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 PSCC 2020 Cruising Calendar.pdf, plan your next cruise, and join us. We are often out cruising, and hope to see you on the water. . .
PSCC Meeting March 20, 2020 Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
Circumnavigating Vancouver Island the Slow Way Patrick & Natalie, on the C&C LF 38 s/v Violet Hour, have been exporing and cruising in the Pacific North West, doing one long summer trip, and local weekend cruises once or twice a month. With plenty of time, there was no need to rush, and time enough to explore small communities like Walter’s Cove and Ucluelet. Learn about the key challenging points, best anchorages, weather (many southeasterly gales in July!), and see lots of pictures of cute sea otters. This will be a fun and informative presentation, a PSCC tradition of cruisers helping cruisers.
Blake Island Marina Trip - March 28/29, 2020
If you've never been to Blake Island - plan on this trip! Just SW of Alki Point, this popular little State Park is a Seattle area favorite. There are shelters for a big group potluck, space for kids to run and explore, with biking/hiking trails for the whole family. There are driftwood-scattered beaches and views of the Seattle, Mt. Rainier and the Olympics. As usual, you can expect a potluck dinner, and likely a shared breakfast too. Come to the March meeting for more info.
PSCC Meeting April 17, 2020 Friday 7:30pm at North Seattle College
Vaka Taumako Project Marianne “Mimi” George, Ph.D, is a remote-ocean sailor and cultural anthropologist who supports revival of ancient voyaging practices, and awareness of voyaging knowledge systems. She sailed and worked in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, in Antarctic sea-ice and both sides of Bering Straits during winter-over programs, and with Polynesian elders in the SE Solomon Islands since 1993. She will introduce the Polynesian voyagers of Taumako, Solomon Islands, show a rare film, "We, The Voyagers: Our Vaka" and answer questions. Please check out the Vaka.org Trailer and don't miss this special evening.
35th PSCC Circumlocution of Bainbridge Island April 25/26, 2020
with Raft up at Lemolo, Liberty Bay
This popular race is a PSCC tradition and often the biggest raft-up of the year. 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. 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! Circumlocution Race Instructions will be announced at the April meeting.