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Welcome Aboard 2019


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!


2019 October Commodore’s Column “Let’s Celebrate!”

For over 30 years, Christina and I, no matter where we were in the country, made the trek to Port Townsend for the Wooden Boat Festival. This has always been a celebration for us. A celebration not only of wooden boats and the maritime community, but also a celebration of an amazing summer, wherever we’d spent it. This year was no different. With a great turnout for the festival, incredible boats and catching up with longtime friends, it’s also bittersweet because I’ve always gauged the festival as the end of summer and the beginning of a long, wet winter.

All the cruises this year have been well-attended with enthusiastic participants. One thing that struck me with both the Pleasant Harbor Cruise and the South Sound Cruise, was the participation of new members and these new folks learning and talking with our more seasoned members. For me, this is what the club is all about. Continue reading


Off to a great start!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Hello T37 Sailors, friends and families—

The 2019 T37 NCR is one month away, on Saturday, October 12th The venue is the Seattle Yacht Club, which has been our co-host for several national championships as well as the Region 6 championships last Spring. We are a part of their sailing program, as well.

All T37 sailors are invited to compete, as we do not have qualifying regattas, unlike some of the other RC classes.  Nevertheless, the competition is keen and we do get racers from outside the immediate area. For those just getting into T37 sailing, such as those with new kits or uncompleted boats and who are not planning to sail, we suggest that you nevertheless come to the event to observe and learn. Or, even better, be a volunteer while you observe and learn.

Four or 5 volunteers would be wonderful.  Two or 3 can be in the thick of the action, calling the start and recording finishes. This is a great place to watch sailing techniques and see what works!  A couple of photographers will make a valuable contribution.  A volunteer at the boat registration and weigh-in would be nice and we need someone to sell script for the drinks at the post-race get-together and Awards Ceremony upstairs in the Marine Room. Sailors, please ask your family and friends if they would accompany you and help out.  Thanks in advance!  If you can help, please contact me at 253-279-3595 or ronknight35@gmail.com.

Boat registration should be between 8:30 and 9:15.  Skippers’ meeting is at 9:45 and racing should start at 10 a.m.  We hope to finish racing by 3 p.m. to allow final scoring in time for awards at 4 p.m.  Details are specified in the attached Notice of Race (NOR) which will also be available on our website (PNMYC.org).  Sailing Instructions (SI) will be available at the venue.  If you don’t send me your entry right away, please send me an email (ronknight35@gmail.com) telling me that you are racing, so we can plan. Continue reading