PAYC is joining with the Port of Port Angeles and the PA Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the Port’s 100th anniversary during the Maritime Festival on Saturday & Sunday, June 10th & 11th. This is going to be a large celebration with all sorts of activities taking place all the way from our clubhouse to the city pier. Planned events include boat tours, sailboat rides provided by the PAYC Community Boating Program, rescue demonstrations by the Coast Guard, harbor tours with members of the Port administration, Power Squadron Vessel Safety Checks, and various vendors, including a food truck type food court.
Click here to find out more about the Maritime Festival
PAYC is responsible for several of the activities.
1. The boat parade starting near the club and going down to city pier on Saturday starting at 10 am. We will need a boat captain to get the boats lined up and the procession moving. We are hoping for a large turn out from both club members and boat haven slip holders, as well as the Coast Guard, Sheriff’s Patrol Boat, Customs and Border Protection, and maybe Fish and Wildlife.
2. We will be co staffing a tent with the PAYC Community Boating Program during both days. CBP will be providing sail boat rides and it will be a great time for members to meet the public and talk about our club.
Please help us out manning a booth by signing up here
3. Our big event is the night of Saturday the 10th. We are going to be hosting an open house. This is our opportunity to show folks what makes our club so special. We will need a lot of help to make this work smoothly...all hands-on deck kind of thing. We are going to have a food truck, so we don’t have to worry about food service, but the bar will be open to the public. We hope to have some raffles, music...maybe sea shanties...and a few other activities. To make this work, we will need folks to help set up and decorate, staff the door, help with inside chores, clean up afterward, and most importantly, mixing and mingling. Just welcoming guests and talking to them will be very important.
The Race to Alaska (R2AK) is an annual whimsical human and wind powered boat race from Port Townsend to Ketchican. That means no motors on the boat at all.
They recently made a movie about the R2AK and Tony Billera got us permission to show it to you and your friends for free!!!!
Come to the clubhouse at 6PM on Saturday, April 22nd and bring a friend with you to experience all the thrills of this annual R2AK adventure without getting wet!
The bar will be open from 6-6:30 to get a drink and some popcorn. Then we'll close the bar and start the movie.
After the movie is over, we'll open the bar again while new member and R2AK alumnus Lilly Kuehl has offered to answer your questions about the race.
Click here to find out more about the movie
Watch the trailer here
Date: May 7th
Time: Noon - 5PM
Location: At the Port Angeles Yacht Club
The PAYC Community Boating Program will be offering instruction on operating their safety boats in support of sailing and kayak activities. The instruction will include classroom time as well as hands-on & on-the-water operation of these boats.
If you are interested and willing to occasionally volunteer to operate these boats in support of Community Boating sailing, kayak, and other on-the-water events, please sign up - space is limited.
At this time, this class is full.
If you signed up, please show up.
If you can't make it, please let us know so we can add people from the waiting list.
Click Here to RSVP
Dinner Meeting April 21 at 6:00PM at the PAYC Clubhouse
Elect Dianna Chiabotti Treasurer!
Enjoy great food!
Hear tales from the Coast Guard!
Welcome our new members!
Our most important business will be to formally elect Dianna Chiabotti Treasurer! Please come and show her how much you appreciate her service!!!
This is an International Potluck. So please bring a dish to share from somewhere around the world. Bring your favorite dish that Grandma brought from the old country, your favorite recipe, or something new you want to try!
If you don't feel like cooking, $10/person gets you in.
Enjoy two great talks from our local Coast Guard friends.
LT Casey Fall will talk about her time as an MH-65 helicopter pilot, and tell “sea/air” stories about Coast Guard aviation operations.
Boatswain’s Mate Jessica Ford will be speaking about safe boating best practices, weather forecasting, and protective equipment/water survival. A topic she knows well from her response to a mass rescue for multiple capsized sailing vessels participating in the ‘Race to Alaska’ in weather so bad her Response Boat shouldn't be out!
Greet our new and prospective members
During our short business meeting, we get to induct new members Lilly Kuehl & Dave Linger, Krista Smith, and Sherne-Marie McMillan. The bridge recently approved Thomas & Helen Schemm, and Walt Boyes & Joy Ward for membership.
Please welcome them all to the club!
Click on the chart below to volunteer
Every Friday when we don't have anything else going on is Happy Hour!
The bar will open for drinks to purchase including beer, soda, bubbly water, wine, and spirits.
Bring a finger food to share with the group as we hang out and socialize.
Drop by, catch up on the latest tall tales, and enjoy the fabulous view of the harbor.
What: Happy Hour
When: Friday, May 12th
Time: Doors Open 5:30 PM
These are non-volunteer sign up events. Since this a meeting of friends, we all pitch in to work the door, set up, clean up, tend bar (assuming you have a license), and help out wherever we can.:)
Hope to see you there!
*Visitors are welcome in the company of a sponsoring PAYC member. The sponsoring member must accompany the visitor at all times, as required by the WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board.
Join your club mates to enjoy, a burger, a beer, chips, and ice cream while embracing the beautiful view of the harbor and all their great stories.
Doors: open at 5:30 PM - See you there!
$8 Adults (veggie burgers are available upon request), a brew (or soda), chips, and desert.
Option: 2 patties $10
As you can see below, we could really use your help to make this event a success. Please click here or on the picture to volunteer!