2020-21 Cruising Schedule
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Have not had any recent volunteers as Cruise Captains and still need a bunch for upcoming cruises.
once you do you'll see how much fun it can be!!
Happy New Year!!
January 15-17 2021
It would be nice to have Cruise Captains For This One!!!
Step Right Up, Don't Be Shy!!!
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 America's Car Museum over by the Tacoma Dome. Unfortunately, all these resources are closed due to covid-19 restrictions.
In year's past, this is the cruise where we have done a dine around, moving from boat to boat for each course of a meal, which was a great way to meet new members and catch up with long time friends. This too is no longer easily possible due to current restrictions.
Since there have been no Cruise Captains stepping up for this trip as of 12/31, members are on their own to organize interaction and activities in accordance with current guidelines.
If you choose to join the cruise, you will need to contact the marina directly to establish contact-less payment arrangements, even though no payment will be taken until your arrival. This is a change from past years. And, you'll need to register for a slip through the 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.
As of 12/31/20,
County Safe Start restrictions and Dock Street will still limit dockage to 10 boats total from GHYC.
You might notice when you sign up for this cruise, there are no cruise fees charged. This is the first time we'll be waiting until the end of the cruise and all expenses are known to set the fees.
There’s nothing quite like meeting friends out on the water!!
Our monthly cruises are always a great time to have fun with friends and visit interesting locations throughout Puget Sound. GHYC hosts monthly cruises from September through June. 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 has dramatically altered our cruising in 2020 and appears likely to continue to do so into 2021. Masking protocol, social distancing, and limited social gathering requirements will change 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.