meetings

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)

 

PSCC 2022 Cruise Planning Meeting – Live and on Zoom

This is your chance to help create a fun cruising calendar for the club for 2022. We are looking for new cruising ideas to mix in with our classic cruises. We hope to have members from the south sound and north sound chime in so we can be as inclusive as possible for all our members.

PSCC will have our 2022 Cruise Planning meeting at Razzi’s Pizza Greenwood location on Sunday, December 12 2021 at 5:30pm. Per Seattle/King County health requirements all bar and restaurant patrons must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. PSCC will provide pizza and beer for the in-person meeting. If you are planning to attend the live meeting, please RSVP by using the contact us form on the Puget Sound Cruising Club website.

For those who can’t attend the in-person meeting, please join via Zoom. We want to hear from cruising members all over Puget Sound. At the meeting we will actively engage with the zoom attendees to make sure we hear from everyone.

If you would like to join our live meeting via Zoom here is the link:

November Club Meeting: The Adventures of Second Wind – from the Salish Sea to the South Pacific, to Alaska and Back

Art and Nancie Shaw spent 25 years gunkholing in the Salish Sea before heading to the South Pacific. Six years, eight countries and 36,000 bluewater miles later they made landfall in Port Townsend, with plenty of stories to share. Their presentation will take you to the waters, islands and people of Oceania, and back home via Alaska.

June Club Meeting: Apps and Tech for Cruisers

  • When: Friday June 18 @ 6pm Pacific
  • Where: Zoom (Virtual)
  • Join: Zoom Meeting
    • Meeting ID: 845 5858 2669    Passcode: 255064
      Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Shez will facilitate a discussion of apps for cruisers that are available for mobile devices. Come prepared to talk about your favorite tech tool for modern cruising. After the discussion we will have some club social time.

We will also talk about salmon bake logistics.

The popular “Windy” app.