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Kingston Cove Yacht Club
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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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HomeBosun's Pipe, Dec 2021


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Kim Francisco-Clark

Commodore 2021-2022

A Message from our Commodore

Happy Holidays!
We have quite the social calendar for December 2021.

We have our Gift Exchange on Friday, 12/10. We will be serving street taco’s, chips and salsa, and salad for $10. Rumor has it, a special guest may be showing up….. Please make sure to sign up online, so we know how much food to prepare.
Then on Saturday, 12/11, get your singing voices in perfect harmony as we will be doing a Sing-A-Long at D’vine Wine. This is always a fun event paired with silliness, friends, and great wine.
And then we will finish out 2021 with our Annual New Year’s Eve Party! Great food, company, music and dancing! A night to remember! More details coming soon. Sign up early as this will be the hottest ticket in town.

New & Prospective Members

It was such an honor to witness our club welcoming new members in November to KCYC!
Welcome to Mistie Fain and Mike Zapuchlak, Beth Layton, and Mike & Cathy Reed!
Linda Anderson, Larry Chastain and Nancy Hanson have submitted their applications for membership as well.
Please make a point to seek them out at our events to introduce yourself and give them our warm KCYC welcome!

Thank you’s

Day of the Dead Halloween Party, hosted by John and Shelley Gantz
Thank you John & Shelley, Dick Moewe, Jane and Stan Mack, Simona Dedek, Linda and Eric MacEllven
Burgers and Brauts with Poulsbo Yacht Club, hosted by John and Shelley Gantz
Thank you John and Shelley, Ken and Sandi, Joseph, Mark and Christa, Steve Young, Cheryl Callais, Jerry Andrews, Dick Moewe, Eric MacEllven, Greg Colt, Karen Viereck
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted by KCYC Board of Directors
Thank you to Sandi Dalgleish, Jerry Andrews, Greg Colt, John Gantz, Karen Waite, Walter Viereck, Chuck Turner, Stan Mack. And special thanks to Ken Dalgleish and Pete Waite for carving the turkeys!

Happy Holidays from my family to you and yours!
Stay safe, healthy and take time to spread cheer!I am very excited to be representing our members and yacht club in the coming year.


Join us for more KCYC Holiday Events

Our December Events continue throughout the season – back by popular demand!
Mark you calendars and check your emails for future details:

  • Donations for the Angel Tree due
    Friday, December 10th 
  • KCYC Traditional Gift Exchange
    Friday, December 10th

  • Donations for Food 4Kids (partnering with Kingston Cares) due
    Saturday, December 11th

  • KCYC & Kingston Ale House Christmas Sing-a-long at D'Vine Wine
    Saturday, December 11th

  • KCYC New Year's Eve Party
    Friday, December 31st—SAVE THE DATE

  • Polar Bear Prime Rib Dinner! January 22nd

The long-standing holiday tradition of Kingston Cove Christmas at the Port of Kingston is back in full swing! Visit the club during one of our events and see the Christmas Lights in the Park throughout the season.

More information on participating in each event will be coming in separate emails.

Don't forget to be an Angel

Thank you for bringing Christmas to Kitsap families. Please return your unwrapped gifts with the Angel tag to the club before December 10th. The Salvation Army will be there to collect the gifts on Saturday, Dec 11th at 10 am. You are also welcome to bring them on the Friday night, Dec 10th during the Gift Exchange.
If you have no other opportunity to drop them off at the club during the week, you may drop them at the Ale House or Cookie Creations. Thanks again for helping our community! 

If you have any questions, please email Nancy Langwith at

Sign up now for the KCYC Chorus

Go ahead and sign up for the KCYC Chorus.
It is all happening soon at D'Vine Wine on Saturday, December 11th - with sing-a-long practice on December 9th!

Please contact Nancy Langwith:

Christmas Sing Along 2019

Christmas Gift Exchange Party - Dec. 10th @ 6pm

An annual tradition hosted by the Commodore.

Always a lot of fun.  Bring a wrapped gift valued from "laughs only" to $25.00 to put under the KCYC Christmas tree and hope to draw a good number to make a great selection.  If it is a really good gift you might not hang onto it!  Please bring one gift for each person attending.  

Food will be served: pulled pork and smoked chicken street tacos, chips & pico de gallo, and salad! Quite a meal for $10.  Wear your "ugly, or not" Christmas sweater and get in the spirit. Reservations preferred!

Dressy casual or casual chic

With a hat that shows off your personality..

Get Ready for the KCYC New Years Eve Party

Wear your favorite hat, show us your best dance moves, and enjoy an amazing "grazing table" as we celebrate the closure of another great year (thank you members) and take the first steps into a magical year to come. The price includes live music and a champagne, New Year's toast. There will also be a no-host bar.

The doors will open at 7pm; music by the Silver City 6 will start at 8pm.

Price for members is $45; non-members $50. Reservations are required by December 24th, with a $5 late fee for reservations made after that date (space permitting). Cancellations for refunds will be available until December 24th; cancellations made after will not receive refunds.

Club Announcement

This month the Board meeting will be held on Monday, December 13th at 6pm.  Also, remember that we do not have a General Meeting in the month of December. 

Greetings KCYC Membership from the Fleet - Look Ahead

Following the joy and success of our holiday events, our fleet activities continue into the New Year.

Edmonds Polar Bear Cruise / Prime Rib Dinner is a “go” for January 22nd.  We have slips on the dock reserved with registration opening on the web site this week.   Jim Simpson and Todd Lachelt will be cooking again with Julie Turner running the gift basket and 50/50 raffles.   Get your baskets ready.  This and the Brownsville cruise are the only two fund raisers supporting the fleet for the year so plan to come on out.  Many will ride the ferry over for dinner which is easy if you don’t plan to take you boat.

Next comes Brownsville Cruise / Italian Night Out Dinner Feb 19th.   Sandi Dalglish and MaryAnn Harris will be overseeing dinner.  We have slips reserved at the marina with registration on the club website going live this week.  There are also RV sites if you would like to bring your RV. This is also an easy event to attend without a boat.

Details on Everett in April  and Opening Day events in May will be out soon.  It was brought to my attention  (thanks Butch) that I scheduled the Everett Cruise on Easter Weekend so have moved it one week earlier April 8th – 10th.  This is a great cruise for whale watching in Possession Sound.

Victoria is a “go” for Aug 5th – 8th. 
I know this is a ways off but early planning is required, especially if you plan to bring your boat and reserve a spot on the dock.  Contact Jerry Kirschner or myself for details ASAP if you plan to bring your boat

We continue to look for Cruise Captain Volunteers

If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to contact me,
Walter Viereck


Change of Watch

During our October meeting we welcomed our new officers.
Congratulations and best wishes for a great year ahead.

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
Trustees:  Stan Mack; Chuck Turner
October Genl Meeting Change of Watch 2021

Halloween 2021

KCYC's Spooky Halloween Party

Halloween/Day of the Dead surely did justice to the occasion. 
The movie Coco played in the background and the fog machine added spookiness. 40 or so members, most in costume, cavorted till closing. The food and drinks were - as per usual at the Club - amazing. 
Best pumpkin went to Shelley Gantz!
John's puking punkinette (see slideshow to believe it) came in second out of two entries (hooray). 
The best costume in a  4-way clap/yell/holler-o-meter tie was awarded to Jerry (Kirshner), Nancy (Langioth), Eric, and Linda (MacEllven).
Darcy won best makeup.
To be sure there were many best costumes. I don't know about you but the creepy clown still haunts my dreams...

Whiskey Tasting 2021

Our Third Annual Whiskey Tasting was Fabulous!

On the Saturday before turkey tasting (Thanksgiving), the long-awaited, third annual Whiskey Tasting took place at the Club on November 20, 2021. Our hosts were the fabulous and knowledgeable Art Hammon and Cheryl Jester Hammon. The event featured fancy appetizers, desserts, gracious hosts, anecdotes, tall tales and four styles of whiskey. Serious and non serious whisky aficionados enjoyed themselves thoroughly and received an education in whiskey too.


We send condolences to his family

James Wayne Shepherd

April 25, 1938- October 28, 2021


James Wayne Shepherd (Jim), 83, died October 28, 2021  at his Kingston Home with his two favorite Nurses by his side (Daughter Sherry, RN and Granddaughter Amanda, RN) and his Great Granddaughter Aria Rose. Jim is survived by his loving daughters Michelle Anne Burlingame-Zabel and  Sherry Lynn Ljunggren and their spouses. Jim has twelve Grandchildren, five Great Grandchildren, a Niece and Great Nephew. 

Drawn by his love of the sea and the great outdoors, and after serving as a Coast Guardsman with honorJim came to call Kingston his  home. Taking a shot at his dream, Jim opened Jim’s Jewelry and Loan on the waterfront of Poulsbo. Guided by his strong love of  people and community, Jim became an integral part of the local color we have all come to love. He was always first with a howdy or a kind word, followed by his bear grip handshake. Jim adopted many of the Kitsap military families he befriended over the years. You could really tell he genuinely loved this community and his  friends.  

Our thoughts are with the family of
Susan Yamashita 

Healing thoughts go out to:

Patty Bartline – battling breast cancer
Tom Pickens – successful TARV procedure
Dora Dalgleish – recovering from heart surgery 
Collen Carey – battling kidney cancer

Sunny skies ahead!

We were all so glad to see our Membership Chair Diane Nunez back at the KCYC during the Christmas Cookie Exchange!
Merry Christmas




We make it look easy but the Club and Club events don't run themselves. As 2022 approaches please applaud our committee members as they bring us into the New Year and beyond. And volunteer if you can for one of the open positions shown in red below.
Membership Engagement:
Diane Nunez (Chair)
Karen Waite (Board Rep)
Linda MacEllven
Julie Turner
Lynn Colton
Kathy Satre
Ronda Andrews

Shelley & John Gantz (Chair through 12/31/21)
Sandi Dalgleish (Board Rep)
**Need 2022 Chair and committee**

Long Range Planning:
Ken Dalgleish (Chair)
Kim Clark (Board Rep)
Jack Lott
Rick Eveleth
Greg Wright
Jerry Kirschner
Nancy Langwith
Tony Clark

Chuck Turner (Chair & Board Rep)

Walter Viereck (Chair & Board Rep)
Community Engagement:
Nancy Langwith (Chair)
Kim Clark (Co-Chair)
Stan Mack (Board Rep)
Rita Osborn
Lynn & Bob Colton

Greg Colt (Chair & Board Rep)
Shelley Gantz
Mike Reed
Chris Matthews
Loretta Jones
Diane Nunez

Volunteer Coordinator:
**Need to fill this position(s)**
Robin Lott (Chair)
Kim Clark (Board Rep)
Laura Shabe (Bosun’s Pipe)
Laurie Madison

Website Administrator:
Julie Turner
Jack Lott

Boater Education:
Janiece Christian (Chair)
Chuck Turner (Board Rep)

Colleen Carey (Rental Manager)
Jerry Andrews (Board Rep)

New Member Applicant

Linda Anderson

  • Relocated from Cody Wyoming and found Kingston through a search to locate near her children
  • Heard about the club from current members Cheryl Callais & Kathy Showman (thank you!)
  • Interested in learning more about the community and meeting new people 
  • Likes RV’ing, hiking biking, horses, pickleball, and her grandchildren!

Welcome New Members

Misti Fain & Mike Zapuchlak 
Beth Layton
Mike & Cathy Reed

were inducted at our November General Meeting. Welcome to KCYC.

Membership Renewals Reminder

Please watch your email for your membership renewal notifications and pay promptly. This will help us stay in the current healthy position and make plans for lots for fun time together.

Social Committee Report

The Holidays are in full swing. So, keep checking the event calendar.,
508-397-3082 (S), 508-524-6796 (J)

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

Below are some highlights from the RBAW Communication. For full text, please go to: Legislative Issues.

Watercraft Excise Tax Depreciation Schedule

As most of you are aware, we annually pay a percentage of the value of our boat in a Watercraft Excise Tax (WET) when we renew our vessel registration. The Dept. of Revenue (DOR) has the ability to review this depreciation schedule annually but have not done so since 2010. This year they are working on changes for our 2022 WET.

Mandatory Personal Flotation Devices Again in the Legislative Spotlight
Continuing a discussion from last legislative session, there have been several meetings where the topic centered on possible legislation in the 2022 session addressing mandatory wearing of life jackets on certain vessels.

Port of Port Townsend Will Be Recycling Derelict Boats
A new pilot program is being assigned to the Port of Port Townsend that will be recycling derelict boats. Already there are ten boats awaiting tearing down and recycling.

Another Way to Donate to the RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy?
A potential 2022 legislative item RBAW is exploring is working with DOR so when you renew your vessel registration online, you can donate to a charitable cause ie. our own RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy.

Butch Brown
RBAW Director