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Kingston Cove Yacht Club
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 81
Kingston, WA 98346-0081
KCYC is a 501C7 - Social Organization
Club Address
25815 Washington Blvd NE
Kingston, WA 98346
HomeBosun's Pipe, February 2021


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Sandi Dalgleish

Commodore 2020-2021

A Message from the Commodore

Thanks to everybody who came out last Friday to help celebrate Kitsap County's Washington Healthy Phase 2 reopening! We had a good mix of people and a great vibe going. Lots of smiles! If you missed out, don’t miss this Friday....Adult drinks, Adult Grilled Cheese and Dessert, and of course lots of smiles! Can’t beat that! Sign up early so you can reserve your seat.

With this reopening, we are working on a lineup of Friday night plans and I will reemphasize the importance of your volunteering commitments. It takes a village to provide fun events for our members. If you are concerned about getting out and about right now, I totally understand. Perhaps prepare a meal in the safety of your home and we can arrange other helpers to pick it up and serve at the club in your name. We have lots of great cooks out there and will need your help as we build out our calendar and get rocking and rolling again.

We were lucky to have the President of the Recreational Boating Association of Washington, Bob Wise, as our guest speaker. Bob shared information about the RBAW mission and some of the critical work they are doing as the only WA state organization that lobbies to help protect our rights as boaters. Please stay tuned for more information about their activities and how you can help support their efforts. Read about it now in the news article on our website, RBAW Key Legislative & Regulatory Issues.

Be sure to see the updates on Member Engagement below. We inducted two new members last month, had two more this month, and have two more in the application process, with about 16 others showing interest in joining as we get moving again this summer. The word is out – KCYC is a fun place and an active community partner.

As part of this month’s General Meeting we saw that our current finances continue to reflect a healthy outlook despite the COVID restrictions. We have shown careful management of expenses and made prudent decisions to help us weather through. How can you help you may ask? Please check that you are paid current on your annual dues.


News from the Social Committee

The Governor has loosened the reigns, so let’s celebrate safely. Last Friday we celebrated Kitsap reaching Healthy Washington Phase 2 with Ken and Sandi serving gourmet beef stroganoff and Jerry was offering liberal pours from the bar. It sure felt good to hang out in the club again. See below for more fun to come!

For now, until restrictions ease further, we plan to offer dine in or take-out options on selected Fridays. Seating must be limited to 20 seats inside, but the bar will be open. Reservations in advance will be required. As before, we must wear masks when not seated and remain seated for the most part. But we can see smiling faces and shout our hellos! Our next event will be Friday, February 26th with gourmet grilled cheese, thanks to Kim Page. After that, St. Patrick's Day....Julie and William Westwater will step in and host.....meat pies, soda bread, other goodies, and Irish music.

So stay tuned; we are picking up steam.....and be ready to host when you get the call.,
508-397-3082 (S), 508-524-6796 (J)

Friday, February 26th
Friday Night Social—Adult Grilled Cheese

It's live from Kingston on Friday night!  Warm, gooey grilled brie and bacon sandwiches, a cup of tomato soup to either dunk or sip. Oh, and dessert! All for$10.   The bar will be open to pour your favorite beverage.   

Dine in will be limited to 20 seats as permitted with the Phase 2 25% capacity seating and the bar will be open. If you feel safe coming into the club, sign up quickly and be sure to bring your masks. We have a proven ability to practice the required safe distance practices and will adhere to those again.

Or sign up for take out. Stop by for a quick hello at the front door and take home a delicious meal that makes you think of good times together to come.

Please RSVP ASAP so we can plan accordingly. Registration deadline is  Thursday, February 25th at 10pm.
Sign up for only one:  dine in or take out.

Click here to sign up now.

Friday, March 12th
St. Paddy's Day Celebration

Gosh and begorrah! We have another special St. Patrick’s Day treat coming our way. Julie Westwater, along with a small team of helpers, will be cooking some delicious dishes including her handmade meat pies. If you missed those before, you won’t want to miss them again. We will have the clubhouse decorated and have lively Irish music playing….and the bar will be open, stocked with Guinness and Jameson. Be sure to sign up early as we are only able to seat 20 inside with current restrictions; take out will also be an option.    Click here to register now.

508-397-3082 (S), 508-524-6796 (J)

News from the Fleet Captain

  • March 19th-21st Port Orchard is on. We have 11 boats signed up so far and the port has more room. Steve and Gloria Young are the Cruise Captains.
  • April 9th-11th Everett -the Port is holding dock space for us but will not take reservations yet.
    We be sending a notice out for sign ups soon. Your Cruise Captains will be Alan and Shelly Kester.
  • Seattle has cancelled this year's Opening Day Celebration.
  • Save May 8th on your calendar. It's Opening Day in Kingston. The fleet will move the boats to the guest dock for the blessing of the fleet, christening of the new and renamed boats, and our annual boat parade with the salute to the Commodore. A Prime Rib Dinner is being planned as the finale of the day.
  • Of course, all plans will be determined by which COVID phase we are in at the time.

Port Orchard Cruise, March 19th - 21st

Excitement is building for the upcoming Port Orchard Cruise on March 19-21!!  Your Cruise Captains traveled to Port Orchard Tuesday to check out the port facilities & town. They are in Phase 2 utilizing Covid safe practices and adhering to the 25% capacity limitation. Most restaurants will be open for limited indoor & outdoor dining, and the shops are ready to welcome customers!

There is a large, partially covered barge on the end of the guest dock where we can gather, practicing social distancing, of course, to participate in planned activities. There are also heaters & BBQ’s available.  A schedule will be emailed as we get closer to the date.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Steve and Gloria Young, Cruise Captains

Register for the Port Orchard Cruise

Saturday, April 17th
Celebration of Life for Daryl Barnsness, KCYC Past Commodore

The Barsness Family would like to extend an invitation to the members (past and present) of the Kingston Cove Yacht Club to the Celebration of Life service for Past Commodore, Daryl Barsness, to be held at the Eglon Community Church in Kingston, WA. on April 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM.  The Church is located at 33690 Eglon Road N.E., Kingston, WA. 98346.  Duane Sabin, Pastor and Retired Chaplin of the North Kitsap Fire Department will be officiating the service.

For all the details, please click the following link, which will take you a news article on the News page of this website.
  Celebration of Life for Daryl Barsness

Boater Education Committee

KCYC Boater Education is a new committee with the following mission:  to provide boater education that results in safe and competent boaters. This includes formal and informal classes, knowledge sharing, lessons learned, and resources.  Committee members include Janiece Christian as the Chair and Chuck Turner as a Committee Member. We have graphic support from Robin Lott and are looking for one more committee member.

Why does this committee want to advance this mission? The answer is not because we know it all! It is because we are lifetime learners and we want to see people enjoying being out on the water safely and with confidence.

There are three main parts this committee will focus on: 
•  Spring Boater Education – Sunday, April 18th – Save the Date
•  Knowledge Sharing / Lessons Learned
•  Resource Library – electronic on the KCYC website

If you have any topics you would like to see covered, or would like to join the committee, please contact Janiece Christian, Chair, Boater Education Committee, at

Boater Education Day, Sunday April 18th

Plans for our Boater Education Day are still somewhat in flux, but at present, some of the topics to be covered include:
•  Boat Inspections—The Discipline of Marine Surveys
•  Weather—It's Not Nice to Fool with Mother Nature!
•  Boater Electrical Safety
•  Life Sling 101—Crew Overboard Recovery
•  Anchoring—Where's My Anchor?

Registration will begin some time in March, but save the date on your calendar!

Nothing New—Still No Reservations Accepted for Victoria Splash

We're still planning for the coronavirus to be under control! Let Jerry know, if you are interested in being a Co-Captain for this cruise.I f you haven't made your plans yet, contact Jerry Kirschner at


News from the Membership Committee

The goals of the Membership Engagement Committee is to: improve the New Members Process to become more effective and efficient; create more touchpoints for club members to interact with each other; and to increase engagement by improving the visibility of volunteer opportunities.  We inducted two new members last month, had two more this month, and have two more in the application process and about 16 others showing interest in joining as we get moving again this summer. The word is out – KCYC is a fun place and an active community partner.

The Cheers Committee is looking at some great ideas for member activities including: Seattle Zoo in March, Wine Tasting in Woodinville in April, a Zoom with Kitsap Master Gardener, and a Botanical Garden tour on Bainbridge Island.

The Welcome Committee is working on assigning sponsors and mentors and will be working on educational opportunities for both new members and mentors.  Other activities to be undertaken by the committee include: updating the membership application to include some small changes to make it more user friendly; and sending out membership cards to all renewing members.

The Volunteer Committee will move forward with future actions once we move past COVID restrictions.

Welcome New Applicants-Lucy and Tim Falla

Lucy and Tim have live in Kingston for 3 years in a beach house south of Appletree Cove and are looking to sail and cruise with the club. Lucy is a retired nurse and Tim a semi-retired CSO and enjoy sailing, fishing, crabbing, skiing and travel. They also donate their time to the Build On (Building Schools Internationally) and Seattle Angels (Foster Children Aid). They can be found on their Hunter 33 and Offshore Duckworth in Kingston as they have been sailing and fishing for over 5 years.

Welcome New Members—Robert Mehm & Doreen Jordan

Robert Mehm & Doreen Jordan officially became KCYC members and were inducted at the February meeting.

News from the Ship's Store

BRRR Baby… it’s cold outside. Time to get your KCYC Fleece on!  Stay warm this winter with KCYC logo wear. Follow this link to shop men’s and ladies jackets and fleece. Outerwear | SanMar.  To place your order, contact Linda MacEllven at 248-921-1423 or Be sure to include sizes and colors. All merchandise and accessories at are available through the Ship’s Store. Contact Linda for details and pricing.

Sunshine and Clouds

  • Danny tore a bicep tendon moving heavy furniture last month.
  • Mary Ann then developed an issue with an old arch injury which is also causing back issues
  • Collen Carey has recovered from a serious bout with COVID…she kicked it right out of here.
  • Linda Wilson has started chemo treatments for a spot on her lung. She is a great facility very near their home in Palm Springs and is getting great attention.
  • Chris Heide had surgery to remove the cancer found on his kidney.  It was found in an early stage and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Operations as of February 14th

Kitsap County approved for Phase 2!!!

We did it! Kitsap, Mason and other counties in the state's Northwest region will be allowed to move into Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington "Roadmap to Recovery" plan on Sunday, February 14h. This means we will be able to reopen the clubhouse for Friday nights adhering to the 25% capacity limitation. We will of course still continue to utilize the safe practices employed in the past in order to keep our members safe, but it means we can begin to have a little fun at the same time.

RBAW Key 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Priorities

Below is a list of the key legislative & regulatory priorities of RBAW, the Recreational Boating Association of Washington.  To read the detail on any of the items, just click on the link at the end to go to the news articles on the "News" tab of our website. For additional information, contact our RBAW representative, Butch Brown @

  1. Ensuring 2021-23 Capital Budget funding for Lakebay Marina.
  2. Working to ensure the Watercraft Excise Tax is used for purposes that relate to/benefit boating.
  3. Support enhancements to the Derelict Vessel Removal Program (DVRP) while urging the Legislature to look at more sustainably funding the program in the future.
  4. Protect the Recreation Resource Account (“Boating Facilities Program”) appropriation in the 2021-23 Capital Budget.
  5. Track legislative discussions around boating safety to ensure any legislation put forth in 2020 does not impose undue burdens or mandates on recreational boaters.
  6. Work to ensure that as the state moves forward with an eventual transition to a “Road Usage Charge,” constitutionally protected funds for recreational boating, off-road vehicles, and snowmobiles are not swept away.
  7. Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition & Outdoor Recreation Caucus.

There are several federal/state/local regulatory matters that are also being focused on:

  1. Working with the Northwest Marine Trade Association and Others to un-stall permits held up by Northwest Marine Fisheries Service Guidance on Marina Upgrades.
  2. Pass-through funds (Clean Vessel Act).
  3. No discharge zone established by the Department of Ecology.
  4. Aquatic lands lease process with the Department of Natural Resources.
  5. Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Management Plan.
  6. Rules for Commercial Whale-Watching operators.
  7. Protecting the funding and operations of the Seattle Harbor Patrol.
  8. Ensuring responsible boaters can continue to enjoy Andrews Bay.
  9. Landing zone on Lake Union.
  10. Salmon Bay Railroad Bridge—ensuring tiedown areas for boaters.

Click here to read the full article.


What's Next for Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Committee is looking for new ideas for helping the community we live in.  Support is needed year round and can take many different forms, so if you have any thoughts on what our next project might be, please contact one of the committee members.  Thanks so much for all your support.
Nancy Langwith:
Rita Osborn:
Kim Wood:


Edmonds Cruise 2021

Polar Bear Cruise to Edmonds

  • 10 boats, 19 people, 3 dogs, 0 incidents
  • Nancy Langwith, our Cruise Captain, made it fun, testing our French culinary knowledge as well as our sense of taste and smell.
  • Edmonds was in Phase 2 so we all enjoyed an indoor lunch at Anthony's.  Quite a treat these days!
    Ken and Sandi prepared a wonderful boeuf bourguignonne dinner for Saturday night, complete with boat to boat delivery.
  • Once again, and despite COVID restrictions and inclement weather, we proved that we can eat well, socialize, have fun and be safe.

Cupid's Cache, Valentine's Day 2021

What angel forced their way through the snow to brighten our doorsteps with a smile and a bag of sweet treats?! No other than our own angel, John Gantz. And Shelley delighted all with her special chocolate lava cake.  What a sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Thank you John & Shelly Gantz for delighting us all!