PSCC Meetings are held at North Seattle College, (NSC) 7:30pm, on the third Friday of the month, in the Library Building, Lower large Concert Hall, Room #LB1142 (large performing arts room on the ground floor). Park in the West lot. Show up between 7:15 and 7:30 and just follow the people in. Your $5 donation at the door helps cover our room rent. Guests are welcome at all PSCC meetings and raft-ups.
PSCC Cruises are usually the weekend following the meeting, the fourth Saturday and Sunday of the month. Boats flying the club burgee generally raft up or occasionally dock in the early afternoon. We often end up having appetizers and drinks in someone's cockpit, arrange a casual potluck meal on Saturday night and Sunday brunch. Please download the Raft-Up Tips PDF. Members occasionally arrive by ferry or car and are dinghy'd to the raft. If you want to join the raft-up, by land, please be sure to contact someone for a dinghy ride! Download the NEW 2019 Rendezvous Schedule PDF, plan your next cruise, and join us. We are often out cruising, and hope to see you on the water. . .
PSCC Meeting April 19, 2019 Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
The phrase "Sail Like a Girl" has a new meaning. Come meet the all women's crew who not only crushed this stereotype but also this year's Race to Alaska (R2AK).
Life often pulls us in a million directions, but these 8 women sought their R2AK bid as a breather. Among these sailors are those with careers in law, public health, occupational therapy, and marine electronics. Those running businesses, serving as consultants, and advocating for expanded access to cancer care. And those who are also moms…
Learn what drove these women to choose this epic 750-mile journey to Ketchikan as their break from the daily grind, how it helped them get out of their comfort zones and how they banded together to conquer whatever Mother Nature threw at them in the often treacherous waters known as the Inside Passage.
PSCC Circumlocution of Bainbridge Island April 27-28, 2019 Raft up at Lemolo, Liberty Bay
This popular race is a PSCC tradition with almost 30 years of fun history. We sail, either way around Bainbridge Island, with a finish line under the power-lines entering Liberty Bay. Read the fine print - the winner is the boat that comes in second! The most hotly contested award is the Horros d’Hoover, so the food is always great! The Perseverance Award is harder to win, but you have till Sunday morning to finish. This has often been one of our larger raft-ups, and folks who have driven over, may get a dinghy ride to the raft-up for the potluck. Always a fun trip - even if you don't race, join us!
PSCC Meeting May 17, 2019 Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
Sailing the Atlantic with Alan Johnson aboard s/v Jarana
Join us as Alan Johnson shares pictures and accounts of crossing the Atlantic on Bill and Kathi's 42' J-boat. The trip included a stop in Bermuda, a visit to the Oracle Americas Cup camp, and some challenging weather conditions.
PSCC Bywater Bay / Memorial Day Holiday May 25-27, 2019
One of our longer local trips, the PSCC Bywater Bay Raft-up is always special. NE of the Hood Canal Bridge, protected by the spit, this trip offers a unique lagoon/beach walk, with birding, and maybe clam-digging or crabbing. Club members always share their technical experience at raft-ups, so ask your questions; windlass or rigging, anchorages, offshore sailing, etc. Of course there will be dinner and breakfast potlucks, a fine PSCC tradition. Remember when Nita brought us hot muffins, and we motored out the Hood Canal with the sub?
PSCC Meeting June 21, 2019 Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
Sarah Scott has an inspiring story! A few years ago she watched Maiden Trip on Netflix, the documentary about Laura Dekker, the thirteen year old Dutch girl setting out to circumnavigate. It hooked and intrigued her, and she bought a Catalina 27 to live aboard and learn to sail. Now she is rebuilding a Rawson 30, named Sea Turtle, working at Fisheries Supply, involved with the Coho Ho Ho Rally, and planning her own circumnavigation, first around Vancouver Island later this summer. She will bring supportive stories and lots of project pictures, what a lot of learning, and a real role model! See also the 48 North Article - PDF.
June 29-30, 2019 Annual Salmon Bake at
Hidden Cove Park, Bainbridge Island
Join us in Port Madison for our biggest raft-up of the year, a delicious and fun event! Cruisers from the East Coast to New Zealand plan for this event. The club buys the salmon, and volunteers cook. It's the biggest potluck of the year, with babies to old salts, and folks can come to the park via dinghy dock or by car. If you don't have a dinghy, someone will give you a ride. Plan to chip in for the salmon ($10/person), and bring a dish to share - it's a social potluck! Of course, there will be breakfast on the raft-up and great camaraderie, so come by boat if you can - maybe Ranier will be out for the sail home, and you can pose like s/v Tango! More pics from last year's Salmon Bake are Here!
Sorry NO official Cruising Club events are planned for July and August - most of us are out cruising!
If you fly your burgee, you may find friends around Poulsbo on July 3rd
to cruisers returning from Alaska, or around Vancouver Island, rafting up for an impromptu potluck in the San Juan Islands late August to early September. Sometimes fresh fish or crabs are involved. . . See you in September!
OK Maybe August 31/September 1st - details to follow