April 2023

PSCC Memorial Day Cruise to Mystery Bay

This will be a joint cruising event with Sloop Tavern Yacht Club (STYC) and Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle (CYC) from May 27 – 29 to go to Mystery Bay State Park on Marrowstone Island. A few years ago, we did this with CYC Seattle. This year we will have three great clubs participating.

Some of the organized activities for this event are:

  • Saturday, May 27: evening welcome happy hour
  • Sunday, May 28:
    • Mystery Bay Goat farm tour
    • Nordland tractor parade
    • Marrowstone winery tour (transportation help needed)
    • Human powered craft race (tender, paddle board, kayak, canoe –
      almost anything without a sail or a motor is fair game). There may be
      prizes for the race.
    • Potluck BBQ
  • Monday, May 29: open / departure day.

All boats can anchor and/or raft up or use a state park buoy. It is also possible to drive over for this event. We are looking for 1-2 vehicles to help with winery transport.

Friday night option Port Ludlow.

Please fly your PSCC burgee. If you are in more than one club, fly all your burgees. Please monitor VHF 69 for the cruise.

Cruise leader for this cruise is SV Bardo. If you have any questions, please contact Greg
via the PSCC contact form. Also, if you plan to go on this cruise, please let me know
via the contact form.

PSCC April Cruise – 37th Annual Bainbridge Circumlocution

Here are details for next weekend’s 37th annual Circumlocution of Bainbridge Island race and raftup (April 29 – 30).

Race from West Point to Liberty Bay. Choose the northern route or the southern route. After crossing under the finish line (the power lines entering Liberty Bay), we’ll raft up in the Northeast of Liberty Bay. As always the trophy goes to the SECOND PLACE. See this year’s hilarious race rules written by Steve Hulsizer below. Thank you Steve!

Too many barnacles slowing you down? No problem! There’s always the Perseverance Award. The Perseverance Trophy is awarded to the boat that just won’t give up. You might miss the Horrors D’Hoover competition, but at least you persevered!

Finally, after the race, we’ll hold the much anticipated Horrors D’Hoover competition. Yes, bring your best horderves and you’ll be immortalized on the club Horrors D’Hoover Trophy!

Below are some pictures from last year’s cruise and this year’s race rules by Steve:


PSCC April Meeting: Coho Ho Ho Rally with Lee Youngblood

Please join us in person this Friday April 21st at 7:00pm at the Puget Sound Yacht Club for our monthly club meeting and presentation by Lee Youngblood on the Coho Ho Ho Rally!


Coho Ho Ho Rally

Long term PSCC member Lee Youngblood has been involved with the Coho Ho Ho Rally from the very beginning.  He will talk about the Coho Rally to get to the Baha Rally. The passage to San Francisco can be difficult, so the Coho Rally provides seminars, raft-ups, field trips and rig surveys, an educational approach to help cruisers prepare and make the “Big Left Turn” for their first serious passage.

Lee has been involved with the Coho Ho Ho Rally since the beginning, when Doug Lombard returned from his first trip with Kelly and John Wanamaker in 2013 and said “We have to have a rally, to get to the rally!” Doug’s enthusiasm has led to years of Coho Rallies, with seminars, field trips, rig surveys, raft-ups and line cutting parties. Lee and Doug started in Angelia’s Dockside Solutions and quickly out-grew the space. With the support of Fisheries Supply, they now meet in their training room, and with the annual kick-off at the Center for Wooden Boats . Lee has worked behind the scenes, wrangling speakers and sponsors, chairs, food and photos. He gets shots of the participants, their boats, and helps produce a fleet directory.

Meetings are held every third Friday of the month at the Puget Sound Yacht Club. 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. We look forward to seeing you there!