August was quite a month. It began for us with the Grand 14 Officer’s Cruise-In which BYC hosts every year. I will echo the Commodore’s and Vice-Commodore’s comments on the rave reviews about our facilities received from our guests. It is a challenge to bring in as many boats and visitors as we did, and our facilities handled it very nicely. Thank you to those that made their slips available or repositioned their boats to accommodate all of the visiting boats for the weekend.
On Friday of the Cruise-In, only the Rear Commodores and their spouses/partners gathered at BYC. This provided us a great opportunity to get to know each other before turning our attention to the incoming senior officers on Saturday. The main business of the Rear Commodore meeting was to choose our class mascot. Our class identified with the lights that guide as safely through our home waters and we adopted “Salish Lights” as our class mascot. The Salish Sea refers to the inland marine waters of Washington and British Columbia that ebb back through the Straights of Juan de Fuca. For most of us, this encompasses much of the waters we cruise, from the Puget Sound to the north end of the Straights of Georgia and Desolation Sound. And, of course, a light house features prominently in our icon.
The next event of the month was the Pig Roast. A great job turned in by PC Don Park and his crew. My thanks to Don and Donna, Mike Ryan, Jan Cordodor, John and Marilyn Adair, Kevin Pisani, new members Dan and JoEllen Lively, PC Leo and Stacy Longenecker, and Laurie Von Ruden. It was a great turn out, the pig was clearly not a “total loss,” and all of the trees were still standing! Great food and great people in a great setting – a great summer Sunday.
By the time this Towline reaches you, many will be preparing to embark on the Labor Day Cruise-In to Oro Bay. Fleet Captain Stacy Longenecker has a greet weekend planned. We hope to see many of you there.
Our General Business meetings resume on 21 September. As of this writing, I am still looking for Club Stewards to prepare and serve refreshments at the close of each meeting. If you are interested in helping in this regard, please let me know.