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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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May & June 2022


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Kim Francisco-Clark, Commodore

Thank you to all the members that have been working on getting our clubhouse cleaned up, painted, newly installed and painted railings and a beautiful deck!  Just in time for SUMMER!  

With summer comes our favorite season for boaters, sailors, and RV members.  Port Townsend is always a fun destination for the weekend or a day trip. Hope to see many of you there. 

Thank you to all the families and guests that came out to Annual Family Night on Thursday, June 16th!  A good time was had by all, and the food was so yummy!  Thank you for the Board for hosting this event and all the volunteers that jumped in and helped make this event a success!

We have quite the crew working on getting KCYC ready for 4th of July.  Nancy has been working tirelessly to keep us all organized…thank you!  We are still in need of volunteers.

Pancake Breakfast:  Chair – Cheryl Callais 
Hot Dogs for Kids:  Chair - Joseph Charnes
Parade:  Chair – Beth Layton
Beer, Wine, & Spirits Tent:  Chair – Greg Colt

Greg will also have the bar open at KCYC starting at 8P until the fireworks are done, for our members only, to sit on the deck and enjoy the music and the fireworks.  Thank you, Greg!

Here’s to seeing each of your smiling faces soon!  


2021 Bell Harbor Cruise - - 2
2021 Bell Harbor Cruise - - 75

Memory Day Table of Honor

Bell Harbor Memorial Day Cruise

Fleet Update for June

Bell Harbor Memorial Day Cruise
Let me start with a HUGE thanks to Karen and Neil Parker for all of their efforts to make our Memorial Day cruise to Bell Harbor a memorable event.   We had 14 boats attend this four day event.  While the weather did not fully cooperate we still enjoyed the traditional snacks and beverages on the dock, a steak dinner, mariners game, Tom Gun Maverick at the IMAX theater at Seattle Center, happy hour at the Edgewater, Pike Street market and so much more.  And as always the missing man ceremony Monday morning in recognition of Memorial Day.  Way fun and thanks again. Karen - you set a pretty high bar for Cruise Captains.

Port Townsend – June 24th – 26th
Next on the Fleet Cruise Schedule is Point Hudson RV and Marina at Port Townsend.  We have 10 RV’s and 18 boats confirmed with folks on the waitlist for both.  This is going to be a fun cruise.  Even if you can just come up for the day please join the Fleet.   Diane Nunez is our Cruise Captain with John and Shelly Gantz in support as Co-Cruise Captains.  There will be snacks and beverages Friday evening, farmers market and scavenger hunt plus a group dinner in the Marina’s group facilities Saturday.  Take a soak at “Soak on the Sound” and/or join a  guided tour of Wooden Boats of Port Townsend and the Pacific Northwest Maritime Center including the large ship bridge simulator.  Should be fun.

It is not too late to join the fun at Victoria.   Drive to Port Townsend, jump on Black Ball Ferries boat the Coho to Victoria, grab yourself a room at the Princes  (or some other hotel or VRBO) and join the Fleet.  Jerry Kirshner is our Cruise Captain and is planning several group events involving food and music.

There are no cruises in August so folks can do their own thing.  Start planning for Pleasant Harbor the weekend of Sept 9th.

Safe Boating
Walter Viereck
Fleet Captain


Clubhouse improvements Continue!

• Annual Clubhouse Cleanup – Wow what a crew!

• South and North deck railing replaced

• Deck and railing scraped and painted

• Deck table restoration completed and in place with new chairs

• Hanging flower baskets in place with drip system 

• All completed in time for KCYC Opening Day


Aren’t we looking pretty! Now onto interior paint and bathroom retrofit….


Annual Clubhouse Cleanup Day 2022

Clubhouse Rentals


Rental activity continues strong! We are in process for a new rental brochure with expected completion in June. Processes have been streamlined and we are working to accommodate renters who wish to have the cleanup done by others. There will be a charge of $200 (their deposit) and an additional $50 for washing dishes that have been scraped and placed at the triple sink.



Club Announcement

Next month the Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 19th at 6pm. 
Our General Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 21 at 6pm.
Both meetings will be held at the clubhouse. Please check your emails for any up-to-date COVID-related announcements.

Family Night & HM Awards

Helen Meredith Community Service Award Winner!


Nancy Langwith – Recipient of the Kingston Cove Yacht Club Helen Meredith Community Service Award

This award is presented to a community member in recognition of their active participation in community service and is presented in honor of their outstanding work to benefit our larger community. We are very grateful and blessed that this community member is also a KCYC member. 

Nancy discovered her passion for community service when she moved to Kingston in 2009. During her years in Kingston, she has co-founded an economic development organization and a tourism organization, re-engineered the County Lodging Tax Grant process, sat on KCAC and chaired the KCAC Kingston Open House, assisted the Kingston Chamber with grant writing, served on the Kingston Chamber Events Committee, chaired Kingston Cove Christmas and created a new festival for Kingston. Currently, she sits on the Kingston 4th of July Celebration Committee and facilitates the Kingston Stakeholders. She always has her ear to the ground looking for new opportunities for the community and the yacht club.

Nancy is a Past Commodore of the Kingston Cove Yacht Club and initiated the KCYC Community Engagement Committee in 2019 that she currently chairs. Through the Community Engagement Committee, she has sparked enthusiasm for community service in club members resulting in over $9000 in cash donations to local Kingston Charities, truckloads of food, hundreds of Christmas gifts and a variety of COVID support activities. Nancy is also an experienced boater and classical pianist. Thank you, Nancy, for all that you do for our community and for KCYC!  

The Nomination Committee

The opportunity to serve KCYC in a leadership role is a distinct honor.  In this capacity, your efforts are the key to a well-run organization, engaging the membership, and providing value for all to enjoy.  

Ensuring the right team for this job requires careful construction.  The team needs members with a firm understanding of how the club operates and requires a diversity of perspectives to ensure the entire club is represented.  
To this end, I have asked the following members to be a part of the 2020 Nominating Committee:

Sandi Dalgleish Our immediate Past Commodore will chair this year’s Nominating Committee.  Sandi is recognized and respected for her prior performance as Commodore over the past year and will do a great job in this critical role. (
Steve Young  In addition to serving in Flag Officer positions including Commodore, Steve has also served the club in several other vital positions over the past seven years.  His experience and perspective will bolster depth and character to the team.   (
Cheryl Callais Cheryl has a history of exemplary performance in a variety of roles over the years which brings depth and strength of knowledge to the role. (
Bill Parnell Bill has been a member for over 17 years, served two years as Trustee and initiated an extensive review and update of the club Bylaws. (
Kim Page  Kim was a strong contributor to the Nominating Committee in two previous years.  This in addition to her many contributions to the club’s Social Committee and to our “Friday Night” success is appreciated by all. (
Kathy Satre Kathy has shown her business acumen supporting previously supporting the bar operations. This coupled with her participation and support in various social events positions her to provide thoughtful input in this important process. (

Join me in congratulating the 2022 KCYC Nominating Committee.  Make sure you provide a big Thank You to each member next time you see them.

Kim Francisco-Clark
KCYC Commodore

Nominations are Open!

Are you interested in a Board Leadership Position? 

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, Stan Mack, 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 should 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 member 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. If you have questions or would like more information, contact any member of the Nominating Committee.

Remember it is OK to nominate yourself!

Sandi Dalgleish
Chair, Nominating Committee

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The Ship's Store is online!


We're excited to let you know that the Ship's Store is on the KCYC Website!  All members now have the ability to order select items on the website and pay by credit card online just like events. Using this ship store will provide order flexibility and a real time saver for payments.

Our first step is offering the store's physical inventory of T-shirts, Totes & Tumblers at the Ship's Store. In a future offering, the Ship's Store will include catalog orders.  


Volunteer Opportunity  

Have a creative drive? Like to learn new things? Like to be in the know?!?  

Here is a fantastic volunteer opportunity for you! We are seeking an additional member to the Communications team. This person would work closely with the Social Committee and help with the calendar postings and emails for upcoming events. This is a fun and easy to contribute in a very important way. If interested, please contact either Robin Lott or Sandi Dalgleish.



Upcoming Social Events at KCYC

7/4 - July 4th is the big event of the year, read on for details!

7/17 – Looking ahead….DON’T MISS IT….it’s Crab Feast 2022!!!  And it is going to be a lollapalooza, complete with LIVE MUSIC in a laid-back atmosphere.  

7/22 – Open Grill…Open Mic!  Plans are still preliminary, but bring your protein and a side to share and the mic will be open for our KCYC talent.  Could be music, comedy, or…?

Kingston 4th of July Celebration 2022 – Bigger and Better!

The Kingston 4th of July Parade is billed as the longest, continuously running 4th of July Parade West of the Mississippi and now the Kingston 4th Celebration is bigger and better.  As far as we know, it is the only full day of activities and the only fireworks show in Kitsap County and Edmonds, so be prepared for lots of visitors!  Our KCYC activities on this fun day are a significant contribution to the Community and we generate much needed revenue to fund club needs.

We need help with all of the KCYC activities, so please sign up for what fits your skills, time constraints and your idea of fun!  Click on the links below to go right to website to see what is available and to sign up.

Also, don’t forget to make a reservation for the Pancake Breakfast by clicking the Reservation link below.  Bring the whole family!

For a full schedule of community activities click:  

8am-11am: Kingston Cove Yacht Club Pancake Breakfast

Bring friends and family for a great breakfast including pancakes, sausage, ham, orange juice and coffee. Congressman Derek Kilmer will be pouring coffee and visiting. The breakfast is open to members of the public.

Volunteer  Volunteer July 4th Pancake Breakfast Reserve your spot  RSVP July 4th Pancake Breakfast


Noon-1pm: The Kingston 4th of July Parade

Be part of the tradition of the longest running parade West of the Mississippi. Sign up to march with other club members, dogs, kids and grandkids or get there early as viewing spaces get taken up quickly. 
Reserve your spot I want to be in the July 4th Parade - 7/4/2022


1pm: Free Hotdogs for Kids

Immediately after the parade, KCYC provides free hotdogs (while they last) on the deck for children 12 and under and a nominal charge for adults. Open to the public.

Volunteer Volunteer July 4th Hot Dogs for Kids


1pm: Build Your Own Sailboat 

Kids join KCYC members in building their own model sailboat at Mike Wallace Park near the Port of Kingston sign. All materials and instruction are free and kids take the handcrafted wooden sailboat home compliments of KCYC. Open to the public.

1pm-9pm: Beer/Wine/Spirits Tent

KCYC will operate the Beer Tent at Mike Wallace Park. Beer, wine, and spirits will be available for guest 21 and over. This year music will be featured in the tent in the afternoon before our evening music. Open to the public.

Volunteer Volunteer July 4th Beer Tent



Second Annual Spring Boater Education Day
Two Day Washington Boater Education Class

The Bremerton Sail and Power Squadron came to the club on April 24-25 and taught what you need to know to get your card. There were two full days including the course information and closed-book test.   Pass the test, get a certificate, submit the certificate, and get your Washington State Boater Education Card.

Killer Mexican Casserole and Margaritas


This event was hosted on April 29th at the club and was hosted at the club by Loretta and Dave Jones.  We now know that Mexican casserole goes great with margaritas!

Friday Night Mexican Margaritas 2022

Kentucky DerbyParty - a Race for the Roses!

Hosted by Simona & Rad Dedek

They came in their derby attire on May 6th and brought an appetizer to share, grabbed a mint julep, and then they were off to the races!  This was so much fun that it may now have to be an annual event!   

Kentucky Derby Party 2022

Welcome Visiting Yacht Clubs

Hosted by Rachel Cable

On May 27th, a warm welcome was made to visiting YCs – Totem YC, West Seattle YC, and Seabac. Appetizers were prepared to share and made the visiting clubs feel welcome. Again, this is why we are the best little yacht club on the Salish Sea. And you rock!


Friday Night Game Night

Hosted by your Member Engagement Team
Subs, salad, and chips for $5 on June 3rd!  This is the monthly game night that the Member Engagement team puts on as a way to show their appreciation for all of you.

Thank you!  As always, a huge thank you for all the volunteers who help make these events possible.

Kingston Opening Day for Boating Season 


We celebrated the opening day of boating with KCYC on May 14th. The traditional blessing of the fleet and christening of new boats was followed by a parade of dressed boats.

Kingston Opening Day 2022

Bell Harbor Cruise for Memorial Day

This was a really big weekend in Seattle with lots going on. Our Cruise Captains planned fun activities for us all to do.

Memorial Day Cruise 2022

Family Night at the June General Meeting

The board hosted the members and their families at the June General meeting.  We had a kid-friendly picnic dinner, complete with burgers, hot dogs, and all of the fixins'! The giant Jenga, corn hole and other games were ready and waiting.  

General Meeting June 2022


Member Engagement Committee Goals

Welcome to KCYC Where Everyone Knows Your Name

A goal of the KCYC Member Engagement Committee is to establish an environment “where everyone knows your name.”  One way we accomplish this goal is by scheduling Committee members to promote a positive experience as “Greeters” for Friday Night activities, General Meetings, and events that are open to the public.

The Greeter will welcome current members, guests, and walk-in visitors, provide name tags when required, introduce new or potential members to current members, answer questions, provide information on KCYC or applications when requested….generally ensure that people feel welcomed.

At times you may see two members at the front desk. The Volunteer who has signed up to check-in members and the Membership Greeter.  Both are doing important work to make KCYC the Best Little Yacht Club in the Salish Sea!!

Welcome New Member Applicants

Terry and Denise Campbell
Introducing Terry and Denise Campbell!!! The Campbells currently live in Hansville and are interested in socializing and boating as a group. They have known about KCYC and chose to join after retiring from the Industrial refrigeration business. They are interested in crabbing, fishing, spending time with their grandchildren, and of course….boating!!. They currently own a 24’ Duckworth moored at Driftwood Keys Personal Dock.
Ed & Karen Fernandez
They are retired Navy and moved here in September. They currently live in Poulsbo and have their boat moored there. Ed and Karen saw our club while at the Kingston Marina. They enjoy working on their boat, cruising, and would like to acquaint themselves with fellow boaters to exchange knowledge and experiences.  They have had a boat since 2016 and enjoy pulling into marinas for dinner and a cruise home afterwards. They also look forward to more game nights at the club!

Robert & Ellen Martin

Introducing Rob and Ellen Martin!! They heard about KCYC from local residents and thought it would be fun to get out occasionally to be social. They have just moved into the area. Rob was a software engineer, a former merchant Marine officer, and a Sea Scout. They enjoy fishing, gardening, hiking, and cooking. They look forward to some volunteer opportunities and to get to know people in the club!



Harry & Nancy Ostrander

Harry grew up sailing w/family on our Swiftsure 40. Harry and Nancy cruised every year, furthest being inside passage to northern Vancouver Isl. He began racing at 12 with my dad in all local races and many Swiftsures. Over the years, Harry has owned Lasers, SJ24, Six Metre (competed in '79 World Cup), Ericson 27 and, currently, a C&C 34.


His enjoyment now is sailing w/my grandchildren. Harry spent my working career as a municipal bond trader and banker. Harry is married to Nancy, my bride, of 51 yrs. We have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Having just retired, Harry bought his C&C and moor her at POK. They would like to meet new people who love the water. They look forward to volunteering and working together with fellow members.

We are looking forward to a fun time at KCYC.

Wendy Busch & Steven Oswill

Wendy and Steven were not supposed to meet, but they did. Stevan was living in a floating home in the N Channel of the Columbia River and Wendy was traveling for a living and recently based in Portland, living in Vancouver, WA. One spring morning they each decided they needed to go to Safeway and stand in the express lane. They started talking in line and the conversation continued in the parking lot. The rest is history.

Stevan has been an avid sailor since he grew up in the Bay Area and Wendy is an avid skier and horsewoman, from Colorado. They each have traveled the world in their work (and play) and Wendy still does, returning frequently to Iceland and Scandinavia. 

They love sailing their IP37, Dragonfly, to the Gulfs, up the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, Desolation Sound and beyond, but Princess Louisa Inlet is a favorite. The approach fjords are incredibly beautiful and the Inlet is the crown jewel, with heights and depths of thousands of feet. 

Wendy is grateful to Cheryl and Linda for the “parking lot rescue” the night of the Margarita party, because she and Stevan have been searching for a yacht club “home”. They are happy to have found the Kingston Cove Yacht Club and look forward to many great times, on and off the water! 

The New Member Sponsor - Volunteer for this Critical Role

Spring and Summer are a traditional time for new members to join KCYC. In the last month alone, we received 5 new applications! This year the Member Engagement Committee introduced a New Member Sponsor Program to welcome and support potential and new members. At the last General Meeting, the Committee shared the following diagram that illustrates the overall process and both the sponsor and new member responsibilities.

This is a critical role that supports the club’s growth and success. Please consider becoming a sponsor. If you are interested or have questions or comments, please contact Diane Nunez at 206-714-9293.


  • Quentin Gilman is recovering nicely from his heart surgery.
  • Pete Waite has found out that he does not have cancer.
  • Jane Mack broke her arm while visiting Rome.
  • Congratulations to all the High School and College graduates of 2022!
  • Happy Father’s day to all the dads, grandfathers, and special men in your lives!

Please Visit the KCYC Facebook Pages!

We all should know that KCYC has a public facebook page, Kingston Cove Yacht Club. Did you know that we also have a "members only" page? To use it, you must send us a request to join so we are certain that it remains a valuable resource for KCYC members.  Members can use the page to post topics and communicate 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