Monday, September 29, 2014

Wanna be a Ham?

Ham Radio Class
When power, phone and Internet services go down, a battery-powered amateur radio can provide that crucial link to the outside world. No longer must you install all of the fancy electronics and antennae of years past. You can help in a disaster with only a $35 handheld. But you need to know how to use it and a license.

Red Cross is offering a free class. I'm told that you can't fail the licensing test after taking this class. Testing will take place on the last day of the course. There is a $25 book required, available at the class.

Oct 13-24, 2014. M-W-F 6-9 pm at the American Red Cross office at 2900 T Ave in Anacortes.

Contact Bob Cummings, 360-873-8838 (home), 508-395-3595 (home), rvcummings at

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If you don't do anything else today....DON'T MISS THIS!!!

We know Sunday's BART BASH was great, so watch this!  Thanks to our own Brad Blymyer, videographer extraordinaire!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Kudos, Thanks and WOW...$8,000!!

Bart's Bash!!...50+ boats, 200 people all having fun, and $8,000 raised for the local Youth Club Sailing.
The Anacortes community and the volunteer cadre of the AYC does it again!   And of course, thank you sun and wind gods!!  So many people to thank but special recognition is due to the donors, ADRIFT, THE BROWN, GERE-A DELI, ANACORTES BREWERY, PENGUIN COFFEE, CORE BUILDERS and ORACLE!  And as to volunteers from the club...where to start, or finish, but certainly special thanks to Dave and Terri Bawden and Walt Meagher and their crews cooking, Town Crier Richard Riddell, auctioneer Pat Barrett, auction and raffle organizer Jan Chapman, Carol Herbert and Bob Bell behind the bar, Elise and Austin Murphy tabulating and reporting, and so many more, registering, the dish washers, the cleanuppers, etc, etc.   THANK YOU....THANK YOU!    Now let's go get those high school sailors a coach and some dinghy upgrades!

Monday, September 15, 2014

BART'S BASH...this Sunday!!

Come on ALL members....join us and raise $$$ for the Anacortes High School Sailing Team!!
Of 730+ participating Yacht Clubs worldwide, we're now 23rd in number of people signed to sail and we're 2nd in the US!  But with just a few more we can be in the top 20.  So skippers, please get your crew to register. ANY members, family and friends who would like to go for a sail and be part of a WORLD RECORD making FUN race, PLEASE register and then join us on Sunday!   It's easy, it's for a great cause, and it'll be FUN!!!
It'll start at the Club with a brunch 0930 Sunday morning, followed by drawings for crew boat, no problem...we'll get you out there. Then the FUN race in Fidalgo Bay at noon, followed by raffle, auction, and BBQ dinner!
Just click on EVENT REGISTRATION and we'll see you on Sunday.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Where were the rest of you???

WOW!!!...What a weekend the Nute's and the Bell's organized for 25+ boats and 60+ of us AYC'ers at Deer Harbor.  Marvelous dinner at the Inn Friday night, Eastsound exploring Saturday AM, games and prizes Saturday afternoon. Then wine, cheese and chocolate tasting followed by BBQ dinner.   EVERYONE there had a GREAT time.....thank-you Anita, Tom, Bernie and Bob!!!
Now looking ahead, 2 more Wednesday night races, General meeting Friday, Smith Island race Saturday, and then BART'S BASH Sunday the 21st!!!   If you missed this weekend, plan on the next couple!