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Welcome Aboard 2015

Welcome to the Port Townsend Yacht Club (PTYC).  We are located at 2503 Washington Street in the picturesque Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Washington – the gateway to cruising in Puget Sound from Olympia and Seattle, to the San Juan Islands, the Canadian Gulf Islands, and north through the Inside Passage to Alaska.  From here you can boat to some of the most spectacular places in the world.  Our club is active throughout the year with cruises, seminars, socials and meetings.  We welcome new members, visiting boaters via our reciprocal program, and community members with an interest in boating.  Enjoy our website!


2015 October PTYC Commodore Column: “Stepping Up to the Plate”

Oct WebAs the 2015 baseball season is counting down, another off-season of hopefulness begins for faithful Mariners’ fans; PTYC is counting down to the time for the election of officers for the 2016 season. And as the Mariners begin thinking about new players that will help them have a winning season (hope springs eternal!), PTYC is looking for a few good players to step up to the plate and assume positions of leadership for another successful year packed with programs, events, seminars, land-based outings and of course cruises on the waters of the Salish Sea.

As always, our club depends upon the energy, willingness to serve and hard work of club members who respond to the call to serve the rest of us. To this end, a Nominations Committee consisting of Past Commodore Fred Bell and members Cindy Walsh and Lee Hoffman was approved at the September General Meeting. They too stepped up to the plate as volunteers to serve the club. Fred, Cindy and Lee have agreed to look for PTYC members to fill vacancies on the Board for 2016 and are in the process of making contacts. Please consider responding if called upon or just call one of them and make it known that you would like to volunteer to fill a spot on the Board next year. A slate of candidates will be presented at our October 13th General meeting. At that time more volunteers will be sought to round out the slate if necessary. The election of new officers will occur at the November 10th General Meeting. Continue reading

2015 September Commodore’s Column: “The Salish Sea and Beyond”

Sept 2The June title for this column was “Let’s Go Cruising!” and now Port Townsend Yacht Club members are in the midst of one of the finest cruising summers in recent memory. PTYC boaters have been experiencing the Pacific Northwest cruising waters at their near b
est, a few storms and some fog notwithstanding.

The ’Round Whidbey” Cruise, creatively captained by Dale and Susie Moses, marked the beginning of the summer cruise season and was attended all or in part by boats crewed by the Cholvins, the Schefstroms, the Baillargeons, Steve Froggett and the Oliveiras, the Madingers, the Moseses, the Sidles, Mike & Sandy Smith, the Sniders, the Thurstons, the Walshes and the Williamses. Ports of call included Langley, Oak Harbor, La Conner and Anacortes. The highlights were many, but the Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s invitation to join them for their club’s “Burn Your Own Meat” night was one of the best! They were very friendly and hospitable and enjoyed showing us around their beautifully renovated clubhouse. Great job Dale and Susie!

Meanwhile, adventurous PTYC members Joe and Beth Burson and Alan and Cathy Lapat cruised together north to Alaska going as far north as Sitka.

Bill and Karen Bloemker, Jack Hensel and Barb, and Rick and Sandi Rezinas cruised to the Broughtons together, while Bill Rothert and Macy Galbreath adventured later to The Broughtons. Continue reading