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  • 29 Dec 2017 9:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Even web sites need a haul out every now and again... 

    Happy Holidays to the CYC Seattle Family! During the holidays we're making some updates to our web site. Please bear with us while we work hard to improve the site for next year! 


  • 28 Dec 2017 4:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you have boats on G&H Docks please check your vessels as soon as possible - or contact someone you trust to check your boat for you

    A large vessel rushing to meet medical personnel at the public dock, came in at a high rate of speed creating large wakes and damaging several docks in the process. The CYC clubhouse was not affected. Report damage to the marina office.


  • 12 Nov 2017 9:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Cruiser’s Group was full of ideas last Thursday to help us survive the wet, cold winter ahead. Here are a few of the highlights:

    • Dehumidifiers: Many types were discussed, including electrical refrigerant dehumidifiers and rotary desiccant dehumidifiers (such as Eva-Dry) that have a water container to empty or can be plumbed into a sink or bilge, Golden Rods and other small electrical units for small spaces, and desiccant units (both disposable and reusable).
    • Fans: Fans were discussed as a method to dehumidify by constantly ventilating the boat (12 volt computer fans in every area of the boat that exhaust into the main saloon). It also helps to keep the bow warmer than the stern.
    • Heaters: Many types were discussed including diesel, oil, propane and electric as well as sailing your boat to the tropics as a heating option! Then there was the prize-winning idea of under-the-rug floor heaters that plug in to keep your toes cozy on a long winter evening (cozywinters.com)
    • Mold: Ideas to rid areas of mold included the popular Kanberra Gel (tea tree oil based gel, wipes and spray that keeps mold from developing) and the classic and cheap thorough wipe down with vinegar. Hypervent pads under the mattress and cushions were also identified as an effective way to keep the mold at bay.

    Other Ideas

    There were a variety of other practical and creative ideas such as:

    • Full hull insulation
    • Sealing your leaking windows with HVAC silver foil type tape with the paper backing (not Duck Tape)
    • Electric blankets
    • Heating a pan and sliding it around under the covers before bed
    • Fixing leaks in the summer
    • Polypro long underwear
    • Down sleeping bags
    • Full cockpit enclosures
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Extra towels
    • Having an app on your phone to turn on your heater before you get home
    • Finding a really warm person or a big lab to share your bunk
    • Volunteering to be on the race committee and eating pizza
    • Getting out sailing on your boat or on other people’s boats

    If all else fails, you could pull the mast out and put your boat in a boathouse or just hang posters of sunny beaches outside your portholes!!!


  • 18 Oct 2017 9:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2017 racing season is coming to an end, and it is time to consider the 2017 CYC outstanding performers. The Board will select the Award winners who will be announced at the Awards Party to be held in January 2018.

    If you have a suggestion for a 2017 CYC Award, please provide it (with a brief bit of background explaining the basis for the nomination) to Ken Johnson, or you can drop them off at the CYC Shilshole office.   Ken assembles the nominations and presents them to the Board for its decisions.

    The Awards are:

    • Honor Roll of Champions - CYC sailors who have won national or international championships or have achieved honors of an equivalent level.
    • Hans Otto Giese Inspirational – one who has consistently provided leadership and inspiration to CYC and the amateur sailing community. Recent winners include Jen Hobden, Geoff Pease, Michele Rogalin Henderson and Remmert Wolters.
    • Sailor of the Year – consistently races and places in the top tier of dinghy or keelboat races, including juniors; this award includes sailors who are outstanding crew or who sail on different boats throughout the season.  Recent winners include Talia Toland, Carl Buchan, Fritz Lansinger and Keith Whittemore.
    • Boat of the Year – for an outstanding season in CYC and other NW races.  Recent winners include Last Tango (Jim Geros), Tremendous Slouch (Scott Milne),  Ranger (Pat Schnirmer), and Terremoto (Bill Weinstein).
    • Boating Family – an active family in racing, cruising, CYC activities, other sailing efforts.  Recent winners include the the Sandersons, Buchans, Walgrens and Creitzs.
    • Greig Memorial Cruising – cruising leadership and accomplishments, whether in local or blue waters.  Recent winners include Jon and Michelle Henderson, Rich Jablonski and Elaine Cashar, Ron and Peggy Watt, and Paul Baker and Suzette Connolly.
    • Gary Horder Memorial – CYC Junior with active and successful racing program.  Recent winners include Dieter Creitz, Talia Toland, Owen Timms and Julian Martin.
    • George Spalding Inspirational – most inspirational Junior sailor. Recent winners include Jack Holbrook, Blake Bentzen, Abbie Carlson and Marcus Huttenen.
    • Dog House – a sailor who handicaps him/her self by unseamanlike activity – usually some bad luck and hopefully with a bit of humor in it.  Recent awardees include Mike McGuane (purposely going aground in Fisherman’s Bay followed by denial), Lee Youngblood & Kathleen Davis (not achnoring on a Blakely Rocks cruise), and Bruce Van Deventer and Bob Rinker (electric parking at PSSR).


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