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Port of Kingston

Port of Kingston Cruise 2021 #2
December 17-19

We have 15 slips reserved but only until December 1st.  After that there is no guarantee that you will be with the other GHYC boats, or even get a slip at all.  Evidently the resumption of holiday lights this year is stimulating lots of interest in coming to the marina.

We didn't have much interest in going to Kingston last December.  Maybe it was the pandemic, maybe the weather, maybe a midweek cruise in the middle of the busiest season of the year, who knows....
But we tried again in March, a weekend cruise this time.  More interest in the cruise, but then we had a possible covid exposure of members and had to cancel. 
The third time's a charm though, and we're going to try it again this December.  And this time we're almost certain to be there when their famous Christmas lights in town are a blazin'!

The dock is right downtown on the waterfront near the Edmonds Ferry landing.  There will be local music and choices for food right up the street from the marina.  No more SafeStart restrictions to worry about!



For this Cruise, you WILL need to contact the marina at 
360-297-3545 and reserve a slip.  
The Fleet Captain and the marina will jointly generate a docking plan for this cruise.

You'll also need to register for a slip when you sign-up for the cruise on the website.  Otherwise we won't know if you are coming by boat or driving in!

You'll again notice that there are no cruise fees charged when you sign up for this cruise



As with so many of our plans this season, details for the cruise won't be finalized until we are closer to the date and we get some Cruise Captains interested and involved.

Drive-ins for Saturday are welcome! 
You MUST register though if you are driving in.



Cruise Captain
Please notice that there are no current Cruise Captains listed.  We're looking for a couple of members to help put together the best cruise possible! 
Ideally we'd like to get four people to volunteer, two who have been Cruise Captains before, and two new to the experience.
YOU TOO CAN DO IT!
Please give me a call!



Fleet Captain
Jim  Nixon
jimmynix@coastalnet.com
252-670-7072





        

Dock Street Marina 2022
January 21-23


P/C Debbie and Jim Lee have just signed on as Cruise Captains!
So much experience......


Dock Street marina is just past Point Defiance and a straight heading into town via the Thea Foss Waterway.  The marina is on the waterway on the right. 

It was always a good time in downtown Tacoma, most everything is within easy walking distance.  The Glass museum is just at the top of the ramp and a little hike across the glass bridge brings you to the Tacoma Art Museum.  There's the Lemay
America's Car Museum over by the Tacoma Dome.  Whether any of these resources are open will depend on the covid-19 situation at the time.

Nothing like a Tiki Bar on a cold January !!!!!!!
Friday will be Happy Hour and snacks at the McMenamins Tiki Bar.

  Keeping with the theme……
Hawaiian/Tropical print attire is suggested

From there we will move on to some secret adventures…….
Some may want to stay for dinner ……do as you choose.

Sticking with staying warm…..
Saturday Breakfast will be served on the dock  
Some activities/games are planned for the afternoon
Dinner will be a dine around……..
White Chicken Chili , Caesar Salad , Warm Bread
dessert  Upside Down Pineapple Cake

More to Come 😊



If you choose to join the cruise, 
you will need to contact the marina directly (253-250-1906) to establish contact-less payment arrangements, even though no payment will be taken until your arrival.  This is just like last year.  And, you'll need to register for a slip through the Club website when you sign up.
We will generate a docking plan and all you do is show up and pay for moorage when you get here.

Drive-ins are welcome for both Friday and Saturday activities with signup through the website!

Cruise Captains:
P/C Debbie & Jim Lee
953-722-9443  dlee@toolguage.net 

253-226-2719  jwestonlee@mac.com




Fleet Captain
Jim  Nixon
jimmynix@coastalnet.com
252-670-7072

 

 


The descriptions of cruises through June 2022 are posted on the website.  Sign-ups are open now.  The schedule is as follows:

Cruise Calendar 2021-22

As of:

12/6/21

Start Date

End Date

Location

Cruise Captains

     
2021

12/17/21

12/19/21

Kingston

volunteers needed

2022

1/21/22

1/23/22

Dock Street

P/C Debbie & Jim Lee

2/11/22

2/13/22

Des Moines

volunteers needed

3/11/22

3/13/22

Port Orchard

volunteers needed

4/8/22

4/10/22

Long Branch Marina (LBIC)

volunteers needed

4/22/22

4/24/22

Daffodil TYC

5/6/22

5/8/22

Opening Day SYC

5/27/22

5/30/22

Swantown Memorial Day

Greg Olsen, Denise Burrough

6/10/22

6/12/22

Port Ludlow

volunteers needed



Fleet Captain

Our monthly cruises offer a great time to have fun with friends and visit interesting locations throughout Puget Sound.  GHYC hosts monthly cruises year round.  There is even the occasional impromptu informal cruise where members gather at a favorite marina or drop the hook and raft up at a favorite anchorage. 

Cruise Captains and their Assistant Captains plan the scheduled cruises and ensure that members are aware of available activities and attractions.  The Fleet Captain takes care of the moorage planning, leaving the Cruise Hosts to plan all the fun! 

Even when the weather is less than perfect, a good time is virtually guaranteed.  

The Covid-19 pandemic dramatically altered our cruising in 2020, 2021, and will probably continue to do so in 2022.  Masking protocol, social distancing, and limited social gathering requirements have changed the nature of cruising as we adapt to the "new normal" in social behavior.  Within those guidelines though, our Cruise Captains are only limited by their creativity and ingenuity to develop new alternative activities to keep their fellow cruisers interested and excited.  How creative can you be?  Come and join us!

Going forward, I'd like to try to get at least four members to volunteer as Cruise Captains for each cruise, two with prior experience and two not necessarily with any.  This should minimize any anxiety on the part of newbies and will hopefully get more people interested and involved.  We have an extensive group of experienced people, let's help them extend their knowledge to those with less!

Be sure to check out the cruises using the links on the Cruise Calendar on this page.