BOSUN`S PIPE

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BOSUN`S PIPE
Long Beach Singles Yacht Club
“The Single Sailors”
BOSUN’S PIPE
We’re having fun at sea. No boat needed. We have the boats.
Married couples welcome
Happy Thanksgiving!
Scuttlebutt
I owe an apology to the club. It seems
I wrote an article in which I stated that the
best time in this club is in the fall. This is
usually so because of the holiday parties
the club has. Well, it seems we are not
having a lot of parties this year. Why not?
No one particular reason why not It’s
because a lot of people just couldn’t get it
together this year. I asked around, and got
more excuses than needed (It might rain
that day, It’s gonna be cold around
Thanksgiving, etc.). But the main problem
was that people just couldn’t get it together
and lack of houses for parties.
Well, maybe next year.
We held a club auction on the 13th of
October. We do this once a year, mainly
to help replenish our club’s bank account.
We have a number of bills due at year’s
end (Insurance, Southern California
Yachting Assoc., etc.) We made $350 off
of the auction, and this brings our finances
up to something we can handle, going into
next year. Every little bit helps.
We’re also trying to recruit new members. Past experience is that four to five
new people come to each meeting, but
only one comes back. The trick is to get
old members to renew. That’s done by
making sure we have a decent program at
each meeting, and that the presentation is
good. We also offer discounts for membership. Half price if you bring a boat into
the club. Half price if three sign up sheets
posted in the past year. Instructions are on
the Crew Wanted sign-up sheet.
Also! Remember that little rhyme?
Spring forward, Fall back? Yep, it’s
that time of the year again. Daylight
Savings Time is upon us again. So we’re
going to be getting up earlier and going
to bed later until —March —is upon us.
The raft-ups are back. Back in the
golden days of the Eighties & 90’s we
had about 26 boats tied up, side by side,
and a party going on from boat to boat.
But then the old fuddy duddies got in
and one by one closed all our raft-up
sites. We seem to have found a new site
at what used to be the Old Navy Mole.
If you stay out side the Mole, it’s okay.
Just stay out of the old Seaplane harbor.
If anybody shows up at our raft-and
looks like an important Navy personage,
don’t tell them “Joe sent you. ”I don’t
know nuttin’ about this.
We also have an election coming up
in early November. (second Tuesday of
November). Ballots will be available at
the meeting. Remember to vote, but not
too often.
We didn’t have a Halloween party
this October, nor are we have an Orphan’s Thanksgiving this November, so
I have run out of things to write about.
Joe Rogers
2015-2016 Officer Nominations:
Commodore— Rhonda Rowley
Vice-Commodore— Gordy Lords
Rear commodore— Melissa Wiley
Secretary— Michelle Daley
Treasurer— Bernard Brooks
Member at Large— Dave Ferling
Port Captain— Wendell Fleming
Fleet Captain— Bill Anast
Membership Captain— Joyce Jackson
Nominated so far: Write in also available
Skipper of the Year:
Dan, Rhonda, Bill
Crew Person of the Year:
Camelia, Robt. Miller, Melissa
Volume 2015 Issue 11
November 2015
Nautical Question:
You look at your crew info sheet
and it says: TIME: 12:00. So what time
should you be at the boat?
A. 12:00,
B. 11:00,
C. 11:30,
D. 1330
Answer: A
12:00 The boat will depart at 12:00.
So, at 12:00, you should be aboard, your
gear stowed, and you should be ready to
shove off. Typically, most people who
sign up for a day sail will arrive at the
boat at 12:00, stow their gear, til1 12:30 ,
and miss the boat
Would you do that if you had a ticket
on an airplane ?
If you did, you probably would end up
waving good-bye to your plane as it pulls
away from the terminal.
Boats, Planes, and ships, operate on a
schedule, and a it pays money to them to
make sure everyone is operating on the
same schedule. A plane departing at 12:
00 will be pulling away from the terminal
at 12:00 or before.
But typically, people going on a day
sail show up at noon, and are ready to go
at about 12:30. If you are like me, you
ignore it. After all, it’s not a life or death
situation, and if you let people to continue
doing this, they’ll take advantage of your
good nature all the time. But if you come
down hard on people for being late, they
See Nautical, page 5
november Birthdays
Scorpio
5. Craig Smith
8. George Snyder
9. Gerry Sykes
18. Millie Warren
20. Patricia Owens
22. Grant Kaepplinger
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Long Beach Singles Yacht Club
From the Commodore,
Bosun’s Pipe
LBSYC
Hi Everyone,
Sometime before the end of the month, I would
like to challenge each and every one of you, to call
at least 3 people in your personal directory, and
invite them to attend one of our meetings and enjoy a buffet
dinner and a delightful speaker for the evening. WE NEED
YOUR SUPPORT TO ENSURE YOUR CLUB'S LEGACY!
Don’t forget that the first November meeting, Nov. 10th is
Election night. Be sure and come and cast your vote. If you
don’t vote, you can’t complain. In the coming year, the new
board will be depending on YOU for help with organizing everyday functions of your club. Please volunteer for a committee
whenever you can and do your part to support YOUR club.
I’m going to the Raftup and if you need a ride, give me a
call.
Fair Winds,
Vicki Guy
From the Vice Commodore
I hope you are learning a lot from the programs
that we have had. They have been great. We are
still open for ideas next year, so if you think of a
program or speaker that you would like to see,
please let us know.
Our Nov. 10th program will be by Lydia Jewell who traveled
around the world with the famous sailing couple Exy and Irving
Johnson. This should be a very interesting program. Bring a
friend to the meeting.
Member SCYA
Founded by Gary Severns, 1985
2015 Flag Officers, Directors, Committee Chairs
COMMODORE
VICE COMMODORE
Orientation
Greeters
Birthday cards
Ways & Means
Programs
REAR COMMODORE
Membership
Recruiting
310-539-2593
Rhonda Rowley
562-879-6573
Gordy Lords
Doris Morrisey
Gerry Rogers
Michelle Daley
Gordon Lords
Joyce Jackson
JR STAFF COMMODORE Bruce Clark
562-858-7157
562-377-0056
714-501-1588
PORT CAPTAIN
Spokeswoman
Special Events
Wendell Fleming
FLEET CAPTAIN
Cruising
Racing
Training
Craig Smith
909-904-0250
SECRETARY
Newsletter
Mary Baca
562-461-0423
TREASURER
Cashier
50 / 50 Drawing
Merchandise
MEMBER AT LARGE
Directory
Webmaster
Rhonda Rowley
Vicki Guy
562-537-4973
Karen Rademaker
Joe Rogers
562-522-7572
Bernard Brooks
Frieda Mills
Maria Bogart
Melissa Wiley
818-272-3365
Dave Ferling
714-743-9125
424-202-7264
Dave Ferling
Dave Ferling
The Bosun’s Pipe is a monthly publication of Long Beach Singles
Yacht Club. Address: LBSYC, PO Box 41341, Long Beach, CA 90853.
Editor: Joseph W. Rogers. E-mail address: [email protected], or,
[email protected] Submission Deadline, 20th of each month. All
articles will be edited for content, grammar, and punctuation
From the rear-commodore
We are going to have a recruiting table in front
of West Marine on Saturday November 14th, the
day of the dock party. We need volunteers to spend
an hour or two helping talking to people about the
club.
You could help with this and then go to the dock party. Give
me a call at 562-858-7157 or sign up at the Nov. 10th meeting.
We need more members and we need for you to help recruit.
Fair Winds,
Gordy Lords
From the fleet captain
Avast Maties,
The fleet is having a raftup on Saturday,
November 7th starting at 12 noon at the Navy
Mole triangle. We will have sabots there to race.
This is another Pirate Theme for the Raftup. Grab
your Pirate gear, practice your Aarrgh’s and come to the Raftup.
See the skippers to go.
In case of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled. In the
meantime, pray for good weather.
See you on the Water,
Craig Smith
Long Beach Singles Yacht Club
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November 2015
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7 Raftup
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party
20happy 21
Hour
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27happy 28
hour
Thanksgiving
happy
Hour
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Raftup & sabot race 1pm
Raftup in the
Navy triangle. Sabot race will be in that area. Sign up at Oct.
27th Meeting. Weather Permitting
10, MEETING,
2ND TUESDAY
Members, $7, Non-mmbr, $10, First timer $5
7 pm: Social hour, hors d’oeuvres
7:30: Skipper’s meeting
7:45: New people orientation
Guy Election night
8:15, Speaker: Lydia Jewell—Traveled
around the world with the Johnson’s.
Should be a very interesting program!
8:00 Meeting host, Vicki
14, dock party
& sabot
race
23, Board Mtg, 7 pm, Navy Yacht Club.
Near the fuel
dock in ABM
24, MEETING ,
4TH TUESDAY
Members, $7, non-mbrs, $10, First timer $5
7 pm: Social hour, hors d’oeuvres
7:45: New people orientation
8:00 Meeting; host, Vicki Guy
8:15, Speaker: TBA
Any Fri, HAPPY HOUR AT CRAB POT, 5 PM
3pm
Carl’s boat, Gwy 29, Bring
food to share, your own beverages, and folding
chair.
Weather permitting!
Alamitos Bay, Crab Pot Rest. Next to G’way 3. Discount. drinks, complimentary buffet $ 3.00. Tips are over buffet
cost.
Long Beach Singles Yacht Club
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DECEMBER 2015
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Christmas
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Naples parade
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parade party
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Christmas
Day
5, L.A. Port Holiday Afloat boat Parade 12, Naples boat parade 6pm. Not a club event,
6pm
San Pedro www.laharborholidayafloat.org sign up your but listed for you to watch if nearby. Naples Streets close at
5pm. Where’s the Dragon? Add your boat to
boat, decorate it and be in the parade. Trophies
the parade around Alamitos Bay.
8, MEETING,
2ND TUESDAY
Members, $7, Non-mmbr, $10, First timer $5
7:pm:
7:30:
7:45:
8:00:
Social hour, hors d’oeuvres
Skipper’s meeting
New people orientation
Meeting host, Vicki Guy
8:10: Annual Christmas Party w/
dancing— Bring an unwrapped toy for kids
charity.
25,
31,
Any Fri, HAPPY HOUR AT CRAB POT, 5 PM
12, HH Boat parade & party 6pm
George Demos’ home in Huntington Harbor, 16641 Edgewater
Ln. HB, Bring food and beverages. Bring appropriate warm
clothing to watch the parade. No red wine inside the home.
Fire pit to sit around.
Alamitos Bay, Crab Pot Restaurant next to Basin 1. Discount.
drinks, Complimentary buffet, $3.00. Tips
are over buffet cost.
Long Beach Singles Yacht Club
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Bosun’s Pipe
Membership drawing results:
You must be present to win!
Oct. 13th Meeting:
$15—Michael Taylor—Winner
Oct. 27th Meeting:
$15—Larry Howe—Not Present
$10—Lou Haglind—Winner
From Nautical. page 1
may not come back at all.
Being a tough guy works when your at
work, but may get rid of some shipmates
who you enjoyed THE COMPANY OF.
Be flexible.
People going out on a day sail will
gather at the boat at 12:00, STOW THEIR
GEAR UNTIL 12:00, THEN DEPART
THE SLIP AT AROUND 12:30. Which is
okay if it’s your boat. But if it’s not your
boat. Then start thinking about getting
there early.
Best advice I can give is to leave for the
boat at 11:00, to arrive there at 11:30.
Stow your gear and ready the boat for sailing between 11:30 AND 12:00. Cast off all
lines at 12:00 and go sailing. If allowed to,
most crew will show up at 12: and stow
gear after 12:
Best advice I can give,: Ask the skipper
what time he wants to get underway.
Joe Rogers
The late Liz’s Hats on display at the Auction.
Sold!
Frieda does Buccaneer Days at Catalina
***Party House Request***
The social committee is actively looking
for homes or party rooms where alcohol is
allowed to hold our monthly indoor parties. Rec. rooms may charge a nonreturnable fee but we can add a dollar to
the entrance fee. Please contact Wendell
if you can host a party for our club.
Aarrrgh! Warm days for Buccaneers
Ove & Neva at Carl’s Dock Party
Marsha singing at Carl’s Dock Party
Auction Treasures that found new homes
Long Beach Singles Yacht Club
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WELCOME to LBSYC, Long Beach Singles
Yacht Club (formerly LBSSA). Couples welcome.
Our club is a volunteer organization to promote sailing
and socializing. Membership is approximately 30%
boat owners (sail and powerl) and 70% crew.
Over the Side
Bosun’s Pipe
Joseph W. Rogers
Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each
month at 7 pm (see map )
Khoury’s Restaurant Meeting Room,
110 N. Marina Drive,
Long Beach, CA 90803
Social Hour: 7:00-8:00 pm
Newcomers Orientation, 7:45 pm
General Meeting, 8:00
Presentation, 8:15 pm
End of meeting, Approx. 9:00 pm
After the meeting we socialize in the bar at Khoury’s.
We encourage skippers to post “crew wanted” lists
for day sails or club events. All are welcome
No experience needed,
No boat needed.
So what is needed?
Be over 21 and have a desire to sail and have fun.
Website:
Vicki Guy, Commodore
Long Beach Singles Yacht Club
PO Box 41341
Long Beach, CA 90853
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