Rosie is Ready to Rally!

Clean and shiny classic cars, antiques, hotrods, SUVs and sedans came out to participate in the SYC Nauti Friday Car Rally on a beautiful Friday evening. Some cars were loud, some were quiet, regardless, the drivers and navigators had a blast. Fifteen teams competed in the fun event, and almost all completed the course! Even those who live in and around Blaine saw places they never knew existed. And how many red barns are there on the route, really?

Several other SYC members joined us for a tasty meal and beverages at the Pizza Factory for the finish. The Pizza Factory was where the answers to the riddles, clues and counting skills were revealed. Oddly, the answers by the different teams sometimes varied greatly. Checkpoint photos taken by the teams were often quite amusing.

The SYC Fleet in Fossil Bay

What an amazing weekend SYC enjoyed at Fossil Bay on Sucia Island June 9-11th! The theme was “Bootleggers in the Bay” and we had the highest turnout for this event ever… 27 boats and 64 attendees which included 4 grandkids and 6 guests.

The weekend was kicked off Friday evening with an outstanding array of appetizers complimented by “Bootlegger Bathtub Gin" punch provided by the cruise hosts… Bev & Bill, Amy & Rick and Lynette & Jeff. The evening was topped off with music by Jamey and Dave, s’mores and a toasty bon fire.

SYC in the Winner's Circle

Despite a wet and stormy St. Patrick's Day evening, an enthusiastic SYC group met for the wearing of the green and a night of harness racing at the Fraser Downs race track.

Following the buffet dinner it was time to be entertained by the racing and betting techniques. We watched from our section in the Homestretch as the drivers and horses dashed to the finish line.

Some placed bets based on a driver’s win history, some on the driver’s colors, some on the horse’s name (yours truly) and some claimed to have a “system”! A few wise ones watched and laughed....

'Under the Sea' Theme Decor

The Commodore's Ball is the social event of the year for members of the Semiahmoo Yacht Club. For this year's event, over one hundred SYC members joined Commodore Lynette at the Silver Reef Resort in Ferndale to help celebrate an outstanding year with an evening of food, fun and dancing.

Donning their finest evening attire, many members began the evening with a pre-event gathering in our hospitality suite. Then it was down to the hotel Ballroom, elegantly decorated to reflect the Commodore's 'Under the Sea' theme.

Cruise Host Laura

The cruisers to the unique seaside town of Sidney started off Friday evening with appetizers and a boat hop. The boat hop was a fun way to get better acquainted with fellow SYC members and meet guests.

On Saturday night one group visited beautiful Butchart Gardens, enjoyed great musical entertainment by the Sutcliffes Band, which was followed by an ethereal fireworks performance. The fireworks choreography and music were magnificent. To top off the evening, a pipe organ concert played in the conservatory above us as we followed the paths through the illuminated gardens for our return to the Marina. It was truly a magical evening.