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2016-08-22

SUCIA ISLAND RAFT-UP

FOSSIL BAY, SUCIA ISLAND

SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2016

26 MEMBER BOATS have attended at least one of our cruises this season. The SUCIA RAFT-UP will be the last chance this season to meet up with our other members. Hopefully we will see even more of our members. SUCIA is always a great time. Only a short sail for our SOUTHERN MEMBERS and TRAILER SAILORS, it offers a chance to anchor or anchor raft together. The trails, views, campfires, potlucks and yes “raft parties” are a highlight every year. If you have never attended this event join the flotilla from Blaine on Saturday morning. You don’t even need an anchor or dinghy. Our members are happy to share. Post your plans to attend and get more details under the Water Mactivities/Club Cruises/Sucia Raft-Up tab at the top of this page.

CRUISING SEASON WRAPPING UP…

It is time to start thinking about where to Cruise next year. Please check the new Forum Topic in the side bar to the left. A list of possible locations for future CLUB CRUISES has been posted. Check it over to make sure your choices for destinations are listed … if not post your suggestions. These are the locations we will be considering in upcoming polls before our AGM on October 22,2016 where final decisions will be made.


2016-08-18

REAR COMMODORE’S CRUISE REPORT

NEWCASTLE ISLAND

July 30 – August 1

Cassiopeia, Gemini and Saynomore departed English Bay after several days relaxing in False Creek Friday July 30 and bashed their way across through 2-3 foot seas and 10-15 kts wind on the nose to arrive at Newcastle late afternoon. Tickety Boo made a valiant attempt to follow later in the day but were turned back by even higher seas and ended up at Gibsons for the weekend. Windspiration had made the trip across in heavy seas during the night on Thursday and were recovering on the dock at Newcastle when the others arrived. Business had a relatively quiet cruise from Sydney. All 5 boats moored on the dock as all the mooring balls were occupied by boats that were waiting out the winds before crossing the Straight.

Hiking Island trails, Saturday dinner at the Dinghy Dock Pub and a special visit with Wanda (Cul na Sythe), a visit to Nanaimo, a brief meet and greet with new member Sharon (Livin’ the Dream) and Sunday’s Potluck on the dock were some of the highlights. Bachus made the crossing Sunday and arrived in time for Potluck Dessert.

Monday saw Business heading south to Sydney, Windspiration hanging out for one more night and Bachus, Cassiopeia, Gemini and Saynomore heading north to begin the Member’s Cruise to Desolation Sound.


2016-07-30

REAR COMMODORE’S CRUISE

NEWCASTLE ISLAND, NANIAMO

JULY 29 – AUGUST 1

Most Member Boats are arriving Friday night to catch a mooring ball in Mark Bay. There is dock space available for those who need an attachment to land. REMEMBER TO BRING CASH – MOORING BALLS $14 PER NIGHT OR DOCK SPACE $2 PER FOOT. Friday evening will be filled with getting set up on the dock or your mooring ball. Help is available from members on VHF 73. Saturday will be a great opportunity to hike and explore the trails on Newcastle Island or dingy across to Nanaimo. Dinner will be on your own at one of the many pubs or on your boat. Followed by gatherings on members boats. Sunday is more exploring. Maybe a paddle around the island or ??? Sunday potluck on the shore at 1800 followed by a dock/deck party. Monday will see the fleet departing for home, other destinatins in the Gulf Islands or on to Desolation Sound.

MYCBC MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Check out the new MEMBER DISCOUNTS PAGE under the Resources Tab. You will see the many businesses that offer special deals and discount to MYCBC Members. Check back often to see new additions to the list of Club Partners.


2016 PERFORMANCE SAIL & FIREWORKS

2016 SUMMER PERFORMANCE SAIL &

VANCOUVER FIREWORKS

SATURDAY JULY 23

ENGLISH BAY, VANCOUVER

Vancouver Fireworks

The second annual PERFORMANCE SAIL is scheduled for Saturday July 23. Details of the event can be found under the WATER MACTIVITIES tab. This is a chance to test your skills at sailing in a definite direction to make your way around the “marks” all in beautiful English Bay. The marks will be set early afternoon so you will have lots of time to practice your skills before the Honda Celebration of Light fireworks that evening. The Fleet usually anchors individually or rafts together off Kitts Beach to watch the fireworks. After the show members return to their marina or anchorage in False Creek or just spend the night on the hook off the beach. If you have never seen the fireworks from your boat or anchored in False Creek you are in for a very special day. Post if you are planning to attend this event.


MYCBC Member in Victoria to Maui Race

Red Sheilla Saltspring

The Owner/Skipper of White Falcon, Paul Doran will be taking part in the 50th Anniversary of the Victoria to Maui race. This race will take him approximately 2300 nautical miles across the northern Pacific Ocean. The 50th Anniversary race starts this Sunday, July 10th @ 10:00 from Victoria. Paul will be aboard a 2008 49ft Beneteau Oceanis with 5 other crew. Jim Innes, the owner of Red Sheilla is the son of Jim Innes Sr. who started the Vic-Maui race in 1965, so as you can imagine, the crew is excited to do as well as possible in honour of Jim’s father.

The race is expected to take 11-15 days of racing 24 hours a day. The crew will be split in 2, 3 crew each and watches will consist of 06:00-12:00, 12:00-18:00, 18:00-22:00, 22:00-02:00 and 02:00-06:00.

Each boat will be equipped with a race tracker which you can follow the progress through the Vic-Maui website. The tracker is currently not on the site, but will be by race day.

www.vicmaui.org

You can also check out Red Sheilla’s website for crew and boat bio’s, as well as racing history and the story of Lone Gone.

www.globalfusion.com

And lastly, if you are a Facebook person, you can “Like” Red Sheilla’s Facebook page and get daily position updates, wish the team well, and let them know you are rooting for them to keep spirits high. All updates from the boat will be posted to Facebook via Sat Phone.

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We are wishing Paul, Fair winds and Following Seas on his way to Maui.


CANADA DAY 2016

THE COMMODORE’S CRUISE
PORT BROWNING MARINA
JULY1-3

The weather looks great. The Crossing looks smooth. Another great MYCBC event is coming up this weekend.

Remember to Bring:

Your Sunscreen and Sun Hat
Swimsuit for the Pool
Pot Luck dishes
Lucky dollars for the 50/50 draw
Chairs for the Campfire
Your Palette for the possible wine tasting at Sea Star Vineyards
$23 cash if you are doing the Pre-Commodore’s Lamb Roast at Saturna Island

UPCOMING EVENTS

COMMODORE’S CRUISE
JULY 1-3
PORT BROWNING MARINA,
PENDER ISLAND

12 Boats posted so far. You must post you will be there by Friday June 17 if you want us to book your moorage at the marina.

Coffee and Treats on the dock both Saturday and Sunday Mornings

Pot Luck Dinner Saturday Night – Bring your MYCBC Nametags if you have them.

MEMBER’S CRUISE TO SATURNA LAMB ROAST
JULY 1,
WINTER COVE, SATURNA ISLAND

The fleet wil be anchoring the raft Thursday June 30 late afternoon. There is a flotilla leaving Blaine about 9:00 on the 30th with some boats going through Boat Pass High Slack about 15:00 and others through Georgeson Passage. Members leaving from Vancouver area can connect with Saynomore and Bachus.

We will be purchasing tickets $23 each for the lamb roast at 9:00 July 1st. Food is served in the order that tickets are purchased so we want to get all our tickets early and together.

MEMBERS CRUISE TO THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS
JULY 3-8

We were not able to book moorage at the Lopez Islander Resort so we will be rafting and anchoring in Fisherman’s Bay on the 3rd for the Parade and festivities on the 4th followed by fireworks in the evening. The Itinerary has been updated and posted in the Members Cruise Forum.

SUMMER PERFORMANCE SAIL
SATURDAY JULY 23
ENGLISH BAY

The Club will have our racing buoys out in the afternoon so you can practice your sailing technique. The evening promises to be spectacular anchored out watching the fireworks. Some of our boats will be anchoring in False Creek for this event. Details of this activity will be posted soon.  Post in the forum if you are planning to join us for the anchoring, sailing or just the fireworks.


MacRendezvous Wrap-Up

Wine & Cheese in the Tower

Wine & Cheese in the Tower

The 24th Annual MYCBC MacRendezvous was celebrated by 12 Member Boats at Union Steam Ship Company Marine in Snug Cove on Bowen Island, June 3-5, 2016. Everyone arrived in time for the wine and cheese in the Tower on Friday Night followed by another classic dock party hosted by Windchime. Everyone awoke to coffee and treats on the dock on Saturday morning followed by the “Star Gazing with Darry” Celestial Navigation Workshop. The presentation is posted online in Member Resources/MacRendezvous Presentations folder. You will find a wealth of information to pique your interest in the complex topic of Celestial Navigation. A short workshop on knot tying featuring some seldom used but useful knots followed. At 13:11 it was on to the dock to learn how to “shoot the Noon Day Sun” with a sextant. The afternoon wrapped up with the “Boat Hop” featuring Mead and Welsh Cakes provided by MorCenau and many other treats on all the boats. Modifications and new purchases were compared and everyone wanted at least one item they saw on others boats. The annual Pot Luck Dinner in the Tower provided many different dishes for the Members to try and was followed by the draw for the Door Prizes donated by some of our business partners. Thanks to Blue Water Yachts, Westmarine, Steveston Marine, Inlet Marine and Evolution Sails for the great prizes they donated. Saturday evening wrapped up with Popcorn, drinks and Star gazing with Darry on the Dock. Jupiter, Polaris, the Big and Little Dippers and satellites were spotted. The International Space Station even made a fly past for us to see. Sunday morning found Chefs Saynomore and Knorke whipping up the pancake, eggs and bacon breakfast. Too soon all the boats were getting underway to return to their home ports in Calgary, Birch Bay, Victoria and throughout the Vancouver area.

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Another Great MYCBC Cruise in the Books


MYCBC HATS

Hat 1 Hat 2One size fits all. Adjustable velcro strap. Burgee logo on front. Lettering on back. Black hat with white edge on brim. Cost including taxes $ 20. Payable on delivery.

Order must be made by June 5 for delivery at Commodore’s Cruise July 1. (or pick up when we see you next)

Please order by posting in

Member Forum/Buy & Sell/MYCBC Hats 2016

 

 

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MYCBC AND THE NEW US CUSTOMS PROCEDURES

New Procedures for Small Boat Reporting Beginning 2016

The details are in the News Release here After several phone calls it is now clear — sort of. The basic idea is the USCBP wants to collect $19 from you when you cross the border into the US – ON THE WATER. None of this applies if you trailer across so the good news is if you are trailering to the Regatta in Blaine or the Sucia Raft-up, you can stop reading now.

The CRUISING LICENSE

If you don’t want to go to the trouble of physically reporting to a recognized reporting dock Blaine, Bellingham, Point Roberts, Friday Harbor or Roche harbor, filling out the CBP form 1300 AND paying the $19 every time you cross into the US on the water, you need a Cruising License. EVEN IF YOU HAVE NEXUS. The license is free but the problem is you can only get it after you have crossed into the US on THE WATER, reported to a customs dock, filled out the CBP form 1300 and paid your $19. Definitely worth getting the license.

How to get your CRUISING LICENSE

The easy way – launch in Canada, cross the border into the US and report to one of the 5 designated reporting sites. Call the CBP to meet you, fill out the CBP form 1300, pay your $19 and then ask for a license and they will be happy to fill that out and give it to you.

The hard way – If you must launch in the US, there is a chance you could be required to fill out the form 1300 and pay the $19 to leave US waters (it is an Entrance and Exit form) although when I asked there didn’t seem to be an answer on how to apply to leave US waters. Maybe this means they will not be enforcing this part of the process?? When you do return to US waters, I am sure they will require you report for inspection and you can fill out the form, pay your $19 and then get your Cruising License.