Upcoming Events:

PSCC January Club Meeting on Zoom - Sail Trim Presentation by Chuck Skewes (Ullman Sails)

Jan 15, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time

Chuck Skewes
sailboats under sail

A Seattle, Washington native, Chuck Skewes is an avid pro sailor and sailmaker and the owner of three lofts: Puerto Vallarta, San Diego and Ullman Sails Pacific Northwest. Chuck has been part of Ullman Sails for 30 years. Being an avid racer, his experience has made him win many races: the International Masters, Transpac, Puerto Vallarta Race (twice), Beneteau 36.7 West Coast Championships, the Tjorn Runt in Sweden and the San Juan 24 North American Championships (three times). He currently resides in San Diego.

Trip Planning for 2021

Things are different this year! Cruisers often say "Plans are made in the sand at low tide. . ."
Download the PSCC 2021 Cruising Calendar here. We hope to see you on the water. . .

Past Events:

Brownsville dock cruise – November 28/29

Andy Weber has volunteered to be cruise leader, he will be there on his boat "Imagine". There's a nice fire pit there, don't forget to fly your PSCC burgee!

PSCC November Club Meeting on Zoom - Bob Perry presenting on yacht design

Friday November 20 6pm-7:30pm

Bob Perry gave a wonderful presentation at our club meeting in November. If you missed it or weren't able to get on (our Zoom hit its 100 person cap!), you can watch the recording here (available for at least 60 days):

Bob Perry
Bob Perry's Francis Lee design
Bob Perry's Francis Lee design

Robert H. Perry is a well-known U.S. yacht designer based in the Pacific Northwest. Among his designs are some of the most successful cruising yachts in modern cruising such as the Tayana 37 and Valiant 40. Through his career he has designed boats for many well recognized names in the yachting industry, such as Tayana, Cheoy Lee, Valiant, Baba, and Ta Shing, Islander, Passport and Saga. Perry has taught yacht design at Evergreen State College. www.perryboat.com

PSCC Annual Pumpkin Cruise – Oct. 24
Halloween jackolantern

This year we will be cruising to Bainbridge (Eagle Harbor public dock) for our annual pumpkin cruise. PSCC has paid to reserve dock space – look for the orange cones. You will need to pay for your moorage separately – moorage here is a good deal. After you arrive, carve your pumpkin and have dinner. Around 7:30pm we will have our socially distanced happy hour on the dock with our pumpkin carving contest. Set your pumpkin on the dock with a candle inside and let the fun begin. Best pumpkin will win a prize. Greg and Lindsay will be the Cruise leaders for this year's pumpkin cruise. Good chance Bardo will be on the hook in Port Madison Friday night. Please monitor VHF 69 over the weekend for club communication and remember to fly your PSCC burgee.

If you are planning to join the cruise, please e-mail Greg.

Happy Halloween!
PSCC October Club Virtual meeting - Bruce Hedrick presenting on weather for sailors

Friday Oct. 16th 6pm-7:30pm

Bruce Hedrick

Bruce has raced and cruised the Pacific Northwest his entire life. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Washington in Biological Oceanography and learned meteorology “to keep from getting kicked around on the race course.” Bruce spent nearly two decades as Associate Publisher for Northwest Yachting Magazine, retiring in mid-2015, and was the chairman of the board of trustees for the Northwest Marine Trade Association in 2014. (photo of Bruce driving Playstation is a bit dated, but cool)

Bruce has a very informative website – www.sailish.com. Bruce is also the author of the weekly sailing update that goes out to many sailors in the area – “Bruce’s Brief’s”. The weekly weather update is an excellent resource for local sailors.

PSCC September Corona Race

The PSCC annual Corona Race was great fun. We had 5 boats in the race (Red Hot, Imagine, Altair, Boog, and Bardo). Barquinho came to Blakely to join the fun in the evening. The weather was perfect for a sailing race and everyone had great race times. The winner of this years Corona Race was Imagine with Andy, Aloe, and Janelle as crew. Second Prize went to Altair with Paul and Suzette as crew.

Below are the race results:

Corona Race handicap applied:

Uncorrected time results:

PSCC July Cruise  ·  Exploring Blakely Rock  ·  July 3rd to 5th
Blakely Rock looking East
Blakely Rock Westside
Blakely Rock Group

PSCC cruisers have for years had an informal raft-up for the Poulsbo Fireworks on the third, joining hundreds of other boaters. Sorry - canceled this year!  Instead the July 3 cruise plan was to anchor in Blakely Harbor Friday night, then go exploring at Blakely Rock the next morning.  Blakely Rock is one of the best tide pool locations in Puget Sound. At low tide it's more like a small island with a white shell beach for dinghy landing and anchorages on the west and south sides and large enough for social distancing.  
Latest report from Shez: I just wanted to say thanks to all of you that could make it out this 4th of July weekend. We had a most excellent fireworks display, a great hike and saw lots of fun critters on the island. I lost my drone to the sea monster this weekend, but still have some fun pics to share. Mike & Sheryl sent the video of the rare daylight octopus!

Blakely Rock Eggs
Blakely Mill Covid
PSCC June Cruise – Phinney Bay/Bremerton
Elsie Dinghy Raft Race
Dinghy Talk

Phinney Bay on the weekend of June 27/28 / Manzanita Harbor on Friday Night
Bardo heard the following hail on Friday night on VHF 69 while pulling into Manzanita bay “Corona Beer, Corona Beer, Corona Beer – this is Raven Dancer”. More corona beer handed out to passers-by in tenders on Friday night. A few Corona beers may have been personally delivered by tender. Tom and Renee on s/v Barquihno are our newest members – picked up their burgee on Friday night in Manzanita. Great to have them come along on their first club cruise. We had ten boats in Phinney Bay - A new club record there! Floating happy hour worked well – good social distancing. A little wet and a nice sail home. . .

Elsie dinghy group
Greg n Lindsay
"We had a great time with everyone!" - Greg and Lindsay, PSCC June cruise leaders

PSCC Meeting  June Zoom Review

A 10 year Circumnavigation on s/v Slip Away •  with the Rich Crowell and Jan Schwab.
In 2003, Rich & Jan left Los Angeles on their 1978 Islander Freeport 41' ketch, s/v Slip Away, with a long-term plan to spend several years exploring the world. They completed their circumnavigation in 2019 - 10 years, 4 months and 13 days to sail around the world, sailing over 57,000 miles, and visited 33 countries and overseas territories. Crossing the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, it's been an awesome adventure! Rich and Jan shared their Seven Seas World Cruising Video and answered questions on a Zoom meeting, bit of their travels, people, places, and pics with information about boat maintenance done along the way. You are sure to enjoy hearing about their cruising experiences - If you missed it - don't fret. To watch a replay of our June virtual club meeting just click on the movie below. The first 30 minutes of the meeting are club business. After the club business section the video replay is a pre-recorded presentation by Rich and Jan. The last 40 minutes of the video replay are the Q&A after their Seven Seas presentation.

PSCC Cruise - Anchoring in Mystery Bay
Dinghy Race
Patrick Paddling
Mystery Bay Beach
PSCC Memorial Day Cruise to Mystery Bay

A fine PSCC Tradition! Five boats met up in Port Ludlow on Friday night (Bardo, Corps of Discovery, Panterra, Raven Dancer, and Osprey). Saturday we were joined in Mystery Bay by more boats (My Dream, Yohelah and Violet Hour). Mike and Sheryl did a great job as cruise leaders and got everyone involved in the fun events. Saturday evening we had a socially distanced happy hour on shore. In the morning, we went to Fort Flagler and hiked through the park. Sunday evening we had a human powered boat race that was loads of fun – Elsie was our brilliant rule maker, handicapper, and judge. We had everything from paddle boards to boats with broken oar locks.  Alan was the grand prize winner – a case of Corona.

Mystery Bay group
Driver Grin
Oarless Raven Dancer
Corona Prize