• 8 Apr 2022 9:50 AM | Anonymous member

    Based on the results and a bit of calculation, it is clear that Grace, sailed by Andy Mack, has won the Center Sound Series Overall Trophy.  Not only did Grace have the lowest cumulative scores in the PHRF overall scoring for the 3 races (A total of 8 cumulative points versus an average cumulative score of 33+ for the next 4 boats) but they also won Class 7, the largest class, by the largest margin in the fleet (A cumulative score of 5 versus an average cumulative score advantage of 15 over the next 4 boats).

    Dos, in Class 4, was the runner up, with 25 cumulative points in the Overall scoring for Second Place and, in a class of 11 boats, an average cumulative score advantage of 5 places over the next 4 boats).

    A total of 72 boats participated in one or more of the races, which seems to be an increase of 10 or so boats over 2021.  

    It appears that giving the Race Committee flexibility of choosing courses for the last two races is working.  Alternative courses were set in both races and having choice of heading north or south also seemed to work.

    Steve J

  • 7 Apr 2022 7:59 AM | Anonymous member

    We had a great attendance at this year’s CYC awards ceremony to recognize our 2020/2021 nominees and winners.  Login to the members only section if you'd like to see the presentation from the evening. A big thank you to CATHERINE WEATBROOK for preparing and serving a tasty dinner.  And congratulations to the two new additions to our Honor Roll of Champions, Dick Rose and Carl Buchan!  Winners of the 2021 discretionary awards are: Boat of the Year (Nefarious, Dan Randolph), Sailor of the Year (Carl Buchan), Hans Otto Giese (Wayne Balsiger in 2020 and Jared Hickman in 2021), Boating Family of the Year (The Barnes Family for 2020 and The Bereson Family for 2021), Cruising Boat of the Year (Tuuli, Karen and Scott Tobiason), and Doghouse trophy (Kamoon), Gorder Horder Memorial Trophy (Erik Anderson 2020 and Catie Vandervort 2021), and George Spalding Trophy (Ella Reed 2020 and Isabelle McNabb).

  • 7 Mar 2022 9:03 AM | Anonymous member

    Register here:


    First, we will celebrate the Re-Opening of the CYC Clubhouse – it has been too long!  In addition to honoring the new additions to the Club’s Honor Roll of Champions and the winners of the Club’s Performance Trophies during 2021 we will announce the winners of the Club’s Discretionary Awards, as selected by the CYC Board.  With so many outstanding 2021 performances, being nominated is itself a great honor.

    And we will note the 2020 Award Winners as there was no in-person celebration last year.

    Honor Roll additions- a Stellar Group:  Jay & Lisa Renehan, Jonathan & Libby McKee, Carl Buchan Dick Rose, Steve Travis, Keith Whittemore

    Performance Awards:  Alex Simanis, Shauna Walgren & Al Hughes, Dan Randolph, Steve Travis, Alan Timms and Others

    2021 Discretionary Awards Nominees include:

    Boat of the YearCreative (Shana Walgren & Al Hughes), Different Drummer (Charles Hill), Nefarious (Dan Randolph), Reckless (John Sezer)

    Hans Otto Giese – Bob Combie, Jared Hickman, the Clubhouse Haul-Out Team: S. Burnell, S. Johnson, N. Morgan, K. Whittemore

    Sailor of the Year – How to Chose Among:  Carl Buchan, Steve Travis, Keith Whittemore?

    And there will be recognition of outstanding Junior Sailors, the Boating Family of the Year, the Cruising Boat of the Year, the famous Dog House Trophy, and the winners of various performance trophies.

    Come to the Clubhouse to honor all the nominees!

    Friday Evening, April 1, 2022 at the Clubhouse

    Bar opens at 6:00

    Dinner at 6:30

    Awards Program starts at 7:30

  • 27 Feb 2022 8:27 PM | Anonymous member

    By: Jacob Posner, CYC Junior and club member

    For all of us who live in the northwest, one of the first significant regattas of the year are the midwinters events.  To start off 2022, I sailed the 50th Anniversary Thistle Midwinters West in the Pacific Ocean of Mission Beach in San Diego, CA. I have been sailing for the last seven years starting in Optis and moving to C420 double handed sailing in the last year. In the summer of 2020, I started skippering the thistle in local evening races, with my dad crewing middle and different people doing bow.

    Rigging and sailing at mission bay is always a pleasure. The club is relaxed and there is plenty of room for everything. It is also warm and sunny in California with steady 7-15 knots of sea breeze, and plenty of wildlife, including dolphins, pelicans, seals, and whales. The Thistle fleet is a good choice if you are looking to meet and learn from high level sailors. I learned a lot about Thistle rig tuning and how to sail the boat from various Thistle fleet regulars. One of the highlights for me was getting to talk with Greg Fisher who has won 25 National, North American, and World Championships in 7 different one design classes, including the Thistle. If that isn’t enough to take his advice, our Thistle #3677 mainsail’s cut is called the “Fisher mainsail.”  Another great aspect was the very competitive racing, everyone was a good sailor and had been sailing the boat for a long time, so no matter how we were doing I knew everybody there had much more experience. I felt grateful that I could on the same line as all those great sailors.  

    Sailing with adults is a different vibe than junior sailing. I think they have more respect for the sport in some ways, and they have so much experience to offer. Off the water everyone was extremely supportive of me and I felt  welcomed. I had a great time and learned a lot on and off the water. We had an excellent showing from Seattle sailors.  Two made the Championship Division: Jacob Posner 5th, Graham Vaughn 9th and in five in Presidential Division: Patrick Schirmer 2nd, Wayne Balsiger 5th, Louis Philips 7th, Les Hillebrand 12th, Frank Moore 14th.  Thanks to all the competitors, my off the water coach Jamie Malm (former thistle national champion 1995). The biggest thanks goes to my team: my dad, Jonathan Posner (middle), and Danny Juan (forward), for making it a great event and contributing to our top 5 finish. No matter your skills and goals in sailing I would highly recommend the Thistle class to anyone.

  • 22 Feb 2022 2:12 PM | Anonymous member

    Work continues on the support boats for the Race and Juniors Programs. Two of the Juniors boats recently have returned from the boatyard following hull repairs and bottom paint. Two whalers that have been out of service for several years now have completely refurbished hulls and are ready to move to the next step toward getting them into service this year. Meanwhile, as shown in the accompanying photos, the interior of YC VI is receiving a complete makeover. Many thanks to Pat Dore and Bob Combie, in particular, for their efforts! A work party was held last Saturday on YC VI and more will follow. There’s still plenty of work to be done, so if you’d like to help out please contact Mark Bradner ( to volunteer. We especially could use help with some electrical work.


  • 22 Feb 2022 10:42 AM | Anonymous member

    Port Townsend, WA — Six women mariners will take the stage this year at She Tells Sea Tales, a beloved evening of storytelling put on by the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC). The event—which has sold out every year—will be held virtually in 2022, allowing the heartfelt and often emotional sea stories to reach a greater audience.

    A fundraiser for women-forward programming at the NMWC, She Tells Sea Tales aims to inspire the next generation of women mariners and raise awareness of the systemic gender inequalities that still exist in the maritime industry by amplifying these seldom heard voices of the sea. Some stories are funny, some are heartbreaking, some are hard—all are real and offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of the women mariners who have lived them.

    As a first in the history of She Tells Sea Tales: two generous donors have stepped up with a matching gift challenge. Every gift to She Tells Sea Tales made through March 14, 2022 will be matched 1:1 up to $10,000! This has never happened before, and is a testament to how powerful and inspiring this event is.

    Speakers this year will include: Ginny Wilson, shipwright and custom woodworker; Lara Edgeland, artist, scientist, and tall ship sailor; Susan Brittain, transgender sailor and captain; Meegan Corcocan, marine biologist; and Savannah Smith and Ebony Welborn, co-founders of the non-profit Sea Potential.

    The online event takes place March 5, 2022, at 6PM (PST). Tickets can be purchased at for $22, which allows everyone in your household to enjoy the show. Gifts can be made on the She Tells Sea Tales website or when you purchase your ticket.


    ABOUT THE NORTHWEST MARITIME CENTER The Northwest Maritime Center is a regional non-profit based in Port Townsend, WA, that engages and educates people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in the spirit of adventure and discovery.

    For Information about the Media Release, contact: Hallie Glynn | 360.385.3628 x 115

  • 9 Feb 2022 12:15 PM | Anonymous member

    NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Lab has deployed an uncrewed underwater glider to advance ocean observing capabilities in the area between Golden Gardens and Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA. It will remain in this area for the duration of its mission ending around March 15, 2022

    The glider will be on the surface for 5-10 minute periods every hour to transmit system information via satellite to our office. The remainder of the time will be spent diving to 400 feet or more. The system is being observed by a remote pilot who can send commands to the glider during its surface interval. 

    Request: We would like to request mariners to please not touch the glider if observed on the surface. There is a phone number on the glider to contact our office with questions or concerns. Questions can also be directed to Nick Delich at (206) 552-6065. We would appreciate it if you would distribute this information to your members or groups that frequent the waters in this area. 

    Glider Information:

    ·  Size | 9ft long, 4ft wing span

    ·  Color | Neon yellow with a 4ft long bronze antenna sticking out of the stern of the glider. It has no light signals.

    Attached are pictures of what the glider looks like.

    Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your help.


    LTJG Zucker


    LTJG Cabot Zucker  

    he/him/his (why)

  • 14 Jan 2022 3:48 PM | Anonymous member

    By: Chris McMulroch:  Crews from 5 boats made a 2 hour cruise of the Woodland Park Zoo on Tuesday evening to see the Wild Lanterns exhibit.  This was our second annual trip to see the colorful animated exhibit. Boats represented were: Altair, Lolo, Outlaw, Solstice and Wind Dancer.  New this year was a huge walk-through shark lantern, a fully animated gigantic transformer man, and an amazing array of colorful insects and flowers.  Special thanks to Paul Baker for his surprise treat of cookies to us all as we toured the lanterns!

    Our next CYC cruise is an actual sail to Blake Island Marina the weekend of February 26-27.  Bundle up and bring your electric cabin heater!  This is an opportunity to check out your winter cruising gear on a short overnight across the sound, with an opportunity to meet up with fellow CYC cruisers out in the fresh air.

  • 30 Dec 2021 12:15 PM | Anonymous member

    On December 10th of this year, Ballard High School travelled to St. Petersburg, Florida to compete against 9 other high school teams in J70s. CYC’s team was selected by NWISA (the governing body of high school sailing) based on their cumulative keelboat and racing experience to represent the Northwest at this national level invitational. Catie Vandervort, skipper, Arden Rathkopf, main and spinnaker trimmer, Coleman Barnes, jib trimmer, and Meimei Peterson, bow and tactician, practiced on a J80 on two different occasions, thanks to Bob Ross, Steve Summers, and Seattle Sailing Club. They also practiced with SSP instructors and staff on a keelboat similar to a J70, and went up to Orcas Island for an intensive weekend of training with the J-Pod fleet of J70s. Ron Rosenberg and Boris Luchtwrhand provided additional coaching and accommodation for the team, and many members of the community came out to help the team tune up.

    In Florida, the team had several hours to warm up in the local waters of St Pete. The breeze was light and shifty, but was enough to fly the spinnaker and practice sets and douses. Those were not the conditions they raced in on Saturday. 15+ knots of consistent pressure were sent down the race course, which was more than double anything the team had practiced in. Class rules allow for two crew to be properly keelboat hiking with legs outside the lifelines, and for the majority of the day, we had those legs out. Sunday came in with light and shifty conditions again, and the team had their best finish of 4th out of ten- they dug in to the right hard and got a huge shift that carried them on the layline to the weather mark. After only being on the boat together for less then 15 hours, the team pulled out a 9th overall. They learned a lot and have sparked a love for keelboat racing that will carry on the rest of their lives.

    Pictured from left to right: Coleman Barnes, Arden Rathkopf, Catie Vandervort, Meimei Peterson, and Annie Sorensen.

  • 22 Oct 2021 12:25 PM | Anonymous member

    We are looking forward to our upcoming Annual Member Meeting, and the  election results on November 17th.  The ballots were emailed to your address on file on October 22nd.

    For a copy of the proposed bylaws, click [HERE]

    For a copy of the explanation of changes to the bylaws, click [HERE]

    For the biographies and a paper ballot (if you choose to vote that way, instead of electronically, click [HERE]

    Thank you!

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