2016 Pocket Yacht Palooza!


June 11: The

Fifth Annual


The fifth annual Pocket Yacht Palooza will be held Saturday, June 11 at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. We’re once again hoping for 50+ boats on the Commons, along the adjoining beach and next door at Point Hudson Marina.

The Palooza is a celebration of small-boat design, showcasing the widest variety of watercraft--wood, fiberglass, rowing, paddling, sailing and even a few small, traditional motorboats. There is some emphasis on boats suitable for camp cruising, but all interesting designs are welcome and equally appreciated.

Official Palooza hours, when the public is invited to attend, are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Many of the boats being displayed will show up Friday afternoon and early evening, with the late arrivals being positioned on the Commons early Saturday. (The last boats need to be rolled onto the Commons by not later than 9:30 a.m. Saturday.)

Besides the boats and endless boat talk, we’ll share a potluck on the edge of the beach Saturday, starting at about 5:30 p.m.

Following the potluck, at 6:30 p.m., those who are planning to take part in the ensuing Palooza Crooza (which starts the following morning) will gather in the big upstairs Maritime Meeting Room for a skippers meeting that’ll include handouts, photos of the route and other details.

Attached, at right, are some photos from the 2015 Pocket Yacht Palooza.

For more on last year’s Palooza Crooza, see the adjoining section, here.

And, to register for the 2016 Pocket Yacht Palooza or the June 12-15 Palooza Crooza, please get in touch with Marty Loken via email: Norseboater22@gmail.com

Tides at Point Hudson for

Saturday, June 11-


    HIGH - 9:13 a.m. - (5.3 feet)

    LOW - 3:24 p.m. - (1.1 feet)

    HIGH - 11:16 p.m. - (8.6 feet)