Events

Explore the calendar below of the different Pocket Yachter events. Click the event details button to learn more.

2022

January 1st – 12pm
Rat Island New Year Messabout

Come celebrate the new year with a little get together of boating friends on Rat Island. We will gather around 12pm, weather permitting. In past years it has often been a cool but clear day, with light winds.

Tides in the morning are minor. Port Townsend low tide is at 8:09 am at 7.76 feet, rising to 9.41 feet at 1:06 pm. But then it drops to a -3.22 feet by the evening.

June 24-26
Salish Sea Small Boat Rendezvous – Sucia Island

Come join this small boat rendezvous at Sucia Island State Park in the San Juan Islands. Boaters will meet on the strip of land between Fox Cove and Fossil Bay. There will be a potluck, and maybe even a round-the-island race, winds permitting. It looks like Joel Bergen and Chuck Gottried are organizing the event this year, although technically this is not an organized event.

July 15-21
Salish 100

The largest organized small-boat cruise in North America. Join a hundred or so other small boaters, cruising in a relaxed way from Olympia, WA to Port Townsend, with stops each night. The inaugural Salish 100 was created and run in 2019 by the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters. It was a big hit, and so much fun for everyone involved that it was destined to become an annual event. But it was also a big event for our little club to manage, so the Northwest Maritime Center agreed to add it to their programs, along with the Race to Alaska, and SEVENTY48. To learn more and register visit their website at the link below. Registration opens on December 1.

July 23 – Saturday 9am to 5pm
Port Townsend Pocket Yacht Palooza

A free event of small boats displayed on the Commons Plaza at the Northwest Maritime Center, with more boats anchored off the beach. All are welcome to view the boats and talk with the owners. To learn more and to register your boat for the event read the full details at the link below.

July 24-26 Sunday to Tuesday
Palooza Crooza

In past years there has been a three day cruise following the Pocket Yacht Palooza. Details for the 2022 Crooza are still being considered. To get a sense for what the Crooza is like, click on the link below for the 2021 Crooza description page.