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.  Organizers choose destinations, themes, and activities.

To help organize cruises or receive additional information on CYC Cruising,  contact Mike McGuane, CYC Fleet Captain Cruise.

To receive details and additional information about future CYC cruises by e-mail, please join the new Cruising Listserve by signing up at CYC Cruiser Listserve.

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2018 Cruising Schedule

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Off-Water Cruising Social Events

On-Water Cruising Events

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • Puget Sound (Shilshole to Port Ludlow)

    Very informal annual races from Shilshole to Foul Weather Bluff and back with an overnight in Port Ludlow. Cruiser? Try out a casual race. Racer? Try out a social race/cruise.

    This event is a weekend cruise with the Commodore Race from Shilshole to Port Ludlow on Saturday, potluck dinner Saturday night, potluck breakfast Sunday morning, and the Gibson Race from Port Ludlow back to Shilshole on Sunday. Handicaps are applied by adjusting the start times for each boat. If you do not have a PHRF Rating for your boat, we will calculate one for you based on the design of your boat. Membership in PHRF is not required.

    Date: August 25-26, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)

    Location: Puget Sound from Shilshole to Port Ludlow.


    Cruise Leaders Needed, please contact Mike McGuane for more info. Al and Jane Johnson have agreed to help mentor the Cruise Leaders for this year as they were the Cruise Leaders last year.

    On the Water

    Saturday Skipper's Meeting:

    Skipper's meeting will be August 25 at 8:00am at CYC clubhouse.  Race instructions and start times will be handed out at the meeting. 


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

    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
    1900 on Sunday

    Off the Water


    Please make moorage reservations with Port Ludlow Marina (360-437-0513) and let them know you are with the CYC Seattle Group. Slips will be held for our group until Friday August 10, 2018. After that date, moorage may be available, but cannot be guaranteed.


    There is a covered picnic area with a large barbecue reserved for our use.  Saturday will feature a post race happy hour on the dock (bring your own adult beverages and snacks to share), followed by a potluck barbecue at the picnic area.  Please bring something to put on the barbecue for yourself, and something to share with the group for dinner.  Sunday will be potluck breakfast at the picnic shelter.


    Mike McGuane,

    • 1 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 3 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • South Sound

    Come spend the Labor Day weekend with us in bucolic Filucy Bay near Longbranch in the South Sound. 

    The Plan

    A nice, lazy, relaxing cruise. Southwest of Tacoma on the Key Peninsula. The large, quiet cove is dinghy and kid friendly. Raft-up and pot-lucks. Fantastic view of Rainier! Good areas for exploration: safe and quiet or more distantly exciting - like Eagle Island State Park (between McNeil and Anderson Islands). Biking is also possible. Filucy Bay has a four star rating (out of five) by cruising author Migael Scherer. Friends and family can even drive there! 


    • While navigation is each boat's individual responsibility (as usual) a good guide to start with would be Chart #18448. 
    • Tides are OK heading south on Friday and Saturday. Excellent for retuning north on Monday. 
    • Local services are limited: bike-able, not really walkable, Taxi/Lyft/Uber situation unknown

    Note: Shore access is limited to dinghies at the Longbranch Improvement Club marina. Reciprocal dockage is highly unlikely, unless you have connections. This is one of the small community's bigger homecoming weekends. Usually a musical celebration.

    All-in-all this should be a delightfully low-key atmosphere! 

    Cruise Leader

    Hans Reinhardt


    • 21 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Edmonds Marina

    Hike Marsh Interpretive Bird Watching Boardwalk. Check out new distilleries & breweries or Spud Fish & Chips. 

    The Plan

    Members are welcome to join Friday evening or come up on Saturday morning or afternoon.

    Cruise Leaders

    Ralph and Karol De La O


    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Eagle Harbor

    Sail over to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island for a fun weekend of exploring all Eagle Harbor has to offer from great shops, bakeries and wineries to an amazing art museum

    The Plan

    CYC has reserved the NEW Public Dock at Eagle Harbor for the night of Saturday, October 20. Each boat will need to pay moorage upon arrival ($0.50/ft) but do not need to make reservations. Boats will most likely need to be rafted (moorage still applies).  Social on the dock, other activities dependent on weather reports! Select a restaurant for dinner or potluck aboard--more information as the date approaches.

    Cruise Leaders

    Susan and Mike Johnston


    • 3 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 4 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Poulsbo Marina

    Not exactly Scandinavian but fun! Cook up your best chili, vote for your favorite, see who wins. 

    The Plan

    Cruise to Poulsbo Marina dock for the weekend. Great food and brew in Poulsbo and you can shop at the used boat part store.

    Dock reservations should be made by October 19 (we have 10 slips reserved). Mention that you are with CYCSeattle when you make your reservation.

    We will have the party room reserved on the dock for our chili cook off night. Bring your favorite home made chili recipe with you and a vegetable side dish or dessert to share with others. We will vote on the best chili – winner will receive a prize. If you have a November birthday you should definitely come on this cruise as we will be celebrating November birthdays.


    • Plan on a brewery outing at Valholl Brewery Saturday afternoon – CYC members will have a special treat.
    • Set up for dinner at 6 – 6:30pm.


    • Gather in the multipurpose room for breakfast. Bring your own.  Or find your favorite coffee spot.


    • FYI – the max flood current through Agate Pass is at 11am.
    • Sunday slack before ebb current is at 2:30pm.

    Cruise Leaders

    Peggy and Ron Watt. Any questions please contact Peggy at 206-280-8277


    • 23 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Poulsbo

    Rendezvous in Poulsbo for Christmas Lighting and Apple Cup 

    Cruise Leaders Needed.  Please contact Mike McGuane for more information about becoming  cruise leader! 


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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, updating reciprocal guest moorage information, and updating and maintaining the cruising Listserve. 

To volunteer, propose cruising ideas, or ask questions, please contact Mike McGuane, CYC Fleet Captain Cruise (

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