Please remember to provision accordingly for the entire weekend as the little Nordland General Store is still closed. Please also refer to your own navigation tools and resources to get thru Kitsilu passage
SAVE THE DATE! Memorial Day Mystery Bay Raft-Up. May 27-29, 2023
Please join us for this jam-packed three-way joint-venture 3-day weekend cruise to Mystery Bay. Raft up with other STYC, CYC & PSCC members. Get to know some fellow sailors in some collaborative on-shore activities, all of which are optional. On the docket: an outdoor BBQ potluck; goat farm tour, a winery tasting/picnic; a human-powered craft race. Unfortunately the Nordland General Store experienced a devastating fire in Nov 2020. It is unlikely they will be up and running again by May, but the traditional holiday Tractor Parade at noon on Sunday is looking like a very good possibility. Please provision accordingly for the entire weekUnd.
Navigation: The entry to Mystery Bay can be tricky. Please source out & refer to all your own tide & chart information you will need to navigate the winding narrow entrance safely.
Cruise Reservation Sign-up: Please sign-up on our STYC website for the cruise so that we can manage head counts for each activity. This will be an anchoring/raft-up event. There is a lone dock, however space cannot be counted on this weekend. Please fly your STYC club burgee's for this cruise.
We are looking for Volunteers: to drive in for the day on Sunday May 28 & help shuttle sailors up to the Vineyard. Volunteers will be gifted a bottle of Marrowstone Vineyard Wine as well as free entrance & 2 choices of yummy handmade goat farm cheese/yogurt items of their choice. Please reach out to cruise chair Kristina Southard at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. This is a great way to become involved with our cruising program. We are a volunteer organization and we Thank you in advance for your he[p on this cruise.
About Mystery Bay: All but hidden on the west side of Marrowstone Island, Mystery Bay State Park offers a great escape for visitors arriving by water. Boaters can raft up or lay anchor and stroll along the grassy and gravelly shoreline or enjoy the inlet’s pristine waters. Bring along a kayak or paddle board for daytime recreation on the water. There is an organic goat farm that offers tours on making goat cheese, a renowned island vineyard for picnicking & wine tasting. Several activities will be jointly planned. Take in the Olympic mountain views from the shoreline picnic area about 80-100 yards from the raft-up. Cook up your own oysters and clams in one of three fire rings and enjoy an island sunset before heading back to your boat. Fort Flagler is approximately 2 miles from Mystery Bay (about a 15 minute dinghy ride). There is a dinghy dock to park your boat while you go exploring. Tour and explore a significant coastal defense fort established more than a century ago to guard the entrance to Puget Sound.
STYC will be standing by on ch #72.
Your on site contact will be Greg Davenport on s/v Bardo.
Saturday May 27 - Evening Happy Hour, details TBA
Sunday May 28 - 10 - 11am - Goat Farm option - Payment at Farm
12 noon - Tractor Parade
2- 5pm - Wine tasting @ Vineyard
5-7 pm - Human Powered Craft Race
7 pm - Potluck BBQ dinner
Saturday May 27 Arrival - High tide @ 11 am, Low tide 5:19
Monday May 29 Departure - Low tide @ 7:58 am, 3.09 ft,
High Tide @ 1:03 pm 4.85,
Low tide 6:12 pm 3.109