Stuart Island, 4th of July
Desolation Sound Canadian Cruise
Pleasant Harbor Cruise
Murhut Falls Hike
Fort Flagler Clean-up Party
Stuart Island's Reid Harbor
July 4th Cruise Dinghy Parade
"Scar"ibbean Halloween Party
Cruising Local Destinations
PTYC Gatherings Feasts, Socials and Travels
Clubhouse Meetings, Seminars & Projects
Cleanup at Mystery Bay State Marine Park
Port Townsend "Opening Day" Boat Parade
Cruising Canada--Victoria, BC
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!
Ahoy PTYC Members!
Below please find COVID –19 issues related to boating.
Salish Sea Facility Updates.
On March 19, Canada temporarily closed its borders to non-essential travel.
Specifically, Canada does not allow pleasure boats to cross their border, per the Waggoner Cruising Guide.
Updates will be posted, as they become available.
Ilona Bell, PTYC Website and Newsletter Editor
As of Monday, March 16, 2020, the Port Townsend Yacht Club is cancelling our scheduled events for 8 weeks–through early May: including Opening Day Events. This is a precautionary measure concerning the Coronavirus COVID-19 and directives by the CDC. Our website will post updates as they become available.
Commodore Debbie Williams and the 2020 Officers and Board
It’s never a reassuring sign to see parts of your captain’s chair lying on the floor, which is what lead Bob and I to the Seattle Boat Show in January. We are generally just looky-loos when we go, admiring all the shiny new boats, and everything from A to Z that we didn’t know we needed, but this year we had a mission. The ever-wonky captain’s chair had finally given out on the trip home from the December Bell Harbor Cruise. We accomplished our mission, and our new custom chair is on the way. While we were there, we joined RBAW as well as picked up the accompanying free 2020 Waggoner Cruising Guide. Productivity and deals!
The Boat Show had a special visitor day this year called Dogs on Deck, allowing show-goer’s dogs to stroll the red carpets, take in some new smells, meet other dogs, and receive their own “goody bag” filled with treats, water bowl, Frisbee and more. Naturally we decided to go on this day and reminded Gracie and Dory to be on their best behavior … and they were! They enjoyed the day and felt like canine celebrities with cameras flashing and all the petting and treats they earned. Gracie and Dory especially enjoyed five o’clock Yappy Hour where they mingled with other boating dogs and received free life jackets. Continue reading