South Whidbey Yacht Club

Close this search box.
Previous slide
Next slide

Cruising returned to the SWYC calendar in 2022 with an active calendar in both 2022 and 2023.  Members who own or lease a sailboat or power boat plan trips together visiting Pacific Northwest (U.S. and Canadian)  ports.   Members enjoy the boating, socializing and exploring new locations.  Generally, planned cruises vary from South Sound to the San Juans and beyond. Members and guests are welcome to join all or part of the scheduled cruise and do their own extensions prior or afterwards. Reach out to Bruce Morris if you want to be added to the Cruising Interest Group and receive the most recent information and updates. Leaders also welcome and appreciate cruising crew volunteers to help with the planning and on the trips.

The 2024 schedule will start to be developed in January.  Jump on to one of the planning meetings to offer cruising ports suggestions and to take on the cruise leader role for one of the cruises.  Watch the club calendar for Cruising updates. 

Here were some of our 2023 cruises:  

Past 2023 Cruises

Shakedown Cruise

Dates: Monday, May 22 – Thursday, May 25

Destinations: San Juan Islands – Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and Lopez Island

Leaders: Jim and Melody Carney

Friday Harbor

Princess Louisa Inlet Cruise

Dates: Saturday, June 4 – Monday, June 12

Destinations: Anacortes, Blaine, Vancouver, Pender Harbor, Princess Louisa Inlet, Secret Cove, Vancouver, Blaine, Anacortes

Leaders: Bruce Morris and Barbara Bergmann

Princess Louisa Inlet

Victoria, Canada Cruise

Dates: Saturday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 21

Destinations: Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, Victoria Canada, Lopez Island

Leaders: Dave Davis and Barb Hardmann

Victoria, BC

Gulf Islands Cruise

Dates: Wednesday, July 25 – Tuesday, August 1

Destinations: Orcas Island, Port Browning Marina, Maple Bay Marina, Ladysmith, Pirates Cove, Montague Harbor, Stuart Island

Leaders: Bruce Morris and Barbara Bergmann

September Cruise to Central Puget Sound

Dates: Monday, September 4 – Saturday, September 9

Destinations:  Kingston, Bainbridge, Gig Harbor, Poulsbo

Leaders: Jill and Bill Brown

                            Bainbridge                                                                                        Poulsbo                                                                                          Gig Harbor

September Club Trip to Orcas Island

Dates: Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24

Destination: West Beach Resort on Orcas Island, or OIYC or other Orcas destination or islands beyond Orcas

Leader:  Katy Shaner – This event was planned and coordinated through our kayaking group who kayaked around West Beach Resort and other Orcas locations.  The trip  was open to all SWYC members whether they were part of the kayaking  group or not.  Cruisers enjoyed the waters around Orcas, exploring the island and socializing with fellow members in the kayaking group.