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.


PSCC Meeting January 19, 2018   Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Brion Toss   Columbia  Riggers Apprentice Bookcover
Start the new year right!   Puget Sound Cruising Club presents rigger and author Brion Toss.
Brion will share a slide show on his recently completed project, re-rigging the 18th century replica ship s/v Columbia (Disneyland). In addition to his presentation on 1700's rigging, Brion will talk about new synthetic rigging options, including the newly available 3-strand, Vectran-cored rope. Brion is the author of of the "The Rigger's Apprentice," a well-known and entertaining guide to rigging.

No January Cruise Planned - We'll see you at the Seattle Boat Show!
Jan. 26 to Feb.3, 2018, at CenturyLink Field Event Center, South Lake Union, and Bell Harbor

boatshow ad  Book Cover sailing with Impunity   Riggers Apprentice Bookcover  Hulsizer-GBTcover  Hinman-SeaTrials cover  ChuckandLaura
You will likely see PSCC cruisers shopping at the Fisheries booth, a PSCC supporter. Many of the boatshow speakers have given talks to the cruising club. You will find their books at the show, if you missed them at a meeting. Sometimes we even see cruising friends down from Alaska.

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 will have dinner at a local restaurant, so folks arriving by car can join us.
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 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.