Port Townsend

Pocket Yachters

 

Members of the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters club enjoy using small rowing, sailing and paddling boats--primarily traditional designs that are trailerable, affordable, functional and just plain fun.


We’re centered in Jefferson County, Washington--proud home of the Northwest Maritime Center, Wooden Boat Foundation, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and a rich maritime history.


We’re a loose-knit group--no bylaws, commodores or membership dues--just folks who love getting out on the water together in smaller boats.


How do you join the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters?

All you have to do is register (free) on our Pocket Yachters forum on Yahoo, where members and guests share information. Here’s a link to the forum:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/porttownsendsmallboats/

You can also join our new Pocket Yachters Facebook page, here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/900591986701797/


Please see our Calender of Events, at left, and e-mail Marty Loken at norseboater22@gmail.com

if you have questions...or if you have an event to add.


Calendar of

2017 Northwest

Small-Boat Events



PTPY = Port Townsend Pocket Yachters;

TSCA = Puget Sound Chapter Traditional Small Craft Association;

Coots = Oregon Messabouts & Coots Chapter, TSCA;

NWSWB = Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding; 

PTSA = Port Townsend Sailing Association;

SSSBS = Salish Sea Small Boat Society


January 1: PTPY New Years Ratt Island Messabout, noon.

http://www.pocketyachters.com/


January 14: Coots Beaver Creek Messabout, Oregon Coast

http://www.coots.org/mb/Beaver/


February 24: Coots Columbia River Maritime Museum Field Trip

http://www.coots.org/mb/CRMM/


February 25: Port Townsend Shipwrights' Regatta

http://nwmaritime.org/events/shipwrights-regatta/


March 17-21: "It's all downhill from here" cruise from Oldtown to Cusick on the lower Pend Oreille River

danashore1246@gmail.com


March 25: Coots Dexter Lake Season Opener Messabout, Lowell

http://www.coots.org/mb/Dexter/


March 25: TSCA Deception Pass State Park Messabout, Cornet Bay, Whidbey Island

whidbeyboatpainter@gmail.com


April 21-23: "Birkenstocks and Barstools" messabout on Earth Day at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

danashore1246@gmail.com


April 22: Maritime Swap Meet, Port Townsend

http://www.nwmaritime.org/


April 22: McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival; Randy Dersham

randy.dersham@gmail.com


April 22-23: Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show & Crab Feed, Oregon

http://www.coots.org/mb/DepoeBay/


April 29: TSCA Hood Canal Oyster Messabout, Twanoh State Park

http://www.tsca.net/puget/


May 6: Port Townsend Opening Day of Boating Season; parade and small-boat cruise to Ratt Island, across the bay

http://ptyc.net/events/opening-day/


May 6-7: "Bring Mom Sailing” (week before Mother’s Day), at Button Hook Bay on Lake Pend Oreille

danashore1246@gmail.com


May 13-14: Olympia Wooden Boat Fair 

http://www.olywoodenboat.org/


May 19-21: Coots Fern Ridge Lake Spring Small Boat Messabout, near Elmira

http://www.coots.org/mb/FernRidge/


May 19-21: Big Lagoon Messabout, major California TSCA event

http://www.luckhardt.com/blmessabout.html


May 19-21: Maple Bay Marina Wooden Boat Festival, BC 

http://www.maplebaymarina.com/events/


May 20: Pull & Be Damned Small Boat Messabout, Anacortes

http://www.anacortessmallboatcenter.com/43-news/84-messabout.html


May 26-28: SSSBS Montague Harbour Small Boat Rendezvous

https://salishseasmallboatrendezvous.wordpress.com/


June 2-4: Port Townsend Classic Mariners' Regatta

http://nwmaritime.org/events/mariners-regatta/


June 2-4: South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposium, Twanoh State Park, Hood Canal

http://www.qajaqpnw.org/


June 7: Race to Alaska, Pre-Race Ruckus, Port Townsend

http://www.r2ak.com/


June 8: Race to Alaska Start in Port Townsend

http://www.r2ak.com/


June 10-12: Restaurant tour of the Pend Oreille River

danashore1246@gmail.com


June 16-18: TSCA & PTPY Hope Island Summer Solstice Messabout, Hope Island Marine State Park (inside Deception Pass)

http://www.tsca.net/puget/


June 23-25: Columbia River Summer Solstice Messabout, Cathlamet

http://www.coots.org/mb/Solstice/


July 1-4: Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival; the Center for Wooden Boats

http://www.cwb.org/


July 7-9: Sandpoint Classic Boat Festival

http://www.sandpoint.org/boatfestival/


July 7-10: SSSBS Sucia Island Small Boat Rendezvous

https://salishseasmallboatrendezvous.wordpress.com/


July 8-9: Red Lantern Rally for SCAMP sailboats, Mystery Bay; Small Craft Advisor magazine http://smallcraftadvisor.com/


July 9: Coots Hagg Lake Messabout

http://www.coots.org/mb/Hagg/


July 9: Portland Wooden Boat Festival

http://willamettesailingclub.com/wooden-boat-festival/


July 22: Pocket Yacht Palooza, Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend; to register, email Marty Loken at Norseboater22@gmail.com

http://www.pocketyachters.com/


July 23-25: Palooza Crooza, for boaters participating in the July 22 Pocket Yacht Palooza; three days of small-boat cruising in northern Puget Sound

http://www.pocketyachters.com/


July 29 (date and details to be confirmed): South Sound Messabout, at the waterfront park in Allyn

http://www.tsca.net/puget/messabouts/


August 4-7: Howl at the Moon Cruise, Priest Lake, Idaho

danashore1246@gmail.com


August 5: Triton Boat Show at Fern Ridge, Richardson Park, Near Elmira, Oregon

http://www.coots.org/mb/TritonBS/


August 5: Sail-In, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Hadlock; organized by the Boat School, PTPY and TSCA

http://www.nwswb.edu


August 5-6: Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Festival, Elochoman Marina, Cathlamet, WA. Details: Call Julius Dalzell at (503) 705-3442 or Allen Bennett at (360) 849-4424.


August 9-13: Lake Ozette Trailerable Gathering; contact organizer Doug Korlann at dkor@msn.com


August 11-13:  Northwest Steam Society Annual Meet, Tacoma

http://www.northweststeamsociety.org/upcoming-events


August 12: TSCA Jetty Island Messabout, Everett

http://www.tsca.net/puget/


August 18-20: Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show

http://www.portoftoledo.org/


August 19: Oregon Coots TSCA Annual Meeting, around the campfire at the Toledo Wooden Boat Show (see above)


August 23-26: Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival, B.C.

http://www.vancouverwoodenboat.com/


September 1-3: Victoria Classic Boat Festival, B.C.

http://www.classicboatfestival.ca/


September 4-6: Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous

http://www.deerharborwoodenboats.org/


September 8-10: Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

http://www.nwmaritime.org/wooden-boat-foundation/wooden-boat-festival/


September 15-17: Coots Paulina Lake Messabout http://www.coots.org/mb/Paulina/


September 15-18: September Surprise Cruise, Eastern Washington or Idaho

http://www.tsca.net/puget


September 16: Pocket Yachters and Puget Sound TSCA messabout on the beach at Ratt Island, adjoining Fort Flagler State Park (Marrowstone Island, across the bay from Port Townsend). Boats start gathering at about 11 a.m., share a picnic on the beach, and row/sail/motor back to launch ramps in Port Townsend, Fort Flagler State Park or Mystery Bay State Park. Questions? Email Marty Loken at Norseboater22@gmail.com


October 6-8: Coots Oregon Coast Messabout

http://www.coots.org/mb/Coast/


November 3: Coots Yaquina River Halloween Float (Friday)

http://www.coots.org/mb/Yaquina/


December 3: Coots Yaquina River After Thanksgiving Float (Sunday)

http://www.coots.org/mb/Thanks/


December 8: Holiday Potluck Dinner Party, Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend; PTPY and TSCA

http://www.pocketyachters.com


Thanks to the following for contributions to the 2017 Calendar: John Kohnen, Claire Acord, Marty Loken and Dan Rogers