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Great Lakes water level expected higher

All the Great Lakes are currently higher than last month and this time last year.   Peak water levels are expected.  Link to article written by Mark Torregrossa. 

Passing of Ardith Leone (Dietz) Preble

Darlene Staffeldt's mother passed away on April 29, 2019.  Memorial Service is May 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home.   Link to Obituary
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Lasso That Cleat Like a Pro


We've all been there -- pulling into the slip and it's time to dock the boat.   You are crossing your fingers you don't miss the cleat when you toss the line.  You miss the cleat, time is of the essence so that the boat doesn't slam into the dock.  You toss again and miss.   Watch this YouTube video on how to lasso the cleat. 

Lake Superior is 90% ice-covered -- 5th time in 20 years.
March 8, 2019
Lake Superior is 94 percent ice-covered as of Friday — the first time the largest Great Lake has had more than 90 percent ice coverage in four years. (Click here to read article.)

How long would it take to Zamboni a frozen Lake Superior?
February 2019
Wonder who thought up that question and also did the research.   It's a few fun facts to pull out when sitting around the fire.  (click here to read article)


6 Crazy Things You Never Knew About the Great Lakes
by Coastal

Living
(click here to read article)
February 2019
  1. They're HUGE -- 6,000,000,000,000,000 gallons huge.
  2. They are literally inland seas.
  3. More than 40 million people (not to mention fish, plants and animals) rely on them.
  4. They're 10,000 years young.
  5. They are surrounded by the largest freshwater coastal dune system in the world.
  6. They're full of mystery.

Lake Superior and Lake Michigan lake levels could hit a record.

Detroit News published an article, click here.
US Army Corps of Engineers - Six Month Forecast Bulletin, click here.


Passing of Virginia Getty Nelson (Barrett's mom)

Barrett's mother, Virginia Getty Nelson passed away on Saturday, November 24 at 10:30 AM at the age of 102. She would have been 103 on December 7. Oddly enough, Barrett had a hole in one at 11:30 AM eastern time. Virginia must have said "do me proud son" as she went up to be with Edward and Barrett's brother Philip. She will be greatly missed but at peace now.
  Note: Obituary and funeral arrangements not available at time of posting on site.


Applefest Breakfast very tasty!
Applefest breakfast by Bayfield Yacht Club 2018









A big thank you to our hosts Bill/Darlene and Richard/Meridy.  You guys sure know how to throw a breakfast party!  Bill Hooper provided photo. 

Fountain in Bayfield!

Congrats! the water is flowing in the new fountain in Bayfield.   Looks awesome!  10/1/2018

Bayfield Wisconsin Fountain
Bayfield Wisconsin Fountain
Bayfield Wisconsin Fountain
Bayfield Wisconsin Fountain


Team Texana's Big Mac

By Dallas Johnson

Team Texana sailing the Chicago MacSeason seven for Team Texana’s Schock 35 out of Bayfield WI. It’s been a long trip. The oldest kid, Austin Johnson, was 10 years at the beginning. At times it’s been like a version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, at other times a Chevy Chase Family Vacation movie, once in a blue moon it’s been that scene from Wind - pick whichever scene comes to mind, we’ve seen them all.

Racing hard has always been important, sailing well has always been the goal. Results have always been second, but we’ve been lucky more than we deserve. Seven years of Raceweek, ATI’s, racing and cruising the Great Lakes and Atlantic with no major boat damage or injuries has been my goal as skipper. Although I should note we are regulars at the Ashland ER thanks to bikes, fish hooks, skateboards, sunburns, and one emergency appendicitis. Bayfield can be a tough town.   Read more, click here.



Brad Anderson''s Birthday celebrating in Bayfield WI
Happy Birthday Brad Anderson

A few members helped Brad celebrate his birthday at the BYC Club House on 6/30/2018.




Happy Birthday Tom Lux!


Celebrating Tom's birthday during the 2018 BYC Annual meeting.  Wishing you another year of health, happiness and smooth sailing.   Other pictures from annual meeting.

 2018 Annual Meeting for BYC  2018 Annual Meeting for BYC


Can a tsunami occur on the Great Lakes?

We've all heard that seiches occur on the Great Lakes but a tsunami.   Here I thought tsunamis were only on the oceans. Experts say that tsunamis' do occur on the Great Lakes.   Read article


Study finds highest microplastic concentration in the Apostle Islands.  
National Park Service teamed up with Clemson University, NOAA Marine Debris Program to study plastic pollution.  Read article.


US Customs & Border Protection: New Small Boat Reporting Procedures Now in Effect

The official ROAM (Reporting Offsite Arrival - Mobile) app allows boaters to present themselves for face-to-face inspection with a CBP Officier using Video Chat, for entry into the United States.  Learn more


Halvor Reiten Park and Public Beach - Storm Damage


Below are pictures of the Boardwalk at Halvor Reiten Park & Public Beach next to Blackhawk Marina. The boardwalk has been destroyed after last weeks storm (October 2017). Damage around town is still being evaluated - but the BYC clubhouse was not damaged.  Thanks to Jim Bryan for status updates and pictures.

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Blackhawk marina storm damage
Blackhawk marina storm damage
Blackhawk marina storm damage
Blackhawk marina storm damage
Blackhawk marina storm damage
Blackhawk marina storm damage



Mast Duty

If you are ever in need of a person who enjoys heights, Abe White may be the person. , BYC 'intrepid' Commodore, climbs sailboat mast for inspection and repair
 Abe White, BYC Commodore, climbing sailboat mast














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AED in the house!


Did you know that Bayfield Yacht Club owns an AED?   It's located on the Pump House.  You pass it every time you walk out onto A, B and C dock.

AED Equipment at Bayfield Yacht Club


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Abe White Mast Climbing