Bremerton yacht club plus burgee

Reports from the Bridge

18 July 2006

Mike Dunn
Rear Commodore

Photo of Rear Commodore

Boy, as I write this article for the (Website and the) August Towline it seems that summer is almost over already. Abbie and I have only managed one cruise to Oro Bay, so we are hoping that both August and September will allow for some great cruising. There is a good possibility that we will get a larger boat soon, and thereby follow in the “traditional path” of so many others who have gone through the Chairs and changed boats. “God willing, and the creek don’t rise”, we will shortly be inviting everyone aboard the new boat for some refreshments in a traditional Inauguration ceremony.

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 GREATLY appreciated.

I see by the sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse (as well as through direct conversation) that we have an enthusiastic Mike and Lisa Ryan chairing the July 19th Picnic in the Park. I also have it on pretty reliable authority, that they are going to be hosting the last one of this summer’s Picnics in the Park on August 16th as well. [This editor's understanding is that John & Marilyn Adair are chairing this event]. Mike and Lisa will leave no stone unturned in making for a “Fun Event ”, so mark your calendars and join us in the Park. The Club is working on plans to totally renovate the existing Park, so let’s all turn out to bid it farewell in its present form.

Our House and Grounds Chairman, Bob McWaid is now working hard on sprucing up the parking lots. Anyone wishing to help Bob with this worthwhile endeavor, while satisfying some of their 16 Work Party hours, please contact Bob and offer your services. I will notify the new Work Party Co-Chairmen, Allen Fox and Mike Ryan, to ensure your hours are credited.

If you have a Railway haulout scheduled soon, please make yourselves aware of the newly implemented changes to the Waste Water Procedures that have been REQUIRED by the State prior to the haulout. We really need your understanding and full cooperation in order to be able to maintain our wonderful array of Facilities. We are the ENVY of the other Yacht Clubs in the Puget Sound with our Fuel Dock, Waste Pump, and Marine Railway. With a little bit of extra diligence on everyone’s part, we can maintain that envious leadership role.

Wishing each of you and yours a season of “Happy Cruising”, I remain
your humble Servant,
Mike Dunn, Rear Commodore

Return to Reports from the Bridge | BYC (Home)
Posted: 18 July 2006 (gk)