Roche Harbor Marina

Our Memorial Weekend cruise to Roche Harbor will include a special new feature - free time. Time set aside to relax, shop, dine or explore the many local points of interest.

Many great suggestions can be found in the brochure "A Walking Tour of Historic Roche Harbor", available from your cruise hosts or at the Hotel de Haro lobby.

Here are a few other ideas of things to see or do within a short distance of the marina:

Charlie Don't Surf - White Rock, BC

Our Friday May 13th Nauti-Friday at Charlie Don’t Surf saw 30 of SYC’s members gathered for an evening of tasty seafood and camaraderie. We sure lucked out this Friday the 13th!

The casual atmosphere and summer weather made for a perfect evening of fun in the sun and enjoyment of the Semiamhoo Bay seaside and White Rock pier. Once again the service was excellent with friendly staff that provided prompt and efficient service. My vote is to make Charlie’s a repeat next year!

Special thanks to Jean Marshall for coordinating this event.

M/V Kindred Spirits and Mt. Baker

A warm spring day greeted the many club members who gathered at the Semiahmoo Marina on the first Saturday in May to celebrate the beginning of Semiahmoo Yacht Club's 35th season of boating in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Commodore Lynette started off by welcoming members, friends and honored guests, including twelve Past SYC Commodores, to enjoy a day of activities including ceremony, celebration, camaraderie and a little boating!

The ceremony began with traditional raising of the US, Canadian and Washington State flags, with trombonist Ozzie providing musical accompaniment for singing of our national anthems. Reverend Peter Mans asked for a safe and memorable season on the water in his eloquent Blessing of the Fleet and also remembered those we have lost, most recently Rear Commodore Iain, with a Memorial Prayer.

Work Continues on DHM's NN59 Sailboat

It’s been a while since I last provided a report to you all on the NN59 Sailboat’s restoration. Shipwright Alaniz is still working on the sailboat’s re-decking project. The re-decking of the sailboat has been much more complicated than what first meets the eye. Much like about everything else that we have been doing restoring this sailboat, there is much more to be done that first thought.

However, we are dedicated to repairing/restoring this former APA salmon boat with the care and quality this authentic maritime icon deserves. Once the restorative/repair work has been completed the NN 59 will be the water-borne working sister to the NN 79 sailboat on permeant display at the APA Cannery Museum at Semiahmoo.

Prevost Harbor - Stuart Island

What a great turnout! Three years ago this cruise started out with just four boats and has now grown to the point where we took over the dock in Prevost Harbor. Some rafted, while others anchored out perhaps to escape the rowdies on the dock!

Friday evening found us enjoying Walt and Joan Shemly’s boat, “Mariner,” for heavy appetizers and drinks as the rain showers arrived.

On Saturday morning, the sun broke through for the day while we relaxed with coffee, muffins, yogurt, etc. and we made plans for either a walk to the Turn Point Light Station or a quick dinghy ride to the county dock to begin a shorter hike out to the light station.