PSCC is sailing into the new normal.

We will hold our monthly meetings virtually and modify our monthly cruises to embrace social distancing. Stay calm, be safe, and sail on!

September Club meeting on Zoom
Friday September 18 @ 6pm Pacific
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+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 826 7121 4043

September 26 /27, 2020 A PSCC Traditional Tequila (or Corona) Race
Scott & Donna on Celestial return
Yare be the winners
Meals together, back when we could!

The Tequila Race is always a fun one, and in the spirit of this race's comic tradition this year we're calling it the Corona Race. The Blakely Harbor raft-ups have often brought in boats sailing back from Hawaii and Alaska. Historically, this race is the most hysterical... While the race course has to follow Coast Guard safety rules regarding the crossing of shipping lanes, race instructions usually note safe approach distance for marine mammals, Orca and submarines. Always educational, the course may be changed after the start. The winner is selected by a cruising committee, which rates boats not entirely by their finish times. Proper attention to your boats safety requirements, amenities, and math skills in completing your ships docket, along with bribes, may help narrow the winning selections for the judges. The Corona Race winner, will have his/her name and boat name duly engraved upon the suitable trophy, and is required to pour for the fleet - likely spread out in dinghys this year instead of rafted together.

Here's some of the earlier cruises this year.

PSCC July Cruise  ·  Exploring Blakely Rock  ·  July 3rd to 5th
Blakely Rock looking East
Blakely Rock Westside
Blakely Rock Group

PSCC cruisers have for years had an informal raft-up for the Poulsbo Fireworks on the third, joining hundreds of other boaters. Sorry - canceled this year!  Instead the July 3 cruise plan was to anchor in Blakely Harbor Friday night, then go exploring at Blakely Rock the next morning.  Blakely Rock is one of the best tide pool locations in Puget Sound. At low tide it's more like a small island with a white shell beach for dinghy landing and anchorages on the west and south sides and large enough for social distancing.  
Latest report from Shez: I just wanted to say thanks to all of you that could make it out this 4th of July weekend. We had a most excellent fireworks display, a great hike and saw lots of fun critters on the island. I lost my drone to the sea monster this weekend, but still have some fun pics to share. Mike & Sheryl sent the video of the rare daylight octopus!

Blakely Rock Eggs
Blakely Mill Covid
PSCC June Cruise – Phinney Bay/Bremerton
Elsie Dinghy Raft Race
Dinghy Talk

Phinney Bay on the weekend of June 27/28 / Manzanita Harbor on Friday Night
Bardo heard the following hail on Friday night on VHF 69 while pulling into Manzanita bay “Corona Beer, Corona Beer, Corona Beer – this is Raven Dancer”. More corona beer handed out to passers-by in tenders on Friday night. A few Corona beers may have been personally delivered by tender. Tom and Renee on s/v Barquihno are our newest members – picked up their burgee on Friday night in Manzanita. Great to have them come along on their first club cruise. We had ten boats in Phinney Bay - A new club record there! Floating happy hour worked well – good social distancing. A little wet and a nice sail home. . .

Elsie dinghy group
Greg n Lindsay
"We had a great time with everyone!" - Greg and Lindsay, PSCC June cruise leaders

PSCC Meeting  June Zoom Review

A 10year Circumnavigation on s/v Slip Away •  with the Rich Crowell and Jan Schwab.
In 2003, Rich & Jan left Los Angeles on their 1978 Islander Freeport 41' ketch, s/v Slip Away, with a long-term plan to spend several years exploring the world. They completed their circumnavigation in 2019 - 10 years, 4 months and 13 days to sail around the world, sailing over 57,000 miles, and visited 33 countries and overseas territories. Crossing the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, it's been an awesome adventure! Rich and Jan shared their Seven Seas World Cruising Video and answered questions on a Zoom meeting, bit of their travels, people, places, and pics with information about boat maintenance done along the way. You are sure to enjoy hearing about their cruising experiences - If you missed it - don't fret. To watch a replay of our June virtual club meeting just click on the movie below. The first 30 minutes of the meeting are club business. After the club business section the video replay is a pre-recorded presentation by Rich and Jan. The last 40 minutes of the video replay are the Q&A after their Seven Seas presentation.

PSCC Cruise - Anchoring in Mystery Bay
Dinghy Race
Patrick Paddling
Mystery Bay Beach
PSCC Memorial Day Cruise to Mystery Bay

A fine PSCC Tradition! Five boats met up in Port Ludlow on Friday night (Bardo, Corps of Discovery, Panterra, Raven Dancer, and Osprey). Saturday we were joined in Mystery Bay by more boats (My Dream, Yohelah and Violet Hour). Mike and Sheryl did a great job as cruise leaders and got everyone involved in the fun events. Saturday evening we had a socially distanced happy hour on shore. In the morning, we went to Fort Flagler and hiked through the park. Sunday evening we had a human powered boat race that was loads of fun – Elsie was our brilliant rule maker, handicapper, and judge. We had everything from paddle boards to boats with broken oar locks.  Alan was the grand prize winner – a case of Corona.

Mystery Bay group
Driver Grin
Oarless Raven Dancer
Corona Prize
Trip Planing for 2020

Things are different this year! Cruisers often say "Plans are made in the sand at low tide. . ."
Download the PSCC 2020 Cruising Calendar.pdf, plan your next cruise, and join us.
We hope to see you on the water. . .

Please Thank the Venders who support our cruising club!
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Josh Butler at Doyle Sails 425.877.6543 is offering a 10% discount to PSCC members. Buy a Sail or Stack-pack and thank him for all of us!
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Sign up for a Fisheries Account for a 10% discount for PSCC members. Just tell them you are a club member on your application.


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CSR has generously donated an Annual Haul-out and Discounted Bottom-paint Job! Thank you!