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Reports from the Bridge

March 2017

Hey Shipmates!

Dan Robinson has been enjoying the Distinguished Member Parking since New Years. Dan's dedication to designing, building and maintaining the Waste Water System has been key in the club being able to get and maintain its designation as a permitted boat yard for continued marine railway operation. Without it we would be paying a lot more money for boat maintenance. Thank you Dan!

Mike Laird has been passed the parking baton as of March 1. Mike has been an active, behind the scenes, member except for his time on the Ecommittee.  He contributed many hours of labor in the cafe remodel. He has also been an extremely active member of the float rehab and reconfiguration team.  His efforts extend far beyond planning, providing many hours of labor rebuilding our marina including locating and procuring floats for the "A" string Reconfiguration last summer/fall. Thanks Mike!

The club calendar is packed with events. The Skipperettes a doing a Club Breakfast on Sunday Mar 5. The Tacoma Yacht Club Commodore is the guest speaker for the Mar 6 General Meeting. He will be making a presentation about the Daffodil Marine Festival in Tacoma held this year Apr 21-23. The next two work Parties are March 11 & 12 and April 8 & 9.

We will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a cruise to Bremerton the weekend of Mar 17-19 and will have a St Patrick’s Dinner before the Gen Meeting on Mar 20. The Seattle Yacht Club will be presenting their Opening Day presentation at that Gen Meeting.

The month finishes up with a Club Store sponsored Wine Tasting on FRI 3/31.  Rumor has it that the guest speaker for the first April Gen Meeting is going to talk about crabbing, maybe shrimping. This would be a repeat performance from Skipper’s Night which was a huge hit with the ladies and men alike. Around the corner, a sure sign of Spring, is the Children’s Easter Party on SAT April 15.

Lots going on! Check the bulletin board for signup sheets for these events. Don’t get caught by the cutoff date for these events.

Nautical Lore: Pouring wine on deck will bring good luck. It was considered an offering to the gods and will bring good luck on a long voyage. That is why new ships are launched with bottles of wine. However, if a wine glass starts ringing you must stop it immediately as the sound may imitate church bells during a funeral.


— Phil LeBas, Rear Commodore

"… True shipmates are those Sailors with whom you make lifetime friendships that can never be compared to anything…”

NCCM(SW) C. R. (Corky) Johnson- deceased