THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY WILL TEACH A SHORT NAVIGATION REFRESHER NOVEMBER 6, 2018 7PM
AT STRAWBERRY HILL CENTER, 7666 HIGH SCHOOL ROAD, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND.
from highway 305 turn west on High School Road
go west 1.4 miles to Strawberry Hill park, turn right
go straight to Strawberry Hill sign
turn left and go past the tennis court to parking lot.
September 29-30, 2018
The 2018 Round the Island results can be viewed here: PMYC Around The Island Race 2018.pdf
The 2018 Pirate Treasure Hunt brought out record crowds (50 +) of marauders in search of cake and candy. Much thanks for Jenn and Ty Abrams for running a great event. Shout out also goes to Chris Campbell for helping wrangle club Optis and numerous bakers. And thanks for the photos, Jenn Abrams and Michael Sydor!
With 5-10 knots and 8 Boats on the line, PMYC Vanguard and Laser sailors GOTB on 5/25/18! According to regional Pro-Jock Sailor and Quantum Sails Loft owner Dan Kaseler "It was real racing"!
The dinghy racing continues into mid July every Friday evening starting at 6PM. If you want to race we can get you in a boat. We have all americans, high school heroes, never saileds. There is room for everyone.
As is the style of the gunkhole, it was a very leisure start, and getting away by 2pm, on the first day was plenty early. The beauty of waiting of course, is that the afternoon westerly fills in and the flood tide is building, so you get to run down the east side of the island with the current.
Woodwind tries to be a little late so we can take a place with the smaller boats, on the outside of our raft. We were treated to our PMYC ocean sailors, John and Donna DeMeyer, joining us on a spacious family powerboat. Their real boat is on the hard in Mexico. No matter, they are great company and they provided the "outstation", that is usually the role of Dale and Tina Ingall's boat, Wild Horses.
When you do get tied down the first order of business is the business of the pets, so they all go ashore to the historic northwest shoreline of Blakely Harbor. We had nine boats in all and shared food and drink and sea stories for the evening, and as the light faded the jewel that is downtown Seattle lit up the eastern horizon.
The next day would be the treacherous rounding of the cape, Restoration Point and Rich Passage. No great surprise that only five boats made it to Manzanita Bay the next day. Those that did were in for a special, more intimate dinner in the cockpit of Larry and Bernadette Witty's Salish Spirit, surrounded by the future of our club. We watched the sun set behind the Olympics, and then we watched the crescent moon do the same.
The sail home the next day was again with the wind at our backs and the tide with us, as we gently slipped under the Agate Pass Bridge. Woodwind came into her slip, and was met at the dock by Langley Gace. What a gentleman, and fellow cruiser!
Your Cruise Admiral, Kim
Our Memorial Day Weekend cruise did not turn out as we had planned, but that is the beauty of cruising. Three of us were anxious to get an early start on the long journey to Tacoma, so Salish Spirit and Moya spent Friday night at Blake Island. Woodwind and Pelican spent the night in Blakely Harbor. Saturday morning we got up to overcast skies and a building southerly. As Woodwind rounded Restoration Point and headed into the heavy seas and wind on her nose, it was time for a call to our fellow sailors on Blake Island. Our plan would change, and our new destination would be Edmonds, which gave us a good long downhill ride in 15 to 25 knots.
Woodwind sailed on jib and mizzen and that was all she needed, as we slid off wave after wave. We got our sails down and lost the mizzen halyard as we were going into Edmonds, but fortunately there was good space at the Edmonds Yacht Club reciprocal moorage, and room for both Moya and Salish Spirit as well. They came in shortly after we arrived.
Right away we realized there was nearby company, with a big sea lion, nearly asleep on the dock. We took a walk around and saw some very interesting craft, before we sent Thomas up to the top of Woodwind's mizzen to re-thread the halyard. This young lad has been cruising with us almost his whole life, and we appreciated his help.
Back aboard Salish Spirit, we gathered for another meal of delicious spot prawns from our Shakedown cruise. On Sunday Lubica joined us and we had a great party aboard Salish Spirit, while the Witty's pet looked on.
Monday the wind was light out of the north and we made a leisurely run back to Port Madison, with everything up, on a bright sunny day. It had been quite an adventure for just a few days away.
The PMYC cruise to Blake Island was rather lightly attended this year. Despite the hard work of Larry Witty and Langley Gace to provide us with a spot prawns feast, there were only two boats to enjoy it. Here we all are comfortably seated around the table aboard Salish Spirit. Normally this event brings out at least six boats, so I am not quite sure what happened. It was cool and rainy, with no wind, after a glorious week of good weather, and that might have kept some of you back.
After our cozy coffee and hot chocolate, aboard Woodwind, we joined the Witty's for a hike around the north part of the island. When we got back we slipped our moorings and had a broad reach in light air to Restoration Point with close views of harbor porpoises and two seasons lions on the buoy. We ended up motoring home to a club moor age filled with boats.
-- Your Cruise Admiral, Kim
The Bainbridge Island Review had a beautiful obituary for Jeanne McNeil recently. You can read it online by following this link:
Bainbridge Island Review Article
Jeanne's memorial service will be held on May 21, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Island Center Hall.
Island Center Hall
8395 Fletcher Bay Rd NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
A perpetual horticultural scholarship has been created to honor Jeanne's longtime commitment to and mentorship in the field. Donations may be sent to the address below or given online at WSNLA.org.
WSNLA Scholarship and Research Charitable Fund
(Note: Jeanne E. McNeil Memorial)
34400 Pacific Highway S, Suite #2
Federal Way, WA 98003
Opening Day at Port Madison Yacht Club. All sailors interested in learning more about Port Madison Yacht Club and its summer sailing school are welcome to attend Opening Day festivities on Sunday, May 1, at Port Madison Yacht Club, 8478 NE Hidden Cove Road. Racing begins at noon with a boat parade to follow at 1:30 pm and a Cinco de Mayo themed potluck at 2:00 pm.
For more information click here or contact PMYCinfo@portmadisonyc.org.
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