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

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    Note 3/27: This cruise is still on. However, social distancing must be observed, including boats will not be rafting,  A shore side walk with the required social distancing for public health may be acceptable.

    Raft up in Liberty Bay. Exploring the shops and galleries and local breweries is always entertaining.

    More details to come!

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  • An original classic CYC cruise. Join fellow CYC members at this popular destination.

    Join us for an overnight cruise to Kingston for pizza!  No boat?  No problem! - just hop the ferry and join us!

    We’ll have light snacks and drinks on the dock before heading over to Westside Pizza for some of their yummy pies.

    Call the marina to reserve your spots (non-reserved/blocked at this time).  Be sure to mention you’re part of the CYC group so that you can be placed near the other CYC boats.

    Cruise leaders: Bret and Joyce Phillips

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    Canceled -

    A popular rendezvous with dinner and entertainment in town, and a potluck breakfast before heading home Sunday.  Come watch for frequently sighted grey whales and other wildlife from the dock.  Fun for the whole family.

    Cruise Lead: Al and Jane Johnson

    Detailed Description:

    Langley is a cute little town just a 3-4 hour cruise north.  Explore the shops in town, check out the brewery, or watch for grey whales feeding in the shallows off of Seawall Park.  Be sure to check out the Langley Whale Center for the latest whale sightings!

    The linear dock has already been reserved, so no need to contact the Port of South Whidbey.  Just be sure to register here with your boat information, and we’ll pass that along so the marina can build the moorage plan.

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    Enjoy potlucks, the Nordland store, oyster BBQ, hiking, kayaking and even the local goat cheese farm. This is an all round fun time for the whole family.

    All but hidden on the west side of Marrowstone Island, Mystery Bay State Park offers a great escape for visitors arriving by land or by water. Boaters can dock or lay anchor and stroll along the grassy and gravelly shoreline or enjoy the inlet’s pristine waters. Take along a kayak or paddle board for a day of recreation. Take in the Olympic mountain views from one of six picnic tables. Cook up those oysters and clams in one of three fire rings, (fires allowed during daylight hours) and enjoy an island sunset before heading back to your boat.

    The Plan

    Anchoring Notes: Hail the CYC Raft-Up Master on VHF 68 as you are approaching Mystery Bay or call Jenny (206 384 0053) or Tim (206 354 9039) The raft-up will be larger boats in the center with smaller boats on the out side. If you do not want to raft up, you can anchor on your own or Mystery Bay State Park has mooring buoys and linear dock space, if available, first come first served. If you want details about how to enter the channel leading into Kilisut Harbor contact the cruise leader - it can be a bit tricky

    Mystery Bay Memorial Day Events & Attractions

    Fort Flagler Historical State Park
    Tour and explore a significant coastal defense fort established more than a century ago to guard the entrance to Puget Sound. Fort Flagler activities include hiking, boating, kite-flying, beach exploration, saltwater fishing, clam digging and crabbing. Fort Flagler is approximately 2 miles from Mystery Bay (about a 15 minute dinghy ride) and there is a dinghy dock to park your boat while you go exploring. 

    Nordland General Store

    The Mystery Bay State Park is located approximately one half mile north of the Nordland General Store (which also faces Mystery Bay) on Flagler Road (SR 116). The staff is welcoming, and it really is the center of the island.  An astounding selection smoked salmon, oysters, and ice cream.  Great beer and wine selection, and of course, they have ice to keep your cocktails nicely chilled. They also have a dinghy dock that is accessible when not at a minus tide.

    CYC On-Shore Potluck

    Saturday May 23 @ 5:30pm
    Dingy the whole 80 yards over to the Mystery Bay State Park dingy dock and bring your favorite specialty dish. They have fire pits for smores, so bring your smores kit and some firewood as well. Also, pack your lawn chairs if you have some. BYO plates, silverware, glasses, etc.

    Mystery Bay Farm - FARMSTEAD TOUR /

    Sunday May 24 @ 10:00am
    Come learn about homestead-style self-sufficiency. Guests will tour the dairy as well as the greater homestead where they will explore examples of: perennial silvapastures, nutrient management, farm and infrastructure design and layout, water catchment and storage, solar hot water heating, integrated organic gardens and orchards (fruit and nut), creating animal forage and more. Tour is approximately 2 hours and includes full cheese tasting. Cost is $10

    Nordland General Store "Tractor Days" Parade

    Sunday May 24 - Approximately 1 pm (Island Time)
    Every Memorial Day weekend, Marrowstone Island residents of all ages gather for Tractor Days. The celebration includes a little bit of everything, from large farming tractors and vintage machines to small children’s toys. Festivities are held all afternoon, with the Nordland General Store at the center of activity.
    Cruise Leader

    Jenny Heins  (

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    One of the biggest weekend low tides of the summer! Search for intertidal creatures or look for rocks to avoid in the next race.  Enjoy potluck lunch on the beach on an oasis in the middle of Puget Sound. 

    The Plan: Anchor in Blakely Harbor Saturday night and enjoy potlucks at the raft up. On Sunday, explore the rocks  at low tide. 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.

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    More details to come!

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    Beautiful views, beaches, hikes around the island, potluck

    Al and Jane Johnson

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    Enjoy the Port Orchard street fair and parade, followed by the Bremerton fireworks show on the bridge.

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    Join fellow CYC Members to watch a great fireworks display. And you still get to watch Lake Union or Eagle Harbor fireworks the next night.

    More details to come!

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    Save the date! More details to come.

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

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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:

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    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.

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    Organizers:  Jack Connick ( and Denise Kitchel

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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.

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    Organizer: TBD

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    No boat. No problem. We go via ferry. 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!