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2017 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.

For additional events of interest to Northwest small boaters. Many events organized by Port Townsend Pocket Yachters , and the Oregon Coots are included in this calendar. Please visit their websites for further info.

Here's to a great 2017 on the water!

  JANUARY 2017 Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  1    WA  New Year's Day Messabout, now hard aground, CANCELLED due to predicted high winds and rough seas. We will meet at the Bay View 1539 Water St, Port Townsend, at 11a.m. Ratt Island with members of the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters arriving from Port Townsend and/or ramps at Mystery Bay State Park or Fort Flagler State Park. Picnic on the beach, boat talk, rowing and sailing fun (Boaters gather at Ratt Island about noon. Details. Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.
 11-15   OR  Portland Boat Show, Portland, OR.
  14    OR  Beaver Creek Messabout, Coast. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots
 18-22   BC  Vancouver International Boat Show, BC Place Stadium and Granville Island.
 27-Feb.4   WA  Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat, Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union.

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  FEBRUARY 2017 Jan Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

 Jan27-Feb4   WA  Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat, Qwest Field Event Center and South Lake Union.
  24    OR  Columbia River Maritime Museum Field Trip. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots.
 24-26    OR  Annual Fisher Poets Gathering, Astoria.
  25    WA  Shipwrights Regatta, Port Townsend. Sponsor: Northwest Maritime Center. Various classes for larger and smaller boats.

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  MARCH 2017 Jan Feb Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

 17-21   WA  It's All Downhill From Here CANCELLED due to frozen waterways and abundant snow. A Pend Oreille River cruise from Oldtown to Cusick. Contact: Dan Rogers. Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.
  25    WA  Deception Pass State Park Messabout Sail and row in Coronet Bay. RSVP Claire Acord. Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.
  25    OR  Dexter Lake Season Opener Messabout, Lowell State Park. Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots.

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APRIL 2017 Jan Feb Mar May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  8-9   WA  Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo,
  22    WA  Maritime Swap Meet, Port Townsend at the NW Maritime Center. ,
 22-23   ID  "Birkenstocks and Bar Stools" at the resort in Harrison, ID on Lake Coeur d' Alene. CANCELLED due to frozen waterways and abundant snow. Contact: Dan Rogers Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.
 22-23   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
  29    WA  6th Annual Oyster Messabout, Twanoh State Park, lower Hood Canal. Contact: Randy Jones Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound.

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  MAY 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  6    WA  Opening Day in Port Townsend Bay features boats of all sizes and means of propulsion. Sponsors: Port Townsend Yacht Club and the Northwest Maritime Center . Weather permitting, after the parade, TSCA-PS and Pocket Yachters will break away and row/sail over to Rat Island for a picnic.
  6-7    ID  Bring Mom Sailing (Week prior to Mother's Day weekend), at Button Hook Bay on Lake Pend Oreille, ID. This location has been changed. Please see Dan Rogers. Sponsor: TSCA-PS
 12-14   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.
 19-21   OR  Fern Ridge Spring Messabout , The Fern Ridge Spring Messabout, at Fern Ridge Reservoir near Elmira, Oregon. TSCA-Oregon Coots.
  20    WA  Pull and Be Damned Messabout, Seafarer's Park, Anacortes. Organized by the Anacortes Small Boat Center, Contact: Andy Stewart; Sponsor: TSCA-PS
 26-28   BC  Montague Harbour Small Boat Rendezvous, Monague Harbour, Canadian Gulf Islands. Organized by Jamie Orr of the Salish Sea Small Boat Society.

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  JUNE 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

  2-4    WA  Classic Mariners' Regatta organized by the Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend
  2-4    WA  South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposium Twanoh State Park, Union, WA
  7    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. Organized by Northwest Maritime Center
  8    WA  Race to Alaska:
Stage One to Victoria, B.C., leaves Port Townsend at 0500, Thursday, 8 June 2017
Stage Two, leaves Victoria bound for Ketchikan on Sunday, June 11.
 10-12   ID Restaurant Tour of Pend Oreille River The water all along the route is pretty shallow, and should be "just right" for multiple swim call stops along the way. Multiple launch/recovery options are available, along the way. Bon appetite!. RSVP: Dan Rogers at danashore1246@gmail.com. Sponsor: TSCA-PS
 16-18   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). RSVP: Claire Acord. Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound
 17-18    WA  Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails Festival Saturday at Silverdale Waterfront Park; Sunday: Parade of Boats and Keys to Keyport

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  JULY 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

   1-4   WA  Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle
7-10  BC  Sucia Island Small Boat Rendezvous, Fossil Bay, Sucia Island State Park, San Juan Islands, WA. Organized by Salish Sea Small Boat Society.
  8-9   WA   Red Lantern Rally for SCAMP sailboats, Mystery Bay State Park, Marrowstone Island. Sponsor: Small Craft Advisor magazine.
  9    WA   Hagg Lake Messabout (Near Forest Grove) Sponsor: TSCA-Oregon Coots.
  22    WA   Pocket Yacht Palooza.html, Northwest Maritime Center. Free public small boat show organized by the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters. Sponsors: Sage Marine, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Small Craft Advisor, Puget Sound TSCA chapter and the NWMC.
 23-25  WA   Palooza Crooza, -- a direct extension of the Pocket Yacht Palooza. Small boats sail, row, paddle and/or motor together from Port Townsend. Route to be announced.
  30    WA  Allyn Waterfront Park, Case Inlet, South Puget Sound Contact Tom Regan via Yahoo TSCA Puget Sound group.

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  AUGUST 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Sep Oct Nov Dec

4-7   ID  Second Annual Howl at the Moon Cruise, Priest Lake, ID. Details: email Dan Rogers at danashore1246@gmail.com Sponsor: TSCA-Puget Sound
  5    WA   Boat School Sail-In, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Port Hadlock. Co-sponsored by the Boat School, Puget Sound chapter of TSCA and the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters.
 9-13   WA  Lake Ozette Trailerable Gathering, Lake Ozette, Olympic National Park. Contact: Doug Korlann by email or call his cell, (206) 963-0052.
 18-20   OR  Toledo Wooden Boat Show, Toledo, OR.
 25-27   BC  Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. Sponsor: Vancouver Wooden Boat Society

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  SEPTEMBER 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Oct Nov Dec

  1-3   WA  Olympia Harbor Days Percival Landing & Port Plaza, Olympia
 1-3   BC  Victoria Classic Boat Festival Inner Harbor, Victoria
  5-6   BC  Cathlamet Wooden Boat Show is held at the Elochoman Slough Marina
  5-7   WA  Wooden Boat Rendezvous, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA
  8-10   WA  Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Point Hudson Marina, and Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend. This will be a special 40th Anniversary celebration with special emphasis on small boats -- getting back to the 1977 roots of the Wooden Boat Festival.
   9    WA  Annual Fall Meeting, 4:00pm , gather at the small boats organizations booth at the Wooden Boat Festival. Contact: Claire Acord, phone: 360-240-1235.  
  16    WA  Ratt Island, Let's have a Fall gathering on the beach of Ratt Island on Saturday, Sept. 16, with boats typically starting to arrive around 11 a.m. and heading home sometime in the afternoon. Contact: Marty Loken
 15-17   OR  Paulina Lake Messabout, South of Bend. Sponsired by Oregon Coots
 22-25   MT  September Surprise: Fall Equinox Cruise The annual TSCA cruise offering known as the "September Surprise" has been cancelled. Contact: Dan Rogers, (509)-447-2197
  30    WA  Bowman Bay Messabout: Boat a little, potluck picnic around noon, boat a little more. . . Contact: Claire Acord at whidbeyboatpainter@gmail.com

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  OCTOBER 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Nov Dec

  6-8    OR  Coots Oregon Coast Messabout, TSCA-Oregon Coots
         

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  NOVEMBER 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Dec

  3    OR  Coots Yaquina River Halloween Float (Friday) TSCA-Oregon Coots
         

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  DECEMBER 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov

  3    OR  Yaquina River After Thanksgiving Float (Sunday) TSCA-Oregon Coots
  8    WA  Holiday Potluck Party, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. Join Pocket Yachters, TSCA-PS 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: 19 November 2017

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