As is tradition for the past many many years, the February PAYC Dinner Meeting is a Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off. Winners brag all year long about their winning recipes. Each time we see a wide variety of chili's both meat and vegetarian varieties and cornbread's that are traditional or non-traditional and this year was no exception with a robust spread that made the competition hot for coveted winner's circle.
This year we had several unique options including "Armadillo Chili" made with Beyond meat, chicken and green chili, and even a venison chili! The competition was also fierce in the cornbread's with many baked delectables to choose from.
These three walk away with the coveted brag'n rights. Deana for her traditional cornbread, Mike for his meat chili and Wendy for her veggie chili AND her non-traditional cornbread!
If you are not familiar with the name Joshua Slocum you missed the PAYC book club’s latest pick Sailing Alone Around the World. Published in 1900, the classic yarn tells of Slocum’s historical solo three year voyage (1895-1898) aboard his 36 foot wooden sloop Spray.
The book club met last Monday evening, Feb. 20th, to share their thoughts about Slocum’s adventures, reminiscing about his encounters with late 1800’s people and cultures from Boston to Brazil, Australia to Africa and many islands in between.
The book club meets every other month, giving most plenty of time to immerse themselves in a salty world or words. Watch for upcoming emails with information about the next book selection and meeting times. - Keith D.
By popular request, Shirley Grayce will be leading a Spinnaker Sip&Paint on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 11:00AM in the clubhouse.
These colorful spinnakers will be from local boats and you can customize your painting to have your favorite spinnakers leading (or trailing) the fleet as they dance across the water.
The cost for paint, canvas, and other supplies is $25. There will be mimosas available for purchase at $5 ea.
Please RSVP soon to ensure you have a spot.
Our annual chili cook off will take place Friday February 17th at 6:00PM
The full menu includes:
- Corn Bread
Cost: $10 per person paid at the door (cash or check) and drinks are
available for purchase at the bar.
***Anyone who brings chili or corn bread for the competition will
receive free admittance for one!***
Every person is asked to vote for their favorite in each category of
chili and corn bread. The categories are:
- Best Meat Chili
- Best Vegetarian Chili
- Best Traditional Cornbread
- Best Non-Traditional Cornbread
A few ladies - current, former, and friends of PAYC members - made bowl cozies to sell by donation at February’s club chili & cornbread cook off. All proceeds from the sale will benefit our local Sea Scout Ship 1212.
THE PAYC BOOK CLUB IS ON A PLEASURE JAUNT!
The pleasure is reading fascinating books and discussing them with
knowledgeable club members.
We are currently reading _Sailing Alone Around the World_ by _Joshua
Slocum_. Our next meeting will be Feb. 20. That's a Monday. We'll meet
at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse.
We'll discuss the book, of course. Often members bring snacks to share,
and we also plan our future meetings and choose our next book. Our
meetings are fun!
Please join us!
There is no heavy lifting! We're sailing on smooth seas, with a light
wind and a steady current carrying us to our destination!
Sailing Alone Around the World is available at Port Book & News. There's
a 20% discount if you mention our club!
PAYC Rear Commodore Chris Boyd went on the Great Loop, a circumnavigation of the eastern half of the US by boat. The trip is about 7,000 miles normally, but COVID cut his trip aboard Destined Nomad a bit short. He still managed to pack in a boatload of adventures which he will share with us in a visual storytelling evening. Come get inspired to get out on your own adventures!
Where: Port Angeles Yacht Club
What: America's Boating Club (NOSPS) General Meeting Dinner
Speaker: Chris Boyd
Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 5:30 – 6:00 Social Time, 6:00 Dinner CATERED BY SERGIO’S HACIENDA
MENU, BUFFET STYLE Selection of Enchiladas, Tacos, Burritos, Beans, Rice, Chips/Salsa
VERY IMPORTANT: RSVP by February 6th! To: email@example.com
The PAYC will be turning into The Bouncing Barnacle, a pirate ship that has just docked in Santa Tortuga for this fun Murder Mystery. Remember: If you have RSVP'd and been assigned a role, please be sure to show up! This only works when all roles are filled.
We need a few folks to help with decorating for this fun event - please contact Past Commodore Erika with ideas.
When: Friday February 10, 2023
Time: Arrive Between 5:30 and 6:00PM
What: This is a murder mystery event. All participants will be assigned a role and will be asked to come in costume and character.
What to Bring: Please bring a finger food (hors d'oeuvre) to share. You'll be spending the time mingling and finding out clues from the other participants.
Keith Dahlin made an amazing video of a day cruise the club made to New Dungeness Lighthouse. If you missed it when he showed it at our Friday gathering... or you just want to see it again... here it is!
Do you want to know how to fix the scratches, dents or holes in your cherished vessel?
If so, America’s Boating Club and Port Angeles Yacht Club are presenting a clinic on repairing and refinishing damage to your composite materials.
These clinics will be held in two sessions, Saturday, February 4th and Saturday, March 4th 10:00 am at the Port Angeles Yacht Club and promises to be informative and entertaining. Each session has an in-depth presentation that will cover different aspects of fiberglass repair.
Since you get to get your hands dirty mixing up epoxy and making it work, there's a $10 charge to cover the cost of materials for both sessions.
A good time was had by all at last Friday's Bridge Meeting and dinner. Members and guests were treated to a delicious curry dinner with homemade deserts provided by Shirley Grayce.
The theme of the evening was "Volunteer Appreciation." And boy did we feel appreciated. Volunteers were honored with a round of applause with special ovation for past commodores.
Shown Below: Current Commodore Paul Kolisnikoff bows with gratitude towards Past Commodores, Frank Benson, Rick Johns, Paul Forrest, Dave Miller, Bob Morrison, Erika Hansen-Dahlin and Randy Volker.
But the pièce de résistance was a lovely song and dance honoring yacht club volunteers.