Monday, September 18, 2017

AYC Action Alert


 

AYC Action Alert
for

Anacortes Yacht Club

September 18, 2017

 

 

In This Update...

  1. September Five Buck Night
  2. Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

September Five Buck Night - Sept 22 - LAST CALL

The AYC September Five Buck Night Dinner will be Chef'd by Markay/Bob Neumann, Steve Pellegrin and Mary Anne Braund, and John/Laurie Ive.  The meal will consist of Baked Potato Bar with all the fixings, Caesar Salad, and Ice Cream Bars. This sounds like a great meal which will allow for a wonderful Friday Night to meet with friends and co-boaters!  Please register for Five Buck Night before Wednesday Sept 20 as the registration closes at 6 pm and we will be letting the Chef's know an accurate count for the dinner. Feel free to invite any friends or family, but be sure that everyone is registered by the 20th.  Sign up here.

Upcoming Events - Please Mark Your Calendars!

Sept 30 - Jack Island Double Handed Race
Oct 13 - AYC General Meeting & Dinner
Oct 14 - Salish Series - Bird Rocks Race
Oct 28 - Salish Series - Lydia Shoal Race


 

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Monday, September 11, 2017

AYC Action Alert


 

AYC Action Alert
for

Anacortes Yacht Club

September 11, 2017

 

 

In This Update...

  1. September Knot News
  2. AYC Ukuleles & Music Group
  3. Deer Harbor Cruise - LAST CALL
  4. Five Buck Night
  5. Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

September Knot News

What a great summer boating season and lots of good old fashion fun.  Get all the latest updates in this month's Knot News.  Read it here now.

AYC Ukuleles & Music Group

Calling all AYC musicians and singers!  There are several club members that play ukulele, guitar and other string instruments.  Wouldn't it be fun to have some musical entertainment on Friday evenings at the club?  Ginger Orsini has a book of sea shanties.  We'll pick a few to learn and then perform on a Friday night in October.  Practices will be held weekly at 11:00am on Wednesdays, starting September 6th.  Please stop by to join in the fun.

Deer Harbor Cruise - Sept 15 - 17 - LAST CALL

This is the last call for registering for the Deer Harbor/ Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Tasting Cruise on September 15,16,17.  Garth and Marti Frazer are leading this cruise.  Read all about the weekend's activities here.  This is a great cruise to Orcas Island with a lot of things to do and see. 
Register here now.

September Five Buck Night

The AYC September 22 Five Buck Night Dinner will be Chef'd by Markay/Bob Neumann, Steve Pellegrin and Mary Anne Braund, and John/Laurie Ive.  The meal will consist of Baked Potato Bar with all the fixings, Caesar Salad, and Ice Cream Bars. This sounds like a great meal which will allow for a wonderful Friday Night to meet with friends and co-boaters!  Please register for Five Buck Night before Wednesday Sept 20 as the registration closes at 6 pm and we will be letting the Chef's know an accurate count for the dinner. Feel free to invite any friends or family, but be sure that everyone is registered by the 20th.  Sign up here.

Race Calendar Update

Ahoy Racers of the Anacortes YC.  According to the racing schedule there is a "Commodores Fun Race " scheduled for Nov. 1st @ 1800hrs. This is a misprint, there is no racing scheduled that day. The club will open @1900hrs and the trophy ceremonies will commence @1930hrs. In addition to the traditional perpetual trophies there will also be some fun and and also special recognition trophies. Come enjoy a cup of cheer and give a cheer for your favorite team. Who knows maybe you are that special someone the RC has chosen to honor.

Upcoming Events - Please Mark Your Calendars!

Sept 12 - Port of Anacortes Commissioner Candidate Forum at /AYC
Sept 16 - Salish Series - Post Point Pursuit Race
Sept 30 - Jack Island Double Handed Race
 

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Call for Volunteer Help!

Walt, our Vice Commodore will need some volunteer kitchen help for this Friday’s Salmon barbeque. Anyone interested please contact Walt Meagher at Walt@Fidalgocommercial.com or at 360-941-0854.  Thanks!

 

Monday, September 04, 2017

AYC Action Alert

 

AYC Action Alert
for

Anacortes Yacht Club

September 4, 2017

 

 

In This Update...

  1. September Knot News
  2. AYC Ukuleles & Music Group
  3. AYC, C of C, POA Commissioners Candidate Forum
  4. September General Meeting & Salmon Dinner
  5. Deer Harbor Cruise
  6. Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

September Knot News

What a great summer boating season and lots of good old fashion fun.  Get all the latest updates in this month's Knot News.  Read it here now.

AYC Ukuleles & Music Group

Calling all AYC musicians and singers!  There are several club members that play ukulele, guitar and other string instruments.  Wouldn't it be fun to have some musical entertainment on Friday evenings at the club?  Ginger Orsini has a book of sea shanties.  We'll pick a few to learn and then perform on a Friday night in October.  Practices will be held weekly at 11:00am on Wednesdays, starting September 6th.  Please stop by to join in the fun.

Port of Anacortes Commissioners Candidate Forum

On September 12th (Tuesday morning) 10am - 11am, the Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with AYC, is sponsoring a Port Of Anacortes Commissioners candidate forum.  AYC club members are invited to attend.  If you wish to ask questions or raise issues with the POA commissioners (and candidates) then please plan on attending this event at AYC.   Questions from the public are welcomed and may be submitted in advance to the Chamber of Commerce, Amanda Hubik at ahubik@anacortes.org.  More details as they become available from the chamber.

September General Meeting & Salmon Dinner

AYC members!  On September 8, 2017 we will have our annual salmon barbeque that will feature garlic-citrus poached sockeye salmon, baked potatoes with butter, sour cream and chives, Cole Slaw, a fancy green salad and barbequed oysters!  This is also a General Meeting and we will have a representative from the Skagit County Museum in LaConner come and deliver a presentation about life for the early settlers in the Skagit Valley. This should be an interesting evening with a tasty dinner!  Sign up for dinner here.

Deer Harbor Cruise - Sept 15 - 17

The Deer Harbor/ Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Tasting Cruise is scheduled for September 15,16,17.  Garth and Marti Frazer are leading this cruise.  Read all about the weekend's activities here.  This is a great cruise to Orcas Island with a lot of things to do and see. 
Register here now.

Upcoming Events - Please Mark Your Calendars!

Sept 16 - Salish Series - Post Point Pursuit Race
Sept 22 - Five Buck Night
Sept 30 - Jack Island Double Handed Race
 

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Monday, August 28, 2017

AYC Action Alert

 

AYC Action Alert
for

Anacortes Yacht Club

August 28, 2017

 

 

In This Update...

  1. AYC, C of C, POA Commissioners Candidate Forum
  2. September General Meeting & Salmon Dinner
  3. Deer Harbor Cruise
  4. Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

Port of Anacortes Commissioners Candidate Forum

On September 12th (Tuesday morning) 10am - 11am, the Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with AYC, is sponsoring a Port Of Anacortes Commissioners candidate forum.  AYC club members are invited to attend.  If you wish to ask questions or raise issues with the POA commissioners (and candidates) then please plan on attending this event at AYC.   Questions from the public are welcomed and may be submitted in advance to the Chamber of Commerce, Amanda Hubik at ahubik@anacortes.org.  More details as they become available from the chamber.

September General Meeting & Salmon Dinner

AYC members!  On September 8, 2017 we will have our annual salmon barbeque that will feature garlic-citrus poached sockeye salmon, baked potatoes with butter, sour cream and chives, Cole Slaw, a fancy green salad and, if possible, barbequed oysters!  This is also a General Meeting and we will have a representative from the Skagit County Museum in LaConner come and deliver a presentation about life for the early settlers in the Skagit Valley. This should be an interesting evening with a tasty dinner!  Sign up for dinner here.

Deer Harbor Cruise - Sept 15 - 17

The Deer Harbor/ Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Tasting Cruise is scheduled for September 15,16,17.  Garth and Marti Frazer are leading this cruise.  Read all about the weekend's activities here.  This is a great cruise to Orcas Island with a lot of things to do and see. 
Register here now.

Upcoming Events - Please Mark Your Calendars!

Sept 16 - Salish Series - Post Point Pursuit Race
Sept 30 - Jack Island Double Handed Race
 

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Monday, August 21, 2017

AYC Action Alert

 

AYC Action Alert
for

Anacortes Yacht Club

August 21, 2017

 

 

In This Update...

  1. AYC, C of C, POA Commissioners Candidate Forum
  2. August Five Buck Night
  3. Deer Harbor Cruise
  4. Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

Port of Anacortes Commissioners Candidate Forum

On September 12th (Tuesday morning) 10am - 11am, the Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with AYC, is sponsoring a Port Of Anacortes Commissioners candidate forum.  AYC club members are invited to attend.  If you wish to ask questions or raise issues with the POA commissioners (and candidates) then please plan on attending this event at AYC.   Questions from the public are welcomed and may be submitted in advance to the Chamber of Commerce, Amanda Hubik at ahubik@anacortes.org.  More details as they become available from the chamber.

August Five Buck Night - August 25 - Last Call

The August Five Buck Night Menu will be BBQ Pork Ribs smoked over oak, Baked beans, Cole Slaw and Brownies for Dessert.

The Chefs will be Scott Reed, Meg Kershaw, John and Jerri Gunn.

We are excited to have such a great menu planned and hope you will be able to register and come for Five Buck Night on Friday, August 25. Bar opens at 5:30 and dinner is at 6:30.
Sign up here.

Please register by 6 pm on Wednesday, the 23rd so the chefs will have an accurate count.

Deer Harbor Cruise - Sept 15 - 17

The Deer Harbor/ Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Tasting Cruise is scheduled for September 15,16,17.  Garth and Marti Frazer are leading this cruise.  Read all about the weekend's activities here.  This is a great cruise to Orcas Island with a lot of things to do and see. 
Register here now.

Upcoming Events - Please Mark Your Calendars!

Aug 25 - SJIYC Shaw Island Classic
Aug 26 - Pink Boat Regatta - Bellingham YC

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Monday, August 14, 2017

AYC Action Alert

 

AYC Action Alert
for

Anacortes Yacht Club

August 14, 2017

 

 

In This Update...

  1. Northern Century Regatta
  2. AYC, C of C, POA
  3. August Five Buck Night
  4. Deer Harbor Cruise
  5. Traveling the Swinomish Channel Info
  6. Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Events

Northern Century Regatta - Aug 18 - 20 

Ahoy sailors of AYC! This Friday, The Northern Century, the biggest regatta of the year starts off the tanker dock when Colin Emsley aboard his lovely new lobster style cruiser the "Deanna J" fires the cannon. This is the 10th edition of this brutal challenge. As of today just two AYC boats have stepped up to meet the challenges of the Salish Sea. Boats from 70' down to a diminutive 24' are arriving at our friendly little club Friday night for a hearty meatball sandwich and a cup of grog before shoving off on this adventure. C'mon now you KNOW you want to be there. Please get registered so my Italian grandmother knows how many balls need rolling!
Registration is open

The annual Northern Century race is a 100 mile excursion through the San Juan Islands.
Read about it here

AYC, C of C & POA

On September 12th (Tuesday morning) the Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with AYC, is sponsoring a POA Commissioners forum. AYC club members are invited to attend. If you wish to ask questions or raise issues with the POA commissioners (and candidates) then please plan on attending this event at AYC. More details as they become available from the chamber."

August Five Buck Night - August 25

The August Five Buck Night Menu will be BBQ Pork Ribs smoked over oak, Baked beans, Cole Slaw and Brownies for Dessert.

The Chefs will be Scott Reed, Meg Kershaw, John and Jerri Gunn.

We are excited to have such a great menu planned and hope you will be able to register and come for Five Buck Night on Friday, August 25. Bar opens at 5:30 and dinner is at 6:30.
Sign up here.

Please register by 6 pm on Wednesday, the 23rd so the chefs will have an accurate count.

Deer Harbor Cruise - Sept 15 - 17

The Deer Harbor/ Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Tasting Cruise is scheduled for September 15,16,17.  Garth and Marti Frazer are leading this cruise.  Read all about the weekend's activities here.  This is a great cruise to Orcas Island with a lot of things to do and see. 
Register here now.

Traveling the Swinomish Channel Information

Head's up to anyone traveling the  Swinomish Channel. The railroad bridge will be closed at various times during each weekday from July to November. Go to swinomishchannelclosures.net to check the calendar before heading out. Times will vary according to the tides and are different each day.

Upcoming Events - Please Mark Your Calendars!

Aug 25 - SJIYC Shaw Island Classic
Aug 26 - Pink Boat Regatta - Bellingham YC

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Great ride!!!

It's been a great ride....the America's Cup and Anacortes!   But the 'Auld Mug' is off to Auckland, most deservedly and decisively after their win today...7-1 for the final series.  
Twelve years ago Core Builders came to town with the 'Cup Spirit' and they've certainly left a positive mark on the community and AYC....times and celebrations we'll never forget.  THANKS!!!


Monday, June 26, 2017

MATCH POINT in Bermuda1

Kudos to the KIWI's...They're at Match Point with 2 decisive wins today and they deserve to be!!  Peter Burling is, and has been, simply phenomenal, as has the KIWI team.   ORACLE was initially slower (last weekend) but the shore crew seems to have  remedied that, but the tactics and boat handling have fallen short!   At the start of the second race today Burling with a classic Match Race move "rubbed ORACLE'S nose in it" and was ahead by almost 30 seconds at the start!!!!   (It may not of been that far, but it seemed like it and it might as well of been!!!)
Tomorrow we take one race at a time, and still have some hope!!
It must be as warm in Anacortes as it is here!!
Mac & Wendy in Bermuda



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Red Bull Youth Championship Finals in Bermuda...

The last 2 days were the finals of the Red Bull Youth Championships....18 to 24y/o's racing the foiling cats used in the AC World Series the last 2 years.  Exciting fleet racing!!!!  It wasn't over until the final race when the Brits, having led after the first day, salvaged the series win even tho' the KIWI's got 3 bullets the second day.   I was fortunate enought ot get out on a high speed RIB 'media photo boat'.    Note the young gal on the Brit crew...she was tactician.   We spent some time with many of them...GREAT kids!!!