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Subject:                          WHSYC April Spring Meeting Reminder



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208 Spring membership Meeting Reminder



April Meeting Reminder


WHSYC Members, this is a quick reminder about our upcoming Spring Membership meeting (Tomorrow 4/25).  For the second year running the Bakers have volunteered their home to host the event. 


Please join us at: 6060 Yukon Road, Anchorage, AK 99516.  


- Head East on Abbot Road. 

- Drive past Service High School on the Left and through the Birch Road intersection and under the pedestrian bridge. 

- Take your first right onto Slana Trail after Birch Road.

- Turn Left on Chisana Way, which will turn into Yukon Road at the corner.

- The Baker's home is the first house on the left after the corner.  

The Sailor's Social and dinner will begin at 6:00 pm and will be followed by general club discussions and updates for this coming year.


This is a potluck event, so please join us with a dish to share and your sailing/club questions, comments and experiences.  We are looking forward to seeing you all there!


WHSYC April Update

Welcome to April, and congratulations on making it through another winter and to the sailing season!  Some of us have begun the de-winterization and spring cleaning of our boats, while other ambitious members have already made it out to Thumb Cove!  


A few announcements / reminders for for members:

- Our lease of the club house does not begin until May 1st.  As such, the club house will not be available for members until after May 1st. 


- Dock carts are always available to club members.  The combination for the dock carts will remain set to last year's code until May 1st.


- WHSYC is now on Twitter!!  Keep up to date with the latest club announcements, race updates, and impromptu cruising outings by following sailingalaska @WHSYC_Seward.


WHSYC is now Tweeting!












Boat Maintenance Services

You work hard to enjoy your boat.  With that comes routine boat maintenance.  It is important to protect your shaft and props with protective Zinc anodes, and that by cleaning your hull and reducing drag you improve speed and fuel efficiency.  


Below are a few options to consider:


Dive Services: 

Jon LeVan is offering dive services this spring through June in Seward. Jon is Bixlar's cousin and will be diving with the same services and rates as Bixlar has in the past. To contact Jon call or text 907-539-2253 or send an e-mail to:

Boat Watch Services:

Seven Seas Sailing Logistics is offering boat watch services.  They will check your boat every other day and send you weekly photos.  Call or e-mail for rates & details: or (907) 965-1900.


Haul Out Services:

Seward Harbor offers boat haul out services at affordable 1/2 hour and hourly rates.  Th harbor is willing to lift your boat so that you can replace zinc's or perform other duties within the rates posted.  Contact the Seward Harbor for rates and more information if interested.



2018 Riggers Update


Hello Seward sailors,


This is Keith Stone and Ray Hines, and we are riggers from Anacortes, WA. This is our 14th year in conjunction with the William H. Seward Yacht Club to come to Seward and work on your beloved sailboats.  This year we will be in town May 12 - 22nd.


We are scheduling work now as we speak. Those of you who have come to know us over the years know that we have done a wide variety of quality work on the fleet there in Seward and we would like to continue this tradition. 


We do rig tuning, install furlers, do rig inspections, any repairs or upgrades you may need, install shrouds, fabricate lifelines, install running rigging, just about anything you may need..we'll even help you bend on your sails after a long, dark winter.  No job too big or too small! 


Note: Those of you who need parts built like shrouds or lifelines need to step in soon, with concise measurements, in time for me to get stuff fabricated and sent ahead. 


You may contact me through or call me @ 360.421.7915.


Thanks to all our Seward friends and we hope to hear from you!    


Keith Stone

Master Rigger


2018 Membership Form

If you haven't sent in your Yacht Club Membership for 2018 please send in the attached form or visit the membership section of the WHSYC website before May 1st.


Membership categories are the same as last year. A Family Membership is $450, and an Individual Membership $280.  WHSYC is once again offering Cruiser or Alumnus Memberships (2 people) for $150, and Junior or Race Crew memberships for $50. 


WHSYC has secured use of the club house for the 2018 Season, and it's amenities will be available to club members for the duration of the 2018 sailing season (May - September).


New Members are being offered a 50% discount on Family and Individual Memberships for 2018.  Memberships received after September 1st will be extended through the following calendar year.  Please renew  or submit your membership applications before May 1st.  For members looking to pay their renewal fee please visit the renewal section on the William H. Seward Yacht Club Website.


2018 Activity Schedule - Updated

The activities for 2018 are taking shape. Please see below for our 2018 schedule of events.  You can also visit the calendar on our website at for the most up to date information.  (If you use google calendar, you can click on the "+" at the bottom right of the calendar to add WHSYC's calendar to your own). 


Winter Activities Schedule:

WHSYC monthly meetings will target the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, (minor schedule deviations may occur on occasion). 


- April 25th

  Topic: Spring Membership Meeting

  Location: John & Marcy Baker's Home

                 6060 Yukon Rd,

                 Anchorage, AK 99507


Summer Activities Schedule:

- May 5th - 6th: Club House Opening Weekend

- May 12th-22nd: Riggers in Seward

- May 19th: Seward Harbor Opening

- June 9th: White Sails Race #1

- July 5th - 8th: Commodore's Cruise

- July 14th: White Sales Race #2

- August 5th: White Sales Race #3

- TBD: Rum Doodle

- September 2nd: Alaska Cup @ Day Harbor

- August 31st - September 3rd: Sailing Inc's Day Harbor Cruise

- September 29th - 30th: Club House Closing Weekend



Stay Tuned


If there is a topic of interest that you would like to learn more about or if you have a topic that

 you would be willing to present/discuss or share in the newsletter please let me know. Also, if you have any comments, suggestions or feedback please don't hesitate to share them with me.


Thank you all for your time, efforts, and contributions to the club.  It is your shared experiences and enthusiasm that make WHSYC a great club to be a part of.



Nathan Zeigler

2018 WHSYC Commodore


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