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. 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. . .


July and August

Sorry, NO Meetings or Raft-ups are planned! Cruising club members are off to Alaska, around Vancouver Island, and sailing locally from Desolation to the South Puget Sound. Others are in Mexico, on the East Coast, in the South Pacific to Mediterranean, and s/v Complexity is in Indonesia! If you see a PSCC burgee on an anchored boat, you may have found a club member to raft-up with, and likely share a meal.

Have a great Summer, and see you in September for our first Fall meeting and two cruises! There is even a fun race planned. . .

September 2-4th, Labor Day weekend
Downwind Flag    Pt.Rainbow    hike up    dinghy dock
Join us South of the Tacoma Narrows, for a Labor Day Raft-up at Penrose Point State Park, Carr Inlet, South Puget Sound. Look on both sides of the spit for the raft-up. Go for a hike. Pick huckleberries, and catch up on the summer stories. Welcome back!

PSCC Meeting September 15th, Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Sea-trials Bookcover Wendy Hinman   Garth
Speaker: Local author, Wendy Hinman introduces her new book
Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

      True life adventure stories consist of events that may not always be fun while they are unfolding. Still, they can be riveting in the retelling and offer rich lessons for the prospective voyager and armchair sailors.
      Former PSCC commodores Wendy Hinman and Garth Wilcox have two such tales, one detailed in Tightwads on the Loose, the story of their 34,000-mile seven-year voyage together aboard a 31-foot boat around the Pacific and the second, in the brand new book Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire. With so many harrowing escapes, it's hard to believe it's true or that the teenaged Garth would ever want to voyage again. Shipwrecked at the age of 14 along with his parents and younger sister, Garth and his family not only survived, but rebuilt the vessel and finished sailing around the globe despite significant obstacles including wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, dengue fever, scurvy, and more. Without a working engine and no way to communicate with the outside world, they struggled to reach home before their broken rig comes crashing down and they ran out of food, in a trial that tested them to their limits.
      For more information about these two highly-acclaimed books, visit Come hear snippets from these amazing adventures, from the people who lived it, and pick up a signed copy to read the rest.

September 23-24   Annual Tequila Race
s/v Whiskey Run   s/v Whiskey Run   winners   toast
      Start the Fall sailing season with a casual race around Blake Island. Fast race boats can't win this one, with our ridiculous and frustrating handicap rules! Winner pours the Tequila. Join us for the Blakely Harbor raft-up, with Hors doeuvres potluck, and lots of summer cruising stories.

2017 Cruise Schedule
Elsie has put together the results of the November planning meeting, and here's the early schedule for 2017. Download: 2017CruiseSchedule.pdf
Save those dates and join us for some fine trips!