Club Burgee

Puget Sound Cruising Club

Serving the Independent Cruising Community since 1973


PSCC Meeting December 15th, Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
Alan on CORPS OF DISCOVERY   Rudder shot  Peter Schrappen
Bottom Paint Update by Alan Johnson and Peter Schrappen

Results of a copper-free bottom-paint test and an update on the upcoming law banning copper-based paints. Under current law, beginning Jan. 1, 2020, copper-based bottom paints will no longer be available in Washington state for recreational boats under 60' in length. Two years ago current PSCC Commodore, Alan Johnson, researched copper-free bottom paint. Finding no reliable information about the efficacy of copper-free paint in NW waters, he had half his hull painted with copper-based paint, half with copper-free. At the PSCC meeting at 7:30pm on Dec. 15th, he will share pictures, videos and accounts of the state of growth on his hull over the last two years. At the same meeting, Peter Schrappen, VP of the Northwest Marine Trade Association, will share insights into how the marine trade industry is dealing with the impending change in law, whether any changes or postponements are in the works and he will answer questions about the law and how it will impact the quality of the NW marine environment.

December 30th or 31st in Blakely Harbor
New Years Raft-up   fireworks   dinghy seattle  
Join us for a "New Years Eve" cruise to Blakely Harbor!

Weather or schedules may determine if you can make it Saturday or Sunday, so you are always welcome.
A PSCC tradition, this is always a fun way to start the new year off - sailing! Some times there's even fireworks, and you know there will be a potluck meal or two at the raft-up. Please download the Raft-Up Tips.pdf.

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. Access is off College Way North at N 97th Street.

A map to the campus, and the Library Building in which we meet is located on the images below. You can also check out the NSC Map Site.

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