Great Pacific Northwest
Dryside Gather
Beth on the Slut
The 31st Annual GPNDG
July 21 — July 24, 2022
Port Angeles, WA

Google Maps:   48.11714 123.4780188
or   N 48° 07' 01.9" W 123° 28' 40.9"

Sailing with John

John O'Keefe has a nice sailboat, and has offered to take those interested in a short sailing adventure. If that sounds good to you, please contact John via At this time, John's intent is to do this in Sequim Bay. He writes:

"As we get closer to the Gather dates and the weather forecast becomes more accurate, I may switch locations to Port Angeles, but Sequim Bay is the preferred option. (John-Wayne-Marina)

Light winds (or no wind) are a seasonal possibility from late July into early August. Hopefully we will have good wind conditions for sailing that weekend, but if not, we can still motor around the bay. If wind conditions are good, 'guests' can assist in sailing the boat. If they prefer to chill, and just enjoy the ride, that is cool too.

Although my 32’ boat has berthing to sleep 6, I’d like to keep the groups sized in the 2-4 range. With less crowding in the cockpit, it will be more comfortable for everyone, especially when underway. That is also the number of PFDs I have on board to loan. More available if needed, but they might be public loaners from the rack at the launch ramp.

Depending on conditions, let’s plan on scheduling for the following times:

Friday: 10:00 / 12:00 / 2:00
Saturday: 10:00 / 12:00 / 2:00

Included in the 2 hour window is time required to board, receive a safety briefing from me, get a PFD fitted, sail for about an hour, and then return to dock.

Anyone attending the Gather that is interested can email me directly with their name(s), preferred time slot, and if they’d like to be grouped with anyone.

Once I have contact info and time preferences for those interested, I’ll set up a schedule and send additional details to those that have responded. (i.e. footwear - sneakers best, no motorcycle boots) "