2017 - 2018 Commodore Words


We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved Carol Pearl unexpectedly passed away earlier this afternoon (2/14/2018). Carol was a past Commodore for STYC and has been a very active board member for years. She was our club historian, champion, mentor and friend and we are saddened today. Board meetings will not be the same without her. STYC will not be the same without her.

We will post further details about Carol's life and time with STYC as well as further details of how we plan on celebrating Carol. In the meantime, we encourage all of you to post/share stories about Carol and any pictures you also may have.

Thanks you Karen Higginson from 48 Degrees North for sharing the photo (left) of Carol from the CYC art show. Carol was an avid painter.

Shannon Renner
Commodore, STYC

Bob Bonney

Sadly, I am reporting the death of Bob Bonney, a long time Sloop Tavern Yacht Club member. He died on Dec. 18, 2017 due to injuries from in a car crash on Dec. 6.

He was one of a handful of continuing old-time STYC members. Bob joined the club in 1977. He was drawn to the club by its mission statement of getting new sailors active, increasing their sailing skills, and building a true community of sailors. He participated actively in building club events - Cruise 'N Snoozes, Race to the Straits, the J & J series, and organizing SARC so the racing calendar would serve Puget Sound clubs better. Bob served as Commodore in 1991 and as club handicapper and PHRF director for over 10 years. He actively raced his boat, SOLO, (Ranger 28) for 30 years.

Bob was my friend for 43 years, boat partner for 30 years. His generosity and enthusiasm for sailing drew me into the sport. I was a real scaredy cat initially, and wouldn't do anything but serve beer and hold on for dear life when the boat heeled. One weekend, he finally said I should be skipper for the weekend: take charge, tell him what to do and when to do it and he wouldn't step in unless I was going to sink the boat or something dire like that. We survived the trip and from then on, he encouraged me to skipper the boat and take it cruising in the San Juans/Gulf Islands on my own in the summer. In the same vein, many new sailors started their racing on SOLO, then moved on to buy their own boats or to crew on other boats.

Bob enjoyed people, but was a very private person. He asked that no formal ceremony be held to mark his death, but that Sloopers should raise a beer for him at their next outing. His family and I will spread his ashes on Puget Sound.

Carol Pearl


2015 - 2016 Commodore Words

  Dick Roberts
has passed away, Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dick was a long time supporter of the club, and served as our
Race Committee Chair for many years. He will be missed.


Sail on Dick
 

Sloop Tavern Boats in 48 North's Top 25 Boats of 2014
4th Jerry DiercksDelirium
9th James GerosLast Tango
12thKen ChinKowloon
13thLance StaughtonBat Out Of Hell
14thDan RandolphNefarious
17thPaul WalchenbachMata Hari
19thCharles HillDifferent Drummer
25thPat DenneyHere & Now

2013 - 2014 Commodore Words

2011 - 2012 Commodore Words

2009 - 2010 Commodore Words

Mary Roberts, sister of Dick Roberts and dear friend of STYC passed away on Wednesday morning, August 11, after battling leukemia and a series of strokes since May. Mary was an active member of STYC for many years. She served as Treasurer and helped out with RC duty, club mailings, benefit regatta support, and many other club activities. Mary was an incredible lady and STYC will remember her always.
Blue Lightning Cruise to Mexico
Dry Sailing from Coast to Coast
Sloop Tavern Boats in 48 North's Top 25 Boats of 2008
2nd Ben Braden More Uff Da
6th Patrick Denney Here and Now
7th Dan Randolph Runner
10th Ken Chin Kowloon
15th Nate Creitz Three Ring Circus
18th Mike Schiltz Money Shot
20th Scott Burbank Rock On


2008 Commodore Words

Sloop Tavern Boats in 48 North's Top 25 Boats of 2007
7th Nate Creitz's Three Ring Circus
11th Bill Stange's Tuesday
18th Stuart Farrell's Tryst
22th Arne Hammer's Norn


2007 Commodore Words

The Thanksgiving Snooze and Cruise ended up being a huge success. In attendance was Blues Power, Whiskey Run, Kowloon, Spice, Kirk Utters Boat (I don't know its name) and our guest Thumper. After finding out that Kingston Marina was reserved the group ended up spending Friday and Saturday night in Poulsbo enjoying the marina, shops and local bars to watch the weekends football games. The real excitement started late Saturday night when the seasons low tides had many of the sailboats in the marina out of the water or leaning on the docks, Whiskey Run included. But in true Sloop fashion we just went to the bar and waited for the water to float our boats again before we hit the bunks. Perfect weather and a truly fun group.
Over the weekend we all talked about the confusion on getting a last minute cruise together via second hand sources. We decided we needed an email group that people could opt-in to and have the ability to email everyone about what's going on, or questions they may have. So, here it is below, the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club Sailors yahoo email group. Please send this out and invite anyone to become a member and enjoy hanging out with the STYC sailors out on the water.

Just click on this link below and join the group!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sloopsailors/
          2007 Foul Weather Bluff
Nate brings home the hardware again!!!

The New PHRF protocol is Dead!!!
The directors and handicappers of PHRF-NW have voted to immediately cease implementation of the "new" protocol.
See www.phrf-nw.org

Sloop Tavern Boats in 48 North's Top 25 Boats of 2006
7th Bill Stange's Tuesday
24th Ken Chin's Kowloon


STYC at the Moore 24 Nationals