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.  

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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     Enjoy potluck, bonfire ashore, the local
    tractor parade, 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 and 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 25 @ 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 26 @ 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.

    Nordland General Store "Tractor Days" Parade

    Sunday May 26 - 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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    Biggest weekend low tide 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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    Organizers: Rose Capestany and Bob Houston  -  email:

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    Enjoy the 3rd Annual Bremerton Bridge Blast fireworks and airshow on Saturday, June 29th. There will also be street fairs in both Port Orchard and Bremerton.

    Join us at the cozy Port Orchard Marina for a weekend of fireworks and festivities in Port Orchard and Bremerton. We have 6 slips reserved for the evening of June 29th. Want to stay another night before or after? We can help you out with 2 for 1 coupons.

    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. Explore the attractions listed below during the day and then...

    SATURDAY - 7:30 pm: Meet at Port Orchard Marina with snacks and drinks to board 1 or 2 boats, motor over to Bremerton, and anchor below the bridge for the evening show. 8:00 pm Airshow, 10:15 pm Fireworks from the majestic Manet Bridge.

    Note: The current is too swift in this area for boats to anchor overnight.

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

    Bremerton Bridge Blast Cruise Events and Attractions


    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

    ·         Dinghy Derby - all handmade boats, no motors (noon - 3 pm) Sun


    Bremerton’s celebration on the same weekend is called Bremerton Bridge Blast

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

    ·         Bremerton Boardwalk Street Fair - just steps from the ferry  (noon - 10:30 pm) Sat 

    ·         Tour the USS Turner Joy (10 am - 5 pm) Everyday

    ·         Visit the Puget Sound Navy Museum (10 am - 4 pm) Everyday

    Organizer assistant: Jenny Heins - we still need a point person for this event since Jenny cannot attend.

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    Join fellow CYC members at a raft-up to watch a great fireworks display. This is an call time favorite.
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    Organizer : TBD

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    For those that don't go to Poulsbo or if you want to continue south to Quartermaster Harbor - there is a great 4th of July firework display.  Make it a several day excursion.

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    This year we are heading further north than last year, up to the Sunshine Coast and Desolation Sound. Specific anchorages and marinas to be determined.
    Join us for a day, several days or a week; consecutive days or based on location.

    We hope to meet up with CYC cruising members during the month in various locations. More specifics to follow later or contact organzier.

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    Organizer: Chris McMuldroch   email:

    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 25 Aug 2019
    • Puget Sound (Shilshole to Port Ludlow)
    The Commodore and Gibson Race/Cruise to Port Ludlow Marina are two separate informal annual races from Shilshole to Foulweather Bluff and back with an overnight in Port Ludlow.

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

    The Plan: 
    This is a weekend cruise with the Commodore Gibson Race from Shilshole to Port Ludlow on Saturday, potluck dinner and party Saturday night, potluck breakfast Sunday morning on the dock. 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 boats, we will calculate one for you based on the design of your boat.  Membership in PHRF is not required.


    • Mike McGuane & Karen Mooney   email:
    • Samantha & Craig Williams  email:

    Race Documents: 

    Notice of Race (pdf)

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    Explore new waters in south sound.
    Tacoma Narrows floods south Saturday afternoon, and ebbs north on Monday afternoon.
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    Organizer : TBD

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    Hike the Marsh Interpretive Trail for bird watching. Check out new distiileries and breweries or Spud Fish & Chips.  There are lots of restaurants in Edmons.

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    Sail across the Sound to Eagle harbor/Bainbridge Island.  Social on the dock and select a restaurant or potluck.

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    Organizer : TBD

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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 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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