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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, April 2021

APRIL 2021

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Sandi Dalgleish

Commodore 2020-2021

A Message from the Commodore

The club is marching ahead and having a great time! Hopefully you saw the recent email of upcoming events for April and May….be sure not to miss out on the fun. And apparently the word has gotten out that we are a fun club with lots of opportunities to help support our community, as we currently have a record number of potential new members looking to join the club. Come on out and say hello!

A huge shout out to Janiece Christian who, along with a lot of support from various members, pulled together our first Boater Education Day this past Saturday. What a wealth of information we have within our club! The day was well attended with a series of informative sessions covering everything from how to make weather go/no-go decisions, anchoring expertise, electrical safety tips, marine survey disciplines, and a great session on man overboard recovery. The participants were treated to a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch, complete with lunch time entertainment. Thank you to all those who helped make this happen.

RBAW has some great news to report! This week the Senate Transportation Committee removed provisions from the transportation investment package that would have doubled the Watercraft Excise Tax. This is a great example of the important work that RBAW does on our behalf as boaters and also a tribute to all of you who answered the email campaign to make our voices heard. As part of that efforts over 17,000 messages were sent to lawmakers throughout the state urging removal of a doubling of this tax. Please watch for additional calls for your help, as we organize our RBAW membership support campaign this next month.


Friday Night Citrus Carving Contest
April 23rd @ 6pm

"What is a 'Citrus Carving' and why would I want to do that" you might ask. Well, we'll tell you.  Part of the table decorations for the Ladies Luncheon will be Citrus Carvings—designs on oranges, lemons and limes, made with a zester. Support the KCYC Ladies Luncheon, get your creative juices flowing (citrus that is), and join in the fun. In addition to the potential award and bragging rights, your carvings will be featured as part of the Ladies Luncheon table decorations. The winner will walk away with a bottle of Shared Dream Cellars wine! Please bring your own tools if you have them; the citrus will be provided.

The food for the evening will be take-out from your favorite local restaurant (which might be your own kitchen)! We are encouraging members to order food and bring it to the club to eat. Order your favorite drink from the bar, and share the company of others. There is no cost, but we do ask that you register since we must restrict the number that can attend.

Ladies Luncheon—Latin American Style!
Primavera Almuerzo

Saturday, April 24th @ Noon

Come celebrate mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and future mothers.......Join us on a trip to Latin America for a Primavera Almuerzo, a Springtime Luncheon.  The luncheon will include:

  • South American Dancing, by Michael Kheriaty & Teah School
  • A "Learn & Taste" presentation on South American Wines, by Micki Monroe
  • "Buen Provecho"—amazing South American Cuisine prepared by Ken Dalgleish
  • Service by none other than by impeccable KCYC gentlemen.

Click on the link below to go to the event to sign up. The registration deadline is coming up soon. Please invite all the ladies in your life to join you.
KCYC Annual Ladies Luncheon

Friday Night Social—Chowder Dinner
April 30th @ 6pm

MaryAnn Harris is hosting and serving up her delicious hearty clam chowder.  Add a side and a dessert all for only $10 ($12 for non-members) and you have an outstanding meal.  Reservations required, although you can just drop by for a drink without a reservation.
Chowder Dinner - 4/30/2021

KCYC Annual Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 1st

Time to shake off the dust, beat the rugs, clean out the cabinets, and get ready for a great summer of boating, Friday nights, and gatherings with our friends! 

We hope everyone will come out to help clean up the club.  We will be starting at 8:30am, and if we have the same great turnout as last clean up day, we should be done by noon.  With outside cleaning already complete, we only need to tackle the inside tasks which include organizing the attic space and the kitchen cabinets, and cleaning the restrooms, kitchen and bar.

It's an important job that is always more fun with friends.  And don't be surprised if there are pastries and coffee for the volunteer help.

Kingston Opening Day, May 8th

The Kingston Opening Day will be held the second weekend in May.  It is a long standing tradition celebrating the fleet getting ready for the cruising  season.  There will be a blessing of the fleet and a christening of new boats.  We will follow up with a boat parade and a Commodore salute. The boats will be on the guest dock for the activities.  Activities on the dock will begin at 11am. Boaters need to RSVP for the parade and dock space by clicking the following link: Kingston Opening Day  

Prime Rib Dinner, May 8th @ 5pm

The club bar will open at 5pm, and The "NOT Polar Bear Prime Rib Dinner" will start at 6pm.  The dinner was postponed from January due to COVID rules.  But it is back now!  Jim, Todd and Jovita have once again volunteered to work their magic with perfectly roasted prime rib and all the sides.  This year we will also offer a vegetarian option.  A raffle and 50/50 fundraiser will also be a fun part of the evening.   

The event will be held in the clubhouse to acommodate  as many guests as possible.  RSVP now to make sure you are included.   We encourage you to bring your family and friends to join in this popular event.

Sign up for dinner now!

Bell Harbor Memorial Day Weekend Cruise
May 28-31

We have 18 slips reserved at Bell Harbor Marina.  If you are a cruiser, first contact the Bell Harbor Marina to reserve your slip and let them know you are with KCYC.  Once you have reserved your slip, please RSVP on the KCYC website at Bell Harbor Memorial Day Cruise - 5/28/2021.  For those of you without a boat who would like to attend, the Marriott Hotel is directly across from the marina. It would be helpful if you also sign up on the website event so we know to plan for you.

Rita Osborn and Rick Eveleth will be the Cruise Captains for the weekend and they are planning a lot of fun activities.  If you have questions, please contact either Steve Page, Fleet Captain, or Rick/Rita.

No Victoria Splash This Year! Come to Lopez Island Instead.
July 30th—August 1st

Cruise to Lopez Island where the crabbing is great, the little village has some interesting shops, cafes and a farmers market. It is also a great place to stop on the way to or from the islands.

There is still no sign that we can go to Canada this year so a trip to Lopez is on the schedule. Please contact the Lopez Islander Resort in the next week to reserve your slip. Then RSVP on this website to let the cruise captains know you are coming. The resort also has camping and a hotel. Book early as the San Juans will be crowded this year. If you have questions, contact Jerry Kirschner at


News from the Social Committee

There are a lot of great things planned for the upcoming Friday Night Socials.  Check these out, and remember to sign up early.

  • April 23rd—Citrus Carving Contest
  • April 30th—Mary Ann’s Award Winning Clam Chowder
  • May 14th—Aloha Pulled Pork

Besides all the great Friday night events, we have several Saturday things planned including the Ladies Luncheon on April 24th; the Prime Rib Dinner on May 8th; and the Summer Solstice Party on June 19th.

If you are interested in helping on any of these events, please contact John or Shelley.,
508-397-3082 (S), 508-524-6796 (J)

News from the Membership Committee

The second Cheers Activity was held on April 14th at Bloedel Gardens on Bainbridge Island. Watch for other upcoming events …

  • Master Gardener
  • Hikes with Man’s Best Friend
  • Night at Firehouse Theater

Volunteer Opportunities on the Welcome Committee

We have a very strong list of potential new members and we need Sponsors and Mentors to help onboard them and make their joining a great experience .  Please contact Diane Nuñez if you are interesting in fulfilling this very important role:

  • Sponsors—recruit and introduce potential members and provide support through the application process through induction.
    • Maintain regular contact with applicant during application & induction period
    • Introduce new members to Club Officers and other members
    • Invite to join them at Club Events and Meetings
    • Greet at Club and provide with name tag and have them sign the guest book.
    • Introduce at General Meeting and at Induction
  • Mentor—assigned after induction and maintains relationship for a year.  In addition to above, meet in person to review club website; orient new member on ways to volunteer; invites members to join them at events, volunteering, meeting or other activities.

Welcome New Member Applicants

Dean & Cathleen Smith

Cathleen and Dean are from Hansville and discovered KCYC while in the ferry line. They have just purchased a Macgregor 26" sailboat, have been sailing for 15 years and enjoyed sailing the most in Hawaii! Dean is retired Navy as a federal manager and Cathleen as a now retired financial counselor. They look forward to being more active in the community, learn about local sailing conditions, and participating in the club activities and cruises. They spend their free time, besides boating, on grandkids, native plants and local trail hikes. The two are active in the community with engagement in the General Federation of Women's Clubs-Kitsap Peninsula chapter, the Navy League and the Central Kitsap Sailing Foundation.

Laura Shabe
Laura moved to Seattle from New York two years ago for work as a transportation planner for a large engineering firm that specializes in rail and transit planning.  Her free time was spent exploring Kitsap County and has just moved to Bainbridge Island and is happy to have better saltwater access and to find community.  Kayaking for over 10 years, she has kayaked from Whidbey Island to Langley and to Coupeville.  In Seattle, kayaking time was spent on Lake Washington and crossing Portage Bay to a beach in Medina.  Other interests include gardening, landscape photography, baking, cooking, hiking and cross country skiing and speaking German.  She is super friendly, likes to cook,  and moved a lot for work in the past but hopes at last to have found a place in the world. 

Neil and Karen Parker
Neal and Karen moved to Edmonds about 3 years ago and found Kingston 3 days after the move.  Neil is in Construction management and Karen, a Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist.  They own a Beneteau 393 and have boated for about 40 years and still learn something new every time we go out.  Along with their love of sailing, they enjoy cycling, good music, good food, good wine, good company and, of course, their grandchildren. Having heard of KCYC from the sailing community, they would like to get to know and become social with like-minded people.   

Kirsten and John Jewell
The Jewells live in Indianola and have been long-time residents of the area.  Having been aware of the club for many years, they would like to make new friends, meet those that enjoy boating in the Puget Sound, and have some fun!  They bought a Tartan 30' last year and have a slip on the C dock. They spent the last 2 years sailing around the Sound favoring the Langley and Orcas Island destinations. They enjoy hiking, playing games, sailing and spending time with their teen-age daughters.  Kristen is on the Board of Kingston Cares and several other non-profits over the years.  Kirsten works in Human Services for the County Government and John owns a General Contracting company.  They are excited to become a part of the club and look forward to meeting everyone.

KCYC Members Only Facebook Page

For those of you who haven't found it yet, KCYC has both a public facebook page, Kingston Cove Yacht Club, and a "members only" page which you must request to join.  Members can use the page to communicate only with other members on whatever topics they choose. To request to join the page, please click the link below.

Go to KCYC Members Facebook page

Boater Education Committee

The Boater Education Committee wants to hear from YOU! What topics would you like to learn about at the next Education Series? Is there a resource – a link, book, guide - you recommend we make available on our website as a resource for other boaters in our membership? Would you like to join this Committee? Please let us know your thoughts.

Send your ideas to:  Janiece Christian, Chair, Boater Education Committee, at

Volunteer Bartenders & Friday Night Hosts

  • Friday Night Hosts—We are looking for Friday Night hosts! We've had a small group of members doing the bulk of the work throughout the pandemic to keep things going at the club, and now it's time for more members to step forward. Hosting is not real complicated, and if you've never hosted before, our Social Directors, John and Shelley Gantz, will help you through the process. Basically it requires you to choose a dish to serve, shop for the ingredients, and prepare the food. We will recruit additional volunteers to help with the setup of the club, serving of the food, and club cleanup .Send Shelley an email to learn more.

  • Volunteer BartendersCalling all of you out there who hold a MAST (Mandatory Alcohol Server Training) permit.  Well heck...calling those of you who don't!  It is easy to get a permit and get in on the fun.  It only takes a couple hours.  As with all our volunteer opportunities, you will get side by side training so you feel confident and ready.  And also like all volunteer opportunities, you are guaranteed to have a good time.  Please use the link below to indicate that you either hold a MAST permit and are willing to volunteer for a Friday night or to indicate that you plan to get your MAST and will be ready in the future.  There is also a link to a site where you can register for the MAST training; the club will reimburse you for the $20 class fee.
    Send Bill an email to learn more.

It's Spring at the Ship's Store

Spring makes the world a happy place

You see a smile on every face

So rise from your dreams of wintry rest

And get a new KCYC shirt, cap or vest!


Click the link here for Polos/Knits in the SanMar Catalog

For details and pricing, or to o 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.

RBAW Report: Good News to Report 

This week in the Senate Transportation Committee, legislators considering Senate Bill 5483, a bill containing new revenues to pay for a transportation investment package, unanimously adopted an amendment to remove the provisions from the bill that would have doubled the Watercraft Excise Tax!  This is a tribute to all of YOU and the power of grass-roots advocacy and recreational boaters making their voice heard.  Using the Action Alert put together by the Recreational Boating Association of Washington (RBAW) and the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), more than 5,000 of you sent over 17,000 messages to lawmakers throughout Washington State, urging removal of a doubling of this tax.  

This change in Senate Bill 5483 would not have been possible without the cooperation of key legislators who worked with RBAW and NMTA. Senate Transportation Chair Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens/44th Dist.) offered the successful amendment to remove the Watercraft Excise Tax provisions, supported by his Vice-Chair Sen. Rebecca Saldana (D-Seattle/37th Dist.) and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima/14th Dist.) Additionally, Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes/40th Dist.), whose district is a haven for recreational boating, had an amendment ready to remove the Watercraft Excise Tax provisions if Chair Hobbs had not offered his If you have a moment to send these legislators a short thank-you note, indicating we as recreational boaters do understand the need to invest in transportation, but had a real concern with the Watercraft Excise Tax provisions, and truly thank them for their actions, that is always welcome:,,, 

In the meantime, RBAW will stay vigilant on this issue as Senate Bill 5483 continues to move through the process during these last two weeks of the Session. In closing, the voice of our affiliated yacht clubs and our individual members is better together - thank you for your willingness to take action. 

Sunshine and Clouds

  • Thoughts and prayers for the Westwater family
    • William Westwater shoulder surgery March 31 st . On the mend.
    • Julie Westwater procedure for squamous cell carcinoma.
    • Joseph Westwater awaiting update on recurring thyroid cancer.
  • Vivi Ann Parnell will be having rotator cuff surgery next week.
  • Kathy Showman on the mend from second knee surgery.
  • Linda Wilson going for last chemo treatment May 5 th . Heading
    home May 14th and looking forward to getting out on the water.
  • Bill Orr & Kathy Satre almost back in their house after water
    damage 5 months ago.

Kitsap County Remains in Phase 3—50% Occupancy


What's Next for Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Committee is working to find a neighbor in the Kingston area who could use a little help with yard clean-up or light house maintenance.  Watch for an email once we identify who will receive our assistance and a date for us to get together to work.  If you have any others community projects you would like to suggest, please contact one of the members of the committee.
Nancy Langwith:
Rita Osborn:
Kim Wood:


Everett Cruise 2021

Everett Cruise
April 9th-11th

Everett was a great destination!  We had 13 boats and two land cruisers and one gale!  Many thanks to our Cruise Captains, Alan and Shelly Kester for their planning and energy.  They provided coffee and pastries each day at their boat to help us defrost from the cold.  Alan hosted an interesting beer tasting on Saturday, and Ken Dalgleish taught us how to make and cook pizza on the BBQ. Joseph Charnes demonstrated a perfect docking in the gusty wind, and to keep things interesting, Bob and Doreen lost an engine enroute, but still docked safely in a 20mph crosswind.

Bloedel 4-15-21

Nature Walk thru Bloedel Reserve

News from the Membership Committee: Our April Cheers activity was a nature walk through the blooms of Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge. Fun time in our beautiful Pacific NW spring weather, and we concluded with lunch at Sully’s. Stay tuned to your email for upcoming activities in May and June – Hike with Man’s Best Friend, a group trip to the zoo and more. Cheers!

Music & Burgers 4-16-21

Cheeseburgers & Live Music

Wow, it felt like old times at the club on April 16th…almost. We had a great turn out, about 55 members and guests. The Youngs did an excellent job of preparing everything needed to grill burgers and their signature BBQ onions. It has been a long time since we have heard live music in the club. Vin Chawla and Mike McCurdy played a variety of guitar songs from our era. It was entertaining, but not too loud.

But wait, that’s not all! We also had some special entertainment provided by Jerry Kirschner and Craig Powell who settled a bet by arriving in pink tutus, pants and Jerry even had a pink purse! In order to determine who wore their pink outfit best, members voted with their dollars! This money is for the club improvement fund to purchase much needed deck items. A total of $311.29 was raised. Yes, someone even put in their last few pennies for cause.

A big thank you to the many people who jumped in to help out:  Steve and Gloria Young, Burt and Chris Ellison, Jack and Robin Lott, Sandi Powell, Kim and Steve Page, Kathy Satre, Joseph Charnes and Eric MacEllven. And especially to the two that put themselves in an embarrassing outfit to raise money for the club….. Craig and Jerry! I guess it is true, REAL MEN DO WEAR PINK!

It was great to see everyone.

KCYC Spring Boater Education Series

The first KCYC Spring Boater Education Series was a great success. Many thanks to our presenters – Nancy Langwith, Bob Mehm, Jack Lott, Jeff Kutz, and Bob Doyle. And we couldn't have done it without all the help from Jerry Andrews, who controlled the videa/audio; Kim Page And Rita Osborn, who shopped, prepared and served all the food; and Jack Lott & Nancy Langwith, who manned the bar. There were around 25 in attendance at the Club and three more who attended via Zoom. Every session had useful information for boaters at every level. The presentations will be saved as pdfs and uploaded to the KCYC website. Check out the Boater Education page under the "In the Know" menu.