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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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HomeBosun's Pipe, July 2022

July 2022


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Upcoming Events
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Kim Francisco-Clark, Commodore

We kicked off summer with one heck of an event! Pancakes, hotdogs, building sailboats, a parade, beer/wine/spirits tent and the icing on the cake, fireworks! What a fun day for our community. A
huge thank you to all our KCYC members that volunteered to make these events successful!

Boating and RV season are in full swing! Port Townsend was quite the kickoff. That is always a well-attended event and so much fun to explore the town and catch up with fellow members. We are looking forward to our Annual Crab Boil, this Sunday. This is a really great event! Thank you to all our “crabbers” and “cookers”! Victoria is just around the corner and is a fun cruise that takes us a bit further than normal. So much to do from High Tea to the Butchart Gardens.

We will be inducting quite a few members at our July meeting, and I couldn’t be more excited to
welcome them to our amazing club.

Thank you to our Social Committee for setting up fun and unique events on Friday nights for all members to attend. Check out our calendar and make sure to RSVP!

Also, as a reminder, we are actively looking for members interested in leading our club for the next term. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact our Nominating Committee:
Sandi Dalgleish
Cheryl Callais
Kim Page
Bill Parnell
Steve Young

Hope to see everyone at our upcoming events and stay safe boating and RV’ing this summer. But most

importantly, have fun with your family and friends making memories.


Port Hudson 2022

Point Hudson, July 2022

Fleet Update for July

What a great crowd we had in Port Townsend at our last Cruise.  Great weather and lots of fun activities - although I think we have outgrown the Marina Room at Point Hudson.  Thanks to Diane Nunez as Cruise Captain and John and Shelley Gantz as Co-Cruise Captains for putting on a great event.  In addition to the normal food and drinks, we toured the Wooden Boat and Maritime Education facility with Noel Hunter (with help) taking the controls of the large ship simulator.  Philip Frankl was the big winner of the “Seek the Unique” scavenger hunt and we all had some fun at Nautical Pictionary on the beach at the RV Park.  It’s a great destination by boat, RV or car and an easy day trip.  Be sure and put it on your calendar for next year.


Next up is Victoria Splash July 29th through Aug 2nd.  Jerry Kirshner is Cruise Captain and has a fun agenda of activities put together.  We have about 18 boats and several car/VRBO attendees registered for the event.  While I believe there are no slips left, there is always room if you want to walk on the ferry boat Coho in Port Angeles and get a hotel or VRBO for accommodations.


After Victoria is Pleasant Harbor on Hood Canal.  We have 16 boats registered, the “Big House” is rented, at least one RV is staying at Dosewallips State Park, and we have a couple of the floating house boats in the marina rented.  Going to be a fun weekend.  We are planning an extra day so Friday Sept 9th through Monday Sept 12th.    Noel Hunter has volunteered to be our Cruise Captain for this event with several folks stepping up to help out / Co-Cruise captain.  I have confirmed the pool will be open as will the Café and other amenities at the Marina.  Plan to fill up your fuel tanks and make the run down Hood Canal to Pleasant Harbor and join the fleet for this event.  RV’s, and coming by car is also an option.


As always, if you want a boat ride to a cruise destination (assuming you have your own accommodations) get in contact with me and I will “hook you up”.

We are working on the 2023 Cruise Calendar.  If you have a destination you are particularly fond of please reach out to any member of the Cruise Committee.   They are:

  • Steve Page
  • Joseph Charnes
  • Steve Young
  • Walter Viereck
  • Chuck Turner


If you would be interested in joining the Cruise Committee and being part of the destination selection process, let me know.


Be Safe and Happy Boating


Walter Viereck

Fleet Captain

Point Hudson Cruise 2022


Clubhouse Rentals


Rental activity continues strong! 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. A new rental brochure is coming out soon.



Club Announcement

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.

Accepting Nominations for Board Leadership

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

ship store


Hello Boaters,

Great news to share - there are currently 12 Washington State Marine Parks where they will accept buoy fees by phone!

Boaters can now pay moorage fees by phone by using the buoy number and phone number to call to make payment. Previously, boaters at these parks had to go to shore to pay for overnight moorage. Boaters can still register on shore if they prefer.

The Washington State Parks department started this project as a pilot program in Jarrell Cove State Park in 2021 and has now expanded the program to parks in the San Juan Islands and two in Skagit County.

Click the button below to learn more about the program, to include the fee for this service, and to see which marine parks have this capability (spoiler, RBAWs favorite marine park Sucia Island is on the list)!!

Thank you,


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

7/17 – 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!  Could be music, comedy, or…?

8/12 - Burgers and Music at the Club

Enjoy delicious Dungeness crab cooked a variety of ways

(Swedish Dill, Cajun, PNW and Adela’s famous Jalapeno-coconut)

Includes appetizers, salad, Cajun style potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage and desserts. 

The grill will be on if you prefer to bring something of your own to grill.

Your hosts for this event are:

Chuck Turner, Cheryl Callais, Adela Lucas, and Vivi-Ann Parnell.

Space is limited.


Kingston Cove Yacht Club

Dungeness Crab Dinner & Live Music

Sunday July 17th, 1pm—5pm

Please bring an appetizer and/or dessert.

If your last name starts with A – Q, please bring an appetizer.
If your last name starts with R – Z, please bring a dessert.

Members: $25 for crab/$15 if you bring your own main dish
Non-Members: $30 for crab/$20 if you bring your own main dish

If you have questions, contact
Cheryl Callais: or
Chuck Turner:

RSVP on the website before the registration deadline on Saturday, July 16th.

open mic
Open Grill / Open Mic Night

Practice your tunes and talent for a KCYC Open Mic Night at the Club.

July 22, 6PM.

Hot anyway you look at it!!!  Bring something to throw on the grill, a side dish to share and every bit of talent you’ve got (or not)!  Comedy musical, magic, bring it on



Kingston 4th of July Celebration 2022

Kingston Cove Yacht Club does it again!
The 4th of July tradition in Kingston continues to be a huge success and the KCYC plays a big part in this tradition!
In addition to our participation in the longest continuously running parade in the United States, KCYC sponsored a full day of family fun at the yacht club and Mike Wallace Park.  All of our KCYC events were well attended (and appreciated):

Pancake Breakfast
Free Hot Dogs for Kids
Build Your Own Sailboat 
Beer/Wine/Spirits Tent

So much thanks to our Board Leadership and Volunteers that made these events happen.

Our KCYC activities on this fun day are a significant contribution to the Community. We also generated much needed revenue to fund club needs.

Kingston 4th of July 2022

"Follow the Arrows to the Pancakes"

KCYC Pancake Breakfast kicked off the Fourth of July in Kingston.
Pancake Breakfast 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



Ken & Sandi Dalgleish
welcomed their new granddaughter, Navy Mae, on 7/5.  Their son, wife, and granddaughter are all well.  Ken and Sandi are over the moon with the newest addition to their family!  Congratulations!


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 Members!

KCYC is pleased to report that we have a long list of new members being inducted at the July Meeting. Please welcome:
  • Lorie Bischoff
  • Wendy Busch and Stevan Oswill
  • Karl Compton
  • Robert and Ellen Martin
  • Ed and Karen Fernandez
  • Terri and Denise Campbell
  • Harry and Nancy Ostrander
Click link to read more about them: See New Members

We also have  new applicants to announce. Please say hello to:
  • Rob and Robin Salthouse

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.

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