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

March 19 Meeting: S/V Complexity’s Adventure across the Red Sea during the Pandemic

PSCC’s March meeting on Zoom will be by Barbara + Jim Cole, PSCC members who are currently cruising the world and crossed the Red Sea last year.

The Red Sea Passage is the route from Southeast Asia to the Med that runs across the northern Indian Ocean and through the Red Sea. For years, the risk of Somali Piracy was so severe that most boats chose to go from Southeast Asia to South Africa. During the almost two-year refit of their boat in Malaysia, Jim and Barbara closely followed the experiences of boats crossing the Indian Ocean and laid in plans for both of the two major routes. The plan was to decide which route closer to departure time.

In the end they chose the Red Sea Passage because of a desire to cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. The presentation will be about SV Complexity’s 2020 Red Sea Passage including preparations and events along the way. It will include stops in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Djibouti and Egypt. Their passage was complicated by countries closing their borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic while Complexity was at sea. Jim and Barbara were “stranded at sea” for 78 days. They transited the Red Sea with friends on other boats who were for aboard 130 days due to the pandemic.

2021 Puget Sound Cruising Club Annual Haul-out Auction

Gift certificate from CSR Marine entitles 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 $1,200 (for a 36 foot boat).

Auction rules:

  1. Minimum bid is $500
  2. All auction bids must be submitted by midnight Pacific time on 3/31/2021.
    Submit your bid to sheztucker@sbcglobal.net. In the subject line of your bid please use “PSCC 2021 haul out auction bid”
  3. Winners will be notified in early April. 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.

All proceeds benefit PSCC. PSCC appreciates the annual support from CSR!

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.

February 19 Meeting: Sextant to AIS, two voyages, two boats, bridging two cruising styles

Tony Gibb and Connie McCann of Victoria, BC, circumnavigated the Pacific Ocean via the Aleutian Islands from 1983-1990 in a home built Vancouver 27, Hejira of Victoria, with a sextant, one battery, no refrigeration and no head. They departed again in 2010 in Sage, a Wauquiez 38, with a sextant, numerous GPS’, a Lavac head, refrigeration and no AIS.

The British sailor Pete Goss said Tony and Connie had bridged two different cruising worlds. The world of the Hiscock’s and sextants and the Delos social media world and AIS.

  • When: February 19, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Watch the Zoom recording here, passcode: %63@Q@Va

PSCC January Club Meeting on Zoom – Sail Trim Presentation by Chuck Skewes (Ullman Sails)

A Seattle, Washington native, Chuck Skewes is an avid pro sailor and sailmaker and the owner of three lofts: Puerto VallartaSan Diego and Ullman Sails Pacific Northwest. Chuck has been part of Ullman Sails for 30 years. Being an avid racer, his experience has made him win many races: the International Masters, Transpac, Puerto Vallarta Race (twice), Beneteau 36.7 West Coast Championships, the Tjorn Runt in Sweden and the San Juan 24 North American Championships (three times). He currently resides in San Diego.