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Reports from the Bridge

Oct 2015


September got off to a great start with the Labor Day Cruise in to Oro Bay. We had a terrific turn out and Fleet Captain Stacy and PC Leo Longenecker kept us well fed and entertained throughout the weekend. It was great to see new members boating down there, and even perspective members participating in the parade! And then, after the parade we were treated to a great steak dinner put on by the Anderson Island Fire Department. A very full weekend all in all. What a treat to have an outstation such as Oro Bay to gather at.

Captain Don Sherwood and his crew put on another great Salmon Dinner. With the blustery weather, we had to move the dinner indoors, but we still had a great meal and the salmon, barbecued to perfection was enjoyed by all. We also welcomed in our newest members that have joined the club since last November. It was a great event for all to see the club at its best.

I’ll take a little liberty and fill in for Regatta Chair for Power Captain Rick Randall who has been enjoying a nice get away. The SYC Stimson Cup took place on the 19th of September when seventeen boats raced from Port Madison through Agate Pass to Port Orchard and back. PC Mike Henry had the best Bremerton finish with net error of 0.931% and third place overall while I took first place amongst the slow boats with a 1.627% error. Nice job, Mike! The next log race will be the Fall Round Up hosted by POYC on October 10th.

And for those of you that are curious what log racing is all about, put Sunday, October 18th on your calendar. That will be the BYC First Fall Race, a BYC-only club race that usually takes place in Dyes Inlet. It will be followed by a club-hosted dinner for the participants. This race is all fun and a great way to try out the sport. Stand by for more information from Rick.

With Oktoberfest and the Halloween cruise-in at POYC, we should have an October that is every bit as full as September! Hope to see you around.

John Burwell
Rear Commodore