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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 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

2015 PTYC June Commodore’s Column “Let’s Cruise”

GerryThere has been extensive planning, lots of talk, and lots of PTYC boats being prepped for sea. Cruise captains have volunteered from among the ranks and have been planning their respective cruises. Members have been signing up at the monthly meetings and have begun planning their routes. REMEMBER, things are coming together for another great season of boating . Alright then let’s go cruising!

THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE MONTHLY MEETING BEFORE WE GO DARK FOR THE SUMMER, SO PLAN TO ATTEND THE JUNE MEETING IF YOU WANT TO SIGN UP FOR A CRUISE. ALTERNATIVELY, CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE CRUISE CAPTAIN LISTED IN THIS BAGGYWRINKLE FOR THE CRUISE(S) OF YOUR CHOOSING.

Sometimes we PTYCers refer to ourselves as, “An eating club that likes to go boating”. But now it is time to turn that around and become, “A boating club that likes to eat”. That is one of the main reasons for joining a great club like ours; we do go boating – a lot! From March to December, our 2015 calendar is loaded with cruises.

New this year, thanks to the planning of Cruise Captains Dale and Susie Moses, we are going to cruise, “ ‘Round Whidbey Island”, (June 10-17) with stops in the ports of Langley, Oak Harbor, La Conner and Anacortes. These are ports that are seldom mentioned when we think of summer cruising, but are must see stops for cruisers of the Northern Puget Sound waters.

THIS YEAR, SOME OF OUR CRUISE CAPTAINS WILL BE TRYING OUT THE IDEA OF ONLINE SIGN-UPS. THIS IS A METHOD THAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED BY OTHER CLUBS IN THE AREA. IF YOU FIND THAT TO BE A CONVENIENT WAY TO GO, PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU.

As has been the tradition for over 30years, we will again be having the PTYC Fourth of July Cruise to Reid Harbor on Stuart Island in the San Juans ( July 2-5). If you are attending, you will want to be ready to decorate your boat, your dinghy (for the parade on the 4th) and yourselves. Prizes are awarded for best decorations and costumes.

After the Fourth of July, some folks will head north while others will head for home or points south.

The remainder of July and into August brings more cruising, this time to Port Ludlow and Pleasant Harbor, with “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” at Kala Point’s beach “sandwiched” in between. After Pleasant Harbor some boats will work their way southward, down the Hood Canal to beautiful Alderbrook Resort Marina.

These are a few of our upcoming summer cruises. Looks like fun doesn’t it? Get signed up for one or all of these and consider one or all of the 2 the cruises to the South Sound and Poulsbo or the “Bonfire at Port Hadlock Marina scheduled for the month of September.

And please, please do yourself a favor and give some serious thought to signing up for the annual (weather permitting) Bell Harbor Holiday Cruise.

See you on the water!

 May the frost never afflict your spuds.”                                             Gerry Walsh, Commodore

NEWS FLASH — PTYC is “Cooking Up a Storm”

Ahoy PTYC Members!

PTYC is ‘stirring the pot’ once again, with members Beth Burson, Sue McKay and Sandi Rezinas ‘turning up the heat’ in creating our very own Cookbook.

They are seeking a collection of simple recipes for tasty fare while at sea.  And what better resource could there be for this ‘savory’ endeavor, than the best, tried-and-true recipes from the hearty swabs of the Port Townsend Yacht Club. Who knows . . . This just might be your first real success at being published!

To ‘wrap things up,’ here is the ‘link’ to ‘get you cooking’:

PTYC Cookbook Page

Until we ‘eat’ again: ready . . . set . . . ‘start your burners and ovens’