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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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Sandi Dalgleish

Commodore 2020-2021

A Message from the Commodore

Well, I know I am repeating myself, but I just gotta say…what a year! As your current Officers wrap up their term and prepare to help transition to the incoming Board, we take the time to look back on what we set out to achieve, where we progressed and also at lessons learned. I am very proud of what the club has achieved in this difficult past year. Especially that we have lived up to our club’s mission - “to improve the yacht club through individual and collective efforts of the board members, committees and volunteers to enhance membership value.” The membership continues to grow with fun, exciting new members ready to contribute in many ways. Our finances are sound and set a healthy outlook for the future.

I want to say a huge thank you to all those members who continue to step up every time we ask, and a shout out to those new members who are setting the volunteer bar high, having met their required hours during their first few months of joining. It is a volunteer organization, and we just could not have achieved what we did or (more importantly) had so much fun without your help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So now we look excitedly forward to our October Change of Watch as we bring in our new Board members. Come on out; don’t miss this great tradition. And then put on your dancing shoes and get ready for the Commodore’s Ball. We have a fun-filled night planned.


We have many simple ways to complete your volunteer commitment. Some are out in front leading a Friday night or event, some are putting up your hand to help out on one of those nights, and some are quiet, behind the scenes activities you can accomplish on your own schedule. Below are a couple simple tasks as an example, along with a link where you can “raise your hand”. We will continue to post volunteer opportunities as we move through what will be a busy October, November, and December.

Don’t miss out on the chance to get your hours in before year end! Here are two great opportunities!

  • Easy, peasy way to complete your hours – put your hand up to launder the kitchen towels! Simple, done on your own schedule.
  • Another easy task done on your own time…the flowerpots need help! We need someone to volunteer to take down the flowerpots and take them to storage. Additional information will be provided.

To sign up for one of the above tasks, or to check on all the opportunities, click the following link: Volunteering

You can check the listings anytime by going to the "Events/Activities" tab on the website; scroll down and select "Volunteering".  You will see all the jobs which are currently available.  There will always be a contact listed so you can get your questions answered before you commit to the work.

Oktoberfest 2021

Oktoberfest, Saturday October 9th
This is going to be one amazing food fest!

Join us for a fun filled evening of Beverages, Traditional Food and Music.  The clubhouse will be transformed into a Bavarian Bier Haus with traditional decorations and everyone is encouraged to dress for the occasion.

The bar will open at 6pm. Appetizers, which will be served buffet style, will include:

  • House made Bavarian Pretzels w/cheese dip
  • Smoked trout dip with toast
  • German meatballs
  • Beer Brat Bites
  • Meat and Cheese platter

Dinner will be served between 7:15 – 7:30pm and include:

  • Wiesn-Hendl-Roast chicken
  • Schweinebraten-German Roast Pork Shoulder.
  • German Fries-Pan-fried potatoes with bacon, onions, and fresh herbs.
  • German Potato Pancakes-crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and heavenly all throughout.
  • German Cucumber Salad-cucumbers and red onions coated with creamy dill dressing.

There will be prizes for best dressed and Oktoberfest games. Reservations are required. $15.00 members, $18.00 nonmembers.

Click here to register!

KCYC Hosts Meals for the Foulweather Bluff Regatta

Come on down to the clubhouse to meet the racers in the Foulweather Bluff Regata which is taking place on October 2nd. Check out below the events that KCYC is hosting on both October 1st & 2nd.

  • Friday, October 1st @ 6pm
    Steve & Gloria's Almost Famous
    BBQ Cheeseburgers

Come on down to the club and enjoy an amazingcheeseburger smothered in onions for $10. KCYC will be hosting members of the Foulweather Bluff Regatta at the clubhouse, and we hope everyone will come out to greet them. Click the link below to make a reservation.  Click here to register.

We also need volunteers to help with the dinner. Contact Gloria directly by email:, or click the link:  Sign me up to volunteer.

  • Saturday October 2nd
    1:30pm - 6:30pm
    Post-Race Dinner

Welcome the Foulweather Bluff racers back at the KCYC clubhouse with a warm handshake, a great meal at a great price, and a celebratory drink. Here's a chance to meet some of the world's best small-boat sailors, swap sea stories, and hear the recap from one of Puget Sound's premier racing events. Come for dinner, or for a drink, or just to say hello and provide a warm welcome.

Dinner will be available from 2:00pm until the end of the awards ceremony. Ham, cheesy potatoes, yellow rice & black beans, and a green salad are on the docket, for $10 paid in advance or at the bar the afternoon of the event.

Click here to register.

We also encourage members to volunteer to help throughout the event. Various shifts are available. You can send Mark Derricott an email at or click below to sign up.
Sign me up to volunteer.

KCYC Commodore's Ball
Saturday, October 23rd @ 6pm

Come join us as we recall fond memories of years spent cruising Chesapeake Bay.  Clubhouse doors open at 6 pm for drinks and appetizers, followed by a scrumptious Chesapeake style dinner that is sure to delight. This will be followed by dancing until you drop to the music of Silver City Six.

Registration closes on 10/12 so don’t miss out!
Click here to register.

Dance Lessons—The Dates have been set!

Dance lessons will begin on Thursday, September 30th at 6:00PM. The instructors Teah Scheel and Michael Kheriaty will be at the Club House at 5:30. The dance selected for the series of lessons is the East Coast Swing.

  • The cost of the lessons is $75.00 for each session that includes a 5:30 practice time prior to the start of each lesson.
    The cost will be divided between the participants. Additional information on the payment structure will be sent.
  • Session dates on the following three Thursdays and one Monday:
    • September 30th
    • October 7
    • Oct 14
    • October 18

If you are interested, its not too late; please email Diane Nuñez:

KCYC Website Training—Learn How to Find All the Good Stuff Online!

Sign up to learn all about how to better improve your experience with the club using the website.   Bring your laptop as it is an interactive learning opportunity and should take about an hour.  
There are two more sessions available at the clubhouse  - pick one!
Topics will include what's listed below and more:
-> Reset your password
-> Registering for fun events
-> Learn all about club in the Membership Guide
-> Making payments
-> Updating profiles with your picture
-> Volunteering with others
-> Finding members in the directory
This will be followed by an interactive time to open up for questions. If you have any questions, please send a quick email to:


KCYC 2021-22 Slate of Officers

Commodore: Kim Clark; Vice Commodore: Jerry Andrews; Rear Commodore: Greg Colt; Past Commodore: Sandi Dalgleish; Fleet Captain: Walter Viereck; Treasurer: John Gantz; Secretary: Karen Waite; Trustee: Stan Mack


Welcome New Members

  • Connie Castellano & Michael Wilson
  • Dick Moewe

New Member Applicants

  • Mike & Cathy Reed
    • Grew up in Edmonds and frequently came across for outdoor activities…moved here Sept 2020
    • Retired owner of plumbing company 25 years
    • Like skiing, fishing, gardening, hiking and biking
    • Involved in Kingston 4 th of July Committee & Kiwanis
    • Previous boat owners and planning to purchase another boat in 2021
  • Beth Layton
    • After living in Bainbridge Island for 31 years, couldn’t resist the lure of the Kingston waterfront
      and warm community feel
    • Currently working in HR for a subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Lines, but looking forward to retirin at the
      end of the year
    • Looking to meet new people, make new friends and hopefully crew on a sailboat
    • Likes to cook, read, garden, walk her dog, kayak, fish, dance and play games
    • Previous boat owner and enjoyed a week sailing trip in the BVI

A Request to the Fleet—Be sure your boat information is in our database!

It is vital that we maintain an up-to-date database of our boating members and the vessels in our fleet. This is done by having each boat owner sign up on the squadron list on the KCYC website. In addition, we need all boat owners to provide information about their vessel: boat length, beam, boat name, docking preference (such as bow/stern in and starboard/port tie).  Below are the instructions for how to enter this information on the website; there is also a link to a "how to" document that will walk you through all of the steps.  If you need additional help with this, please contact your Fleet Captain, Steve Page at

How to Sign Up for the Squadron List
  1. Click the Member Login link near the top of the screen and sign in.
  2. Click the arrow next to your name and you will see a drop down menu. Choose "profile".
  3. Once in profile, choose "interests" and check "members owning boats".

How to Input You Boat Information

  1. Click the Member Login link near the top of the screen and sign in.
  2. Click the arrow next to your name and you will see a drop down menu. Choose "profile".
  3. Once in profile, choose "Additional Member Data" and fill in your boat information.

For a link to a detailed "how to" document, please click below:

KCYC Ship's Store—Fleece up for Fall! Get your new apparel and accessories from your KCYC Ship's Store.

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.

Member Communication

The budget for the Seattle Police Department (SPD) is scheduled for release next week so we're making one last ask - please support the Seattle Harbor Patrol. Let Seattle leadership know that you want to ensure we appropriately fund this critical resource.

  • If you reside, work or moor your boat in Seattle, please click HERE to access the VotersVoice action alert.
  • If you don't have a Seattle address but boat in the metro area, please click HERE  to sign the Petition which we'll share with city leadership.
  • Click HERE  to read the coalitions letter to Mayor Durkan and Seattle leaders.

    Thank you to those who have already made your voices heard!


Pleasant Harbor Cruise 2021

Pleasant Harbor Cruise Highlights

It all Started with beautiful weather for cruising….so nice that 8 boats left early and spent Thursday night in Port Ludlow.  A great turn out of 19 boats, 1 floating house and 7 members in the rental house overlooking the Marina.  Cruise Captains Karen and Walter with Bob and Doreen hosted a fun filled itinerary.

  • Appetizers on the dock
  • Morning Pastries
  • Shellfishing at Dosewallips State Park
  • A highly competitive bocce ball tournament won by Sandi Dalgleash and Bob
  • Saturday night pizza party at the “big house”
  • Milk carton boat racing won by Linn Colton and Bob Britton
  • Christening of Perfect Balance followed by a leftover pizza lunch
  • An evening pool party with the BBQ grills fired up

Monday was a beautiful day to head home after a great long weekend.

2021 Poulsbo Cruise

Poulsbo Cruise Highlights

Another successful cruise! 16 boats enjoyed beautiful fall weather. A stronger than expected crosswind made landing the boats a bit of a challenge but, as usual, the KCYC fleet jumped in to help everyone.

Kathy Satre and Bill Orr served as cruise captains and did a great job. There was just the right mixture of activity and downtime. The creative itinerary included:

  • Friday cocktails on the float complete with typical Norweigian appetizers;
  • Delicious Sluys pastries in the morning;
  • A dinghy run around Liberty Bay;
  • A photo scavenger hunt of the nooks and crannies of downtown Poulsbo; and
  • A delicious and fun Chili feed with 3 kinds of Chili and the biggest brownies ever!

The highlight had to be the contest to match the school age photos to the participants. We all had a good time guessing who the pictures belonged to. A few were so obvious as they haven’t changed and some were almost impossible. John Gantz and Tony Clark were tough! Chuck and Maria figured out the most. And then there was the playlist that Kathy put together with all our favorite high school tunes—it covered quite a span of years! Kudos to Kathy for all her hard work putting it all together!

Sunday morning (3:00AM) saw a drastic change in weather. A Captains meeting was held to find the best weather window to get back to Kingston. The fleet returned in some choppy water with rain starting toward the end, but all boats returned with no mishap. Ray was on the docks to help us in. Well done everyone!

2021 Poulsbo Cruise