September 16 Meeting: Meeting the Challenges of the West Coast of Vancouver Island

Join us for the September meeting, where we’ll resume in-person meetings for the first time since pre-covid! Club member Elsie Hulsizer will give a presentation on cruising the west coast of Vancouver Island. The meeting will be held at a new location (Puget Sound Yacht Club) and also broadcast to Zoom for those unable to attend in-person.

Whether you’re planning a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island or a two-week trip to Barkley Sound, this presentation will show you how to meet the challenges of wind, waves, fog and rocks in order to fully enjoy the region’s intriguing history, people, and scenery.

Elsie Hulsizer is the author of “Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on the West Coast of Vancouver Island” and “Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska.” She and her husband Steve own an Annapolis 44 sloop and have cruised extensively in Northwest Waters including 7 trips to SE Alaska, two trips to Haida Gwaii and 20+ trips to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. In 1978, they sailed from Boston to Seattle via the Panama Canal and Hawaii in a 32ft Chesapeake 32 sloop. She has a master’s degree in oceanography and a certificate in fine art photography and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Wooden Boats.  Elsie will have her books available for purchase after the presentation.

  • When: Friday September 16 7:00pm PST.
  • Where: Puget Sound Yacht Club,
    2321 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103
    Google Maps directions
  • Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 864 9552 1818, Passcode: 544934 (Required)

The meeting is open to all but we do ask for a $5 donation at the door to help pay for the venue and club expenses. Zoom attendees can make a donation by Paypal or credit/debit card here.