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We still need Cruise Captains for upcoming cruises so please volunteer, once you do one you'll see how fun it can be!!

Poulsbo Cruise
November 6-8

Poulsbo is a replacement destination for Des Moines that offers lots more to do on shore while still maintaining member personal safety through social distancing, mask protocol, and gathering limits.

Poulsbo is one of the favorite places for the Club to visit.  
We are right downtown on the waterfront at the Poulsbo Marina. There may be local music at some of the venues and a variety of choices for food, just a stone's throw away from your slip. 

Cruise Captains are considering a limited happy hour on Friday evening and a dinner for 4 type dine-around on Saturday, all subject to local phase restrictions.

The Fleet Captain will generate a docking plan for this cruise.

As with so many of our trips this season, our plans for the weekend won't be finalized until we are closer to the date and we see what is happening with local covid-19 restrictions. 
Please be patient!

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

Cruise Captains:
Pam & Rick Gordon

Bill & Carrie Phinizy

Sheri & Dan Wright

Pat & John Swiney

Fleet Captain

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.