Patriot 3 Dec 06 (by Tracy Cooper)
2009 Lighted Boat Parade Schedule
Kitsap Sun, Posted December 16, 2009 at 12:01 a.m.
Special Way to Sea in the Kitsap Holiday Season
Kitsap Sun, 8 December 2008, By Brynn Grimley.
For more than 20 years, the yacht club has hosted the annual holiday
cruise for Kitsap's special-needs residents. In that time, the event
has grown significantly. On Sunday, the yacht club shuttled close to
200 people to see Santa.
BYC's Brotherly Link to Gold at Olympics Kitsap Sun, Aug 6, 2008.
Day and Night, Bremerton Woman Selflessly Spreads the Idea of Home, Kitsap Sun August 23, 2008
(Mona Lisa) Ryan, 52, is the latest recipient of the Healthy Tomorrow award from the Kitsap Sun and Kitsap Credit Union. The award honors individuals and
whose contributions significantly improve our quality of life, thereby helping our community look forward to a vibrant, healthy future.
Photo of BYC's Bob Wheeler on Front Page of Kitsap Sun (31 May
2008), polishing "Carousel" for next day's Grand Opening of the
First Floating Tenant Ties Up at Bremerton Marina [BYC Member Phil Moon]
By Steven Gardner;
Kitsap Sun, Thursday, May 1, 2008
Pelican Brief: Ever thought of racing sailing dinghies? ( Sailing the Northwest,
- Tacoma Tribune April 21, 2008:
Picture of BYC's contribution to
Daffodil Parade with caption*
- "Dick Timmerman wins Bremerton Yacht Club Heavy Weather Race,"
Nor'westing, April/May 2008, pp.26-7. [no credit given to photographer
of 3 photos and unknown author]
Maralee Ormiston Sun, 3 March 2008
... has been promoted to vice president of
consumer loans and Dee Pullin to vice president of loan servicing
manager at Kitsap Bank....
She also is active in the community ...
and a member of the Bremerton Yacht Club.
Kitsap Briefs: Timmerman Wins Heavy Weather
Kitsap Sun 18 Feb 2008.
YACHTING: Timmerman Wins Heavy Weather Race
Dick Timmerman of the Poulsbo Yacht Club skippered Nauti Gal to his
second Heavy Weather navigational race in the past four years on
The weather wasn't exactly "heavy," as the yachts sailed the local waters
on a cool, crisp, sunny day.....
Observers Needed for Heavy Weather Race Kitsap Sun 21 Jan '08
The Bremerton Yacht Club is looking for observers to help with the 74th
Heavy Weather Navigational Race that's scheduled for Feb. 16.
Observers, or referees, will be assigned to one of the competing yachts.
Experience isn't necessary. An observer training session will be held on
Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the yacht club for those interested.
If you have quesions, call Linda Ritter at (360) 373-5996 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Rob Bruins at (360) 830-4070 or
e-mail him at topfuel79@wavecable.
More details can be found at bremertonyachtclub.org/hw/08/observers.html.
This year's annual Heavy Weather Race, sponsored by Bremerton Yacht Club, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16. For more information, go to this Web page:
bremertonyachtclub.org/hw/08/ Kitsap Sun 2 Jan 2008 (in Sports).
Puget Sound Christmas Cheers: BYC Lighted Boats on Local Radio 1400
As I stepped from the dock and onto the vessel at the Bremerton Yacht
club with a hearty "Happy Holidays" to the crew and fellow guests, my
mood bordered on euphoria as the group retorted with "Merry Christmas to
You!". I suddenly possessed a strong inclination that the 2007 Lighted
Boat Parade would be one to remember.
- Dec 14/15: Lighted
Liquid Lights: Lighted boat parades take to Puget Sound waterways around
Kitsap County Kitsap Sun, 9 December 2007, (featuring Mark Miller)
- Dec. 2
Special People's Cruise fromthe Bremerton Yacht Club [Sun 22.11.2007 in:
Christmas Calendar of Events]
Santa will again greet participants via marine radio as each boat passes
by his boat anchored in Dyes Inlet. More than 200 guests, both Special
People and their caregivers, are again expected to arrive at the
Bremerton Yacht Club, 2700 Yacht Haven, Bremerton. Boarding begins at 4
p.m. Warm clothes are advised. Return to the dock at 5:45 for a visit
with Santa and the ride to the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 E. St
(intersecting National Avenue) where the VFW is providing refreshments
for the participants around 6 p.m.
- "West Sound Sailing Association Concludes Series
With Light Winds for Blake Island Race", 48oNorth, August 2007, p.68.
Ask Mr. Outdoors: More Sailing Classes Offered
Kitsap Sun July 9, 2007
- "Elvis Rocks Opening Day", by Jennifer Hardgrove, 48oNorth,
June 2007, pp.36-7 (2 photos by Charles Billings and Mark Miller)
- "Bremerton Yacht Club wins Admiral's Trophy at Opening Day Parade,"
Northwest Yachting, June 2007, p.100 (2 photos by Billie Henry)
Police officer creates an Elvis float-illa for boating's Opening Day,
By Erik Lacitis; Seattle Times, 6 May 2007
| Photo alone
- All Jazzed Up: The Bremerton Yacht Club's entry in the Tacoma Daffodil
Boat Parade on April 22brought home a boat of honors from the annual
parade... Photo by Ron Morse (actually: Charlie Billings) on page C1
(Kitsap Life) of Kitsap
Sun, Friday April 27, 2007 (Under Kitsnaps: Photos from our Readers).
- "Kichigail wins BYC Heavy Weather Race," NW Yachting April 2007, p.106 (Mike & Billie Henry, Photos: G.Krumme [no credit])
Sailing Schools of the PNW 2007 [48 North, March 2007]
This Race, Every Second Counts" (Kitsap Sun, Mo 19 Feb 2007) |
and in Sports on Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007
Bremerton Yacht Club Seeking Observers
Kitsap Sun, January 23, 2007
brings holiday cheer, by Tracey Cooper, Bremerton Patriot & Central
Kitsap Reporter, 7&9 Dec 06 (with photo).
Kitsap Transit’s Carlisle II should have been named Christmas.
On Sunday, the 150-capacity ferry cruised through Dyes Inlet filled with
enthusiastic Santa-seekers as part of the Bremerton Yacht Club’s Special
Photo: From left, Carol Riggens, Fred Nevins, John Logan, Sheila Tilton
Byrd wave to friends Sunday evening from the Carlisle II as they prepared
to embark on the Bremerton Yacht Club's Special People's Cruise.
Get Ready to See the Lights:
Bremerton and Brownsville's annual Christmas boat parades push off early this year, starting Friday.
By JoAnne Marez, Kitsap Sun,
6 Dec, 2006
The snow’s melted away, but spectators in Bremerton and Brownsville will be treated to a warm glow and reception on a chilly night as
the glittering annual boat parades by Bremerton and Brownsville Yacht Clubs take place Friday and Saturday.
Happenings | Boat Parades - Yacht Clubs Light Up Area Waterways This
Weekend Kitsap Sun, 5 Dec 2006.
The Bremerton and Brownsville yacht clubs' annual Christmas lighted boat parades are happening a week early this year because of tide
conditions. And both clubs are asking for your Santa greeting requests to be turned in as soon as possible. [...]
- Kitsap Sun 4 Dec. 2006, p.6A: Photo by Carolyne Yaschur. "Festive
Boat" Four Special People on the deck of Carlisle II, with significant
caption. [not found online]
Santa, ships and smiles (Special Peoples Cruise 2006)
For some, boarding a boat and cruising the waters of Dyes Inlet is commonplace, but for hundreds of "special people" it's the thrill of
On Sunday, Dec. 3 the Bremerton Yacht Club is expecting more than 200 disabled people and about 100 volunteers and caregivers to
orchestrate its "Special People's Cruise." [...]
Hall of Famer Bruins Has Much to Be Proud Of," Kitsap Sun 28 Sept 2006
Bruins is a former drag racer who has the distinction of being the only
Northwest driver to win a National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel
championship. He and team owner Gaines Markley of Federal Way upset the
field to claim the Winston Series title in 1979.
On Saturday he joins longtime friend Herman Petersen as a member of the
Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame....."
Tacoma, Bremerton show how to revamp Seattle's waterfront
Seattle P.I., Thursday, July 13, 2006
By DEBERA CARLTON HARRELL,
Seattle may have a longer shoreline, but when it comes to developing
its central waterfront, Tacoma and Bremerton are way ahead, Seattle
City Council members said Wednesday.....
Liana Merrill, Tyler Campbell, Jeff Sargent and Jonathan Ryan have fun
with the new fountains installed on Bremerton's redeveloped waterfront.
The teens are in a sailing class at the Bremerton Yacht Club and sailed
to downtown Bremerton's new marina for lunch. They were already wet
from the rainy sail.
6 May, 2006:
Radio Host Bill Radke interviews Commodore Billings at Opening Day [Audio]
Kitsap Kids Expo Draws 2,000
By Ann Vogel, The Kitsap Sun, April 23, 2006
... continued strolling to booths touting summer camp adventures such
as the Bremerton Yacht Club’s one-person sailboat that instructors use
to teach youth ages 10 to 15 how to sail.
Sailing Schools of the PNW 2006 [48 North, March 2006]
Remember When? (1956) Kitsap Sun,
February 26, 2006
A seven-year drought has ended. A Bremerton Yacht Club member has picked
up the club’s first heavy weather race triumph in seven years when Fred
Steinkraus piloted his Merry Me II to victory Saturday over 108 other
Bremerton Patriot, "Scene & Heard": 2 photos (by Sylvia Wilson)
Heavy Weather Awards Ceremony (Individual & Team Winners). 25 February
Briefs: Silvernail Nails Heavy Weather Race.
Kitsap Sun 21 Feb 2006 [Race Results in Local Sports (Yachting)]
Thanks! Kitsap Sun 1 January 2006 (another Letter by RC Don Hardgrove)
Central Kitsap Reporter, 28 December 2005, p.A5 (Section: Scene &
Heard) Photo from Lighted Boat Parade, Boats "Rocky" and "Intrigue" with
caption about the cruise of the two days.
(by RC Don Hardgrove) Kitsap Sun 23 Dec 05.
Bring on the Boats: Three of the four annual lighted boat parades begin
Friday around Kitsap County.
Kitsap Sun, 15/12/05.
with 4 photos of BYC boats by Carolyn J. Yaschur
Kitsap Harbor Tours Deserves Thanks by Charles Billings,
Kitsap Sun, 13/12/05.
"Holiday Cruise Celebrates Special People," Bremerton Patriot,
10/12/05, by Sean Janssen [not online]
Derelict Boats Pose New Hazards: Kitsap County takes the lead in removing
abandoned boats from local waters.
Kitsap Sun, 6/12/05.
'Special' Cruise Brings Friends Together to Celebrate Holidays
Kitsap Sun, 5/12/05.
by Kelly Everett, Photos by Larry Steagal.
"... As many as 200 "special people" and their caregivers — were treated
to an early Christmas
cruise by the Bremerton Yacht Club Sunday afternoon. It was all part of
the annual "Special Peoples' Cruise," which has been going on now for
nearly a quarter century...
Phinney Creek Heads List of Polluted Streams
Kitsap Sun, 28/8/05
Photo of BYC/YSP boats with The Brothers in the background.
Kitsap Sun, 25/07/05
"Come sail away with Bremerton Yacht Club", Bremerton Patriot,
Summer Water Fun Abounds Around the Sound;
by Seabury Blair Jr. Kitsap Sun,
June 21, 2005.
"One of the excellent local examples of summertime fun on the water for
youngsters is the Bremerton Yacht Club's Youth Sailing Program. Youngsters
and young adults learn to handle their own 8-foot DeWitt sailboats in
week-long day camps that operate from the club's anchorage on Phinney
Bremerton Yacht Club's Heavy Weather Race 2005 [article by
Billie Henry] Cruiser Log: The Newsletter of the North American
Cruiser Association, Vol.5(2), April 2005, pp.1+7
Announcement of Special People Event, 48th North (Dec 2004)
Special people see Santa at sea: Community launches successful
Bremerton Patriot, 10 Dec 2004, by Charles Melton
"For skipper Leo Longenecker early December is a special time of year, especially when he embarks on a
evening cruise in his yacht, Reality Check, with a special passenger list eager to see Santa.
Longenecker along with other community groups teamed to make the 2004 Special People?s Cruise a success
as more than 250 special people cruised the waters around Bremerton Yacht Club Sunday before seeing
Santa at the Westside Improvement Club at the end of their journey...."
"Special people's cruise sets sail," by Kassie Korich (4 December
Patriot | Central
[Search papers' archives under "Bremerton Yacht Club", or go to this
"Those with special needs will be cruisin? the waters of Dyes Inlet tomorrow, with a special visit from
Santa Claus and there is still room for more.
Every year, since 1981, the Bremerton Yacht Club hosts the free event in an effort to give participants
with special needs an evening of holiday fun...."
A voluntary salute to ... volunteers
Kitsap Sun, November 21, 2004
"Come Sail Away": The KITSAP SUN's 2004 Coverage
by Seabury Blair Jr. Kitsap Sun, 27 May, 2004.
"... If you'd like to give Junior or Missy a taste of the great
Northwest outdoors this summer, consider Bremerton Yacht Club's
Youth Sailing Program.
Youngsters 10-15 years old get a chance to sail their own boats
in the week-long day camp, according to Mark Danielsen,
Bremerton Yacht Club registrar...."
BREMERTON YACHT CLUB: RACE GOES ON, DESPITE HEAVY WEATHER:
TIME AND TIDE
Kitsap Sun, February 17, 2003
"In this competition, the winner isn't necessarily the fastest boater. The
winner is the boater who can best predict ...
Area boaters braved dismal weather, persistent winds and floating debris
Saturday, vying for the fastest time in Bremerton Yacht Club's 69th annual
Heavy Weather Predicted Log Navigation race...."
Bremerton Yacht Club's "Special People's Cruise"
Reported by Charles E. Billings in: BUYSELL.COM/BOATING 2002
SPECIAL PEOPLE'S CRUISE: Ahoy, Santa
The Sun, December 3, 2001; By Angela D. Smith Sun Staff
About 200 special-needs people cruise through Dyes Inlet to see and
The VHF radios were buzzing on about 25 vessels as passengers told
Claus their Christmas wishes Sunday.
A few minutes into the cruise, Bill Rumbold and his wife, Lynne, asked
passengers if they wanted to speak with Santa.
Immediately, four raised their hands.
"Santa Claus, this is Sundance," Bill Rumbold said over the radio.
Bremerton Christmas Boat Parade 48oNorth, December 2001
SANTA BOAT: Special People Cruise planned Sunday, The Sun,
December 1, 2001
About 200 lucky and special people will have some of the best seats on
water to see the Santa Boat in Dyes Inlet Sunday.
WEST SOUND TRADITION:
It's off to the yachts for Special People's Cruise , The
Sun, December 4, 2000.
Special-people cruise planned for Sunday Sun, November 29, 2000
By Marietta Nelson
Some special people will take to the waters of Dyes Inlet on Sunday.
For the 19th year, physically challenged children and adults will board
boats from Kitsap County yacht clubs for a wintry ride on the water and
chance to wave to Santa, who will be aboard his own boat....
CHRISTMAS CRUISE 2000:• Local yacht clubs prepare for the annual
By Heidi Witherspoon For The Sun (1 Dec 2000)
WEST SOUND TRADITION:
It's off to the yachts for Special People's Cruise
Sun, December 2000; By Travis Baker
About 200 disabled Kitsapers were ferried into Dyes Inlet for a
from a waterborne Santa Claus in the 19th annual Special People's
Cruise on Sunday.
Boats from the Bremerton Yacht Club, two other yacht clubs, the Navy
and Kitsap Harbor tours, most of them lighted for Christmas, made the
90-minute round trip into Dyes Inlet....
NAVSEA Keyport: Community Events
This cruise a cause for Claus
SUN, 6 December 1999;
By Travis Baker, Sun staff
Richard Pershin wanted it on the record: He spotted Santa first.
True, Julie Fitzsimmons had made the most noise. She gleefully had
in the middle of the ferry Eagle, pointing and squealing her excitement
when the ferry sailed past the Santa boat during Sunday's Special
Cruise, which originated at the Bremerton Yacht Club.