Greetings from the Fleet Captain Sail
The Seattle Yacht Club organizes a broad range of public events to promote boating in the Pacific Northwest and help people find those unique life experiences available under sail. Why do we do it? Because a world with more boating and sailing is the world we want to live in, and we feel so good about it we want to open the community and share the lifestyle with more people.
Our events happen because particular people decide to take action, as follows: (1) A couple dozen member and guest volunteers plan and run the events, (2) the members of Seattle Yacht Club and their leadership choose to allocate coveted funds into programs that mitigate expenses but don't cover their total costs, and (3) hundreds of people get their families and friends on the water and into our events. Whichever role you play, thank you! Your participation makes more sailing happen and enriches the lives of everyone involved.
Fred Pot is our Cruising Activities Chair providing his energetic leadership on cruising events and sailboat dinners. The dinners are scheduled for the second Thursday most months and feature speakers on sailing topics. This is a great place to meet other cruisers and racers and introduce guests to the Club.
Karole Sherlock is our Director of Racing Operations. Under Karole's leadership, volunteers will have excellent instruction on specific race committee duties. Please contact Karole to get out on the water as a member of the race committee team providing top level racing services to our regatta participants.
SYC is continuing our longstanding involvement in the Leukemia Cup, with a low-key race/parade around Elliott Bay and a huge party on site at Elliott Bay Marina. In parallel with your individual causes, whatever they may be, please consider joining your fellow boaters at this fun and meaningful event. By pooling our efforts, the Leukemia Cup gives us a ready-made opportunity to make a major charity expression in the name of our boating community.
The T-37 remote control boat program lead by Allan Van Ness is really taking off. This program includes regular ‘fun’ races and some more serious championships. Anyone can play, the cost of entry is low, and the community is welcoming. Contact Allan to get involved.
The cruiser/racer class is continuing to generate interest. These boats sail with fewer crew on shorter, relaxed courses while the more racey boats sail their longer courses. Start your cruiser/racer season by signing up for Tri-Island.
The Sailboat Committee meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of most months. Whatever your interest in sailing, please come and lend a hand.
Fleet Captain Sail