Mar
4
Sat
2017
New Members Breakfast @ SYC Clubhouse
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Everyone is invited to come welcome our new members to our yacht club and enjoy a pancake breakfast. Everything is being provided for breakfast so bring your appetites. Help us show new members why our yacht club is the best around!
This year it will be hosted by the SYC Board so you can contact any one of the officers for more information.
Spring General Membership Meeting @ SYC Clubhouse
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

SYC Spring general membership meeting. Everyone is welcome.

We will start with a social hour at 5pm. and dinner and the meeting following not long after.
This is where you will get to meet your 2017 officers, board of directors and to hear about Commodore Bob’s vision for 2017 to enhance our club.
Keep a watch on your email as Commodore Bob will have more information coming soon about the night’s theme and activities, the meeting agenda and for more details on the “mystery”
dinner. The social hour will be BYOB
Apr
8
Sat
2017
Clubhouse Cleanup/Shakedown Cruise @ SYC Clubhouse
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – Apr 9 @ 11:45 pm
It is spring cleaning time again and time to spiff up the clubhouse for Opening Day festivities. Mike Sisk will be looking for volunteers who are ready to roll up their sleeves and don the gloves for some deep down cleaning. We will have more details from Mike in the March newsletter on specific tasks that need to be done and any equipment that will be needed … pressure washers, etc.
This is actually a really fun event because we only spend half of Saturday cleaning and the more volunteers we get the faster we get it done! We start around 8-9am. with coffee and muffins and then work until noon or 1pm. Then we all fire up the engines for the short cruise to Coronet Bay (just east of the Deception Pass bridge) for a potluck appetizer Happy Hour, a bon fire and music if any of our musically inclined members should be joining us.
Please let Mike know if you are willing and able to lend a hand.
May
6
Sat
2017
Opening Day @ SYC Clubhouse
May 6 all-day

Hosted by Jeff & Shaunna Marrs

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum … this year’s opening day theme is Pirates of the Caribbean. Break out your inner pirate and practice your hearty, AAARRRGGGGHHHH to kick off the 2017 boating season.

So gather up your pirate garb to decorate your boat and yourself and get ready to show LaConner how SYC kicks off its boating season!

Saturday morning Boat Decorating

10:30pm – Parade Registration at the clubhouse

11:30pm – Captain’s Safety Meeting (your attendance is required at the clubhouse to participate in the parade)

1:00pm – Opening Day Ceremonies at the flag poles

2:00pm – Blessing of the Fleet

3:00pm – Staging in the North Basin for the Parade.

3:10pm – Parade Begins heading south thru town

5:30pm – Bar-B-Que Picnic at the clubhouse

(A-K Bring Dessert; L-Z Bring Salads)

          BYOBeer (unless it is already at the clubhouse)

Parade Awards—Boats and the Best Captain Jack Sparrow

Post award Music to dance and talk to – ‘til ye can talk nor dance no more—or until the music runs out, whichever comes first!

 

It will be another fantastic Opening Day.  We’re keeping an eye on the weather and the parade should be starting at just about high tide for the afternoon.  Bring your sunscreen just in case.  😊

Opening Day @ SYC Clubhouse
May 6 all-day

Hosted by Jeff & Shaunna Marrs

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum … this year’s opening day theme is Pirates of the Caribbean. Break out your inner pirate and practice your hearty, AAARRRGGGGHHHH to kick off the 2017 boating season.

So gather up your pirate garb to decorate your boat and yourself and get ready to show LaConner how SYC kicks off its boating season!

Saturday morning Boat Decorating

10:30pm – Parade Registration at the clubhouse

11:30pm – Captain’s Safety Meeting (your attendance is required at the clubhouse to participate in the parade)

1:00pm – Opening Day Ceremonies at the flag poles

2:00pm – Blessing of the Fleet

3:00pm – Staging in the North Basin for the Parade.

3:10pm – Parade Begins heading south thru town

5:30pm – Bar-B-Que Picnic at the clubhouse

(A-K Bring Dessert; L-Z Bring Salads)

          BYOBeer (unless it is already at the clubhouse)

Parade Awards—Boats and the Best Captain Jack Sparrow

Post award Music to dance and talk to – ‘til ye can talk nor dance no more—or until the music runs out, whichever comes first!

 

It will be another fantastic Opening Day.  We’re keeping an eye on the weather and the parade should be starting at just about high tide for the afternoon.  Bring your sunscreen just in case.  😊

Jun
16
Fri
2017
Steak Fry and Golf Tournament @ Lopez Islander Resort
Jun 16 @ 12:00 am – Jun 18 @ 11:45 pm

Hosted by Darren & Barb Hoy. Steak Fry and Golf Tournament

Please RSVP and let us know if you will be attending and if you will be golfing to: seascript@hotmail.com. Remember to make moorage reservations with Lopez Islander by calling 360-468-2233 and tell them you are with the yacht club.

Friday

3:00pm. BYOB and Appetizer on the dock
8:00pm. Music and Drinks in the bar and boat

Saturday
7:30-9:30am -Breakfast and eye-openers on the dock (provided)
9:30 am – Golfers catch a ride in the Islander Resort van to the golf course
10:30- mid afternoon (?)  Golf Tournament, Lopez Island Golf (drinks available) Van back to the Islander To Club
5pm – Steak Fry, Islander Club House Bring your own steak, plate, utensils, Gas BBQ’s will be provided (Drinks must be purchased at the bar)
Please bring a side dish/dessert to share: A-H: sides/salads   L-Z: desserts
6pm – Tournament awards, auction and raffle
8pm – Music and drinks in the bar and boats

Sunday
7:30-noon – Breakfast and eye-openers on the dock (provided)

Depart Docks by Noon

 

Steak Fry and Golf Tournament @ Lopez Islander Resort
Jun 16 @ 12:00 am – Jun 18 @ 11:45 pm

Steak Fry and Golf Tournament

Please RSVP and let us know if you will be attending and if you will be golfing. Remember to make moorage reservations with Lopez Islander by calling 360-468-2233 and tell them you are with the yacht club.

Hosted by the Malones

Jul
14
Fri
2017
Wine and Stein / Shipwreck Days @ Cap Sante Marina
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – Jul 16 @ 11:45 pm

Hosted by Jeff & Jeanne Saether, Frank & Teresa Campbell, Joshua & Jody Ellingson & Pep & Felicia Lowe

Friday PM

5pm. Cocktail Hour

6pm. Dinner provided/BYOB

Saturday AM

8am. Light breakfast and eye openers (as needed)

Saturday PM

5pm. Cocktail hour on party barges

6pm. “Italian themed” potluck dinner—Bring a main dish or dessert

Soup/salad/bread will be provided.

7:30pm. Live decorated Wine/Beer Auction with a “Shipwreck Days” twist (bring that cash or check to help raise money for our club)

Sunday AM

8am. Frank’s “Beer Pancake” breakfast and beverages (eye openers as needed)

For event information or to see if space is still available, please email Jeff Saether at: teammechanical@aol.com

 

 

Jul
28
Fri
2017
Crabfest @ Oak Harbor Marina
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – Jul 30 @ 11:45 pm

RSVP to the marina directly by July 21 as part of the Swinomish YC—they are holding space for us!!  They can be reached at (360) 279-4575. The dates to reserve are for the nights of July 28 & 29.  Remember to let them know that you are with the Swinomish Yacht Club so that your boat can be close to the rest of the pack.

There are two competitive parts to this event.

Catching the Crab

Cooking the Crab, aka Crabfest Chopped

Here is how it works:

Catching the Crab

Friday evening the competition traps will be registered with the competition committee

$20 per trap will be the entry fee. This will fund the prize package

Friday evening or early Saturday morning the traps will be set after registration

Saturday at 12 noon the traps will be pulled, the counts and measuring will commence

Prizes for quantity and largest crab will be awarded

Donated crabs for Crabfest Chopped will be auctioned. All donations need to be legal for keeping and auction funds will be donated for the club

Crabfest Chopped

Crabfest Chopped participants will purchase 1 of 5 Chopped Boxes at the Crabfest Chopped auction. Each box will have sur-prise ingredients!

Chopped participants can either purchase as a team or an individual

All food submissions must be prepared and cooked on your boat

Judges will be chosen from those not participating in the Chopped competition

Rules will be provided at the event

Friday night—appys. to share on the dock

Saturday night after Crabfest Chopped—POTLUCK!!!

Bring a crab side dish to share – dessert will be provided

Coffee and drinks will be provided on the dock in the mornings—breakfast on your own

See you at our first Crabfest!!!

 

Aug
11
Fri
2017
Crash & Burn @ Deer Harbor @ Deer Harbor
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – Aug 13 @ 11:45 pm

Be sure to hold the weekend of August 11-13th for the fabulous, on the water, Deer Harbor Crash & Burn event! This is where the First Mate (ladies) don the Skipper’s cap and are encouraged to dock their vessel (CRASH) and the Captain (men) will sport their aprons and create a culinary dish (BURN). Prizes will be awarded!

Itinerary

Friday 8/11

Arrival of the fleet—ladies are encouraged to doc their vessel

6pm. BYOB and potluck appetizers on the dock

Saturday 8/12

7:30 am. Breakfast and Eye Openers on the dock

1:00 pm. Biggest Liar Contest—Bring $5 to participate—Winner takes all

5:30 pm. Apron Fashion Show—men to show off their cooking apparel

6:00 pm. Potluck dinner on the dock—prepared by the men

7:00pm. Award Ceremony

Sunday 8/13

7:30 am. Breakfast and Eye Openers on the dock

Departure of the Fleet

Please call Deer Harbor Marina to reserve your slip: 360-376-3037. Let them know you are with the Swinomish Yacht Club.

Contact the Stinsons if you have any questions:

Steve— 360-770-3109

Cheryl— 360-770-3988