2015 PTYC July 4th at Stewart Island's Reid Harbor
2015 Port Townsend "Opening Day" Boat Parade
Clubhouse Meetings, Seminars & Projects
Dockside Gathering at 2014 Pleasant Harbor Cruise, Hood Canal
Cruising Canada--Telegraph Harbour, B.C.
+25 Years--Earth Day Cleanup at Mystery Bay State Marine Park
Cruising Canada--Victoria, BC
Dining Dockside at 2014 Kingston Cruise, Admiralty Inlet
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!
Our voyage together is nearly over. The sea buoy is in sight and the pilot boat awaits. But, we’re going to fetch port with a flourish, because the holiday season is here!
Cruises, parties, feasting, gifts, entertainment and good cheer are standing by. Your job is to show up and partake. Duh. Of course, being sailors, we know how to have fun, and I plan to be with you every stagger, err…step, of the way.
Jess Schefstrom, eminently qualified, will assume the conn in January, giving us all an opportunity to enjoy responsible, rather than demented, leadership. He’ll need your help and support, although perhaps not as much as I did.
Thank you for a wonderful year. We had a great time together. I was honored to serve.
“Nautical Twilight” is that brief time of day when the celestial bodies and the horizon are both visible. It is when, sextant in hand, mariners shoot the stars, plot a fix and lay down a course to their destination. It’s time to draw a new track on my chart. Smooth sailing, dear friends, and happy holidays!
El Duano abides. Party on! Commodore Duane Madinger
Dog the hatches and check your lines, shipmates. November, known locally as “The Big Dark”, has arrived. For our club, the gloom, wind and rain are actually the calm before the storm. November is a quiet month for the membership, although your board and committees are working overtime. First up is the general meeting, where we’ll elect the incoming board and vote on raising dues for 2018. Then, on the 18th, we have the clubhouse work party—a chance for handymen to shine! That’s it, a slow month with a chance to catch our breath.
Now, I’ve weathered a few hurricanes. I’ve seen my share of typhoons and rode out many a cyclone. But we have a “Perfect Storm” approaching. It will make landfall in December. I’m talking, of course, about a perfect storm of fun! The forecast is for Force 12 revelry and a wicked good time this holiday season. I hope you are ready. Here’s the eye’s predicted path:
Ö The Bell Harbor Cruise
Ö Key City Public Theatre’s performance at the general meeting
Ö Our annual holiday pot luck and gift swap
Ö “The Seven Poor Travelers” at KCPT, followed by
Ö The PTYC Night Owl Party (come whether you go to the play or not)
You can’t run from this blow. Meet her bow on and hold fast. You can do it!
To reach a port we must set sail
Commodore Duane Madinger