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, 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  February 15, 2019  Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
Carina Anchored
Roderick Clan
Nasty Stuff

Leslie and Philip on s/v Carina have sailed over 41 thousand miles, on their Mason 33 since 2003, and found smiles everywhere the visited. They have traveled well off the beaten path, and helped build schools and friendships from Central America to Papu, New Guinea. They have the kind of experience, adventures, pictures and stories most of us only dream of. In 2017 they returned from Micronesia, via a great circle non-stop route to Sitka, a cold 46 day passage. There are very few questions they can't answer. You won't want to miss this presentation!

February 23-24  PSCC Potluck | Eagle Harbor
Ferry and PS34

Potluck at Eagle Harbor Marina
Come over on your boat, or take the big boat (ferry), and join us for this Early Spring trip for a special "Polynesian" theme potluck, at the Eagle Harbor Marina clubhouse (across the bay from Winslow). Maybe we will see Wendy and Garth, and have brunch at the club or at the raft-up, before folks have to head home.
More info HERE and at the February meeting. Come by car or boat, and Make it - if you can!

PSCC Meeting  March 15, 2019  Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
Patrick and Natalie
Wave spray

Haida Gwaii and Northern BC Coast Adventures
Patrick and Natalie quit their jobs last year, to spend 6 months cruising the PNW. They found plenty of adventure on the way, from a terrifying crossing of Hecate Strait in a gale, to more pleasant times watching bears, whales and other wildlife. They'll share thoughts on what makes PNW cruising so great, and how to realize extended cruising dreams here.

Rendezvous March 23-24, 2019 Manzanita Bay
Sailing to Manzanita
Moxie Arrives

Manzanita is an easy trip, a good way to start sailing this Spring. Located SE of Agate Pass on the West side of Bainbridge, you can use this trip to circumnavigate Bainbridge. If you are coming by car, be sure to arrange a dinghy ride first. There may be access at off Mananita Road NW, at the head of the bay. Another option may be at Williams-Olson Park . Cruisers will plan on a potluck dinner and breakfast. The food is always great - but we never know who will show up! Plan for a fun MOB practice.

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
Winner Jerry

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
Alan at sea
Bill Leaving Lajes
Alan and Bill

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  
Marcy n Jim

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?