Happy New Year SBYC

I am looking forward to being Cruise Chair for the next two years, although following in Nancy’s Kick’s footsteps will be a challenge.  The reason: I like the Shilshole Bay Yacht Club.  Its members are super friendly people who maintain the club’s vision of learning about, exploring and enjoying of the waters and harbors of Puget Sound, with boats, or with friends who have boats.

My goal as cruise chair is to let you know when social events are happening, what to bring, and where to meet, and to encourage all our members to join us.  The majority of our cruises take place in locations that can be reached by boat and car.  Wouldn’t it be nice to plan a small get-away for an overnight out of the house?  Spend a night in beautiful downtown Poulsbo?  Our cruising happy hours and potlucks take place in interesting small harbors.  Our regular dinner meetings, at Ivar’s Salmon House, provide a venue to meet new cruisers or catch up with old friends, as well as listening to interesting speakers.  Who would have known Marine Toilets could be so fascinating?

Speaking of getting away, the winter weekend at Wenatchee is coming up, February 9-11, 2018.   Mike and Bonnie have the details in this month’s Rudderpost.  No need for a boat at this weekend; shopping at Leavenworth, fun in the snow and wine tasting with friends, are the orders of the day.

The Bell Harbor event is March 2-4.  Bell Harbor is steps away from Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, shopping, and city life.  On Saturday evening we gather at Anthony’s for a seafood dinner, with a great view of the Ferris Wheel and harbor lights.  Everyone is welcome.  We have reserved 8 slips for 2018.  For reservations, send me a note if you plan to bring your boat, or if you can only make the dinner.


Patricia, Cruise Chair