The first ever SSYC Socially distanced holiday Ornament Swap, went brilliantly, no doubt due in great part to the efforts of volunteers, Lisa Chilson and Brett Smith. It was a lot of work to put a new ornament under the tree but about 20 folks came out to swap ornaments in a C19 compliant style. Ahhh the logistics involved! Kudos to the new Member at Large (Ginnie Phillips) for her first event and before her term even begins.
At the November 30th General Meeting, SSYC’s first ever Skipper Emeritus Award was presented to our member #221, Michael Brough. Mike was presented with a plaque and an appreciation book for his amazing contribution to SSYC over the last several decades. You can find Mike at captmike.com, offering his wit and wisdom to suspecting and unsuspecting boater alike. Always a calm in the storm, Mike has meant everything to the club and we look forward to many more years of Mike in our midst. Mike received his plaque, book, bakery cookies and new SSYC mask this week via personal delivery from our Fleet Captain, Lee Stenson.
Thank you to all the racers and crew who joined us on Saturday, September 26, 2020 for our Race to Fight Hunger for Northwest Harvest!
It was a beautiful day on Shilshole Bay as our participants showed their stuff racing around the Rock (Blakely Rock for the rookies). Congratulations to our own Mike and Kris Sinclair who placed second in their category.
Racers received Skipper Bags containing fun and nautical surprises. We weren’t able to have our Dante’s catered beer and dog “after party” but skipper and crew received their $10 gift certificates for Little Coney to have their own after party whenever they can make it happen.
We are excited to announce that overall we have raised over $11,350 for Northwest Harvest's efforts to fight hunger in Washington state (and the year isn’t over yet).
Congratulations to the 2020 race winners! Our hats go off to all racers and volunteers. Even in the face of great challenges you came out to make it happen and that is something we can all be proud of!
Special thanks to Kathy Oman for her beautiful photos of the race.
Visit Sailish.com for Northwest Harvest – Wrap on September’s Race.
Are you as excited for our upcoming Northwest Harvest Benefit Race as we are?
Here's a mention of our upcoming fund raising event in an article by Bruce Hedrick on Sailish.com:
Bruce’s Briefs: Wx for 18, 19, 20, and 21 Sept. It’s raining, FINALLY!
Interested in racing with us? Deadline for entries is Wednesday, September 23rd.
As the state and boating begin to open up, SSYC skippers are acting in a responsible and compliant manner in taking their boat out on the water.
Join us at our virtual Monday Meetings for skipper announcements of upcoming trips.
As always, please join in the fun as a skipper or crew at your own comfort level and your own discretion. Please follow any Skipper instructions, including those regarding masks and social distancing.
SSYC is now meeting virtually as we continue to follow the guidelines of the governor and health officials.
Join us virtually for our weekly meetings and Happy Hours.
And, coming soon when allowed, in person socially-distanced boating excursions.
See our calendar for all the details and follow us on Facebook for the latest information.
What Some Yacht Clubs Have Done to Bridge the Gap
During these extraordinary times, some people in the boating community have come up with unique ways to bridge the gap until they can all be back together on the water again. Seattle Singles Yacht Club is one of these yacht clubs that has found ways to stay connected to each other off the water.
SSYC members have decided now is a good time to become better boaters and even better friends. On Mondays, you will find thirty or so of us winding our way through a Virtual Boating Trivia game, led by our Commodore. It is specifically designed to increase the club’s nautical knowledge. To feel more connected to boating and each other, we also share “sea stories” from past adventures and recent news about our lives.
Read more in the 48º North digital magazine
Message from our Commodore
All Events Cancelled Until Further Notice:
Seattle Singles Yacht Club, in accordance with Governor Inslee’s recommendation, has cancelled all of its scheduled meetings and events until further notice. This is following the announcement of the cancellation of the Tacoma Yacht Club’s Daffodil Festival as well as the 100th year of Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day of Boating festivities.
Stay tuned for updates via email, Facebook and our SSYC website (seattlesinglesyc.com). The SSYC board will be working to create ways for our members to stay in touch in the interim, while the world comes together to stem the COVID-19 virus. The board welcomes any ideas you have on how to be “social” while following the instructions of our government officials. If you have a great idea, feel free to share it with us at email@example.com.
Until we meet again in person, please stay safe, and stay in touch. We are all in this boat together.
Commodore Seattle Singles Yacht Club
Northwest Harvest Benefit Sailing & Partying to Beat Hunger
The 27th Annual NW Harvest Race to Fight Hunger, sponsored by the Seattle Singles Yacht Club, brought 23 boats out on the water, including a TP 52 (the first one that’s every participated in this race!), a trimaran, and several schooners. How many races can boast that kind of variety?
Keep current on all the latest happenings at SSYC!
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