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2019 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.

NOTE: Many of the links on this page take you to descriptions of the 2018 version of the event. These pages are being updated.

Here's to a great 2019 on the water!!

  JANUARY 2019 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.
    9-13    OR  Portland Boat Show, Portland, OR.
  12    OR  Beaver Creek Messabout, Coast. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots
Jan25-Feb2  WA  Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat, Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union.
   27    OR  Multnomah County Library Messabout TSCA-Oregon Coots

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  FEBRUARY 2019 Jan Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Jan 25-Feb2  WA  Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat, Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union.
 6 - 10    BC  Vancouver International Boat Show, BC Place Stadium and Granville Island.
 22    OR  Columbia River Maritime Museum Field Trip. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots.
 22-24   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.
  23    WA  Port Townsend Shipwrights Regatta. 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 2019 Jan Feb Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

       30    OR  Dexter Lake Season Opener Messabout, Lowell State Park. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots.

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APRIL 2019 Jan Feb Mar May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

   6     WA  Deception Pass State Park Messabout Sail and row in Bowman Bay. RSVP Claire Acord. Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.
    13-14   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
         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.
  20    WA  Maritime Swap Meet, Port Townsend. Sponsor: Northwest Maritime Center

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  MAY 2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

    4     WA  Opening Day in Port Townsend Bay features boats of all sizes and means of propulsion. Sponsor: Port Townsend Yacht Club.
  9-12    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.
10,11,12  WA  Pull and Be Damned Messabout, Anacortes. co-sponsored with Anacortes Waterfront Association, note additional of Friday, overnight and short cruise being planned.
 11-12   WA  Olympia Wooden Boat Fair (Mother's Day Weekend)
  17-19   OR  Fern Ridge Spring Messabout , The Fern Ridge Spring Messabout, at Fern Ridge Reservoir near Eugene. TSCA-Oregon Coots.
  17-19   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.
  27   OR  74th Fleet of Flowers On Memorial Day, each year since 1945, Depoe Bay has hosted the FLEET OF FLOWERS. More info
May 31-June 2  WA  Seventy48 Race, is a human powered race from Tacoma to Port Townsend in 48 hours preceding the start of the Race to Alaska. Sponsored by Northwest Maritime Center
May 31-June 2  WA  Classic Mariners' Regatta, Port Townsend. Sponsored by Northwest Maritime Center.

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  JUNE 2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

May 31-June 2  WA  Seventy48 Race, is a human powered race from Tacoma to Port Townsend in 48 hours preceding the start of the Race to Alaska. Sponsored by Northwest Maritime Center
May 31-June 2  WA  Classic Mariners' Regatta, Port Townsend. Sponsored by Northwest Maritime Center.
   2    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 Northwest Maritime shore.
   3    WA  Race to Alaska Starts - Stage One, to Victoria, B.C., leaves Port Townsend at 0500.
Stage Two leaves Victoria bound for Ketchikan at 1200 June 6th. Explained. and More info.
    8    OR   Triton Boat Show at Fern Ridge (Near Eugene). Sign up to display your boat on land and in the water.
   14-16   WA  South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposium Twanoh State Park, Union, WA
   21-23   OR  Columbia River Summer Solstice Messabout/a> Cathlamet, WA
   22-28   WA  Salish 100, Olympia to Port Townsend, TSCA Puget Sound and other sponsors
 21-23   OR  Columbia River Summer Solstice Messabout, Cathlamet, OR. TSCA-Oregon Coots
 

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  JULY 2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  12-15   BC  Sucia Island Small Boat Rendezvous, Fossil Bay, Sucia Island State Park, San Juan Islands, WA. Salish Sea Small Boat Society.
    14    OR   Hagg Lake Messabout (Near Forest Grove). TSCA-Oregon Coots.
  20    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.
         21-23  WA   Pocket Yacht Palooza Crooza.html, Port Townsend Pocket Yachters and TSCA-Puget Sound
July 31-Aug 4   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 2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Sep Oct Nov Dec

 3-4   WA  New this year! Sailin' to the City: a Small Boat Rendezvous event at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. Sponsors: Center for Wooden Boats, Pocket Yachters, and TSCA-Puget Sound. NOTE: Boats need not be wooden to participate.
 3-4    OR  Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show at the Elochoman Slough MarinaTSCA-Lower Columbia
   7-10    OR  Astoria Regatta. "The lower Columbia heritage festival."
  7-10    OR  Cathlamet to Astoria Cruise to attend Astoria Regatta. TSCA-Lower Columbia
   OR  Boat Display at Columbia River Museum Barbey Center, Astoria TSCA-Lower Columbia
 16-18   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.
   22-25   BC  Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. Sponsor: Vancouver Wooden Boat Society
Aug 30- Sep 1  WA  Olympia Harbor Days Percival Landing & Port Plaza, Olympia
Aug 30- Sep 1  BC  Victoria Classic Boat Festival Inner Harbor, Victoria

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  SEPTEMBER 2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Oct Nov Dec

   2-4    WA  Wooden Boat Rendezvous, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
   6-8   WA  Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Point Hudson Marina, and Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend.
   20-22   OR  Paulina Lake Messabout South of Bend. Sponsored by TSCA-Oregon Coots.
  TBD   WA  Annual Fall Messabout, Potluck and TSCA-Puget Sound annual meeting, Beach Kitchen Shelter at Fort Worden State Park. TSCA=PS. Contact: Claire Acord, phone: 360-240-1235.  
  28-29   WA  Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle

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  OCTOBER 2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Nov Dec

    4-6    OR  Oregon Coast Messabout, Florence. TSCA-Oregon Coots
   26    OR  Yaquina River Halloween Float (Friday) TSCA-Oregon Coots

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  NOVEMBER 2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Dec

   7   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
   29   OR  Yaquina River After Thanksgiving Float (Sunday) TSCA-Oregon Coots
             

     
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  DECEMBER 2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov

  6    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: 11 January 2019

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