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Reports from the Bridge

18 April 2005

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Charlie Billings
Vice Commodore

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Daffodil Festival at Tacoma Yacht Club is over, and I can attest to the fact that everyone who went, had a great (although wet) time. TYC definitely pulls out all of the stops to make the weekend successful. While we didn't bring home any trophies, we did have fun, and because we had "matched emergency rain ponchos" for all of the BYC team who were outside during the parade, it did not rain. As a matter of fact, after we passed the reviewing stand, most of us put on our sunglasses.

Due to the weather forecast, we elected to take a safer tack and use Capt. John Rosendale's "Mystic Blue" as the Officers' Boat instead of Capt. Pat Alexander's "Illusions". While it didn't rain, we had a fierce wind, and I think everyone felt safer with the high bulwark and hand rails. An additional plus was the fact that when our float boat, Capt. Jim Picinich's "Harbor Lights" played "Who let the dogs out!", while passing the reviewing stand, Denise Rosendale let Murphy, Madeline and Molly out of the cabin to run up to the front deck of "Mystic Blue". We're sorry we didn't have "Bob the dog" along with us on NOBSKA, as he was at the dog motel. Thanks, Jim, John and Pat, for supporting BYC with your vessels, and thanks to all who participated in the decorating and the supporting actor/actress roles.

By the time you read this, the Sunday breakfast on the 24th of April will be history. Based on past experience, I know Capt. Mike Dunn and crew will have treated us to a delicious meal. Thank you, Mike & Abbie.

Seattle Yacht Club's "Opening Day" weekend is the first weekend in May. I hope to see lots of BYC boats there. It's always a great weekend.

Coming up in a few weeks is the BYC Annual Awards Night on the 13th of May. The Commodore has requested a "Mexican Pot-Luck" prior to his presenting awards to your fellow club members for their service to the club. So bring your favorite "Mexican Dish" and the club will supply the liquid refreshments at no charge. Watch for the flyer and sign up sheet on the club bulletin board.

A week later is the BYC Installation of Officers on the 20th. The ceremony will be preceded by hors d'oeuvres and some liquid refreshments, with cake and champagne served afterward. I look forward to seeing you all there.

In the mean time, hope to see you 'round the club,

Charles Billings
Vice Commodore

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