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
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!
Happy New Year!
As I’m writing this, the aroma of gingerbread baking is filling the house. It’s been a frenzy getting the holiday cookies baked, the gifts wrapped, and the tree decorated. But I’ve once again, pulled it off in time (barely!) before the kids arrived.
What is your 20/20 vision for 2020? Mine is a year with fun-filled events and cruises with PTYC. We are truly blessed to live in an area that offers so many beautiful destinations to explore. And of course, it’s not just the destination but the scenic journey and camaraderie with fellow boaters along the way.
Here it is, barely 2020, and we already have events on the calendar. The first event, on January 18, is the COW. The COW(?!) new members are asking? That’s PTYC language for Change of Watch. COW is a gala dinner and more formal event, where we honor outgoing Board Members and welcome in the new Board. The decorating and transformation of the clubhouse is always a magical sight to see. I hope you have your reservations!
Our second event is the very important Cruise and Event Planning Meeting, to be held on Saturday, February 1, 9 am to noon, led by our new 2020 Fleet Captain, Elizabeth Eisenhardt. PTYC will provide the coffee and goodies; we’d like YOU to provide the ideas.