Reports from the Bridge

Jul 2015


The first week of June was a busy one for the club. June 6th BYC conducted its 45th Annual Blake Island Race. Thanks to Phil Nenninger, Ron and Christine Johnson and Jd Weiner and Danella for their efforts in making this a success. The evening of June 6th BYC spent a wonderful “Evening in Paris”. The five course dinner and ball honoring Past Commodore Ray Norton and the lovely Crystal was a truly marvelous event. Stacy Longenecker delighted the 91 or so attendees with appetizers, salad, French onion soup, chicken cordon bleu, and dessert. That standard will be hard to beat. Stacy and a very hard working committee of about 25 made a special night for a special couple, Ray and Crystal Norton.

Capt Pisani conducted his America’s Boating Course each Thursday night in June to interested participants and by all accounts well done and well received. Look for an article by him in this Towline describing an upcoming event in July.

The June 17th Picnic in the Park was a rousing success. There were 118 signed up for the All American feast of hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, potato salad and enough desserts to guarantee Jenny Craig a stream of clients. We owe many thanks to Angie Zimmerman, new member, who chaired the event. She was ably assisted by Scott Miller, John Watson (who left promptly at 1900 to man the railway doing double duty that evening), Jeff Walker, Nena Andrews, and Toni and Lori Almacen. Again, Angie, really nice job!!!

PC2 Longenecker discussed events including the Big Brother Cruise June 26-28 at the Queen City Outstation at Eagle Harbor, the dinghy cruise to the Boat Shed Restaurant departing BYC 1300 July 19th and our Labor Day Cruise to Oro Bay. Stacy promises another special weekend as Fleet Captain.

Martha Paxton showed me some terrific pictures of the newly remodeled Pleasant Harbor Marina on Hood Canal. Check out the Towline for those shots. It looks like a great destination.

It is so encouraging to see so many members enjoy our really unique and blessed club. The turnout for the Commodore Ball, the over 100 who attended the June Picnic in the Park and the reports of cruises near and far, are a testimony to the wonderful camaraderie that is BYC. That camaraderie is there because you, the members, develop and cultivate it.

Remember get those boats out of their slips and knock some grass off the hull.

Mike Murray
Commodore