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2018 Calendar of Messabouts, Festivals, Raids, and Races

San Francisco 2007All TSCA-Puget Sound events are open to all. Membership is not required. We have no dues, but encourage our chapter members to spend a paltry $20 annually to join the national TSCA. For more information about TSCA and TSCA-Puget Sound please contact our fearless leader, Claire Acord at whidbeyboatpainter@gmail.com.

For more information on a specific event, click on the event name. Listed events sponsored or co-sponsored by TSCA-Puget Sound are highlighted in yellow. TSCA-Puget Sound has no formal or informal partnerships, sponsorships or other affiliation with other events listed unless noted otherwise.

Additional events of interest to Northwest small boaters. Many events organized by Port Townsend Pocket Yachters , and the Oregon Coots and other organizations are included in this calendar. Please follow links for details.

Here's to a great 2018 on the water!!

  JANUARY 2018 Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  1    WA  Ratt Island Messabout Arriving from Port Townsend and/or ramps at Mystery Bay State Park and/or Fort Flagler State Park, participants will gather at Ratt Island about noon . Picnic on the beach, boat talk, rowing and sailing fun (Details. Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.
  10-14    OR  Portland Boat Show, Portland, OR.
  13    OR  Beaver Creek Messabout, Coast. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots
 17-21    BC  Vancouver International Boat Show, BC Place Stadium and Granville Island.
  20    OR  Multnomah County Library Messabout TSCA-Oregon Coots
 26-Feb.3   WA  Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat, Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union.
   28     OR  Video Messabout & Chili Feed, Albany. TSCA-Oregon Coots

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  FEBRUARY 2018 Jan Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Jan 26- 3   WA  Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat, Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union.
  20    WA  The Artful Sailor shop tour. Port Townsend. Led by Emiliano Marino and Salty Sue. 7-8:30 p.m, Tuesday, February 20. Port Townsend Pocket Yachters.
  23    OR  Columbia River Maritime Museum Field Trip. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots.
 23-25    OR  Annual Fisher Poets Gathering, Astoria -- A celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song. The FisherPoets Gathering has attracted fisherpoets and their many fans to Astoria, Oregon since 1998.
  24    WA  Shipwrights Regatta, Port Townsend. Sponsor:Northwest Maritime Center. "Boats of all construction are welcome. Non-boat owners are encouraged to show up at the Skippers' Meeting and be connected with skippers looking for crew." Classes for larger and smaller boats.

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  MARCH 2018 Jan Feb Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  1- 4    WA  Puget Sound Boat Show, Tacoma
  31    OR  Dexter Lake Season Opener Messabout, Lowell State Park. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots.

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APRIL 2018 Jan Feb Mar May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  14    WA  Deception Pass State Park Messabout Sail and row in Bowman Bay. RSVP Claire Acord. Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.
 21-22   WA  Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo Paddlers Cup an event for Pacific Northwest canoe, kayak, paddleboard and outrigger athletes and enthusiasts of all ages and levels.
  21    WA  Maritime Swap Meet, Port Townsend. Sponsor: Northwest Maritime Center
 21-22   OR  Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show & Crab Feed. Wooden boats, Ducky Derby, small model boat building. Co-sponsors:Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce and TSCA-Oregon Coots
  28    WA  Annual Hood Canal Oyster Messabout, Twanoh State Park, Lower Hood Canal. Contact: Randy Jones. Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.

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  MAY 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  5    WA  Opening Day in Port Townsend Bay features boats of all sizes and means of propulsion. Sponsor: Port Townsend Yacht Club.
 11-13   WA  Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Northwest Chapter Spring Meet, Camp Bishop, WA (near Shelton) Wooden canoe owners and enthusiasts experience a full weekend immersed (usually not literally!) in everything related to wooden canoes.
  12    WA  Pull and Be Damned Messabout, Seafarer's Park, Anacortes. Anacortes Small Boat Center and TSCA-Puget Sound. Contact: Andy Stewart; Sponsor: TSCA-PS
 12-13   WA  Olympia Wooden Boat Fair (Mother's Day Weekend)
 18-20   OR  Fern Ridge Spring Messabout , The Fern Ridge Spring Messabout, at Fern Ridge Reservoir near Eugene. TSCA-Oregon Coots.
 18-20   BC  Maple Bay Wooden Boat Festival , Maple Bay (Duncan), BC
 25-27   BC  Montague Harbour Small Boat Rendezvous, Galliano, Canadian Gulf Islands. Organized by Jamie Orr of the Salish Sea Small Boat Society.

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  JUNE 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

 1-3   WA  Classic Mariners' Regatta Port Townsend Northwest Maritime Center
 8-10   WA  South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposium Twanoh State Park, Union, WA
  11    WA  Seventy48 Race, is a human powered race from Tacoma to Port Townsend in 48 hours preceding the start of the Race to Alaska Details. Northwest Maritime Center
  13    WA  Race to Alaska Pre-Race Ruckus, a festive party kicking off the R2AK and featuring a display of many Race to Alaska boats at Pope Marine Park and along the adjoining NWMC shore. Details. Northwest Maritime Center
  14    WA  Race to Alaska - Stage One, June 14: to Victoria, B.C., leaves Port Townsend at 0500.
Stage Two, June 17:Leaves Victoria bound for Ketchikan. More info.
 21-23   WA  Hope Island Summer Solstice Messabout, TSCA Puget Sound and Pocket Yachters, at Hope Island Marine State Park (inside Deception Pass, at the north end of Whidbey Island). Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound
 22-24   OR  Columbia River Summer Solstice Messabout, Cathlamet, OR. TSCA-Oregon Coots
 23-24   WA  Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails Festival County wide events include paddle, kayak, rowing and sailing activities. Other activities include water safety class, bike ride, and much more.

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  JULY 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

   4   WA  Center for Wooden Boats Community Outreach & Celebration, Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle
6-9  BC  Sucia Island Small Boat Rendezvous, Fossil Bay, Sucia Island State Park, San Juan Islands, WA. Salish Sea Small Boat Society.
  8   OR   Hagg Lake Messabout (Near Forest Grove). TSCA-Oregon Coots.
 14   OR   Triton Boat Show at Fern Ridge (Near Eugene). Sign up to display your boat on land and in the water.
  21   WA   Pocket Yacht Palooza.html, Northwest Maritime Center. Free public small boat show organized by the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters. Sponsors: Sage Marine, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Small Craft Advisor, TSCA-Puget Sound chapter and the NWMC.
 22-24   WA   Pocket Yacht Palooza Crooza.html, Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and TSCA-Puget Sound
 26-30    ID  Howl at the Moon Cruise, Priest Lake, Idaho. Details: email Dan Rogers at DanAshore@conceptcable.com Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound

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  AUGUST 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Sep Oct Nov Dec

  3-5   OR  Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show at the Elochoman Slough MarinaTSCA-Lower Columbia
  8-11   OR  Astoria Regatta. "The lower Columbia heritage festival."
  9-10   OR  Cathlamet to Astoria Cruise to attend Astoria Regatta. TSCA-Lower Columbia
  11   OR  Boat Display at Columbia River Museum Barbey Center, Astoria TSCA-Lower Columbia
 17-19   OR  Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show. Although not a Coot sponsored event, this Boat Show is a major Coot gathering. Oregon Coots TSCA Chapter holds its annual meeting around the campfire Saturday evening, Aug 18.
 18   WA  Jetty Island Messabout, Launch at Everett 10th St. Boat Launch Contact: Joel Bergen by email TSCA-Puget Sound
 22-29   MT  Cruise To Hell Creek 'n Back, Fort Peck Reservoir, NE Montana. TSCA-Puget Sound
 25-27   BC  Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. Sponsor: Vancouver Wooden Boat Society
 Aug 31-Sep 2   WA  Olympia Harbor Days Percival Landing & Port Plaza, Olympia
 Aug 31-Sep 2   BC  Victoria Classic Boat Festival Inner Harbor, Victoria

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  SEPTEMBER 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Oct Nov Dec

 3-5   WA  Wooden Boat Rendezvous, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
 7-9   WA  Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Point Hudson Marina, and Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend.
 14-16   OR  Paulina Lake Messabout South of Bend. Sponsored by TSCA-Oregon Coots.
  22   WA  Annual Fall Messabout, Potluck and TSCA-Puget Sound annual meeting, Beach Kitchen Shelter at Fort Worden State Park Contact: Claire Acord, phone: 360-240-1235.  
 29-30   WA  Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle

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  OCTOBER 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Nov Dec

    5-7  OR  Oregon Coast Messabout, Florence. TSCA-Oregon Coots

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  NOVEMBER 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Dec

  4   OR  Coots Yaquina River Halloween Float (Friday) TSCA-Oregon Coots
   8   WA  Boating Book Exchange and Pizza, 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Duckworths/Small Craft Advisor Magazine facilities, 826 East Park Av. Port Townsend. Sponsored by TSCA-PS, Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and Duckworks/Small Craft Advisor Magazine. RSVP required. Contact: Claire Acord at whidbeyboatpainter@gmail.com
  23   OR  Yaquina River After Thanksgiving Float (Sunday) TSCA-Oregon Coots

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  DECEMBER 2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov

  7    WA  Holiday Potluck Party, 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. Join Pocket Yachters, TSCA-Puget Sound members and other boaters for a potluck dinner and time to visit with boating friends. There is no cost -- just bring food or drink to share. Contact: Marty Loken
  28    OR  Flounder's Day Feast, Walery's Pizza West Salem. TSCA-Oregon Coots

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Updated: 6 November 2018

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