Going Cruising?  Consider utilizing our reciprocal moorage at many locations:  2022 Reciprocity Map.   For more details, click on reciprocity in the menu bar above.

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Visitors: Reciprocal moorage rights at Shilshole are back open.  We will reimburse up to two boats per night. Click on "Reciprocity" above for more information and the form.

CYC Members: Please check with any yacht club before arrival regarding whether they are allowing guest moorage and / or reciprocal rights.


CYC organizes cruises that provide an opportunity for social weekend cruising, create an environment to exchange cruising knowledge, and provide opportunities for families to enjoy cruising. Cruises can always be added to the CYC calendar. Is there someplace you think it would be fun to visit with friends? Join us and organize and lead a cruise.  

A viewable two page summary of 2022's planned cruises and trip leaders can be found [HERE]

Leading a cruise? If so, click here: cruise leader guidelines.pdf

On the Second Thursday of each month, the cruising group hosts a cruising social. The CYC Cruisers Social is an opportunity for CYC members to connect with other CYC cruisers to share cruising knowledge. We often have a specific program focusing on cruising topics or an open forum of discussion. We have just returned to In Person Cruisers Socials at the recently refurbished CYC Clubhouse. We are using a Hybrid format allowing those who are unable to attend in person, for any reason, to be able to participate via Zoom. If you would like to participate via Zoom please register to receive the link. Cruising Socials are a potluck format. Please bring something fun and delicious to share as well as your own beverage.

To help organize cruises or receive additional information on CYC cruising events,  contact Andrew Bereson, CYC Fleet Captain Cruise.

On-Water Cruising Events

    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • Bremerton
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    Last year 9 CYC boats and 20 people attended our cruise to Port Orchard on a beautiful warm sunny weekend.  The fireworks and activities were cancelled due to the pandemic; nevertheless, we had a great time mingling on the docks, and walking in Port Orchard.  We will always remember it was really hot, maybe around 90 degrees Fahrenheit that weekend!

    This year the Bremerton Bridge Blast web page has already been set up: https://www.bremertonbridgeblast.com/  The fireworks are on Saturday evening set off the bridge – some launched into the air over the bridge, and others raining into the water below.  We can watch from the Port Orchard side, or take the foot ferry from the Port Orchard marina across to Bremerton, and then walk over to the bridge to see the fireworks show up close. 

    Earlier Saturday afternoon there is a market set up near the Port Orchard marina, and then a parade of floats, cars, and bands down main street. The Port Orchard Fathoms of Fun web page has been posted, but does not have events posted yet:  https://www.fathomsofun.org/

    I will reserve some moorage slips for us in Port Orchard now, and adjust the numbers as the cruise weekend approaches.  It is easier to give up slips than to add them, as last year there was another group sharing the marina and party tent.  

    If you think you would like to attend, please sign up on the web page now or let me know!  The CYC sign up page is at:  https://cycseattle.org/event-4660359

    Best regards,

    Chris McMuldroch

    Wind Dancer


    • 3 Jul 2022
    • 4 Jul 2022
    • Poulsbo
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    Sunday July 3-4 Fireworks 

    Anchor in Poulsbo -Watch the great Poulsbo fireworks Sunday evening. Then optionally head to Winslow for parade, and to watch a second set of fireworks!

    Trip leader TBD.

    More details to follow.


    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 17 Jul 2022
    • Blakely Rock
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    We've brought back one of the favorite cruises of the year. Blakely Rocks Low Tide cruise with brunch on the beach is a long standing event with CYC. We will anchor/raft up in Blakely Harbor and take dinghies to the beach at Blakely Rocks at low tide. Saturday, July 16 is the best tide of the weekend - there is a -2.74 tide and on Sunday the tide is not quite as low. This is a great opportunity to explore the sea life that lives below and makes for a good family outing. Kids love finding the little sea creatures. So get ready for some fun in the sun on the beach at Blakely Rocks. Bring your beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach blankets, sunscreen and don't forget a potluck item.

    Some of you may prefer to join us for just the day - it is possible to anchor for a short time off the beach.

    Here's the plan

    Saturday - July 16 - arrive at Blakely Harbor and get rafted / anchored  .

    At noonish - Take your dinghy and potluck item to Blakley Rocks beach and set up for brunch. Gather for brunch and social time and then explore the low tide pools and rocks at low tide 1:30.( In the past we have had the event on the rocks on Sunday but this year the better tide is on Saturday.)  This makes for an early departure from the dock on Saturday. Or go over the night before for a more relaxed weekend. Don't forget your water shoes or boots for splashing in the shallows.

    Saturday evening - happy hour with drinks and appetizers (we call this a dippy dinner because after so many snacks no dinner is needed)

    Sunday - Have coffee with your neighbor. Go ashore for some great walks to Rich Passage or a shorter hike up to the Labyrinth Park.

    Looking forward to seeing you at Blakely Harbor.

    . More detailed info will be sent to those who are registered as we get closer to event.

    Ron and Peggy Watt

    206-280-8277


    • 6 Aug 2022
    • 7 Aug 2022
    • Puget Sound
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    Race Information Commodore & Gibson Races

    This event is a weekend cruise with the Commodore Race from Shilshole to Port Ludlow on Saturday, potluck dinner Saturday night, and the Gibson Race from Port Ludlow back to Shilshole on Sunday. Handicaps are applied by adjusting the start times for each boat. See website for more information.

    Date: August 6-7, 2021 (Saturday and Sunday)

    Location: Puget Sound from Shilshole to Port Ludlow.

    Schedule: First warning at 1000 on Saturday and 1100 on Sunday.

    Courses:

    Commodore Race (Saturday): Start at Meadow Point Buoy (LL #16765) and finish at Foulweather Bluff Buoy (LL #16535). Course distance ~ 17.5 NM.

    Gibson Race (Sunday): Start at Foulweather Bluff Buoy and finish at Meadow Point Buoy. Course distance ~ 17.5 NM.

    The start location may be advanced along the course to facilitate finishing.

    Time Limit: 1700 on Saturday and 1900 on Sunday.

    Moorage: In addition to signing up on the CYC website, each boat must contact Port Ludlow Marina at 360-437-0513 to reserve a slip to be guaranteed with your credit card.  Tell them that you are with the CYC group so that you will be assigned a slip with the other CYC boats.  NOTE - Port Ludlow is holding a block of slips for us until July 15.  After that point, the slips will be released to the general public, so to be guaranteed a spot, contact the marina before July 15.

    Contact: Al Johnson; ajohnson1101@gmail.com


    • 3 Sep 2022
    • 5 Sep 2022
    • Blake Island
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    September 3-5  Labor Day Family Cruise to Blake Island Blake island has some of the best beaches within striking distance of Seattle. There are also good trails to walk and a small playground.

    Trip leader TBD.

    More details to follow.


    • 8 Oct 2022
    • 9 Oct 2022
    • Eagle Harbor
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    October 8-9 Fog Cruise to Eagle Harbor City Park Marina - Sail across the Sound to Eagle Harbor / Bainbridge Island. Socialize on the dock and select a restaurant for dinner.

    Cruise Leader - Dave Huntsman

    More details to follow.


    • 5 Nov 2022
    • 6 Nov 2022
    • Poulsbo Marina
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    November 5-6 Chili Cook-off at Poulsbo Marina - Not exactly Scandinavian but fun! Cook up your best chili, vote for your favorite, see who wins.  There is power at the dock so we can plug in heaters to make the boats toasty warm!

    Trip leader TBD.

    More details to follow.


  • Register

    December 3 Kingston Christmas Tree Lighting & Dinner via Washington State Ferry - The park is decorated with fabulous, illuminated sculptures in all kinds of whimsical themes.  Then enjoy dinner together before walking back to the ferry.

    Trip leader TBD.

    More details to follow.


Cruising Volunteers Needed

CYC Cruising is in need of volunteers to help with some of the the many parts of maintaining an active, thriving cruising community at CYC. Current opportunities include the organization of new cruises and updating reciprocal guest moorage information.

To volunteer, propose cruising ideas, or ask questions, please contact Andy Bereson, CYC Fleet Captain Cruise.


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