cruises

PSCC November cruise – November 27/28 – Brownsville

This month the club will cruise to Brownsville. Brownsville is a quiet marina where slips are easy to come by. There is a shelter area and fire pit which is first come/first serve.

Remember on club cruises, please fly your burgee and monitor VHF 69.

If you are interested in being cruise leader, please e-mail Greg.

  • When: November 27-28, 2021
  • Where: Brownville WA

PSCC annual pumpkin cruise to Port Madison Oct. 23/24

 

Our annual pumpkin cruise is on again this year. Cruise over Friday night or Saturday and drop your hook in the charming Port Madison harbor. On Saturday evening carve your pumpkin and show it off to the group. Best pumpkin by group vote wins a $25 West Marine gift card. Please fly your burgee and use VHF 69 for club communication on this cruise. We need a cruise leader for this cruise – if you are interested in being a cruise leader please e-mail Greg.

  • Dates: October 23-24, 2021
  • Where: Port Madison (Bainbridge), near the PMYC docks

 

2021 Annual PSCC Tequila Race and Raft-up in Blakely Harbor

PSCC presents the annual Tequila Race on Saturday September 25th . Have your chance to be immortalized on the beautiful club trophy.

The race starts between 9am and 11:30am-ish at West Point buoy. The course continues south for a circumnavigation of Blake Island. See attached race rules and check the PSCC email list for details and questions.

After the race, join the raft-up in Blakley Harbor. Fill out the absurd handicap sheet while sipping fine Jose Cuervo. Results will be tallied and trophy presented Saturday night at the raft-up. This gorgeous trophy can now adorn your mantle until next year’s Tequila Race.

Labor Day Weekend Cruise to Quartermaster Harbor

Our Labor day weekend cruise this September will be to Quartermaster Harbor – Dockton Park. The Dockton Forest is over 460 acres and has 12 miles of hiking trails. We can also take expeditions to Burton and explore the Burton acres and the village.

Please fly your burgee and monitor channel 69. Friday night option is to anchor on the west side of Blake island.

  • Dates: September 4-6, 2021
  • Where: Dockton Park, inside Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island.

June Cruise: Salmon Bake at Port Madison

 

Our June cruise with salmon bake is coming up and this year the club is covering the cost of the salmon thanks to donations from club members. You won’t want to miss this one! We need everyone to rsvp if attending (see below) so we can estimate how much salmon to buy. Here are the details:

  • Date: June 26 2021
  • Time: 3 to 6pm. 3 to 4 is set up time. 4 to 5 is happy hour and 5 to 6 we feast.
  • Where: Hidden Cove Park in Port Madison on Bainbridge Island.
  • Why: Because we can

This event is free to all members and immediate family or significant other. RSVP’s need to be sent to Sheztucker@sbcglobal.net by June 21st. Please include how many will be in your group, not just you. Please bring a side to contribute to the feast. The club will provide salmon. We are buying based off the RSVP. This event is rain or shine because we are sailors. If you don’t show and you RSVPed a $10 donation per person may be requested.

Volunteers for set up / clean up and cooking are needed. If you’re driving there please check in with Shez. We will need delivery of ice coolers, etc.

April Cruise: 35th Circumlocution of Bainbridge Island

The April club cruise will be the traditional circumlocution of Bainbridge Island with boats anchoring afterwards north of Lemolo (east side of Liberty Bay). Steve and Elsie on S/V Osprey will be cruise leaders.

  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, 2021

Race Rules:

  1. The Office of Circumlocution is proud to present The OPENING DEBATES of the 35th CIRCUMLOCUTION at 1000 hours, 24 April, 2021, on a line true west from the West Point lighthouse and east of the VTS lanes.  The debates will be argued initially upwind from this line, then the Masters of vessels who have mangled the administration of issues may choose to sail either north or south.  Boats heading north must leave the “SF” buoy on the far left as described below in Para 11, before heading to Agate Pass, and shall be prepared to discuss the finer elements of tea and crumpets.  Boats heading south around Bainbridge Island have no marks, shall be prepared to sail over the Dept of Bureaucratic Terrorism (DBT) wall. The determination of the most clueless administrators will be made under the power lines just past Keyport Naval Station and Underwater Weapons Research Center. 
  2. There will be three Platforms for Debate. 1) Smaller craft and gray double-enders under 38 feet LOA (former Trump Cabinet members who were fired or left under a cloud).  2) Half-fast, in mid-size craft (former administrators laying low hoping to retire alive). 3) Larger and/or those who think they are really fast (former Cabinet members who left on their own terms).
  3. The first platform will start at 1000, the second at 1015, and the third at 1030.  Boats with more than one hull must wait 15 additional minutes for each additional hull.
  4. The Debates will be monitored by former VP Pence, who will come out of silent obscurity to sound a single long horn blast at each plank laying session except for the multiple hull boats.  Protests must be registered in advance with the night before with Nikki Haley, Ambassador without portfolio and Governor without State..
  5. Those vessels who have earned 2nd place in the past five years are not eligible for 2nd place.  They may, in the enduring tradition of politicians worldwide, obfuscate the discussion by coming in First, i.e., ahead of 2nd place.
  6. The following are frowned upon and are grounds for public scorn:
    Failing to have at least one sail up starting and finishing.
    Use of internal combustion engine(s).
    Failing to sail the entire course on your bottom in your bottom.
    Failing to navigate the entire selected course.
    Failing to display a PSCC burgee.
  7. The HIGHEST and MOST VALUED Award will be given for SECOND PLACE.  First across will be gagged, no longer allowed to blather.
  8. An award will be given for the BEST HORROR D’HOOVER.  Judgment will be by secret negotiations in the Raft-up described below.
  9. An award will be given for PERSEVERANCE.  To qualify the vessel must cross the Finish Line prior to 0001 hours on 25 April, 2021.
  10. The Nominating Convention will be a Raft-up (if permitted) for all boats north of Lemolo.  Powerboats with dance floors are encouraged to attend.  The Raft-up will be the base of the HORRORS D’HOOVER Contest and the Awards Ceremonies.
  11. As always, good candidates never travel in the middle of the nautical road.   Cross the middle of the nautical road quickly.  See DBT COMDTINST M16672.2 Rule 10 (c).  With regard to Buoy SF, you must stay east of the traffic lane until Buoy SF is past your beam before crossing to the west side.  Chart plotters will be audited. Do not impede or force a WSF ferry or other large or government vessels in Rich Passage (considered a narrow channel) to stop or change course.  Doing so will create hate and discontent amongst those who would rather see sailboats removed from local marine waters.  See DBT COMDTINST M16672.2 Rule 9.
  12. As directed by the DBT, in accordance with pending dicta from the Lesser State of Washington, debaters must stay at least 400 yards ahead or behind, or 300 yards beam of any Southern Resident Orca (SRO).  You may approach Transient Orcas (TO) within 100 yards (90 meters).  If there is any doubt about whether the Orca is a SRO as opposed to a TO, it is suggested that you examine their breath, as TOs are mammal eaters as opposed to salmon eating SROs and therefore will not smell fishy.
  13. As required by the censorious Vice Admiral, the Office of Circumlocution points out that the last two items are to be taken seriously.  Admiral Jack Tar has meowed his assent.  The Bilge Rat stands censored.

 

PSCC March Cruise to Blake Island (March 27/28)

Osprey (Steve and Elsie) will be our cruise leader for this cruise to Blake Island. Osprey plans to
arrive at the marina on Thursday or Friday. Saturday night we will have a socially distant happy
hour. Sunday morning we will have a hike around the island for those who are interested.

  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, 2021

February Cruise to Port Orchard – Saturday February 27, 2021

Saturday February 27 PSCC will cruise to the Port Orchard Marina. PSCC will pay for guest moorage for two lucky boats (Bardo and Red Hot are not eligible) – we will have a drawing at our socially distant happy hour. The Port Orchard Marina has a free open air community space at the end of the guest dock – that is where we will go for a socially distant happy hour around 5pm. Greg and Lindsay will be the cruise leaders for this cruise. Remember to fly your PSCC burgee and please use VHF 69 for club communication.

If you’d like to join us early, Friday night some club boats will be at the Eagle Harbor Public Dock.