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Sailing year 2019
Edition Items of Interest
Janua 2019 No Bits No officer articles
February 2019 No Boat to install new officers and awards
March 2019 A blast of cold snow
April 2019 Weather is warmer and boats are launched
May 2019 Racing and Spaghetti
June 2019 Fireworks & Fine raft up
July 2019 A bloddy Mary breadfast & Moonlight Race
August 1019 Canoe race
Sept 2019 Officer nominations, Seafood Boil, BBQ Cook off
Oct. 2019 Officer elections, Fall Meeting, Chili Cook off
Nov. 2019 Thanksgiving Dinner with Dennis & Petra
Dec, 2019 Ladies Luncheon
Sailing year 2018
Edition Items of Interest
January 2018 Officers meet to plan a new sailing season
February 2018 No Boat to install new officers and awards
March 2018 Spring equinox, but was it really spring clubhouse freshened
April 2018 Spring may be here as boats are being launched
Msy 2018 Racing and Spaghetti
June 2018 reworks aFind raft up
July 2018 Tappas on the patio
August 2018 Canoe Race & 5th Race
Sept.  2018 officers nominations
Oct. 2018 Seafood Boil, Chili cook off and voting on net year officers
Nov.. 2018 Thanksgiving Dinner
Decemb 2018 Ladies Luncheon
Sailing year 2017
Edition Items of Interest
January 2017 A new year and a new sailing season :-)
February 2017 Mid winter Party and waiting for warm weather
March 2017 lLet those new officers and awards in:-)
April 2017 .Boat cleaning and launching
May 2017 ..Racing and Spaghetti
June 2017 Moonligt race Tapas on the hill
July 2017 Raft Up and Fireworks Hot Weather and Captain Ron
August 2017 Canoe Race & 5th Race
Sept.  2017 Seafood Boil and officers nominations
Oct. 2017 voting on net year officers
Novemb. 2017  
Decemb 2017 Ladies Luncheon
Sailing year 2016
Edition Items of Interest
January 2016 A new year and a new sailing season :-)
February 2016 Let those new officers and awards in:-)
March 2016 No Boat is over now get your boats ready for launching.AM & PM IS equal
April 2016 Boats are launching and parties are starting.
May .Spaghetti Dinner helps launch first race.
June Tapas on the docks, come look at other boats unique features & Live music
July Fireworks and Full Moon race
August Canoe Race Oldies win & another Seafood Boil
September  RenRenshaw Race/Benefit Dinner & Nomination Officers
October Chili cook off and elect 2016 officers
November Thanksgiving Dinner:-)
December The wives meet and do what wives do and the guys meet and do what sailors do:-)
Sailing year 2015
Edition Items of Interest
January 2015 A new year and a new sailing season :-)
February 2015 Let those new officers and awards in:-)
March No Boat is over now get your boats ready for launching.
April Boats are launching and parties are starting.
May .Spaghetti Dinner helps launch first race.
June Cheeseburger in Paradise and rain
July Seafood Boil and Hot weather
August Hog Roast and Renshaw
September 15 Our women race against us
October 15 Chili cook off and elect 2016 officers
November 15 Thanksgiving Dinner:-)
December 15 The wives meet and do what wives do and the guys meet and do what sailors do:-)
Sailing year 2014
Edition Items of Interest
January 2014 A new year and a new sailing season :-)
February 2014 Let those new officers and awards in:-)
March 2014 Photos of the no-boat regatta and people appear to be getting geared up for the spring..
April 2014 working on boats but have breakfast with the Commodore
May 2014 Boats going into water as work is finished and racing starts.
June 2014 Summer officially starts
July 2014 Watch those fireworks with rough water.
August 2014 The Commodore speaks out about changes
September 2014 Hog Roast, Renshaw Regatta and nominate those officers.
October 2014 Commodores Cup and Elect 2014 Officers before Halloween
November 2014 Thanksgiving Dinner:-)
December 2014 The wives meet and do what wives do and the guys meet and do what sailors do:-)
Sailing year 2013
Edition Items of Interest
January 2013 A new year and a new sailing season :-)
February 2013 Let those new officers and awards in:-)
March 2013 Photos of the no-boat regatta and people appear to be getting geared up for the spring..
April 2013 A lot of flotsam and jetsam.  Is it spring yet?
May 2013 Glug, glug, glug, the water is high.  Thank God we have boats.  There also is always fun party photos.
June 2013 Fireworks and raft up to watch.  And, by the way, it's HOT out there.
July 2013 Jimmy Buffet Tailgate Party.
August 2013 Anchor at Coles Creek and Minute to Win It.
September 2013 Hog Roast, Renshaw Regatta and nominate those officers.
October 2013 Commodores Cup and Elect 2014 Officers before Halloween
November 2013 Thanksgiving Dinner:-)
December 2013 The wives meet and do what wives do and the guys meet and do what sailors do:-)
Sailing year 2012
Edition Items of Interest
December 2012 The wives meet and do what wives do and the guys meet and do what sailors do:-)
November 2012 Thanksgiving Dinner:-)
October 2012 Busy
September 2012 Interesting :-)
August 2012 Interesting info about club events always good photos. And, they just can't stop talking about the BVIs :-)
July 2012 Photos of the BVIs, race results, good articles, and info about learning to sail on Creve Coeur Lake.
June 2012 A lot of flotsam and jetsam.  And, there are the articles, and photos.  And, by the way, it's HOT out there.
May 2012 Glug, glug, glug, the water is high.  Thank God we have boats.  There also is always fun party photos.
April 2012 A lot of flotsam and jetsam.  Is it spring yet?
March 2012 Photos of the no-boat regatta and people appear to be getting geared up for the spring..
February 2011 Kewl panoramic photo of snow on our docks. Check it out. And, always an interesting read!
January 2011 Brrrr!!! It's cold.  Great time to read a little about warmer climates.
Sailing year 2011

Edition

Items of Interest
February 2012 Let those new officers and awards in:-)
January 2012 A new year and a new sailing season :-)
December 2011 The wives meet and do what wives do and the guys meet and do what sailors do:-)
November 2011 Thanksgiving Dinner:-)
October 2011 Busy
September 2011 Interesting :-)
August 2011 Interesting info about club events always good photos. And, they just can't stop talking about the BVIs :-)
July 2011 Photos of the BVIs, race results, good articles, and info about learning to sail on Creve Coeur Lake.
June 2011 A lot of flotsam and jetsam.  And, there are the articles, and photos.  And, by the way, it's HOT out there.
May 2011 Glug, glug, glug, the water is high.  Thank God we have boats.  There also is always fun party photos.
April 2011 A lot of flotsam and jetsam.  Is it spring yet?
March 2011 Photos of the no-boat regatta and people appear to be getting geared up for the spring..
February 2011 Kewl panoramic photo of snow on our docks. Check it out. And, always an interesting read!
January 2011 Brrrr!!! It's cold.  Great time to read a little about warmer climates.

Sailing year 2010

Edition

Items of Interest
December 2010 Can't believe Bill, our bits editor, can still get these newsletters out during the middle of the winter.  Steady as she goes.
November 2010 Great play-by-play of the Great Race, great pics of a fall raftup and the Halloween party, details about the Ladies' Luncheon & Men's Gathering, and good information about how to be prepared for the after-race trophy presentation at CYC.
October 2010 Where can you read about so much fun had by so many people? Open these Bits, adn you'll find out.
September 2010 Always interesting prose and pics.
August 2010 More good stuff:  News, stories and great pics.
July 2010 Scary stories about buoy bandits, pics from the race winners, and always good stuff in the flotsam and jetsam. 

BTW - August 21 is the BYC Poker Run!
June 2010 More kewl stuff - Race results, great pictures, and interesting info about spring project resources. 

Don't forget to thank Bill Schmidt for putting together this newsletter month after month.  He does a great job!
May 2010 More great articles and pictures. And, don't forget about the Treasure Hunt!
April 2010 Great pictures, lively articles, and now we have pictures of the officers in the Bits. So, if you can't remember what Ulli (Commodore) or Thorsten (Race Chair) look like, just open the bits, and peruse.

We also have an ongoing pirate treasure search going on this year. Just open the Kids corner, by clicking here.
March 2010 Reports from the no-boat, first articles from new officers, and we even have a report from our Board of Directors. And, of course, we have the interesting Flotsam and Jetsam, which includes pictures from a winter trip to the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

Sailing year 2009

Edition

Items of Interest
December 2009 Tidbits for boat winterizing, pictures from the Ladies Luncheon, and news about the upcoming No Boat.
November 2009 News about the great parties and exciting races, and a little info about products and boats. And, did I hear it right, that we were visited by the tooth fairies?
October 2009 News about dredging at the marina, hints on how to make the web site better, pictures and info about the hog roast, product reviews, flyer for upcoming party - so many things.  But wait, there's more!  Just like a Ronco commercial.
September 2009 The BVIs, The Adventurer's Club, Women's sailing class - So many fun places to explore and fun things to do! And, it can all smell good, with an odorless holding tank. Read about this, and more, in this month's Bits.
August 2009 A lot of good stuff this month: fun photos from this last month's events, info about upcoming events, and details on extracurricular activities like a BYC Armada in BVI's this winter, sailing lessons, and where to go for alternator repairs.  Enjoy.
July 2009 In this month's newsletter, we have a great pic of this year's fireworks through sailing rigging.  Awesome!  We have some good stories about camaraderie and fun. We also have a bit of Lats & Atts in our own newsletter.  Steve Kratchman describes his adventurers sailing around the tip of Florida and up the East Coast.  Remember, the difference between an Ordeal and an Adventure is Attitude.
June 2009 The sailing season is in full swing.  In this month's bits, you get to see pics of broken masts, people drinking wine (big surprise, huh?), and boat renaming.
May 2009 Ahhh, the joy of spring!  Great articles with great pics.  Speaking of, check out the BYC photo contest and info about upcoming Leukemia Cup Regatta.
April 2009 The normal excellent commentary from our officers, as well as a little info from the Bahamas.
March 2009 Reminisce about the no-boat, and hear about the folks that had a great time at Strictly Sail, in Chicago.  Also, great tips for Spring boat jobs.
February 2009 Schedule for social and race schedule.  Info about folding bike to be won!
January 2009 Information about the No-Boat and Strictly Sail in Chicago. Good winterizing article and officer reports.

Sailing year 2008

Edition

Items of Interest
January 2008 Information about the No-Boat. Good winterizing article and officer reports.
February 2008 Officer reports.
March 2008 Report on the No-Boat Regatta; new officers; Dave and DeDe report on new crew member; News on the Leukemia Cup Regatta Kick-Off event; Officer reports. Great underwater diving photo by Bill Schmidt.
April 2008 Announcement of membership meeting to revise bylaws; officer reports; social and racing schedules.
May 2008 Results of membership meeting revising the by-laws; Officer reports; Update on Leukemia Cup Regatta; New Member Wine and Cheese flyer and registration form; Leukemia Cup Regatta registration form
June 2008 News about the Leukemia Cup Regatta; officer reports; Tapas on the Dock flyer; Who Am I.
July 2008 Officer reports; Who Am I (Water Music); Sailboat handling skills event notice
August 2008 Officer reports; discussion about BoatUS insurance by Steve Kratchman Renshaw Regatta - Notice of Race. International Party and Hog Roast party flyers
September 2008 Officer reports; Flotsam and Jetsam; take a look at the great variety of nations represented by members of our club who shared food at the International Party; review of the races to date; who am I; Hog Roast party and Commodore's Cup flyers
October 2008 Officer reports. Flotsam and Jetsam; information on signing up for Yahoo Groups; ....Who am I; Chili Supper and Halloween party flyers
November 2008 Officer reports. Flotsam and Jetsam including an update on the Carlyle Lake Association and a information on a sail trim seminar being put on by North Sails.
December 2008 Officer reports. Travel information for Strictly Sail in Chicago. Info on the upcoming No-Boat Regatta. Photos from the Halloween Party.
Sailing year 2007

Edition

Items of Interest
April 2007 Report and photos about the No-Boat Regatta; social schedule; racing schedule; racing declaration; officer reports
May 2007 Marina update on dredging and ramp upgrade; idea on recycling; kids corner; Leukemia Cup Regatta update and registration; officer reports; Wine and Cheese flyer.
June 2007 Marina update offering new boat prep service; kids corner; Leukemia Cup Regatta review; officer reports.
July 2007 Kids Corner; Tapas report; Officer's reports; party flyer for Caribbean Night at the BYC
August 2007 Announcement of nomination meeting Aug. 26; Kids Korner; social event photos; Racing program revision announcement; Information on Yahoo Groups; party flyers for Caribbean Night, Hog Roast and CSA's Whale of a Sail.
September 2007 Kids Korner; officer updates; social event photos; officer nomination results; party flyers for Hog Roast and Commodore's Cup/Chili Supper.
October 2007 Kids Korner; report on the excellent Hog Roast supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; officer updates; social event photos; party flyer for the Halloween Party.
November 2007 Kids Korner; officer reports and info on the Ladies' Luncheon and Guy's Afternoon Out; photos of recent social events.
December 2007 Information on the Feb. 23, 2008 No-Boat event. Social report and Treasurer request for early renewals. A good blurb on winterizing your boat.
Sailing year 2006

Edition

Items of Interest
April 2006 Story and photos No-Boat Regatta, party flyer for New Members Wine and Cheese event, Officer reports.
May 2006 Story and photos of the new pavilion, party flyer for The Derby Day at the Lake party; Leukemia Cup Regatta update and registration form; racing registration form; Officer reports.
June 2006 Kid's Corner; Officer reports; party photos; Tapas flyer; recipe
July 2006 Kid's Corner; Leukemia Cup update; Officer reports; party photos; On-the-Water Party flyer; recipe
August 2006 Kid's Corner; Officer reports; party photos; Caribbean party flyer
October 2006 Kid's Corner; Officer reports; party photos; Halloween Party flyer
November 2006 Information on the annual No-Boat Regatta; photos and stories about the Commodore's Cup and Chili Supper; minutes of the annual meeting; results of the election of officers and revised bylaws
Sailing year 2005

Edition

Items of Interest
April 2005 Stories and photos about the 2005 No-Boat Regatta; flyers for Spring Thaw, New Member Welcome, New Members Race, Leukemia Cup Primer, Officer reports.
May 2005 Story and photo of the new cauldron safety chain and gothic torture device ;-), Memphis in May party flyer, Officer reports.
June 2005 Story and photos Memphis in May Party, party and race flyers, Officer reports
July 2005 Dennis Smith wins big at Leukemia Cup Regatta; Tapas on the Dock photos; officer reports.
August 2005 Story and photos On the Water Party, Ice Cream Social and Caribbean Night party flyers; Conch Republic and Renshaw Race flyers, Officer reports
Sept/Oct 2005 Story and photos Caribbean Party, notice of election of officers, notice of annual meeting and election, Hog Roast flyer, Halloween Party flyer, Officer reports.
December 2005 Story and photos Halloween Party, results of election of officers, Officer reports.
Sailing year 2004

Edition

Items of Interest
April 2004 No-Boat photos and events; officer reports; racing declaration; Spring Thaw flyer; Leukemia Cup Regatta information; social and racing schedule.
May 2004 Read about the recent Spring Thaw; party flyers for the Maying Feast and New Members Wine and Cheese party; appeal for Leukemia Society support; officer reports.
June 2004 Read about the recent Maying Feast; party flyers for the Tapas on the Docks and BYC Big Fat Greek Dinner parties; officer reports.
July 2004 Read about Tapas on the Docks; flyer for Big Fat Greek Dinner Party
August 2004 Info and photos from the Big Fat Greek Dinner Party and Shedfest; flyer and registration sheet for On-the-Water Party
September 2004 Stories about the On-the-Water party; upcoming Oktoberfest and nominations; Oktoberfest and Commodore's Cup/Chili Supper flyers
November 2004 Stories and photos about the Oktoberfest; Commodore's Cup and Chili Supper and the Halloween Costume and Potluck Party; Announcement of new officers and board minutes from election and general membership meeting; Officer reports.
Sailing year 2003

Edition

Items of Interest
April 2003 Party flyers for Pig Roast and Poker Run and the BYC Prom.
May 2003 The squirrel saga, info on the web site chat service; Leukemia Cup information
June 2003 The first annual Prom report with pictures; gigantic sale in BYC embroidered merchandise; report on the Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta; party flyer for the Show Your Colors Party
July 2003 Officer reports; party flyers
August 2003 Officer reports; On-the-Water party flyer and New Orleans party flyer
September 2003 Notice of nominations of officers; review of the raft-up party; photos from recent parties; an entertaining story on Racing the Way It Ought to Be
November 2003 Review of the year; farewell from Bonnie and Tony; Ladies Luncheon flyer; board letter on elections.
Sailing year 2002

Edition

Items of Interest
bits/bits.20th.anniv.edition.pdf A history of BYC by Nick and Sue Beulick and Jeff and Barb Gates

April 2002

No-Boat and awards. New year comments by officers. Race Declaration
May 2002 Pig & Poker fund raiser results. Mast raising accident.
June 2002 Lake condition update; Hearn cup registration; Tony and Dan Get Sauced flyer; news from world cruisers.
July 2002 Story on the Jim and Marianne Moore wedding and Tony and Dan get sauced party; increased use of BYC@topica.com; two key new donations to BYC; flyers for Bastille Day and On-the-Water parties.
August 2002 Announcement of date for election of officers; flyer for on-the-water party; Boulder Cookbook instructions
September 2002 Letter from Board of Dir regarding elections, changes in by-laws; sign-up flyers for Trivia night and Commodore's Cup and Chili Supper
November 2002 Election results; party invitation to the Ladies's Luncheon, description of the approved changes to the by-laws; racing results recapped.
Sailing year 2001

Edition

Items of Interest

March 2001

Racing Declaration form. Social/racing schedule for the year.
bits/bits_2001/Bits.mar.01a.web.pdf Commodore report on change in the offing.
May 2001 Backyard Barbecue and Trivia night
bits/bits_2001/bits.jun01b.pdf Fireworks on the Hill and Taste of BYC announcements
July 2001 Election date notice; Commodore's club update; On-the-Water party flyer
August 2001 Chaos on the Hill and Fall Harvest party announcements
September 2001 Election notification and ballot; Commodore's Cup & Chili Supper flyer
November 2001 Election results; BYC tent damage; party photos; Commodore's wrap up
Sailing year 2000

Edition

Items of Interest

March 2000

Racing Declaration form. Social/racing schedule for the year.
April 2000  
May 2000  
June 2000 Letter from the board announcing new directors.
July 2000  
August 2000 Nomination meeting announced.
September 2000 Nomination results, Commodore's Cup/Chili supper sign-up
October 2000  
November 2000 Election results; Fall Racing Series standing; ladies luncheon sign-up

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