2014 Pocket Yacht Palooza!

 

Photos of the 2014 Pocket Yacht Palooza...


The third annual Pocket Yacht Palooza, held over the July 19-20 weekend, drew the largest-ever crowd of spectators...and the nastiest weather we’ve experienced in three years. (A number of boat owners who’d planned to row or sail directly to the Palooza cancelled at the last minute due to small-craft warnings...but we still had a huge collection of boats on hand, and everyone seemed undaunted by the weather.) Sunday’s cruise to Ratt Island--in dramatic contrast to Friday and Saturday--featured almost zero wind, calm seas and mild temperatures...a big relief after the gusty conditions we witnessed earlier.


Many thanks to everyone who attended; to the many folks who volunteered to help move boats, set up banners and deal with other chores. And, of course, sincere thanks to our sponsors, including the Northwest Maritime Center, Sage Marine, Small Craft Advisor, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and the Puget Sound chapter of TSCA...and to our featured Saturday night speaker, small-boat adventurer Colin Angus.


- Marty