Here we are in November. It seems like at least once a week I have said, “I cannot believe it is X date already!” Yup, saying it again. This year seems to have flown by.
Though COVID forced us to shut down all our events in 2020, I am particularly proud that this year were able to re-imagine the club in this strange new world, and held all but one cruise! There was a ton of brainstorming amongst the members of the board, with input from many of you, on how we could safely hold events. We pulled it off! My year as Commodore is coming to a close, but as I look toward to the future, I am excited by the possibilities for next year, and what our next Commodore will bring for us.
This week I participated in the SARC planning meeting. For those unfamiliar, the SARC is the Seattle Area Racing Calendar. During the meeting, representatives from all the area clubs gather to schedule races for the next year. For 2022, there are somewhere around 315 races scheduled! The racing community is clearly excited about next year as well.
As we draw this year to a close, we reflect back on the good times on the water this year and look toward the future potential of 2022. Alix and I are already planning our adventures next year with Clara. I hope to see some of you out there as well.
Join us November 16 at 6:30pm for this month’s virtual “dinner meeting” on Zoom.
6:30 pm Start.
There will be the standard “around the horn” to hear updates from members, a brief business meeting, followed by a presentation at 7:00 pm.
Our presenter this month is Eric Peterson, who owns a beautiful vintage Wahl wooden boat. He will be on the boat live, giving a tour, informing us about the boat’s history, and answering questions.
Eric and Ora Petersen were presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become owners of a vintage long-liner conversion. This 14 year long, no-expense-spared process was a labor of love conducted by architects, engineers, and countless professionals. Judging by the Wooden Boat Registry, Sandavore may be the only Wahl Boatyard ‘woodie’ home ported in US waters. Come take a look at this amazing vessel and the story behind it!
Look for the zoom link in your email as the time gets closer! Hope to see you there!
Elections for 2022 club officers to be held at the virtual November Dinner Meeting Tuesday, November 16.
The Nominating Committee is pleased to present your final Slate of Flag Officers for next year. The election will be by a show of hands, followed by the program speaker. The new officers will be installed at the December Holiday Dinner Meeting. Nominating Committee: Matt Fraser, Rubie Johnson and AJ Mallory.
Flag Officers – Election November 16, 2021
Commodore: David Horn
Vice Commodore: Thomas King
Rear Commodore: Gene Laes
Secretary: Katie Breitling
Cruise Chair: David Horn
Race Chair: Ben Lobaugh
Treasurer: Rubie Johnson
Director At Large 2022-2023: Cory Williams
Immediate Past Commodore: *Ben Lobaugh
Director At Large 2021-2022: *Dennis Oelrich
*Not elected in 2021
Webmaster: Carole Bianquis
Quartermaster: Barbara M.
Fleet Captain: Tom Madden
Rudderpost Editor: Pauline Bruce
Copy Editor: Sally Rawlings
A member in good standing for at least a year, who is present to give their consent, may be nominated from the floor, and invited to summarize their interest and ideas for the job. A run-off will be decided by a show of hands.
Here is the SBYC Cruise Calendar for next year. Add these events to your 2022 planning calendars.
FEB 26 Winter Fest, Bell Harbor Marina
APR 16 Yellow Fest, Blake Island
MAY 14 Burger Burn, Port Ludlow
JUN 11 June Dinner Dance, Kingston
JUL 03 Fireworks Raft Up, Liberty Bay
AUG 03 Summer Rendezvous, *TBD
SEP 03 Labor Day Weekend, Port Orchard
OCT 01 Salmon Bake, Poulsbo
*For those of you who regularly do the Summer Rendezvous, please contact me with some suggestions for location in the next few weeks so we can have that locked down when we print the 2022 roster.
Also contact me if you want to sponsor an event to help coordinate it. You don’t need to commit right now, but let me know if you are thinking about one in particular. So far, Roger and Julie have offered to sponsor one of the events (TBD which one) later in the year. Grab your event before they are all taken!
I will be working this month to get the facilities needed at the above locations reserved for 2022. I am so looking forward to a better year for SBYC cruises in 2022 as we get though this pandemic, and to seeing you all on the water next year and, of course, at the cruise destinations!
David Horn, Cruise Chair.
[Photo: by Pauline Bruce, Poulsbo Raft up July 2014.]
BORED WITH LIFE?
JOIN THE LAND CRUISERS!
Walking in the rain…
Walking in a winter wonderland…
Walking in the sunshine…
Walking with spring…
Yup! That’s the Landcruisers, SBYC’s very own walking group strolling around Green Lake in every season and in (almost) any weather condition.
This group of walkers has been wearing its own path around Seattle’s beloved lake for at least 15 years, and you’re welcome to join. There are no dues, no attendance requirement, and no grades. We have slow walkers, fast walkers, and medium walkers but we all end up at a local coffee shop at approximately the same time for a quick cuppa at the end of our walks.
Interested? We meet on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Seattle Public Theater (7312 W. Green Lake Dr. N.) on the west side of the lake. If you’d like to join us, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you on the list. (A notice goes out every Wednesday asking for an RSVP. That’s so we know whether you’re coming—if you’re late, we will wait for you. If you don’t respond we assume you’re not coming and we leave on time!)
And yes, we are just like the postal carriers—neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet….
Four SBYC Landcruisers make their way around Green Lake on a recent sunny fall morning. The group, which has been meeting for many years, gathers on Thursday mornings—rain or shine—for a weekly dose of exercise, coffee and camaraderie.