SYC at Victoria Symphony Splash

An enthusiastic group of 12 boats turned out for the 2017 cruise to the Symphony Splash in Victoria on the August 4-7 long weekend. A few boats met up beforehand to anchor out in Garrison Bay and cruisers enjoyed a potluck dinner aboard Bacalao. Thanks to Debby and Paul of the Mary D for coordinating the anchor out.

After arriving at the Causeway Marina on Friday, everyone enjoyed a great spread of heavy appetizers. The smiles on the happy eaters tell all! Co-hosts Katherine and Martin (Bacalao) and Peter & Colleen (Avalon) coordinated a number of meals including breakfast on all three mornings and a club sponsored dinner of ham and baked beans with potluck sides contributed by cruisers. Special thanks to Helen (Bud's Tug) for the contribution of Pacific Foods baked beans.

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.