Saturday, January 31, 2009

Van Isle 360 is On!

For those of you wondering what is happening to the Van Isle 360 this year - the organizers have just announced that they will run the race as planned.

The Van Isle 360 is a biennial, 580 nm. point to point race circumnavigating wild and rugged Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. Sailed in ten legs the course provides inshore, offshore and overnight legs through some of the world's most challenging and beautiful waters.

If you are interested in participating, the race entry deadline has been extended to February 28, 2009. You can get more information on their web site

Sunday, January 18, 2009

save the date: Feb 13, 2009

Are you in the mood for a little Amore?

Are you feelin' the love for AYC?

Well, we have just the thing to get you out of the Valentines Day doghouse (we know you are sure to be there at one point or another) Bring your valentine to AYC on Friday, Feb 13, and you'll be off the hook! How easy is that!

Bring a dish to share (see the invite for more details) and you're set. Maybe we'll stash some little boxes of chocolates and you'll be set for the holiday. We don't want you to be in trouble and then lose priveledges for racing on Sunday! (Winter Shaw, people... the unveiling of the Wild Rumpus!)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Tired of the Weather - Read On...

Tired of the weather - even though we get signifcantly less rain and more sunshine than Seattle, here are a few weather jokes that might brighten your day...

  • What do you call two straight days of rain in Seattle? A weekend.
  • It only rains twice a year in Seattle: August through April and May through July.
  • What does daylight-saving time mean in Seattle? An extra hour of rain.
  • What's the definition of a Seattle optimist? A guy with a sun visor on his rain hat.
  • What did the Seattle native say to the Pillsbury Doughboy? Nice tan.
  • "I can't believe it," said the tourist. "I've been here an entire week and it's done nothing but rain. When do you have summer here?" "Well, that's hard to say," replied the local. "Last year, it was on a Wednesday."
  • Meteorological experts predicted a massive flood that would destroy the world. The pope went on worldwide TV and said, "This is punishment from God. Prepare to meet your maker." The president went on TV and announced, "Our scientist have done all they can. The end is near." The mayor of Seattle came on and said, "Due to inclement weather, this year's Seafair Parade will be moved to the top of Queen Anne Hill."
  • A newcomer to Seattle arrives on a rainy day. He gets up the next day and it's raining. It also rains the day after that, and the day after that. He goes out to lunch and sees a young kid and asks out of despair, "Hey kid, does it ever stop raining around here?" The kid says, "How do I know? I'm only 6."

And now for one more inappropriate one...

A curious fellow died one day and found himself in limbo waiting in a long, long line for judgment. As he stood there, he noticed that some souls were allowed to march right through the gates of heaven. Others were led over to Satan, who threw them into a lake of fire.

Every so often, instead of hurling a poor soul into the fire, Satan would toss him or her to one side. After watching Satan do this several times, the fellow's curiosity got the better of him. He strolled over and tapped Old Nick on the shoulder. "Excuse me, there, Your Darkness," he said. "I'm waiting in line for judgment, and I couldn't help wondering why you are tossing some people aside instead of flinging them into the fires of hell with the others?" "

Ah," Satan said with a grin. "Those are Seattle-ites. I'm letting them dry out so they'll burn."

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Preferred Deferred is a go!!!!

so, it's a done deal!

skagit state bank says no worries, they like our money! I'll put something together that's official if needed, but basically it works like this:new members go to their own bank and fill out a direct deposit form. They get the account # and routing # for the AYC account from Warren (or any other official person)new members can contribute $33/month for a year, or whatever works out best for them. AYC gets statements every 20 days from the bank, which will show the direct deposit payments and the accounts they are received from.


Non-skid deck...

When you think you have seen it all, someone manages to go one better. Check out this new approach to non-skid!

My only question is where is the lawn mower!