Club Burgee

Puget Sound Cruising Club

Serving the Independent Cruising Community since 1973


July and August
Sorry, NO Meetings or Raft-ups are planned! Cruising club members are off to Alaska, around Vancouver Island, and sailing locally from Desolation to the South Puget Sound. Others are in Mexico, on the East Coast, in the South Pacific to Mediterranean, and s/v Complexity is headed into Indonesia! If you see a PSCC burgee on an anchored boat, you may have found a club member to raft-up with, and likely share a meal.

Have a great Summer, and see you in September, for our first Fall meeting and two cruises! There is even a fun race planned. . .

September 2-4th, Labor Day weekend
Downwind Flag    Pt.Rainbow    hike up    dinghy dock
Join us South of the Tacoma Narrows, for a Labor Day Raft-up at Penrose Point State Park, Carr Inlet, South Puget Sound. Look on both sides of the spit for the raft-up. Go for a hike. Pick huckleberries, and catch up on the summer stories. Welcome back!

PSCC Meeting September 15th, Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Sea-trials Bookcover Wendy Hinman   Garth
Speaker: Local author, Wendy Hinman introduces her new book
Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

      True life adventure stories consist of events that may not always be fun while they are unfolding. Still, they can be riveting in the retelling and offer rich lessons for the prospective voyager and armchair sailors.
      Former PSCC commodores Wendy Hinman and Garth Wilcox have two such tales, one detailed in Tightwads on the Loose, the story of their 34,000-mile seven-year voyage together aboard a 31-foot boat around the Pacific and the second, in the brand new book Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire. With so many harrowing escapes, it's hard to believe it's true or that the teenaged Garth would ever want to voyage again. Shipwrecked at the age of 14 along with his parents and younger sister, Garth and his family not only survived, but rebuilt the vessel and finished sailing around the globe despite significant obstacles including wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, dengue fever, scurvy, and more. Without a working engine and no way to communicate with the outside world, they struggled to reach home before their broken rig comes crashing down and they ran out of food, in a trial that tested them to their limits.
      For more information about these two highly-acclaimed books, visit Come hear snippets from these amazing adventures, from the people who lived it, and pick up a signed copy to read the rest.

September 23-24   Annual Tequila Race
s/v Whiskey Run   s/v Whiskey Run   winners   toast
      Start the Fall sailing season with a casual race around Blake Island. Fast race boats can't win this one, with our ridiculous and frustrating handicap rules! Winner pours the Tequila. Join us for the Blakely Harbor raft-up, with Hors doeuvres potluck, and lots of summer cruising stories.

PSCC Club Meetings are held at North Seattle College, 7:30pm, on the third Friday of most months. We meet in the lower Library Concert Hall, Room #LB1142, with tiered seating and better audio visuals.

A map to the campus, and the room in which we meet is located on the images below. You can also check out the NSC Room Locater site with an interactive college map - you will have to type in the room number - LB1141 in the Room Finder search window. You can turn off the satellite view, for the easier to read map.

North Seattle College is West of Interstate-5, between Northgate and 85th, just 4 miles north of downtown Seattle. If you are coming to the college from the 520 or I-90 bridges, you will be taking Interstate-5 northbound.

Heading North on I-5
Take exit #173 (Northgate exit)
Turn right (South) onto 1st Avenue NE
Turn right again at N 92nd Street
Turn right onto College Way N
The college is on the right.

Heading South on I-5:
Take exit #173 (Northgate exit - West)
Turn right onto N Northgate Way
Turn left onto Meridian Avenue N, which becomes College Way N.
The college is on the left.

Park in the West Lot, between 95th and 97th, North West of the Library building.

North Seattle College area map

The room we meet in is shown in red below:

building location