VisitorsAll reciprocal moorage rights at Shilshole are suspended due to the Coronavirus.  We will reopen rights once deemed prudent and safe.

CYC Members: Due to the Coronavirus, reciprocal moorage is being adversely impacted.  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.

Our 2020 cruising schedule is ready! See the exciting list here: 2020 Cruising Calendar.pdf

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.  

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


On-Water Cruising Events

    • 15 Aug 2020
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    • 16 Aug 2020
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    2020 Commodore Gibson Event Description 

    The Commodore Race/Cruise from Shilshole to Port Ludlow Marina and the Gibson Race/Cruise returning to Shilshole are two separate informal annual races.  There will be an overnight in Port Ludlow. 

    Cruiser? Try out a casual race.   Racer? Try out a social race/cruise.

    The Plan: 

    This is a weekend race/cruise with the Commodore Race from Shilshole to Port Ludlow on Saturday, an overnight at Port Ludlow, followed by the Gibson race is 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.

    SOCIAL DISTANCING NOTICE: Historically, this event has featured a Saturday evening party and potluck dinner at Port Ludlow, and a Sunday morning potluck breakfast.  It is to be determined what if any social activities will take place in Port Ludlow.  If any social activities are allowed by various authorities, it will be up to each individual to what extent they choose to participate or mingle with others.

    MASKS: Please make sure that everyone has a face mask available.  Masks may be required for shore activities.

    Location: Puget Sound from Shilshole to Port Ludlow

    Schedule: All starts are based on handicap rating with the slowest boat starting first.  Starting schedule will be posted with Sailing Instructions.

    Time Limit:  1700 on Saturday and 1900 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.

    NOTE: The start location may be advanced along the course to facilitate finishing. In addition, there will be one or two shorten course gates (determined by crossing a specified latitude) that can be used to score the race in the event that boats do not complete the entire course. 

    Moorage: 

    Right now the Port Ludlow Marina is full. You may contact the Port Ludlow Marina, 360-437-0513, to see if there are in cancellations.  The other option is to anchor.

    Registration: Free

    Your registration for individual races or series does not populate automatically. Registrations will be posted by race staff as individual regattas are published.

    Contact:  Al Johnson, ajohnson1101@gmail.com

    Race Documents: 

    Notice of Race (pdf)

    Sailing Instructions (when available)

    Flags (when available)

    Registrants | Results (when available)

    • 5 Sep 2020
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    • 7 Sep 2020
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    Explore downtown Gig Harbor.  We skip the Tacoma Narrows gauntlet for an easier distance, and a fun destination

    More details to come!


    • 10 Oct 2020
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    • 11 Oct 2020
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    Come along with CYC on Oct 10th across the sound to Eagle Harbor! We'll think positively and maybe rename this a "Fall Colors Other than Grey" cruise...

    There's water, electricity, pumpout, restrooms and a shower. The park is located just past the ferry dock on the north side of the harbor, directly east of the Queen City YC docks.

    More info is here: http://www.bainbridgewa.gov/302/Waterfront-Park-City-Dock

    and here: https://parks.state.wa.us/792/Eagle-Harbor-Waterfront-Park

    CYC has reserved 100' of dock space and there should also be additional space available. Rafting is permitted and encouraged. We will build the raft with the largest boats against the dock as best as possible, so if you have a larger boat, please arrive early.

    Moorage cost is .50 a foot for _24 hours_ (whether you are rafted or not). Electricity (30/50 amp) is another $5 a day.

    The upland park is very nice with tables, etc. The park is located 3 blocks from Town & Country Market and downtown shopping.

    We'll plan on having a happy hour(s) starting around 4 pm, bring a nibble and BYOB.

    We'll also coordinate dinner reservations. Please notify Jack Connick (email address below) if anyone in your party is under 21 - it may change where the group is seated. Please sign up early so we can make those reservations, they get very busy on a Saturday night. Call or email us if you plan on just coming for dinner. Feel free to join us by ferry if you don't have a boat or a ride.

    We'll use VHF Channel 68 as our working channel. Our phone number is 206-284-6451.

    Please register so we know you are coming!

    Thanks,
    Organizers:  Jack Connick (Jack@OpticalOceanSales.com) and Denise Kitchel


    • 7 Nov 2020
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    • 8 Nov 2020
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    Not exactly Scandinavian but fun? Cook up your best chili, vote for your favorite, see who wins. We take over the party room at Poulsbo marina and have a good time. Fun for the family.

    The Plan:

    Explore Poulsbo in the afternoon - visit local breweries if desired.
    Bring your favorite homemade chili and a potluck item to share with the group. We will vote for best chili.  We will set up in the mulitipurpose room at the Poulsbo marina at about 5:30. Bring your favorite game also.  Don't forget to bring your own eating utensils and plates.

    Please register so that we know you will be there.

    Organizer: TBD

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    No boat. No problem. We go via ferry. This is a great social event for any member.  Join us to see the beautiful holiday lights display at the marina park light up. You wont believe it. And experience the outdoor holiday performance. 
    Warm up at dinner in town.

    More details to come!



Off-Water Cruising Social Events

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

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


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