Our large boat skippers will post their 2017 cruising to this web page as they are finalized. Any other interested boaters are encouraged to make contact with our skippers either for "buddy" boating or scheduling a shared raft-up. Some of our recent cruises have been throughout Puget Sound, the San Juan and Gulf Islands to the North and as far away as Alaska.
Our kayakers have weekly paddles from May through September, launching from our beach. They explore the wonderful western coastline of our island from the waters of Saratoga Passage, where they seals and fish jumping.
The Land Skippers are the recreational vehicle enthusiasts of the club, who plan and participate in travels around the northwest region in a variety of rigs, ranging from camping vans to campers, trailers, fifth wheels and motor homes. All club members are welcome to join with the group on various outings, as many of the planned trips are to locations with convenient motels or other facilities.
Many club members also own classic and antique cars, and get together occasionally to revel in the glow of the shining steel.
The purpose of the First Mates is to support the yacht club by making recommendations to the Board, and planning events and activities throughout the year, and providing financial support for facility improvements as well as social benefits to all members.
Founded in 1991 by then First Lady Beverly Howlett, we continue to be a diverse group of women with skills and ideas to contribute to making our yacht club a successful organization, and we work closely with the CIYC Board to this end. While as individuals we host or work on the brunches, dinners, and major club events,enjoy the Bridge Club and /or the Book Club, participate in car rallies, cruises and RV trips. We also take responsibility as First Mates for numerous events and projects, small and large, such as club holiday decorating, bake sales, luncheons, fashion show, wine tasting and rummage sales.
The book discussion group is open to all yacht club members and meets monthly during the winter months. The books are chosen from recommendations by the members.
The bridge group meets twice a month at a club member's home or at the clubhouse.
This group is open to all men in the club and hosts breakfasts and the club Friday Night Open. The guys also pitch in with the brawny side of club projects.