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Reports from the Bridge

Feb 2013


Heavy Weather, Heavy Weather, Heavy Weather. The 79th running of Heavy Weather will happen on President’s Day Weekend, February 15 through 17. Of course the BYC Heavy Weather weekend has become much more than simply a navigational contest. Oh sure, there is the log race on Saturday, but there is also all the social activities of dinners and entertainment through out the weekend and of course the festivities conclude with the breakfast and awards on Sunday morning. It takes a ton of people to make the weekend happen, but it is not too late to get involved. Just ask, I’m sure there is a committee that can still use a hand. The weekend schedule is available online, in the Towline and is posted around the clubhouse. I hope you all enjoy the weekend that so many people have worked together to plan and execute.

Many of our BYC members rang in the New Year at Poulsbo Yacht Club. Bev and I had a wonderful time and want to thank Poulsbo for inviting BYC members and sharing their beautiful facilities. Marilynn Mass-Jones is a member of both of our clubs and she chaired the event and coordinated our involvement. Those BYC members in attendance were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the PYC hospitality. The evening of entertainment with “The Illusion of Elvis” by Danny Vernon was a lot of fun as he counted down the seconds until the New Year.

Thanks to Jean Muenzenberber we had over thirty people sit in on an informative and humorous discussion on having “Pets on Board” by Dr. Brent Yeik.

Tacoma Yacht Club is having a presentation on the upcoming 34th America’s Cup and BYC members are invited to attend. The America’s Cup 34 has become an international sporting event that appeals to fans of tradition, technology and athletic excellence. The presentation will be given by Tom Ehman. Tom is the Vice Commodore of Golden Gate Yacht Club, Executive Director of America’s Cup Properties, Inc. and Director of External Affairs for the 34th America’s Cup. The event is on February 21st at TYC. Seating is limited and donation of $5.00 to their Junior Sailing program is requested. They have asked that all reservations be made with me and I will coordinate with the TYC Commodore.

It was good to see so many members at our railway sign-up meeting. I hope you were as impressed by the work of the Marine Investment Committee as I have been over the recent months. There is still planning and financial decisions to be made and the Club needs your involvement in making these decisions. You can keep up on the committees findings and recommendations on our web page by clicking on Committees, then E-Committee, then Planning Committee, then under Planning Links, click Marina Investment Committee.

Thanks go out to Jay Spearman for his tireless work at getting the new pump out station up and running.

Hope to see you around at Heavy Weather,
Rob Bruins