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16 December 2007

Farewell 2007, and HELLO 2008.

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    Mike Dunn
    Vice Commodore

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    It is hard to believe another Year has gone by, but not hard to believe that winter is upon us. Speaking of winter, BYC was fortunate to have two brief breaks in the stormy weather during the Annual Lighted Boats Parade. The wind was blowing hard all day before the Parades on both Friday and Saturday, and yours truly thought we were in for some rough seas at Parade time. It is a good bet that each participating Skipper was thinking of his/her own plan as to just how bad the sea conditions would be when it was time to cancel and return to port. Luckily, Lady Luck intervened and calmed the storms just enough each night to allow this Great Event to occur. This Parade requires hours of preparation to decorate each boat, two to three hours of stop and go night navigation each night, and some added out-of-pocket fuel expenditure for each boat owner. The only compensation they receive are the Cheers and applause from the many Hundreds of spectators watching the Parade, hearing the music, and receiving "Greetings" from the Santa Ship. Each one of us owes a Huge round of THANKS to each participating Member, and to our hardy Santa, Logan Knapp, who braves the elements to wave and throw kisses to the spectators. Hats off to each and every one!

    Since Abbie and I will be out of town from December 16th to the 30th, we want to take this opportunity to sincerely wish everyone in Bremerton Yacht Club a Very Merry Christmas. We will look forward to seeing many of you at the New Years Eve party and Dance. For those who won't be joining us for the Celebration, please have a Happy New Year.

    As always, I remain your Humble Servant,
    Mike Dunn, Vice Commodore

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