Club Burgee

Puget Sound Cruising Club

Serving the Independent Cruising Community since 1973

PSCC Meetings are held at North Seattle College, (NSC) 7:30pm, on the third Friday of the month, in the Library Building, Lower large Concert Hall, Room #LB1142 (large performing arts room on the ground floor). Park in the West lot. Show up between 7:15 and 7:30 and just follow the people in. Your $5 donation at the door helps cover our room rent. Guests are welcome at all PSCC meetings and raft-ups.

PSCC Cruises are usually the weekend following the meeting, the fourth Saturday and Sunday of the month. Boats flying the club burgee generally raft up or occasionally dock in the early afternoon. We often end up having appetizers and drinks in someone's cockpit, or arrange a casual potluck meal on Saturday night and Sunday brunch. Members occasionally arrive by ferry or car and are dinghy'd to the raft. If you want to join the raft-up, but can't sail there, please be sure to contact someone for a lift! We are often out cruising, and hope to see you on the water. . .


PSCC Meeting May 19th, Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Speaker: Jim Shutt - Returning from the South Pacific

Apropros in Hole   Jim with Fish
Karen (KW), Jim and daugther Jacintha, a local family of three, took a year off to sail Mexico and the South Pacific on a Hans Christian 43T ketch, s/v Apropos. They were then left with the task of getting the boat from Fiji back to Seattle. This presentation shows the difficult, uphill return trip that was made with the help of nine crew members who flew in and out of various islands to help with the journey. The return trip began in Fiji where we volunteered with Sea Mercy to deliver relief aid supplies to a remote island that took a direct hit from Cat-5 Cyclone Winston, continues to the beautiful island of Samoa, the very remote island of Kiritimati, then Hawaii and the long passage to Seattle--a total of 8,000 nm in 4 months.

May Raft-up, Memorial Day at Port Gamble - May 27-29th
PtGamble Raftup    PtGamble Mast    PtGamble Steve
The old mill is gone! Shop in the General Store, hike on nearby trails, tour the lumber museum. Port Gamble is always a good trip, even on a wet weekend!
Of course, there will be shared potluck meals. . .

PSCC Meeting June 16th, Friday 7:30pm at NSC
Speaker: Elsie and Steve Hulsizer - The West Coast of Vancouver Island: Close-by Adventure Cruising.

Osprey in Hisnit Inlet   Steve & Elsie
Steve and Elsie Hulsizer, who have made 22 trips to the west coast of Vancouver Island, will share tips and tricks on how to cruise this coast, one of the Pacific Northwests most spectacular and challenging cruising grounds, and one close to home. Learn about the people, history, wildlife and scenery of this area, too infrequently visited by northwest boaters. Elsie is the author of Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Islands West Coast. She will have copies of the book for sale, cash and checks only please.

June Raft-up, Salmon Bake at Port Madison - June 24-25th
Salmon Bake    Raft-up    group
The club's annual Salmon Bake will be at Hidden Cove Park, Bainbridge, accessible by dinghy or car.
Of course, there will be a shared potluck breakfast, for the cruisers rafted on Sunday. . .
More info to follow.

2017 Cruise Schedule
Elsie has put together the results of the November planning meeting, and here's the early schedule for 2017. Download: 2017CruiseSchedule.pdf
Save those dates and join us for some fine trips!