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Pocket Yachter News

What’s happening now, what happened then

We organize the annual Pocket Yacht Palooza—largest boat show celebrating small craft in North America—and the ensuing Palooza Crooza, a three-night cruise for skippers who take part in the Pocket Yacht Palooza.

In 2019, the Pocket Yachters debuted a new and larger event, the annual Salish 100, a week-long small-boat cruise the length of Puget Sound, 100 nautical miles from Olympia to Port Townsend. The event—biggest small-boat cruise in North America—attracted skippers from two dozen U.S. states and two foreign countries. The Salish 100 was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid 19 concerns, but is now in the hands of the Northwest Maritime Center with organizational support from the Pocket Yachters where it’s seen several successful cruises since, and is scheduled again for this upcoming year.

In a normal year there are many events and messabouts that you are welcome to join.

Successful & Fun 2021 Pocket Yacht Palooza
Thanks everyone for another fun Pocket Yacht Palooza boat show, both for showing boats and showing up to check them out. It was a smaller show this year, with covid concerns, and because our Canadian friends could not join. But having a small show was actually pretty enjoyable.
New Port Townsend Pocket Yachters Logo!
New Port Townsend Pocket Yachters Logo! # Huge thanks goes out to our friend, and fellow small boat nut, Dale Simonson, for donating his incredible graphic art skills in the creation of the new Port Townsend Pocket Yachters logo. Some of you may recognize the inspiration for the logo, Lynn Watson’s beautiful boat Katie Mae.