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Memorial Day Joint Weekend Cruise with the Rainier YC to the Bremerton YC facilities

May 28-30
Saturday to Monday

For many years, GHYC and the Rainier Yacht Club got together for a joint cruise to the Bremerton Yacht Club docks.  After 2019, the cruise was discontinued.  This year, we're bringing it back again by popular demand!

In the past there have been a number fun games played to keep the cruisers occupied and entertained: the dating game, name that tune, etc.. So come participate, join in with fellow yacht club members from both clubs, and make it another great event!
 Let's find out why the original tradition stood for 40+ years! 

Drive-Ins are welcome so come join the still need to register!

On Saturday, Bremerton slip holders head out on their own cruise, leaving their slips and facilities available for us.  We come in on Saturday, dock in their slips, enjoy their marina facilities on Sunday, and on Monday, we head home before the slip holders come back. 
An interesting concept!

This year's plan looks something like this:

Arrival (after 12:00 noon)-get into your assigned slip!

BBQ Burgers & Dogs + fixings, salads- RYC
Not So Newlywed Game- RYC

Big breakfast at the clubhouse - RYC
More Games

Wine Tasting- Gary Sleeger GHYC

BBQ Steaks "grill your own"- GHYC
(Steaks & sides provided by the club)

Live Music    Dancing 
Michael Jaap Band 

Continental breakfast at clubhouse - GHYC
Memorial Day Ceremony 
Clean up the Bremerton YC facility - ALL

Reminder...arriving boats will not be allowed at Bremerton Yacht Club until Saturday noon!!!

While you are encouraged to bring children on the cruise, there will be no special programming for them this year.

Register for the cruise through the GHYC website. If coming by boat, you MUST
 click on both Cruise Registration AND Slip Registration!
It's also possible to drive in for Friday or Saturday or both, but you still need to register on the website.

If coming by powerboat, you will be asked about the minimum height of your boat, with antennas, radar arch, and all the tall stuff lowered as much as possible.  Many of the Bremerton slips are in covered sheds or boathouses that will limit our occupancy. 

Cruise charges are estimated to be around $65 pp for the entire cruise, $29 for Saturday dinner and dancing alone, billed to your Club accounts after the fact.
There will be no charge for your slip.

If you have any questions please contact:

Cruise Captains (GHYC):
Greg Olsen & Denise Burrough

Co-Captains (RYC):
Susan Christ & Monster (Jon) Havelick


The descriptions of cruises through June are posted on the website.  Sign-ups are open now.  The schedule is as follows:
Note that the Memorial Day cruise to Swantown has been replaced by the historically long running joint cruise with the Rainier Yacht Club to the Bremerton Yacht Club's facilities.  Back to the future.....

Cruise Calendar 2022 As of: 5/9/22
Start Date End Date Location Cruise Captains

5/28/22 5/30/22 Bremerton w Rainier YC
Memorial Day       
Greg Olsen & Denise Burrough
6/10/22 6/12/22 Port Ludlow Deb & Jon Freeman

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 continues 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.