Club Burgee

Puget Sound Cruising Club

Serving the Independent Cruising Community since 1973


PSCC Meeting  September 21, 2018  Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
Gifford Family  Voyaging With Kids Book  Girls on Dock
Behan and Jamie Gifford, have sailed more than 50,000 nautical miles, cruising around the world, with their three children, Niall, Mairen, and Siobhan. Leaving from the PNW in 2008, aboard their Stevens 47, s/v Totem, they've visited 48 countries and territories, from Mexico to Martinique.

Behan, a UW graduate with a career in consulting, marketing and advertising, chronicled her families adventures at, and with cruising families wrote Voyaging with Kids, a guide to family life afloat. Jamie Gifford, a recovering racing sailor and experienced offshore sail designer, has returned to work as a sailmaker and rigger for offshore and regional sailors. Behan and Jamie provide coaching services, to mentor hopeful cruisers towards a successful life afloat.

While you may have seen the Giffords on Good Morning America, or at another event, for the Puget Sound Cruising Club, Behan will talk about Hidden Treasures. She'll talk about positive experiences that occurred in unexpected ways or places along their route. She will have plenty of pictures and experiences to share with the Puget Sound Cruising Club.  Everyone is welcome at our meetings and events, so don't miss this first Fall meeting!

Sept. 29-30, 2018  PSCC Annual Tequila Race with Blakely Harbor Raft-up and Hors d’oeuvres potluck.
2016 raft-up   boat bows n sterns   Steve w/ breakfastRoss n Kam
Come to the September 21st PSCC meeting to find out more about this fun race, and download the Race Rules PDF. Race around Blake Island with ridiculous and frustrating handicap rules. Winner pours the Tequila. Join us for a fine, warm summer raft-up, in local protected Blakely Harbor. Download the Raft-up Tips PDF and come, even if you've never anchored before - we are a pretty helpful lot. Relax, again there are no sign-ups, no one to rsvp, so just show up and surprise us. PSCC raft-ups are a fun way to meet sailors, and share a meal or two. Yea, there is usually a breakfast potluck too. Here's more pics of the boats and crews from last years Tequila Race.

See Events page for future meetings and cruises.

PSCC Club Meetings are held at North Seattle College, 7:30pm, on the third Friday of most months. We meet in the Library Building (LB) lower 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