Commodore’s VC's Views Comments by Al Oakley
Volume 12, Number 5
by Susan Barlock
September/October 2014
VC's Views
by Al Oakley
SYC 2014 Vice-Commodore
SYC 2014 Commodore
Ahoy Semiahmoo Yacht Club Members,
even though the calendar says it is September, football
has begun again and there is a fall smell in the air, it
seems like we still have some really nice days to enjoy
on the water. I want to thank all those that volunteered
as cruise hosts for the 2014 boating season. There were
some really great cruises and fun times were had.
We still have lots of great events planned for the remainder of the year. Please try to attend and, if you
have the time, please volunteer to help out. Remember
it takes many to make these events happen.
I know that most of our members are power boaters.
So I thought this month I would include a definition of
a few different types of sailboats. I first want to say 7
knots is a fast speed, really.
Daysailer - A small sailboat without a cabin large
enough for comfortable overnight cruising
Ketch - A type of sailboat with two masts
Oh Man!! What a summer of cruising… Sunshine, flat
water and great friends… Brian and Leslie Carpenter
(FLEET CAPTAIN) and his cruise hosts have brought
us some really special fun. If you are not working
your schedule around the club cruise schedule you
are missing out. Between Brian and Lynette MorrisReade (REAR COMMODORE), who creates our special
land based events…i.e…Opening Day, Crab Feed,
Commodore’s Ball, etc., you have a really talented
team bringing like-minded folks together to share “sea
stories” and join in a sharing of life, and living it, to its
fullest. Our cruise schedule is complete for the year
and the next event will be the Crab Feed. We will be
racing Crabs. In the event that you haven’t prepared
your crab, you may pick one from our stable of fast
running crabs. The reward for winning will be mostly
limited to “BRAGGING RIGHTS,” but there may be some
side betting and some significant awards. If you miss
this event, you will have established serious question
as to your sanity. I will assume that you have made your
reservation. There are freebies for the first who sign up!
Schooner - A type of sailboat with two or more masts,
the forward one being shorter than the main mast
Yawl - A type of sailboat with two masts, the aft one NEW MEMBERS!!
(mizzen) being behind the rudder post
Until next time I hope you have happy and safe boating ME.WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT 2015 AND YOU
whether on a sailboat or a power boat.
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May They Rest In Peace
photo courtesy of Blair Hunt
Past SYC Commodore John Black
Sadly, John passed away on the morning of September 2, 2014.
Long a member of Semiahmoo Yacht Club, John will
be remembered for his passion for sailing and maintaining the integrity of the Club. His vessel, Chase,
was a reliable sight in the Opening Day sail-past
each year.
First Mate Cathie Sackville was with John to the end.
"It appeared to be very peaceful," she recalls.
He weathered the storm and we salute Captain
Black one last time.
Jens David Magelssen, age 39, died August 18,
2014 from injuries sustained from an accidental
shooting at his residence in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jens was born August 6, 1975 in Tacoma,
Washington to parents David and Penelope
Magelssen, and was the third of four siblings.
He graduated from Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington in 1995 Washington, and
then moved on to Pacific Lutheran University
and University of Washington’s Tacoma Branch
where he studied Political Science and graduated in 2009. Jens served as a corrections officer
in Seattle for four years. In 2008, Jens attended
and graduated from the Police Academy and
shortly thereafter moved with his son to Honolulu, Hawaii. He joined the Honolulu Police
Force and served as an officer there for over
six years. All who knew Jens remember him as
a compassionate, humble, selfless man who
more than anything loved spending time with
his son Luke and his family and friends. Jens was
also known for his booming laugh, easy smile,
and gentle spirit.
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From the
Communictions Officer's
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NEED TO BE A PART OF IT! Even if your crab craps
out on you, I am looking for committee members
for everything from long range
facilities, to party and event/cruise planning and
membership development. My Cell: 360 961 6777...
Let’s talk. We need your help and ideas. See you at
the crab feed and get your plans in order for the
Commodore’s Ball. Al Oakley, your Vice Commodore
by Karen Szol
2014 Communications Officer
Otter Bay Cruise, August 29, 30 & 31st
Thirteen members attended the Otter Bay Marina
Cruise on August 29, 30 & 31st. The heavy appetizer/
happy hour that was planned to be held on the flag
pole dock was canceled and convened aboard the
Karen “Z”, host boat, because of threatening winds.
On Saturday, after a hearty breakfast of fruit, pastries
and juice, eleven players entered a 9-hole best ball
scramble at the local golf course on North Pender
Island. Winner of the scramble went to Steven Mohr,
son Nick, and Brian and Leslie Carpenter. Prizes
were awarded at the potluck dinner that evening.
On Sunday after breakfast on the dock members
kayaked, played golf, used the marina’s swimming
pool or relaxed aboard their boats. That evening all
took the marina’s vans to Café at Hope Bay for dinner. Those attending were Steven Mohr and his son
Nick and wife Michele Fraser, Ed and Barb Lee plus
Barb’s sister Sherry, Brian and Leslie Carpenter, Paul
Dumbleton and Debbie Howcroft and cruise hosts
Ed and Karen Szol and Jean Marshall.
See the photos on page 5.
Member Updates
New Selection of NautiGear!
Here's the place to communicate changes or make corrections to your contact information. If you get a new
cell phone number, change your physical or e-mail address and the like, please consider notifying the rest of
the club.
Looking for some cool stuff to wear?  How about
a boat bag to hold it in? Well guys and gals, look
no further! Check out the Semiahmoo Marina
Store for the latest selection of SYC Nauti Gear. It is
Sandy Bowens' website has been revamped. She invites you to check it out:
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2014 Symphony of Fire Cruise
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Otter Bay Cruise
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Happy Birthday
If you don’t see your Special Day here
please make sure you email us with
you and your spouse/friend’s dates
– don’t worry we don’t need the
year.....just the date! [email protected]
September Birthdays
Jim Chun 09/03
Gail Dantow 09/03
Mike Fournier 09/12
Laura Gongos 09/30
Bob Hall 09/08
Anne Heys 09/09
Anita Kelln 09/24
Deborah Kroetsch 09/03
Karen Laing 09/25
Jim Marcotte 09/20
James McClughan 09/23
Geri McTavish 09/26
Katie Northrup 09/15
Al Oakley 09/12
Janet Peters 09/09
Bill Prebushewski 09/19
John Raczkowski 09/22
Doug Romano 09/26
Olivier Rowell 09/10
Rusty Spiker 09/19
Mike Sutcliffe 09/14
Robert (Bob) Teeter 09/21
Connie Willett 09/26
October Birthdays
Chris Backus 10/15
Stan Bianchi 10/08
Christine Catterall 10/20
William Catterall 10/12
Yvan Fischer 10/16
Jeanette Hansson 10/11
Merle Kamin 10/11
Janet Kelleher 10/02
Kip Lachner 10/26
Jim Link 10 /21
Lynett Morris-Reade 10/10
Gary Nelson 10 /19
Anna Osborn 10 /28
John Osborn 10/07
Linda Owen 10/26
Russ Paris 10/04
Carol Peckinpaugh 10/14
Cathie Sackville 10/02
Max Shields 10/09
Bob Simpson 10/15
Patricia Simpson 10/13
Marlin Statema 10/20
Jim Willett 10/14
John Wright 10/31
Don't forget to take your burgee
along on your winter travels!
So where in the world are you headed next? Take
your burgee along and send us some photos. We
will include them in a future issue and add them to
our club website. Send your photos to:
[email protected]
November Birthdays
Leo Apperloo 11/05
Kelvin Barton 11/17
Nora Bailey 11/27
Pam Baily 11/08
Charles Bentley 11/17
Iain Boyle 11/15
Margo Clarke 11/26
Deanna Collier
Stephen Cox 11/04
Marnie Creed 11/23
Sandra Goosen 11/02
Marian Hickey 11/22
Cameron Hinman 11/20
Tracy Hunter 11/23
Janice Irving 11/16
Ron Fleming 11/25
Elena Krasnov 11/18
Pearl Kwan 11/19
Penny Magelssen 11/30
Susan Marshall 11/17
Ron Odermatt 11/05
John Olson 11/10
Tara Payne
Brenda Prebushewski 11/04
Bill Retterer 11/30
Helen Ross 11/28
Roland van Rijn 11/26
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The Trading Post
If you have an item you would like to sell or
trade, email us at [email protected]
com with a description and what you would
like to get for it. We will post your item in
the next newsletter. Should you sell the item through the SYC
BorderLines newsletter or SYC website, please consider donating
5% of your proceeds to the SYC Club House Building Facilities Fund.
We have a 46' slip available for sublease during the
months of July and August. Shilshole is great location
for cruising the south sound. If somebody knows
anyone looking for moorage at Shilshole please contact us: Jerry & Jacquie Mahoney Sculpin
Very safe and very secure... park at the top of the
gangway and your boat is at the bottom of the gangway.
Since you become our neighbor, price is negotiable
dependent upon variables, but we assure you that
you will have good neighbors...Please call Al Oakley
@ 360 961 6777.
[email protected]
1 pair Tekna Express adjustable fins. Never used. Asking
1 pair mens neoprene boots
with rubber soles,# 10. Asking
$10.00; 1 pair womens neoprene boots with rubber soles,
#8. Asking $10.00; 1 pair mens
neoprene gloves, medium. Asking $ 5.00; 1 divers knife with leg
strap. Asking $15.00
Wet suit, small, 3/8” neoprene,
excellent c ondition. Asking $
For more info, contact Ulf
Hansson, ph. 360-3714321.
34' Tollycraft Sundeck
Year: 1986
Current Price: US$ 59,000
Located in Blaine, WA
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Gas YW# 74517-2718699
This is the ONE!!!!!!!! ONLY 650 ORIGINAL HOURS
Boathouse kept in Lake Powell until 2007, she
shows well. The gelcoat is still great and she has
low hours, owned from 1986 until 2006 by a Doctor and rarely out of her boathouse. New carpets
throughout!! New flybridge canvas w full enclosure in 2008!! New owner has done some nice upgrades but is working overseas so this is your opportunity to own one of the very best examples of
the finest boats ever built on the West Coast!
Please contact Bob Brooks at 360-332-3324.
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SYC Preferred Suppliers
FLASH THAT CARD – Thank our Preferred Suppliers and all our advertisers when you patronize them. Be sure to show
your SYC card. This simple effort makes a big difference. Thank you!
After 5
8115 Birch Bay Square #118 • Blaine • 360-746-8591
SYC members receive a 10% discount.
Bow Wow & Woofs
8115 Birch Bay Square #111 • Blaine • 360-332-3647
SYC members receive a 10% discount off items in-store,
excluding food products.
All About Flowers
360-733-7775 • 1400 West Holly St. • Bellingham (next to
Elizabeth Station) or [email protected]
SYC members get $10 off of any order for $50 or more.
Candi’s Jewelry & Gifts
Associate Implant, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Dr. Darryl Chen, Hospital Trained & Certified in IV Sedation
2901 Meridian St. • Bellingham • 360-671-7228 • Blaine 360-
$350 NEW SYC PATIENT SPECIAL: includes full set of x-rays, teeth cleaning, complete dental exam and whitening (1
SYC members get a $50 credit off teeth whit ening.
1371 Paradise Rd. • Ferndale • 360-366-0121
10% discounts to SYC members.
Cottages by the Beach
360-312-8978 • 2019 Main Street • Ferndale
10% discount to SYC members
Bayside Coin & Jewelers
360-671-7131 • 2925 Newmarket St. #107 • Bellingham
10% discount on finished jewelry, excluding watches
BelleWood Acres
360-318-7720 • 6140 Guide Meridian • Lynden
10% discount to SYC members, excluding spirits
Betty Be Good
8125 Birch Bay Square #201 • Blaine • 360-441-7691
10% discount to SYC members.
360-332-3540 • 234 D Street • Blaine
10% discount to SYC members
360-332-3324 • Blaine Marina •
Receive exclusive discounts when you show your SYC card
206-632-4462 • 1900 N. Northlake Way • Seattle • SYC members recieve a dis-
count that varies from item to item. Show your card at time of sale. For online purchases, indicate you are an SYC member.
Fox’s Furniture & Upholstery
800-488-0245 • 601 Dunlap Street • LaConner, WA
10% off clothing, fishing equipment, marine supplies, 3104 Main St. • Custer • 360-366-9347
SYC members receive a 10% discount on fabric purchases over 4 yards. 10% discount off all labor.
Grooming with Love
1733 H Street • Blaine • 360-392-0224
10% discount for SYC members.
Boater's Discount Center
360-756-1616 • 901 Harris Ave • Fairhaven
5% discount to SYC members.
Fisheries Supply
Blaine Marine Services & Sun Chaser Yachts
360-739-4121 •
20% off the survey rate to SYC members. Regularly
$250 to do a complete corrosion/electrical survey,
SYC member rate is $200.
Fairhaven Rugs
Big Al's Diner
360-927-1112 •
5% off the rack rates to SYC members.
Barb's Pies & Pastries
bait, etc. Note: special quantity discounts can be negoti-
ated for any other services.
More Preferred Suppliers next page...
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SYC Preferred Suppliers, continued
FLASH THAT CARD – Thank our Preferred Suppliers and all our advertisers when you patronize them. Be sure to show
your SYC card. This simple effort makes a big difference. Thank you!
Hardware Sales, Inc.
MeiJia Antique
8125 Birch Bay Square #203 • Blaine • 360.656.6842
10% discount to SYC members on all items excluding
360-734-6140 • 2034 James St. • Bellingham
SYC members are extended a 15% storewide discount on most products and repair services.
Hinton Chevrolet-Buick, Inc.
8139 Guide Meridian • Lynden • 360-354-2129
SYC members receive a 10% service discount. On new
vehicles, $99 over invoice & we show you the invoice.
Discounts on safety checked used vehicles.
NautiGirl Brands
Horseshoe Coins & Antiques
810 Peace Portal • Blaine • 360-332-1870
SYC members receive a 10% discount.
LFS Marine & Outdoor
360-734-3336 • 851 Coho Way • Bellingham, WA
SYC members receive the same discount on items ex-
tended to our high volume customers. (Discounts vary by item.) Show the clerk your card at the beginning of checkout procedure.
Louis Auto & Residental Glass • Final Touch Auto
360-715-3876 • 2101 Queen St. • Bellingham
10% discount to SYC members, up to $50.
On Water Training
Contact Bob Meng at Office 206-633-4400 or Cell 206-391- 6006 • 15% discount on training programs
Originals By Chad
360-318-0210 • 521 Front St. • Lynden • All SYC members receive 10% savings on purchases when they present their card and a complimentary jewelry cleaning always.
Pace’s Salvage
4084 & 4092 Pacific Highway • Bellingham • 360-738-0510
SYC members receive a 10% discount.
Louis Auto Glass: Bellingham, Lynden & Mt. Vernon • 360- 734-3840 Final Touch Auto Spa: 1916 Iowa St. • Belling
Paso Del Norte Family Mexican Restaurant
ham • 360-392-8676
360-332-4045 • 238 2nd Street • Blaine •
SYC members receive a 10% discount on entree purchase.
10% discount on all your glass and detailing needs.
Pizza Factory
738 Peace Portal Drive • Blaine • 360-332-3636
$3 Off XLG Pizza, $2 Off LG Pizza, $1 Off Medium Pizza.
360-354-4744 • 610 Front Street • Lynden
10% discount to SYC members who show their card
M & W Carpet Cleaning, Inc.
360-371-5168 •
$10 Off any $150 invoice.
Margaret's Window Cleaning
360-671-6427 • 8 Bellwether Way • Bellingham
10% discount to SYC members when they show their card.
NW European Autoworks
Lynden Wines & Spirits
360-366-0591 •
When SYC members schedule any window cleaning, they will also 2 FREE large mirror washes.
Printing For You
360-671-2032 • 1704 N. State Street • Bellingham • SYC members receive a 10% discount. Special SYC pricing on color business cards.
Redden Marine Supply
360-733-0250 • 1411 Roeder Ave. • Bellingham 10% discount when you show your card at time of purchase.
More Preferred Suppliers next page...
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SYC Preferred Suppliers, continued
FLASH THAT CARD – Thank our Preferred Suppliers and all our advertisers when you patronize them. Be sure to show
your SYC card. This simple effort makes a big difference. Thank you!
Seasons Fashions
T.D. Curran
800-645-2533 • Bellingham/Burlington/Everett
360-366-4237 • Birch Bay Square • Blaine
10% discount when you show your card
Semiahmoo Marina
360-371-0440 Marina • 360-371-0822 Starfish Coffee & Gifts •
Offering diesel and gas at a discount of 20 cents to SYC members and 35 cents to members who are slip own-
ers and renters. Discount may be subject to change. SYC members receive a 10% discount on store items (except beer, wine and sale items).
Van Wingerden Garden Center
360-303-6470 • 8210 Portal Way • Blaine
Dining 360-318-2090 • Resort 360-318-2000
10% dining discount at Packers, Pierside Kitchen and
Seaview Lounge.
10% discount when you show your card.
VanderYacht Propane
360-815-2468 • 6811 Guide Meridian • Lynden
Semiahmoo Resort
10% discount for SYC members when you show your card.
10% discount for SYC members when you show your card.
Vonna’s Purple Fin Restaurant
Styles Day Spa & Salon
360-734-5026 • 2900 Cornwall Ave. • Bellingham
SYC members are extened a 10% discount when they show their card with purchase of products and/or ser- vices.
4823 Alderson Rd • Birch Bay • 360-778-3826
10% discount for SYC members when you show your card.
We Sharpen It
360-756-6044 • 2309 E Street • Bellingham
First item sharpened free (knife, scissors or garden tools)
for SYC members when you have five or more items.
2014 Star Power
The following members have recruited new members this year. We now have 22 new members. Bring
a friend or neighbor to our next event, and let them
know why they don't want to Miss The Boat!!
Stew and Claudia Armstrong
Larry VanderYacht
Ed and Barb Lee
Bob Ruth
Chad and Billie Shoemaker
Walter Shemly
Karen Szol
Jorg Helssen
Hoyt and Ingrid Hatfield
Patti and Lincoln Rutter
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Yacht Club
9540 Semiahmoo Parkway #117
Blaine, Washington 98230
2014 Executive Officers
Susan Barlock
[email protected]
Vice Commodore
Al Oakley
[email protected]
Rear Commodore
Lynette Morris-Reade
[email protected]
Alan Owen
[email protected]
Past Commodore
Ron Fleming
[email protected]
Andy Backus
[email protected]
Fleet Captain
Brian Carpenter
[email protected]
Port Captain
Kim Dingwall
2014 Upcoming Events
CRAB FEED - September 13th
Bob's Burgers and Brew
Al and Beoma Oakley's home
[email protected]
Karen Szol
[email protected]
Judge Advocate
Rusty Spiker
[email protected]
Geoff Stevenson
[email protected]
Club Committee Chairs
Database Manager
Dock Captains
Public Relations Chair
Reciprocal Chair
Sunshine & Shadows Chair
Budd Churchward
Iain Boyle (Semiahmoo)
position open (Blaine)
Larry VanderYacht (Birch Bay)
Sandy Bowens
Rusty Spiker
Joan Mueller
Karen Szol
COMMODORE'S BALL - November 8th
Semiahmoo Resort
Newsletter Submissions
Please send submissions to [email protected]
Newsletter Staff
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Sandy Bowens
Karen Szol, Judy Urich
Karen Szol