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.

Cruise Hosts Dave & Lynn Fixin' Shrimp

On the third weekend in June, twenty plus boats and over forty five hearty SYC members braved the less than stellar weather and ventured to Sucia Island. They were rewarded with a great weekend of food, fun and song at the 2016 reprisal of our Sucia 'Shrimp Boil' Weekend.

Cruise hosts Dave and Lynn, with a great number of helping hands, grilled burgers, brats and dogs for our intrepid travelers on Friday night. Following dinner, Jamey and Dave sang songs by the camp fire as the group enjoyed the music, jokes and conversation.

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.