Chief Pirate from Olympia
The Rear Host
Grand 14 Bridges: Cruise-in at BYC
Hopefully, everyone will have a chance to read this report early, since
I am now making my first appeal for HELP from everyone who has a boat and
will be out boating August 4th through the 6th. That is the Annual
“Officers of The Grand 14” Cruise in, which is held at Bremerton Yacht
Club. In theory, there could be 39 visiting boats needing to be berthed at
BYC. Please contact Float Chairman Dana Cutting or me, if you will have an
empty slot in the Club Cover, a Boat Shed, or an Open Slip. If you know of
someone who is already out cruising, and you are confident they would
allow their shed to be used for the weekend, please pass that info along
to us. Your assistance in accommodating the visiting Officers will be
[R/C Mike Dunn in July/August WebReport]
The motley crew of the (Rear-) Pirates of Puget Sound
I am delighted to report that the 2006 Grand XIV Cruise-In to BYC, on
August 4th to 6th, was a huge success. I want to personally thank each of
the members who stepped forward to announce that their moorage slip and/or
boat shed was available for use during the Cruise-In. I was truly amazed
that, thanks to the generosity of our Members, we were able to accommodate
36 visiting Grand XIV Officers' boats. Remarkably, each visitor was moored
in a slip, a boat shed, or stern tied at the Reciprocal Docks, and no
rafting was required. How many Yacht Clubs can match that feat?
Abbie and I enjoyed meeting and getting to know our group of Rear Commodores (the Class of 2009). We wined and dined the class Friday night, with many thanks to the ever so kind and capable assistance of chefs PC Bob and Gerri Bachman. They also pitched in with park beautification and photos of the Class of 2009.
A Cannon Salute to the Pirates of Puget Sound
Our Mike & Abbie in Front of the Rears
A few glasses of beer and wine after dinner, and the class selected
the name PIRATES OF PUGET SOUND with the Logo chosen as a Square
Rigged Pirate Ship (AKA Lady Washington). The Vice Commodores', with
our own Jenny Hardgrove doing a great job for her Class by filling in
for Don while he was drafted for special security duty, provided a
great Saturday night dinner and Sunday morning breakfast. The
Commodores and Vice Commodores, happily wined and dined,
ceremoniously inducted our Class of 2009 as Official Members of the
Grand XIV Clubs. Great weekend!
The burgees of the participating clubs were cut into puzzle size pieces and mixed together.
The "Rear Couples" had to find and assemble the burgee pieces of their Club
They also had to create a song to go with their names to any tune they wanted.
A Pirate Story was read to the assembled crowd
by the Olympia Commodore
The final challenge:
Match these knees to
those of the Commodores!
The Grand Fourteen
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