2020 February Commodore Column: Salute to PTYC Volunteers

Only six more Saturdays until Spring!   Does that help any with the dark winter days? I’m already noticing it staying light later, and with that I can’t help but start thinking about all the events and cruising with PTYC in 2020.   But with that comes a lot of planning and volunteering to make it happen.

This seems like a good time and place to ask for volunteers. There are so many ways to help and we have so much talent in our club. Do you have a maritime topic you’d like to share? Volunteer to be a Program speaker. Do you like to cook or bake? Volunteer in the galley at one of the Watches or Events. Are you an organizer? Volunteer to be a Cruise Captain. Are you a party planner? There will be plenty of parties and events in 2020 that need planning. Are you new to the club? You don’t have to be in charge, if you’d rather you can be a helper bee in training. Wherever and however you choose to volunteer, I guarantee you will enjoy the camaraderie and feel a genuine connection with the PTYC family. Continue reading

Welcome Aboard 2020

 

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!

 

2020 January Commodore’s Column: 20/20 Vision for 2020!

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.

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