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  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!

PSCC Meeting  May 18, 2018  Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Tacoma Narrows  Elsie  Alan
New boater night:  Easy and Interesting Puget Sound Boating Destinations

Targeted at new boaters and boaters new to the Puget Sound.  We’ll cover easily accessible, interesting boating destinations in the Puget Sound, including what makes these these top destinations for NW boaters.  Experienced NW cruisers will likely discover a few gems they may have been passing by. Additionally, we’ll cover some basics of Puget Sound cruising including Washington State Marine Park buoys and a few places new boaters might want to avoid until they have more experience. Presenters will be Alan Johnson and Elsie Hulsizer. Elsie is a well-known cruising author. She and her husband Steve have made dozens of voyages to Alaska and Vancouver Island. Alan has been boating in the Puget Sound for over 20 years.

May26-28, 2018  South Sound Raft-up in Oro Bay
Raft-up boats  Garth Wendy  Breakfast
Join us for a fun South Sound Raft-up in Oro Bay, Anderson Island Island. Time the current right, and scoot on down. Of course there will be potluck dinners and breakfasts, camaraderie and a chance to check out the new Jacobs Point Park. Oro Bay is also great place for dinghy sailing.

PSCC Meeting  June 15, 2018  Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Gray's Andiamo  Laurie Gray
Boating the Great Loop with John and Laurie Gray

From Florida, up the InterCoastal Waterway, through the Erie Canal and Great Lakes, down the inland river system to the Gulf of Mexico, then back to Florida.  Completing the 6,000 mile Great Loop is one of the major American cruising achievements that could change your life. Please join us on June 15th as John and Laurie Gray share their route, pictures and experiences with the Puget Sound Cruising Club.  Everyone is welcome at PSCC meetings and events.

June 23-24, 2018  Annual Salmon Bake in 
Hidden Cove Park
Salmon  Raft-up  dinghy dock  Eaters  MikeGroup
Join us in Port Madison for one of our biggest raft-ups of the year, a delicious and fun event! Cruisers from Mexico to New Zealand plan for this event. The club buys the salmon, and volunteers cook. It's the biggest potluck of the year, as folks can come to the park via dinghy dock or by car too. If you don't have a dinghy, someone will give you a ride. Plan to bring a dish to share and chip in for the salmon ($10/person). Of course there will be potluck breakfasts at the raft-up and great camaraderie, so come by boat if you can. . .

Club Burgee
Sorry No July or August PSCC Meetings or Raft-ups Planned - we are off cruising!
Look for a PSCC Burgee, and you are sure to find a boat and crew you'd enjoy dinner with! Create your own raft-ups and potlucks, and you will have meet-up stories for the Fall.