New Year’s Cruise to Blakely Harbor

The New Years Eve cruise to Blakely Harbor will be taking place this Saturday December 31 at Blakely Harbor (Bainbridge Island).

Shez and Michel aboard SV Red Hot will be there and any other boats arriving can use VHF 69 to communicate or contact Shez by email or phone in advance.

PSCC October Pumpkin Cruise to Port Madison

Join the Puget Sound Cruising Club for our October Pumpkin Cruise to Port Madison, October 29th and 30th.

We’ll raft up in Port Madison Saturday afternoon, then dinghy to the Port Madison Yacht Club for pumpkin carving and a potluck dinner. Bring your pumpkin and tools if you have them. If you can’t make the raft up, consider driving over for the pumpkin carving and potluck. We’d love to see you there! Directions here.

Members of the PMYC are invited to join as well. The plan is to start carving pumpkins at 4:30pm-ish and start dinner prep around 5:30pm-ish.

Sunday morning, Mike and Nita have graciously offered to host a potluck breakfast at their house again this year. We’ll walk a short distance to their house from the PMYC dock and arrive at 9:30am.

Monitor VHF Channel 69. First to arrive, put your hook down, fenders out, and fly your burgee.


2022 Annual PSCC Tequila Race And Raft-Up In Blakely Harbor

PSCC presents the annual Tequila Race on Saturday September 24th. The race starts between 9am and 11:30am-ish at West Point buoy. The course continues south for a circumnavigation of Blake Island. See the Tequila Race Rules 2022 (PDF) and check the PSCC email list for details and questions.

Following the race, there will be a raft-up in Blakely Harbor with a potluck dinner and award ceremony Saturday evening. Weather is looking fairly decent so far.  Good luck!

April Cruise: 36th 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. Please monitor VHF channel 69 for club communications.

  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 2022

Race Rules:

  1. The Office of Circumlocution is proud to present The OPENING DEBATES of the
    36th CIRCUMLOCUTION at 1000 hours, 23 April, 2022, 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 possible effects of global
    warming. Boats heading south around Bainbridge Island have no marks and leave
    no traces. The determination of the most clueless administrators will be made under
    the power lines just past Keyport Naval Station and Underwater Weapons Research
  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 or are subpoenaed).
    2) Half-fast, in mid-size craft (former administrators hoping to live in obscurity). 3)
    Larger and/or those who think they are really fast (former Cabinet members who
    claim the Biden administrators stole their cushy jobs).
  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. Please monitor VHF channel 69 for any club communication.
  4. The Debates will be monitored by former Secretary of State Pompous Pompeo, 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 the night before with prospective Supreme Court Justice Brown Jackson.
  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 nominated for Commodore for the 2022-2023 year.
  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 24 April, 2022.
  10. The Nominating Convention will be a Raft-up 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 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 February Club Cruise to Port Orchard Marina – Saturday February 26

For our February cruise we will go to Port Orchard Marina. We have slips reserved for the group – each boat is responsible for paying guest moorage. Happy hour social @ 5pm-ish. Friday night option (for boats that wish to anchor out the night before) is Blakely Harbor.

Cruise leaders will be Steve and Elsie on Osprey. Please remember to fly your burgee and monitor VHF 69.

  • When: February 26, 2022
  • Where: Port Orchard, WA

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 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.