Is it Summer already? Almost two weeks of sun, no rain, and all time record temperatures! Do you realize that the 87 degree temperature set an all-time record for May and matched the high temperature for all of 2011? In 2011 it reached 87 degrees in mid-August!
Congratulations to our newly elected Bridge and Board Reps. Charlie Long Commodore, Cliff Rickmers Vice Commodore, Jeff Krueger Rear Commodore and our new Board Reps, Alex Wilsie and John Long. The changes in the TYC Articles of Incorporation were passed with 51 yes votes and 4 no votes.
Opening day had its best weather in 27 years. The Seattle Times used a picture of the TYC Float for its lead story on Opening Day. KOMO TV and King 5 TV featured stories using TYC for their interviews and back ground photos and KUOW and KOMO Radio interviewed TYC for their broadcasts. Surprisingly TYC did not win the first place award. This might be a result of SYC losing our entry paperwork. Everyone that saw TT our turtle knows who had the best entry, and a big “Thank you”, goes out to the 30 plus that helped put together the Best Float in the Parade!
The year ending Spring Sailboat Rally to our Wollochet outstation is May 18th and 19th.
“It’s Exhausting” The annual Shipmates Tour of Boats , Classic Cars and Motorcycles is Sunday May 19th at the Club Guest Dock and Parking Lot from 12pm to 4pm.
The Commodore’s Memorial Day Cruise is May 24 - 27th. We currently have 54 boats 124 people signed up for the cruise to our Eagle Harbor Outstation. The participating boats continue to grow! We have 9 boats over 60ft with our largest at 85 and 75 ft. We have 14 boats over 50 ft. and a Cat with a 21 ft. beam. Our Fleet Captain Lester Dent and Asst. John Long have their work cut out for them!!! Remember bring your own meat to BBQ for the Saturday dinner and sign up even if you are driving. The highlights include: the famous TYC breakfasts, a catered BBQ on Sunday, liars poker, the Commodore’s Roast, the decorated Dinghy Parade (this year we will be competing with Tyee Yacht Club so pack up your red white and blue and pull out all the stops!), and the moving Memorial Day Service. Tyee YC has been invited to join us. Check out the Event Calendar to get more information.
Annual Sailing Banquet is May 30th from 5 to 7pm.
The Gig Harbor Chamber has invited TYC to participate in the Blessing of the Fleet and the Maritime Gig Festival May 31st –June 2nd. If you would enjoy joining TYC on the Public and temporary docks in Gig Harbor (you will have a front row seat of the festivities) and be willing share your boat and stories of TYC with prospective members please contact Commodore Alan Rencowski @ 253 370 7751.
Installation is June 5th, all members are invited.
Photos of every boat that participated in the Daffodil Marine Parade are posted in TYC's album on Facebook. The following clubs with best-in-class boats were awarded beautiful trophies after the parade:
Youth Division: Sea Scouts - Charles N. Curtis
Military: Chimaera - Wounded Warriors
Mayor's Choice: Sea Scouts - Charles N. Curtis
Commodore's Choice: Olympia - Promise - 'New Orleans Music and Magic'
People's Choice: Seattle Yacht Club - Panther - 'Hookie Lau'
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Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 North Waterfront Drive
Tacoma WA 98407