Club Burgee

Puget Sound Cruising Club

Serving the Independent Cruising Community since 1973

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, or arrange a casual potluck meal on Saturday night and Sunday brunch. Please download the Raft-Up Tips. Members occasionally arrive by ferry or car and are dinghy'd to the raft. If you want to join the raft-up, but can't sail there, please be sure to contact someone for a lift! We are often out cruising, and hope to see you on the water. . .  Download the 2018 PSCC Cruise Calendar and make plans to join us soon.

CURRENT SCHEDULED EVENTS

PSCC Meeting  February 16, 2018  Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Linda and powerboat   at Sawyer  women charting
"Couples Sharing the Boat Handling - Tips for Making it Work" by Linda Lewis

Lots of things can fall apart between people, when stress boards the boat. Just the word 'docking' conjures up what we're talking about. Anchoring, deciding how to handle a traffic situation, trying to make a weather decision ... they're all on the stress list too. But they don't have to be. Creating and following set procedures that work on your boat and devising good communications mechanisms can make all the difference. Capt. Linda Lewis has helped hundreds of couples become a confident team, with real-life tips.

February 24-25 - PSCC Edmonds Cruise
Edmonds Marina  Edmonds Map
Join us at the Edmonds Marina for a rare harbor trip! We may have a potluck dinner onboard, or eat at a local restaurant, likely Anthony's. Folks arriving by car can join us easily this month. Please reach out to Mike Wytychak on s/v Raven Dancer for moorage planning, questions and additional info. Note: If you want to be on the same dock as the PSCC group, please let Mike know by February 8th, so the can make the marina reservation deadline. After the 8th, you can contact the Port of Edmonds Marina for moorage directly at (425) 775-4588. Plan on a breakfast potluck on one of the boats, before the sail home.

PSCC Meeting   March 16th, 2018   Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Carol on Adventuress  sail logo
Carol Hasse - Light Air Sails for Cruisers

Carol Hasse, sailmaker and founder Port Townsend Sails, will discuss the design and function of the many types of light air sails for cruisers. Carol will also cover optimal points of sail, basic trim, and sail handling options for cruisers.
Carol's experience includes over 40,000 miles on sail training and privately owned vessels ranging from her 25’ Nordic Folkboat to the 101’ Schooner Adventuress. She has sailed extensively in the Northwest, the South Pacific and the Eastern Seaboard.

March 24-25, 2018   Manzanita Bay Raft-up
Raft-up boats  Raft-up Verticle  Boats Departing
Join us for a short sail to the West side of Bainbridge Island. Manzanita is just South of Agate Pass.
We will have a MOB hoisting practice. Plan on dinner & breakfast potluck meals.

PSCC Meeting  April 20, 2018  Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Natalie Sears  The insiders guide to boat cleaning and detailing
Natalie Sears - Preparing your boat for the season -

During NW winters your boat picks up a lot of moss, algae, dirt and stains. Natalie Sears, owner of Seattle's premiere boat cleaning service, Deckhand Detailing, will share the best ways to clean off that winter grime and prepare your boat for the season. Natalie will discuss the cleaning and maintenance of gelcoat, paint, non-skid, teak, canvas, stainless, fenders, inflatables and more. She will cover the best ways to clean without damaging surfaces. Natalie will share which waxes and cleaning products work, which don't, and cover the best ways to preserve your boat's surfaces to maximize their lifespan. Natalie is the author of "The insiders guide to boat cleaning and detailing".

April 28-29, 2018  Liberty Bay Raft-up at Lemolo
Raft-up boats
Join us for the Thirty First Annual Circumlocution of Bainbridge Island.
“Race” for second place and perseverance trophies.
The Horrors d’Hoover Contest is harder to win!