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Kingston Cove Yacht Club
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 81
Kingston, WA 98346-0081
KCYC is a 501C7 - Social Organization
Club Address
25815 Washington Blvd NE
Kingston, WA 98346
HomeBosun's Pipe, Oct 2023
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October 2023


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Hello, KCYC…

Here I sit in the pilot house of Better Together with my morning coffee, watching the sun come up while writing you my last Commodore’s Corner. I feel like this year has gone by so fast. It seems we just started and now we are at the end. It has been a great privilege to serve as your Commodore this past year, and I am looking forward to serving as your Past Commodore next year. I would like to say thank you to the Board for all their hard work this year. They have put in countless hours behind the scenes to keep us moving forward. Please take the time to thank them for doing an outstanding job! I would also like to thank the members for supporting the club with your volunteer time, helping host , plan, set up, and clean up events. It takes community to make KCYC what it is, and in the end, YOU make the club what it is. Again…Thank You. I would like to thank one more person-my wife, Cheryl. Cheryl, you have stood by me, supported me, believed in me, and encouraged me. You have made my dream of finishing what I started all those years ago come true. I love you and thank you.

Now that the sappy part is out of the way, we still have some magnificent events coming up this month:

The next cruise will be to Everett on October 13th-15th. Cheryl and I will be coming by land, as our boat needs to go into the yard, so just remember…If you can’t go by boat, you can still go. We hope to see you there.

The Board Meeting is on Tuesday night, October 17th, at 6:00.

The General Meeting is on Thursday night, October 19th, at 6:00. This will include the Change of Watch ceremony. Come and help us welcome the 2023-2024 Board.

The Commodore’s Ball is on Saturday night, October 21st, at 6:00. This is always a great celebration!

I encourage you to sign up for an event or just stop by on a Friday night to share a story. You can catch up with old friends and make new friends as you meet our newest members (28 this year).

As always, Cheryl and I look forward to seeing you around the club and on the dock. Please come and join in the fun.

Art Hammon


Final Cruise for the Season

Everett Cruise

Everett 10/13-15 ~ We will be at their new guest dock in the central basin. Plenty of room along this lateral dock new building with restrooms & showers. This marina claims to be the largest in the Northwest.  A nice and affordable hotel is next to the guest dock. Also, several food and libation establishments are close by. Watch for more details by email to come soon.  This is our last planned cruise for the season.

Chuck Turner
Fleet Captain


 As this year’s Board is preparing to change I would like to thank all of you who helped me fulfill my duties as Vice Commodore this year. 

I couldn’t have done it without the help of Ken and Sandi Dalgleish, Bob Britton and Lynn Colton, Karl Compton, Gloria and Steve Young, Vivi-Ann and Bill Parnell, Kim Clark, Simona Dedek, Julie Turner, Colleen Carey, Jamie Hunter, Rick Eveleth, and Art and Cheryl Hammon, and all the Board members. 

If I forgot anyone please know that your are thanked as well.  It has been a good year, and thank you to all members, who, through their volunteerism, made the year fun and memorable.

Rita Osborn
Vice Commodore


Greetings KCYC Members,

It been a fun journey as your Rear Commodore and Bar Manager.   This is my last report as we transition to the new board in October.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who have stepped up this past year helping out in so many ways.  Very much appreciated and let’s keep this momentum going for the new Rear Commodore Shelly Gantz.

Between the wine tasting event at the club and the whiskey tasting event at the Marina Tent, there were lots of opportunities this past month to try out new beverages.   The Nathan Gray Cabernet Sauvignon got positive reviews from the wine tasting.  I just purchased a couple of cases and we will be giving it a try at the bar replacing the Monte’s Cab currently served.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.

The new Terlato’s Pinot Grigio has been so well received it has surpassed Butter Chardonnay as our #1 selling white wine.

New member Kathy Butterly has jumped right into volunteerism completing the on-line MAST License course and adding her name to the bar volunteer resource pool.  Thanks Kathy!

Business at the bar continues to be strong and we are ahead of our financial goals for the year.  Thank you all very much for your patronage and lets all work to support Shelley and make term as Rear Commodore a success.

Walter Viereck
Your Rear Commodore – Signing off (almost)


October 2023 Meeting Schedule

The Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at 6pm.

The General Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19st at 6pm.

Stop by the Club on Friday evenings!

Our members are always welcome to just come in for a drink and to catch up with friends on Friday evenings.  It is not required to participate in the meal being served. 

When food is provided, reserve a spot if available (depending on what is being served) so that our hosts can plan the correct amount of food and avoid food loss costs to the club.


New Applicants!

Larisa and Michael Hauser

They have been residents in Kitsap County for 23 years, and 1.5 years in Kingston. They heard about KCYC from Art and Cheryl. Their interest in joining the club is to socialize and enjoy some community participation. They are in the construction business and enjoy cooking, gardening, RVing, camping, kayaking, and woodworking.
They do not currently own a boat but they do enjoy boating! They are interested in planning activities for Friday night social and parties, helping with set up and clean up before or after meetings, and assisting with clubhouse maintenance.
Welcome to Larisa and Michael!

Brian Moyers and Holly Lawrence

Brian and Holly heard about KCYC from Doreen Jordan and decided to join the club to meet people and become part of a community of friends and participate in community activities.  They have been living in Poulsbo for 20 years and noticed the club while traveling back and forth across on the ferry.  Brian is currently employed at NUWC Keyport as an IT Manager and is also retired NAVY. Holly is the General Manager for a housing complex in Silverdale. They enjoy boating, sailing, cooking, entertaining, and beer tasting.  Though not currently boat owners, fishing and water skiing were activities that they participated in while growing up in Richland on the Columbia River. Brian also sailed with the NROTC Unit at the Univ. of Washington while attending college there in the late 80’s. He particularly enjoyed sailing the waters surrounding the San Juan and Vancouver Islands for six-week stints in the summer months.  Brain and Holly are excited to step in and help with club activities!!
Welcome to Brian and Holly!

John Slater and Toni Scarborough

Welcome John and Toni!!John first heard about KCYC by seeing the sign!  He would like to meet fellow boaters and enjoy some social time with other members.  He visited the area 9 months ago and never left.  He is an accountant and enjoys gardening, boating, sailing, and games. John owns a sailboat in California and has been boating his entire adult life. He is looking forward to being an active member of KCYC.
Welcome John and Toni!


GM Sept 2023
Wine Tasting 2023
Whiskey and Ribs 2023

General Meeting

September 2023

Wine Tasting & Charcuterie

Whiskey and Ribs 



Social Events

Friday Night Social on Friday, September 1 - the fleet was in Pleasant Harbor but we still met and mingled as the bar was open.

KCYC Cruise to Pleasant Harbor on September 1 - 4 (Labor Day Weekend).  Thank you Ed Fernandez for coordinating the good times!

KISS! Keep It Simply Summer with Burgers and Live Music! on 9/8.  Thank you Loretta Jones and Kim Page for hosting!

Wine Tasting and Charcuterie on Friday, September 15.  Thank you hosts Kim Clark and Jennie Tucker for the lovely event.

Friday Night Social on Friday, September 22 - thank goodness for Friday.

Western Whiskey Tasting and Dinner on Saturday, September 23.  Thank you hosts Art and Cheryl Hammon for the great event.

Friday Night Social on Friday, September 29 - last Friday of the month to meet and mingle.

Boater Education Classes on Saturday, September 30 - thank you Jimmy DiIanni for making this happen.

Social Media

If you have ideas for content, or photos that you think the community would be interested in seeing, please send them to me, so we can keep the momentum going! Email me  at or text or call me 818-434-8091.


Help Requests

We are look for a few volunteers to put their heads together about New Year’s Eve!  The band has been booked, all we need is a party.   It’s not too soon to think about this!  Call me or email me.



Butch Brown
Butch was hospitalized after coming home from assisted living in less than 24 hours with a breathing issue. He is currently in ICU at St. Michaels hospital in Silverdale.

If you know of member who has amazing news to share, please let me know, so we can all celebrate.  
If you know that a member is struggling with health issues or has recently lost a family member, please send an email so we can send a card to them to help brighten their day.

Kim Francisco, Past Commodore, email:

Please Visit the KCYC Facebook Pages!

We all should know that KCYC has a public facebook page, Kingston Cove Yacht Club. Did you know that we also have a "members only" page? To use it, you must send us a request to join so we are certain that it remains a valuable resource for KCYC members.  Members can use the page to post topics and communicate with other members on whatever topics they choose.

To request to join the page, please click the link below.


Go to KCYC Members Facebook page