then the NOAA predictions. We had
nine BYC skippers who won trophies, which included First Overall, the team
trophy, and the Novice trophy. The happy winners are as follows:
1st Overall - Jack Hensley on Jubilee with an error of 0.6724 %.
3rd Overall - Chuck Silvernail on Solmar with an error of 0.9842 %.
1st Class 1 - P/C Paul Earsley on Conquest with an error of 1.0173
2nd Class 1 - Mike Thomas on Inshallah with an error of 1.4827 %.
1st Class 2 - John Rosendale on Mistic Blue with an error of 1.1483
2nd Class 2 - Owen Ritter on Outbound with an error of 1.2782 %.
3rd Class 2 - Commodore Bill Rumbold on Sundance with an error of 1.7089
1st Class 3 - P/C Mike Henry on Peachy Keen with an error of 1.3742
2nd Class 5 and Novice trophy - Jill Bishop on Sea Fever with an error
The P/C Grady Barrentine Heavy Weather Team trophy was won by the four
man team of Jack Hensley, Chuck Silvernail, P/C Paul Earsley, and John
Rosendale with an average error of 0.9556 %.
The IPBA sanctioned contests for March are as follows:
March 1 Meydenbauer Bay Yacht club's Boomerang Race on Lake Washington.
March 8 - Olympia Yacht Club's Governors Cup around Harstine Island.
March 22 - Gig Harbor Yacht Club's Invitational through the Tacoma
[The complete results can be found here!]
The IPBA sanctioned contests for March are as follows:
If you need a copy of these logs, check the box by the clubhouse store.
March 1 Meydenbauer Bay Yacht club?s Boomerang Race on Lake Washington.
March 8 - Olympia Yacht Club?s Governors Cup around Harstine Island.
March 22 - Gig Harbor Yacht Club?s Invitational through the Tacoma Narrows.
Remember, "LOG RACING IS A SOCIAL EVENT".
Regatta Chairman for Power
"OFF TO THE RACES" at Opening Day, May 3.
That's the theme for this year's celebration over in Seattle. Sounds
simple enough that we ought to be able to easily decorate one sailboat
and one powerboat for entry into the Opening Day parade. A well known BYC
float designer par excellence has indicated interest in helping with the
hard part (that would be the thinking part). What we need now are the boats
to be decorated for entry in the Decorated Sail and Decorated Powerboat
classes. If you volunteer yours, our hosts, Queen City YC, always try to
provide reserved slips for boats entered in the parade; sure beats being
on the outer end of a seven boat raft off the dock. Capt Ray Norton has
volunteered to be the BYC entry in the Dressed Powerboat class. It would
be really nice to compliment that entry by having a BYC entry in the Dressed
Sailboat class, as well. Other classes open to club entries are the Novelty
Decorated, Classic Power and Classic Sail. Equally as important is the
need for enough people to crew the BYC entries. Maybe we can even provide
transportation to QCYC and back for those willing to crew but not wanting
to take their boats over. If you?ve got a boat you want to show off or
disguise with decorations, let me know. I can be reached at email@example.com
or at 360-377-6639. P/C Mike Henry Boat Entry Organizer
From: your WebTeam
The BYC Webteam is always looking for all kinds of contributions and new ideas:
From artwork (to help spruce up the web
page), to photos of recent or historical events or sights, to travel or committee reports. Any information which would make life easier for new members
would be most welcome.
Also, we would like to remind all members that we are looking for volunteers for working on the
web page or particular parts of it. If you would be interested in learning more about HTML or how
to setup and modify web pages, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking for people that might be interested in scanning or
typing in some of the paper history of BYC suitable for web access or other
electronic storage of the club history.
If you like messing around with the computer, this can be a nice way
to earn points. It is also a lot cleaner work than scrapping barnacles...
Finally, do not forget to check the web page regularly for upcoming events.
Again, if you
want to add something (however small or short) to the web page, contact the Webteam via the web page or directly via Email
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