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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
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JULY 2021

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Sandi Dalgleish

Commodore 2020-2021

A Message from the Commodore

Wow! Tears in our eyes. What a sight to see…the club back so vibrant and alive. One truly amazing day. I want to give a special shout out to our 4th of July committee leads below, but also a heartfelt gratitude to all of our amazing members who came out and made this happen. The sheer number of volunteers was mind blowing, and to see all the new members (and even those still in the process of joining!) was remarkable. Wow! From sunup to literally way past sundown, you guys made Kingston the place to be.  

You are all truly awesome.

We made a lot of people very happy and hit some incredible statistics.

  • Pancake Breakfast (Gloria  & Steve Young and team) - 372 hungry people served
  • Hot Dogs for Kids – (Joseph Charnes and team) – over 300 hot dogs served
  • Toy Boat Build for Kids (Roger Schmuck & Quentin Gilman) - 120 toy boats now in the hands of smiling children
  • And that parade!!! (Greg Colt) What amazing, fun, great job. Give him a little info up front and then get out of the way! He was off and running. Special mention to Karen & Walter Vierek, and John & Shelley Gantz for the floats!
  • And then there was the beer tent! (Bill Orr) - The line just didn’t stop…for sure lots of happy faces there! Special mention to Jerry Andrews for his support.
  • And a special shout out to Nancy Langwith for getting us kicked off and organized up front, and, in her words, altogether a shining example of commitment and service to the community and to the club.

    By land or by sea…this truly is the club for me!

Click the link here to see what your team leads had to say about our amazing volunteers.
News Article: A Giant Thank You


So what’s up next for the Social Events

July started off with a bang – meaning, July 4th – whew! Had to take a breath after that…. As folks prepare to head out to Lopez Island, we are working to update the forward looking calendar. Generally, we plan at least one Saturday event a month and one hosted Friday night dinner. Before summer ends you can expect a grilled pizza night, a chili dog night, a cheeseburger night, and, yes, an ever-popular pig roast. So, keep checking the event calendar. And contact us with ideas.

Here's what's in the works right now:

  • July 23rd Hot Grill Night
  • Aug 21st Hawaiian Luau/Pig Roast
  • Sept 18th Fall Homecoming Celebration
  • And more works in the plans…..
    • Clambake?Clambake?…may be in our future.
    • Another fantastic Music & Cheeseburgers? Yes, please.
    • Wine & Food Pairing?
  • And here's the schedule of incoming yacht clubs….so drop in on a Friday night to say hello!
    • Edmonds YC July 25-27
    • Lopez Island YC July 25-26
    • Fox Island YC July 30-August 1
    • Oak Harbor Aug 20-22

Keep checking the event calendar. And contact us with ideas.,
508-397-3082 (S), 508-524-6796 (J)

Come to Lopez Island
July 30th—August 1st

Victoria Splash—Lopez Island Style is coming soon! Nancy and Jerry are happy to be your cruise captains and are committed to bringing the “Splash” to Lopez - symphony and all. Check out the schedule of events, brush up on Canadian culture, and pack the crab bait and pots.

The tides and currents are in our favor as there are no negative tides and no extremes. Check the tide tables for your arrival time at

Also here is a link to entrance instructions for those that have not been here before. Remember the rock on the Port side of the channel between the 2 red marks. There is purported to be 9 ft over it at low tide, but not sure if that is official or not.

Come to Pleasant Harbor
September 3rd—6th

The beautiful Pleasant Harbor Marina has given us 22 slips for the Labor Day weekend,  September 3-6.  The facility includes a hot tub and swimming pool, bbq grills and a cafe. There are camping facilities nearby and a rental house on site.  Karen and Walter Viereck are planning many fun activities. Don’t miss the big splash marking the end of summer!  Sign up online:  Pleasant Harbor Cruise 

Come to Poulsbo
September 24th—26th

People come from around the world to enjoy the quaint little town of Poulsbo. KCYC will cruise there in September to enjoy all it has to offer; the shops, restaurants, winery and micro breweries. It is great place to walk as well as dinghy around. Dogs are welcome everywhere and there is a farmers market on Saturday. Plan to join in, it is always a fun cruise. To sign up you must register on the KCYC website, but please register only one person per boat as this list will be used to assign slips. You must register before September 10th. Cruise Captains are Bill Orr and Kathy Satre.

Click here to sign up.


Call for Nominations

Are you interested in a Board Leadership Position? The Commodore has selected the 2020 Nominating Committee members. The responsibilities of this group are to advertise open positions on the Board, collect names or offer names of potential candidates, inform potential candidates of the role and expectations for each position, receive a commitment from each candidate, identify at least one candidate for each open position and present those names to the general membership for a final vote at the September General meeting.

As has been true in the past, the open positions include: Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Fleet Captain, Treasurer, Secretary, and Trustee (2 year Term). The current 2 year Trustee, Chuck Turner, will continue in his position and the current Commodore will become the Past Commodore. There is a tradition of flag officers “walking the chairs” meaning that flag officers move through the chairs from Fleet Captain to Commodore in order to maintain continuity and institutional knowledge. Although the tradition stands, it is not absolute and anyone interested must notify the Nominating Committee if they would like to be considered for any office.

Leadership is paramount to the success of the club and each member has the responsibility to help select that leadership and volunteer for a leadership position when ready. With this Call for Nominations, we are asking that each person consider whether this is the year that they will step for a Board Position or provide names of others that they think would be a good fit. Job descriptions and the Bylaws Requirements for officers may be found on the website in the Documents Folder. Please pass your own name or another to a member of the Nominating Committee for consideration. The Nominating Committee will contact each nominated person to offer information concerning the role and the expectations via discussions and job descriptions.

Remember it is OK to nominate yourself!

Ken Dalgleish
Chair, Nominating Committee

The KCYC Nominating Committee

If you have questions, would like more information, or have someone to nominate, contact any member of the Nominating Committee listed below.

  • Ken Dalgleish, our immediate Past Commodore, will chair this year’s Nominating Committee. Ken’s leadership is well known by the club. 
  • Alan Kester, Past Commodore, has served the club in a number of positions over the past years. His experience and perspective will bolster depth and character to the team. 
  • Kathy Satre has shown her business acumen supporting Bill in the bar operations. Coupled with her participation and support in various social events positions her to provide thoughtful input in this important 
  • Lynn Colton was with us keeping the club alive throughout COVID, and has always been there when asked to support various activities at the club. One of her most recent contributions provided leadership to the Neighbors Helping Neighbors event which demonstrated KCYC’s community care and support.

Welcome New Members

The following new members were inducted at the July General Meeting.

  • Laura Shabe
  • Simona & Radim Dedek
  • Philip Frankl

New Member Applicants

  • Chris & Laurie Madison
    • Live in Everett, but “LOVE” the Port of Kingston and visit often
    • Avid cooks! And Chris can build anything!
    • Jumped right in at the Beer Tent!
    • Both love traveling, spending time with grandchildren, and giving back to others in need
    • Plan to spend six weeks on their 3288 Bayliner heading up to the San Juans
  • Christopher Donahue & Denise Mester
    • Have lived in the Kingston area for 30 years.
    • Rotary member who enjoy farming and family
    • Interested in learning more about his Grand Banks and about mooring
    • Currently on E19 Mooring on their 36’ Grand Banks

New Port Parking Agreement
Extended Benefits for KCYC Members Parking

KCYC members can park in the KCYC parking spaces any time, any day with a decal on their vehicle. (Decals will be provided for each vehicle owned).  Examples of appropriate parking use are attending a KCYC meeting or event; visiting the Port or downtown; or while on your boat.  Note: If you are on your boat for an extended time, park in a designated Port parking spot.

KCYC members cannot assign their parking privileges to non-members or use the KCYC spaces for commuting to work. KCYC rentals will have access to KCYC parking while renting the facility.

New Reciprocal Arrangement with the Port
Better for Us / Better for the Port

  • Two “virtual” reciprocal slips are available on a first come first served basis by contacting the Port of Kingston upon arrival
  • Reciprocal boaters will be assigned a reciprocal slip (slips will vary dependent on boat size and availability)
  • Reciprocal user fee:
    • $5/day dock charge for all boats, plus an additional $5/day electrical
    • Second and third day's moorage charged at $5/day plus 50¢/foot and $5/day electrical
    • Maximum of three consecutive nights
  • Port will track and collect the reciprocal payments. At the annual rate, KCYC will be billed, based on the size of the slips provided less the daily charges.

KCYC Finances

Because of our prior restructuring of dues, our finances survived the COVID restrictions. Though we did have to consume our operating contingency, we were very careful through the year, with reduced expenses during the restricted period when we were experiencing lower revenue. As a result, we came out ahead of a very conservative initial budget plan for this year.

We are now working on a replan to present at next month’s General Meeting. This replan will take off from June actuals and include a projection for the remainder of the year based on what we now know, and will also include restarting contributions to the reserve accounts.

KCYC Looking Forward—Club Design & Long Range Planning

Club Design Document—This document guides the improvements and priorities to our existing clubhouse as volunteer labor and money becomes available. The majority of items/projects in this document are items that would be funded by volunteers, the Capital Reserve Fund (requires that existing items reach the end of their useful life), or discretionary funds when available. The document provides a basis for member input on what is important to them, so we can ensure the club evolves to an improved functional and aesthetic state. It also positions our talented members to volunteer and provide labor on items as needed (i.e. removing the bathroom wallpaper, resurfacing the kitchen buffet, building a new coat closet, etc).

Long Range Plan—This is a far reaching plan that defines what the club wants to be in its future state. It is the first draft and is aspirational in nature. It is meant to be thought provoking. It seeks your input and provides a platform for the club to agree on what is important as a club over the next 3 to 5 years.

We are publishing both documents on our website. There is a defined process for providing your input and improving the plans. If you are interested, please volunteer to participate in focus groups so that we are sure we get additional input as we continue to upgrade both plans.

KCYC Ship's Store
Ready, Set, Summer!

Cruise into summer with new apparel and accessories from your KCYC Ship’s store.

For details and pricing, or to place your order, contact Linda MacEllven at 
We will coordinate with our embroiderer and quote pricing prior to placing your order.  In addition to our KCYC logo, you can have your boat name embroidered too! 

Click on this link to view the catalog:

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

A Call for Boater Education Topics

What topics would you like to see presented? Would you like to be a presenter of a particular topic? The Boater Education Committee will be working on upcoming presentations and we need your input. Your suggestions can include topics by presenters outside our club members as well as inside the KCYC member knowledge. Please email Janiece at your suggestions.

Capture Those Lessons Learned

As you are out boating this year, keep in mind the lessons you learn. We have lots of opportunities to share our lessons learned with the rest of the club.

The Latest News from RBAW

As you may have seen in the news today, there are reports of the Canadian border reopening for US citizens and permanent residents of the US on August 9, 2021!! What great news!!

RBAW is following this news closely and checking the Canadian Government, Nexus and US CBP website for information related to travel by water (marine mode). We anticipate this information being very "fluid" over the next few weeks, and we recommend to check this information frequently for updates.

Please see the links below for the most current information which references vaccination and pre-testing requirements. As we receive any additional information we'll be sure to pass along!
CBSA - Official website of Gov't of Canada
CBSA - Crossing the Border or Traveling through Canada
CBSA Nexus - Marine
US Customs and Border Protection

Sunshine and Clouds

  • Tom Pickens, a long-standing member and Past Commodore, was able to come home June 30th, after suffering a stroke.  He is steadily improving.
  • We said a farewell to Alan Kutz, as his son Jeff Kutz put a silver star on Alan’s Past Commodore photo. As Jeff pointed out, this was sunshine as his Father had a very rich, fulfilled life and passed peacefully at age 94.
  • Please keep the Westwater family in your prayers as they continue to face health challenges.
  • Marilyn Kutz, mother of David Kutz, passed away.  She was a treasured life member, joining the club in 1984 with her husband Ron.  She will be missed.  Our condolences to the Kutz family.


Port Townsend Cruise 2021

Port Townsend —An All Club Cruise!

Port Townsend is always a popular cruise and this year was no exception. With 15 boats, 8 RVs and those in hotels or visiting for the day we had a great turnout.

Co-captains John & Shelley Gantz and Burt & Chris Ellison had lots of activities planned. Of course we started with Friday appetizers on shore.   Saturday began with coffee and pastries followed by a trip to the farmers market. Later it was a challenging scavenger hunt around downtown. Several dinghies also got together for a mini cruise across the bay.  Saturday night was an amazing display of food at the potluck and a name that tune contest.

We fought the heat wave, but it didn’t stop us from having a great time.

Celebrating the 4th—The Kingston Yacht Club way!

2021 Pancake Breakfast
2021 July 4th Hotdogs, Boats, & Beer
2021 July 4th Parade & Fireworks