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PSCC January Meeting – Bouncing around the Western Atlantic by Ross and Kam

Please join us in person Friday January 20th at 7:00pm at the Puget Sound Yacht Club for our monthly club meeting and presentation: Bouncing around the Western Atlantic! by Ross Mahon and Kam Boulle

Ross Mahon and Kam Boulle will recount some of their adventures while cruising the US East Coast, Bahamas, and beyond in their Malo 40, s/v Spindrift. They bought a boat, quit their jobs, rented out their houses and headed out on a great adventure, which of course didn’t turn out as planned. Come join us as they tell their story about sailing, visiting new places and cultures, and of course boat maintenance.

The meeting will be held at our new location at the Puget Sound Yacht Club. Zoom is also available for those unable to attend in-person.

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!

November Meeting: Hard Lessons Learned from Ocean Cruising by David Content & Roslyn Steward

Ros and David will tell stories from dropping the anchor to the helicopter hoist and the practices they have learned to try to stay out of trouble.

The meeting will be held at our new location at the Puget Sound Yacht Club. Zoom is also available for those unable to attend in-person.

David and Roslyn started sailing together in 2011 on the 2nd Barefoot, a 43ft custom-built aluminum sloop, designed by Angelo Lavranos and built by Dearden Marine in Gibsons, British Columbia.

David has ocean-sailed more than 110,000 nm over the last 30 years in the North and South Pacific, including high latitude sailing in Chile, Fjiordland and Stewart Is. New Zealand and Tasmania, crossing Bass Strait six times.

Roslyn started sailing in Australia 40 years ago. She has ocean-sailed about 45,000nm over the last 30 years, in the North and South Pacific and North Atlantic. Roslyn sailed and lived aboard her cruising yacht in Darwin Australia and in Papua New Guinea for 6 years.

On this cruise they departed Shilshole in September 2011 sailing down the coast, through Mexico to the Galapagos. From there to the Austral Islands, then north to the Society Islands, then NW to Pukapuka in the northern Cook Islands. From there to American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand. They circumnavigated New Zealand, and sailed north to the islands each season, spending the annual cyclone seasons in Australia or New Zealand.

From March 2020 they were restricted to New Zealand with the onset of Covid, along with many international sailboats. In June this year David, with one crew, sailed directly from New Zealand to Port Angeles, with a 4-day refueling stop in Fiji, an approximately 7,200nm passage.

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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!

October 21 Meeting: Princess Louisa Inlet flotilla

 

Join us in person this Friday for our October meeting – Puget Sound Cruising Club’s Princess Louisa Flotilla!  Club member Jeff Johnson and crew will be presenting on last summer’s flotilla to Princess Louisa Inlet. Four boats with several PSCC members organized a 16 day sailing trip to beautiful Princess Louisa Inlet in late June and early July 2022.  The flotilla was joined by several additional club boats during stops at 10 locations in British Columbia and Washington.  Jeff and crew will show photos and discuss some great sailing destinations!

The meeting will be held at our new location at the Puget Sound Yacht Club.  Zoom is also available for those unable to attend in-person.

  • When: Friday October 21st at 7:00pm PDT.
  • Where: Puget Sound Yacht Club
    2321 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103
    Google Maps directions

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.  See you there!

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.

April Monthly Meeting: SV Code Blue Sailing the South Pacific

Steve and Judy Dauzenroth left Seattle in Code Blue, their Caliber 40 LRC, on September 20, 2012 for a 25,000+ mile trip across the South Pacific. They’ll share some of their favorite places and memorable moments over their eight year trip. They were in Scarborough Marina near Brisbane, Australia in early 2020 when Covid hit all over the world. It was difficult to renew visas for tourists so they opted to fly home and leave Code Blue in the marina. They never imagined it would last this long.

Finally Australia has opened up again. Steve is headed back to the boat in early April to get ready to continue the trip. He’ll be looking for crew to finish a circumnavigation since Judy has decided to give up the long passages for health reasons.

  • When: Friday April 15 6:00pm Pacific Time.
  • Where: Zoom meeting (virtual)
  • Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 885 1440 5225, Passcode: 773479

Reminder: Club meetings have a suggested $5 donation to support club expenses, which you can send by Paypal or credit/debit card here

March Club Meeting: Ice, Germs and Fire – Irene’s Double-Handed Circumnavigation

Join us for the March 18 club meeting on Zoom where club members Ginger and Peter Niemann of s/v Irene will share tales of their world-wide voyage in the northern hemisphere. They’ve recently been awarded the Cruising Club of America Blue Water Medal and the Ocean Cruising Club Vasey Vase.

Ginger and Peter sailed around the world aboard their ketch Irene (homeport Ballard).  They took an eastabout route in the Northern Hemisphere via the Northwest Passage, Europe and SE Asia. They left Ballard in 2016, completed the Northwest Passage in 2017 (the ice part) and then sailed the eastern seaboard of the US, crossed the North Atlantic and cruised the Baltic and Mediterranean seas.

COVID hit the world while they were in Turkey, and they decided to try to sail home directly and as quickly as possible via the Suez Canal, Indian Ocean and North Pacific (the germs part). They found themselves in the Red Sea in high summer (the fire part) and did indeed (despite surprises and misadventures) return home to the Salish Sea in August 2021. This is their story.

Reminder: Club meetings have a suggested $5 donation to support club expenses, which you can send by Paypal or credit/debit card here

February Club Meeting – Tips and Tricks for Chartering in the Caribbean – Shez and Michelle’s big adventure

Join us for the February club meeting on Zoom – February 18, 2022 @ 6pm.  Shez and Michelle Tucker will share some of their experience chartering sailboats in the Caribbean. They have done it a number of times including most recently under Pandemic travel protocols. The presentation will focus on the British Virgin Islands.

  • When: February 18, 2022 @ 6pm PST
  • Where: Zoom (virtual)
  • Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 839 0580 3236  Passcode: 459266

Reminder: Club meetings have a suggested $5 donation to support club expenses, which you can send by Paypal or credit/debit card here

2022 Haul Out and Bottom Paint Auction!

The 2022 PSCC Haul Out and Bottom Paint Auction (gift certificate to CSR boatyard) is starting now! Submit your bid by March 6. All proceeds benefit PSCC.

Gift certificate from CSR entitles the bearer to haul out, pressure wash, 3 lay days in the yard, and 20% off the bottom paint material and labor for monohull boats up to 36 feet. For boats over 36 feet, a similar discount is applied. Approximate value $1,100 (for a 36 foot boat).

Auction Rules

  1. Minimum bid is $500.00
  2. All auction bids must be submitted by midnight Pacific time on Sunday March 6, 2022. Submit your bid to dandsgreen@yahoo.com. In the subject line of your bid please use “PSCC 2022 fundraiser – bottom paint/haul out at CSR Boatyard”. Please include a good phone number to reach you at along with your bid.
  3. Winner will be notified in early March. Payment by check or PayPal must be received by PSCC within 10 days of notification.
  4. In the event of two equal bids, the first one received shall be selected as the winner.
  5. Auction is open to all PSCC members. If you are not currently a member, you can join PSCC for a $50 lifetime membership.

PSCC appreciates the annual support from CSR Marine!

PSCC January Club meeting on Zoom – Seattle Center for Wooden Boats by Josh Anderson (Executive Director)

In PSCC’s January meeting, Josh Anderson, executive director at the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB), will tell us about the organization’s mission and programs.  The Center for Wooden Boats is one of Seattle’s most beloved maritime heritage organizations and a national leader in traditional boat education for people of all ages. The CWB is a hands-on maritime museum where the public is encouraged to use the boats and enjoy Seattle’s rich maritime tradition.

“Wooden boats have a special way of connecting people. There is no greater feeling than a tiller in hand and wind in the sails, gliding through the water in a vessel you poured your heart into, made of natural materials. CWB excels at harnessing this feeling to link countless individuals with their natural environment, internal determination, sense of history, and to one another. It is a true privilege to spend every day working among this amazing community.”  ~ Josh Anderson

  • When:  Friday Jan 21, 2022 – 6:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Where: Zoom (Virtual)
  • Join the Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 820 0250 7427 Passcode: 913737)

Navigating the Canadian Border Re-opening with a Trip to Desolation Sound

Is there such a thing as a Desolation Sound with empty marinas, half-empty anchorages and deserted hiking trails? Indeed there is. Join us to hear from PSCC member Alan on how two PSCC boats (Corps of Discovery and Morning Star) navigated the Canadian border-opening maze and made it to Desolation Sound for a two week cruise.

  • When: Friday December 17, 2021, 6pm Pacific time
  • Where: Zoom (Virtual)
  • Join the Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 817 4097 1089 Passcode: 596321)