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Reports from the Bridge

Aug 2012


What a grand “Big Brother Cruise” weekend we had here at BYC. All of the planning put in by Fleet Captain Paula Lewis came together to provide a fun, relaxing time for all those that attended. Our “Big Brothers” from Queen City Yacht Club were represented with half a dozen or so boats and additional members came by car to enjoy the camaraderie, good food and events. Thanks go out to BYC Honorary Member Andy Gerdey for continuing to champion this event at QCYC, Paula Lewis for her tireless planning and decorating, and all the BYC members that stepped up to chair or help out with the various events through out the weekend. It should be noted that Captain Sam Throm hand crafted a couple of beautiful trophies for the winners of the sailing challenge races and then proceeded to win the dinghy races, well done Sam.

August is a time for many of our members to be off enjoying all that the great northwest has to offer. While many are away, the Grand 14 Bridge Officers traditionally cruise here to BYC in August to welcome in the incoming class of Rear Commodores. For those of you that don’t know, the Grand 14 is an assembly of the fourteen major yacht clubs in the Puget Sound, from Olympia to Everett, that have been working and playing together since 1949. As a group we work to promote common boating interests and support the Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW) to promote not just yacht clubs but boating in general. This year the Grand 14 Cruise-In will be held here the 10 th through the 12 th . As you can imagine, trying to find room for around 36 visiting boats can be a challenge. If your slip or house will be available for that weekend, please let one of us bridge officers know to make it easier for us to accommodate our guests.

Just around the corner will be our annual Labor Day Cruise to Oro Bay. Fleet Captain Paula Lewis is planning a fun end of summer event. You won’t want to miss the Saturday evening dinner provided by the Anderson Island Fire Department and this year we will be inviting Tacoma Yacht Club to participate in the dinghy races. The course we will take part in the island parade and have plenty of other activities to enjoy. More info will be available online. Please sign up to make sure enough provisions are purchased.

I’m saddened to announce that Captain Warren deCamp has resigned his position on the Executive Committee as the 3 rd Year Planning due to health concerns. Past Commodore Mike Dunn as agreed to chair a nominating committee to present candidates to assume this position. If you are interested in assuming the 3 rd Year Planning position on the Executive Committee please contact PC Dunn or me.

Here’s hoping there is plenty of summer left to create some memorable adventures.

Hope to see you around the Club,

Rob Bruins