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


Visitors: Reciprocal moorage rights at Shilshole: 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 2023 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 returned to In Person Cruisers Socials (with a Zoom option) at the recently refurbished CYC Clubhouse. 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 Jenny Heins, CYC Fleet Captain Cruise.

On-Water Cruising Events

    • 27 May 2023
    • 29 May 2023
    • Mystery Bay State Park

    Memorial Day Mystery Bay Cruise

    Please join us for this jam-packed joint-venture 3-day weekend cruise to Mystery Bay. Raft up with other CYC, PSCC & STYC members or anchor on your own and visit from your dinghy. Get to know fellow sailors in some collaborative on-shore activities, all of which are optional.

    On the docket: a socially distanced outdoor BBQ potluck; goat farm tour; the annual tractor parade; winery tasting/picnic; a human-powered dinghy race, exploring on your own. The Nordland General Store has been recently renovated after experiencing a devastating fire in Nov 2020. It is currently for sale so it's not clear if it will be up and running again by May. Please don't count on being able to shop for provisions during the weekend.

    COVID safety: Masking-up and socially distancing at this stage of the pandemic is state encouraged but now a personal choice. If COVID numbers should increase significantly prior to this cruise please watch for further email communications from us. Always remember to please be considerate of others. Up-to-date vaccinations highly recommended. 

    Navigation:  The entry to Mystery Bay can be tricky. Please source out & refer to all your own tide & chart information you will need to navigate the winding narrow entrance safely and when tides are favorable. The tides are not looking too bad this year, because there are some very high lows!

    This will be an anchoring/raft-up event. That said, there will also be activities that we will need individual sign-ups for actual head-counts.  Please indicate when you register, which activities you are interested in.  There is a lone dock, however space cannot be counted on this weekend. 

    SCHEDULE (Weather-williing):

    The lowest low tides are in the early evenings, so morning or mid-day arrivals are recommended. You may want to sail up to Port Townsend or anchor in
    Kilisut Harbor on Friday night.

    Tides @ Marrowstone Point (Fort Flagler)
    Fri May 27 High Tide:
    9:25 am 5.176, Low Tide: 4:25 pm 1.311
    Sat May 28 High Tide: 11:05 am 4.793, Low Tide: 5:19 pm 2.18

    Saturday 6 – 8 pm  Raft-Up Happy Hour: One or two boats will host a casual happy hour get-together, a chance to socialize with other CYC, PSSC and STYC members.

    Sunday 10 – 11 am Mystery Bay Goat Farm Tour: Learn about the operations of a small-scale, artisan goat dairy and sample goat cheese, goat yogurt and cajeta. Meet at Mystery Bay State Park at 9:30 for the 20 minute walk to town or dinghy in to the dock at Nordland. The dock often gets grounded at low tide, but with the high low tides this year, you should be able to safely dinghy in and out all day.

    Sunday 12 pm(-ish) Nordland Tractor Parade: Traditionally, every Memorial Day weekend the island residents bring their tractors to parade them in front of the old Nordland General Store.

    Sunday 2 pm – 5 pm Marrowstone Winery Tasting and Picnic: We’ll visit Marrowstone Vineyards where the wine is as beautiful and unique as the view. Family owned and locally loved, Marrowstone Vineyards is a treasured boutique winery overlooking the cascades and Puget Sound. Explore their selection with a tasting, sip on a glass, or pop open a bottle on their deck or lounge in their lovely meadow with views of their grapevines and Salish Sea behind. We’ll have some sort of games, bocce ball, badminton, croquet, etc. Bring your own picnic lunch. We are looking for someone on the island who can shuttle folks to the farm.

    Sunday 5 pm – 7 pm High-tide human-powered dinghy race and happy hour on the dock. Bring your kayak, paddle board, inflatable or other vessel. Compete for prizes in two categories – paddle or oar power.

    Sunday 7 pm to whenever  BBQ Potluck: Join us by the campfire at Mystery Bay State Park, just 80-100 yards from our raft-up. The park is designated as a marine recreation area with its facilities primarily for boaters. A pier leads out to a long float that is available for overnight mooring facilities. Mooring buoys are also available. A single lane launch ramp drops down gently to the sloping beach north of the floats.

    There is not much difference between high and low tides on Monday, so we can probably depart at any time.

    Tides @ Marrowstone Point (Fort Flagler):
    Mon May 29 Low Tide
    7:58 am 3.09, High Tide 1:03 pm 4.85, Low Tide 6:12 pm 3.109

    About Mystery Bay 

    All but hidden on the west side of Marrowstone Island, Mystery Bay State Park offers a great escape for visitors arriving by water. Boaters can raft up or lay anchor and stroll along the grassy and gravelly shoreline or enjoy the inlet’s pristine waters. Bring along a kayak or paddle board for daytime recreation on the water. There is an organic goat farm that offers tours on making goat cheese, a renowned island vineyard for picnicking & wine tasting. Several activities will be jointly planned. Take in the Olympic mountain views from the shoreline picnic area about 80-100 yards from the raft-up. Cook up your own oysters and clams in one of three fire rings and enjoy an island sunset before heading back to your boat. Fort Flagler is approximately 2 miles from Mystery Bay (about a 15 minute dinghy ride). There is a dinghy dock to park your boat while you go exploring. Tour and explore a significant coastal defense fort established more than a century ago to guard the entrance to Puget Sound. 


    Fort Flagler State Park

    Located on the Northern tip of Marrowstone Island, this spectacular park has more than 5 miles of hiking trails on its 1,450+ acres. Facilities include picnic tables, 117 campsites, boat launch, mooring facilities, and a group camp.

    Hiking, boating, fishing, clamming, and hang-gliding are popular activities. Accommodations are also available in three former WWII barracks buildings with kitchen and dining facilities and five furnished vacation houses for rent are available (Reservations (888) 226-7688).  A museum interprets the history of this one-time coastal defense fort.  The Beachcomber Café concession offers food and espresso drinks near the lower campground.

    Park Contact:    (360) 385-1259 fort.flagler@parks.wa.gov

    Beachcomber Cafe

    Summer’s not complete without an ice cream treat, an espresso drink, or iced mocha! Come to the Beachcomber Cafe at Fort Flagler State Park and enjoy the view from the deck. Grill, kites, snacks and more.

    Contact:    Jim and Maj-Britt Peacock

    (360) 385-7637    majbrittpeacock@gmail.com


    Mystery Bay State Park

    During Prohibition, smuggling alcohol from Canada was a profitable and somewhat honored occupation in the remote waters of northwest Washington. Sequestered between Marrowstone and Indian Islands, Kilisut Harbor was one refuge used by smugglers to evade Coast Guard vessels. The smugglers’ shallow draft boats were readily hidden in the overhanging trees at a small bay near the end of the harbor, and their regular disappearance here was categorized by the Coast Guard as “mysterious” hence the name for the bay.

    The park is designated as a marine recreation area with its facilities primarily for boaters. A pier leads out to a long float that is available for overnight mooring facilities. Mooring buoys are also available. A single lane launch ramp drops down gently to the sloping beach north of the floats. Clams and oysters can be found on the beach at low tide and offshore crabbing is usually fruitful during the designated season.

    Contact:    (360) 385-1259 https://www.parks.wa.gov/550/Mystery-Bay


    Mystery Bay Farm

    Small-scale, artisan goat dairy. Tours available by reservation. 

    Contact:    Scott Brinton or Rachael Van Laanen  (360) 774-0675

    info@mysterybayfarm.com   or  http://www.mysterybayfarm.com


    Marrowstone Vineyard

    Visit Marrowstone Vineyards where wine is as beautiful and unique as the view. Family owned and locally loved, Marrowstone Vineyards is a treasured boutique winery overlooking the cascades and Puget Sound. Explore their selection with a tasting, sip on a glass, or pop open a bottle on their deck or lounge in their lovely meadow with views of their grapevines and Salish Sea behind.

    Contact:  360-385-9608 https://www.marrowstonevineyards.com/


    Nordland General Store & Tractor Days Parade

    Traditionally, every Memorial Day weekend the island residents bring their tractors to parade them in front of the old Nordland General Store. However the store is being re-fit after a nasty fire a couple of years ago and not open. Word on the grapevine is that the parade will commence this year...

    Cruise Leader: Jenny Heins

    • 17 Jun 2023
    • 18 Jun 2023
    • Eagle Harbor Raft Up

    Blakely Rock Low Tide Cruise - June 17-18

    One of the biggest low tides of the summer! Saturday we will anchor individually or in small rafts ups. On Sunday, enjoy lunch on the beach on an oasis in the middle of Puget Sound. If you can't make it for the raft up on Saturday, then sail on over Sunday morning and anchor off the west side of the rocks. Kids love to explore tidepools!

    Please register so we know to expect you.

    Cruise Leaders: Peggy and Ron Watt

    • 24 Jun 2023
    • 25 Jun 2023
    • Port Orchard Marina

    Bremerton Bridge Blast & Port Orchard Fathoms o’ Fun - June 24-25

    Join us at the cozy Port Orchard Marina for a weekend of fireworks and festivities in Port Orchard and Bremerton. We have 10 slips reserved for the evenings of June 23rd & 24th.

    Enjoy the 2023 Bremerton Bridge Blast fireworks and airshow on Saturday, June 24th. There will also be street fairs in both Port Orchard and Bremerton and an afternoon parade in Port Orchard. Sunday morning we’ll met up for potluck brunch at the soft shelter at the end of the guest dock.

    The Plan:

    We will dock together at Port Orchard Marina which will be a quiet refuge from the plethora of activities available in both Port Orchard and Bremerton.

    We have slips reserved on the guest dock for Friday and Saturday nights. As some events start early-ish on Saturday, you might want to come over on Friday night.

    Please register here at CYC (so we know who is coming) AND call the marina to pay for your slip. The marina strongly encourages calling ahead so you know your slip ahead of time and so the office can handle the mass of reservations that weekend. Here's their contact info from their website:
    PORT ORCHARD MARINA (360) 876-5535
    HOURS: Open Tuesday-Saturday 9AM - 5PM Closed Sunday and Monday



    Enjoy Port Orchard’s waterfront celebration called Fathoms of Fun!

    • Summer Festival Craft & Vendor Show - just steps from the marina (10 am - 6 pm)  Thurs, Fri and Sat
    • Annual Grand Parade (6 pm - 9 pm)  Sat


    The foot ferry conveniently runs every ½ hr between Bremerton and Port Orchard.


    • Meet at the soft shelter at the end of the guest dock for Potluck Brunch around 9:30 am. BBQ will be available.

    Cruise Leader: Vanessa Kundtz

    • 3 Jul 2023
    • 4 Jul 2023
    • Liberty Bay

    Poulsbo Fireworks Raft-Up - July 3-4

    Join fellow CYC members to raft-up and watch local fireworks displays. Optional add-on - July 4 overnight @ Eagle Harbor or Quartermaster Harbor.

    Cruise Leader: TBD

    • 29 Jul 2023
    • 30 Jul 2023
    • Manzanita Bay

    Manzanita Bay Raft-Up & Winery Visit - July 29-30

    Join fellow CYC cruisers in beautiful Manzanita Bay, an inlet on the west side of Bainbridge Island. A beautiful harbor with easy anchorage and often overlooked as one hurries to Poulsbo, Manzanita Bay is just to port after the bridge as you go through Agate Pass. We will raft up near the mouth for the sunsets and easy access to shore. 

    We'll dinghy over to Dock St. Road End (Public Beach) and take a 20 min walk to the Eleven Winery tasting room. There is lots of space to sit outside and some inside space.

    You may also want to walk or bike the trails and nearby parks.

    Cruise Leaders:  Cindy Gossett & Derek Storm

    • 5 Aug 2023
    • 6 Aug 2023
    • Shilshole to Port Ludlow & return

    Commodore & Gibson Race Cruise - Aug 5-6

    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. 

    Date: August 5-6, 2023 (Saturday and Sunday)

    Location: Puget Sound from Shilshole to Port Ludlow.

    The Race

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


    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.

    Prizes: The planning committee is working on ideas for a fun Saturday evening prize ceremony. TBD.  Winners of each race will be noted at the annual CYC awards party and the boat’s name engraved on a perpetual CYC trophy.

    Social and Meals at Port Ludlow

    Sat 1800:  Social hour

    On the dock - BYOB and snacks.
    It is highly recommended that you bring folding chairs for the dock social.

    Sat 19:00: Group Dinner

    We have reserved the Marina Picnic area which is a covered shelter with 2 large grills. Bring something to grill for your boat, plus a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. The dining room at the resort also has take out dinners available for approximately $20 each if you are more comfortable with that.

    Note: once or twice in years past, the marina’s grill was broken, or out of fuel, or somehow not working.  If you have a small hibachi or portable grill, you might be well advised to bring it with you, just in case.

    Sun 0900: Breakfast

    Potluck or BYO - TBD

    We'll want to be cleaned up and back to our boats by 1000 to get out to the race course by 1100.

    Race Lead: Al Johnson
    Cruise Lead: 
    Monica Howell

    Notice of Race

    • 2 Sep 2023
    • 4 Sep 2023
    • South Sound

    Labor Day South Sound Cruise - Sept 2-4

    For those so inclined, we'll raft up Saturday night at Fox Island or Filucy Bay. Those who prefer can drop a hook in Gig Harbor on Saturday night or Sunday. On Sunday we'll enjoy Gig Harbor's local attractions including a whiskey tasting with STYC and PSCC members at Heritage Distilling Company.

    Located in Gig Harbor, Heritage Distillery thrives in the heart of this bustling waterfront downtown boating community. We will gather on Heritage's new outdoor deck at 5 pm Sunday 9/3 for a formal 1&1/2 hr educational tasting session lead by one of Heritage's own distillers. Participants will learn about distilling, the aging process, & then be guided through 4 individual & distinct tastes. A complimentary cocktail of your choice is also included in the $45 per person admission (pay upon entry). You must register for this cruise by Aug 21 to be included in the headcount for the Whiskey Tour.

    We will be anchoring/rafting-up in Gig Harbor. If you prefer to tie up in a dockside slip there are 2 options available. Please feel free to make your own arrangements at either  Arabella's Landing or the Jerisich Public Dock, both for a mooring fee.

    Saturday Sept 2rd - journey down to Filucy Bay or Fox Island (TBD), potluck on raftup or dock (TBD).

    Sunday Sept 3th - travel to Gig Harbor, kayak, paddle, Venice gondola harbor cruise, wine tastings, breweries, fine dining, shops & boutiques.

    5-7pm  - "Happy Hour" Heritage Tasting event (optional)

    7pm -  Dinner of your choice (if eating out, call locations to make reservations prior to ensure you get in). Evening shenanigans

    Monday Sept 4th - Coffee Mug-Up, journey home.

    About Filucy Bay:

    Filucy Bay is an off-the-beaten-path tidal estuary near the southern tip of the Key Peninsula not far from the small community of Longbranch. This special place is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Mother bears with cubs trailing are regulars in the preserve, foraging on berries and salmon. When the tide is in, osprey hunt for fish from the air and great blue heron stalk small prey at water’s edge. Owls, woodpeckers, and songbirds thrive in the preserve’s mature forest of fir, cedar, maple, and alder. This bay was also once a favorite fishing spot for First Nations Peoples, and is now an area of interest to archeologists.

    More about Filucy Bay

    Moorage is available at Longbranch Improvement Club Marina

    About Fox Island:

    Fox Island, WA is home to a variety of public places and non-profit organizations. Tanglewood Island is the most visible icon of the Fox Island area, with its non-operational lighthouse. The Fox Island Nature Center features trails and picnic areas traversing a wetland stream. The Fox Island Sand Spit features a naturally occurring gravel formation in Case Inlet. Also of interest are the Nichols Community Center and Fox Island playground, as well as the Boat Launch and Fishing Pier located on the easternmost tip of the Island.

    More about Fox Island

    Fox Island Yacht Club may offer reciprocal moorage

    About Gig Harbor:

    Charming harbor views make Gig Harbor the perfect spot for our cruising holiday raft-up among fine dining, shops, boutiques, wine shops & tastings, a public dock, and several breweries. Even a romantic Venice-style gondola harbor cruise is available to rent.

    More about Gig Harbor

    Heritage Distilling Company:

    Heritage Distilling Company (HDC) is the most awarded craft distillery in North America 9 years in a row from the American Distilling Institute (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). HDC makes vodkas, gins and whiskeys and is proud to operate distillery tasting rooms in Washington and Oregon including Gig Harbor, Roslyn, Tumwater and Seattle (within the Ballard neighborhood) in Washington and Eugene-Madison and Eugene-5th Street in Oregon.

    Heritage Webpage

    Cruise Leader: Jenny Heins

    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 8 Oct 2023
    • Eagle Harbor

    Eagle Harbor Fog Cruise - Sept 2-4

    Sail across the Sound to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. Dock space will be reserved and rafting is allowed so plan to raft with fellow CYC members. Socialize on the dock and select a restaurant for dinner. Look forward to seeing you for a truly memorable fall cruise.

    More details to come...

    Cruise Leaders: Chris McMuldroch & Jennifer Lathrop

    • 4 Nov 2023
    • 5 Nov 2023
    • Port of Poulsbo Marina

    Poulsbo "Chilly" Cook-Off - Nov 4-5

    Not exactly Scandinavian but fun! Cook up your best chili, hot stew or one pot meal to fend off the chills, vote for your favorite and see who wins. There is power at the dock so we can plug in heaters to make the boats toasty warm! 

    More details to come...

    Cruise Leaders: David & Gyung Huntsman

  • Register

    Kingston Ferry Cruise - Dec 2

    Join us to catch the Edmonds Ferry to Kingston for the Annual Festival of Trees. The park at the marina is decorated with fabulous, illuminated sculptures in all kinds of whimsical themes. We'll plan to arrive in time for the Christmas Tree Lighting. With any luck, we'll catch the Elvis impersonator, then enjoy dinner together before walking back to the ferry for the ride back to Edmonds. 

    More details to come...

    Cruise Leaders: TBD

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 leading or supporting a cruise and organizing/facilitating cruiser socials.

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

Cruising Chair
Jenny Heins

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