What we're about

Sailors, Vikings, Swashbucklers, Shipwrights, and Bards meeting.

Who we are - a diverse group of people who are interested in learning all things related to gathering the necessary information and competence to sail away.

Lessons will include:

Sailing - how to travel by water quickly without electricity or petrol

Boat repair - fiberglass, wooden, concrete, and steel

Fire-building (without using a lighter or matches)

Welding - both for repair and for creative purposes

Casting - both for repair and for creative purposes

Cooking without electricity - another lost art

Rope-making - another lost art

Weaving - another lost art

Musical instruments - of all types

Brewing - beer, wine, etc.

Hunting - because agriculture is not possible in all parts of the world

Firearm use (correctly and safely)

Glass blowing

Carpentry skills

Husbandry (not the marriage kind)

Botanical lore (both local and otherwise) - everything can be poisonous depending on its use

Pottery making - another lost art

Electricity generation

Radio skills

Basic medical skills - CPR, basic suturing, how to recognize and treat the most common illnesses, how the immune system works

*The Original Neo-Swashbucklers were a group created by Tampico Jack in the early 2000s. He and his band of followers believed in the Great Collapse of Civilization, and they were preparing to hijack the tall ship Elissa down in Galveston (http://www.galvestonhistory.org/attractions...) and rendezvous somewhere in the Caribbean. This group does not necessarily concur with these ideas. We do however believe that we should eat, drink, be merry, and sail as much as possible, because tomorrow we may die!

Upcoming events (5+)

Cast Off! Free Sailing every Sunday (rain or shine) on Lake Union

Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats offers FREE sailing every Sunday on Lake Union. No experience required. All ages welcome. They have life jackets for adults, youth, and even infants. Sign ups start at 10 AM sharp at the Boat House on South Lake Union, and the line usually is out the door and up the gangplank, so come early! Parking is free in the AGC building parking lot (on Westlake Ave.) on weekends. For more information, visit the Center for Wooden Boats website at https://www.cwb.org/public-sail

Thursday Sailboat Races - Oak Harbor, WA

Oak Harbor Marina - Whidbey Island

Weekly sailboat racing in Oak Harbor Thursday evenings. If you want to hop on a boat, RSVP on Meetup, and message me, and I will try to find you a boat. I think muster right now is 5 PM, but it will move to later as daylight hours get longer. PARKING IS FREE.

Cast Off! Free Sailing every Sunday (rain or shine) on Lake Union

Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats offers FREE sailing every Sunday on Lake Union. No experience required. All ages welcome. They have life jackets for adults, youth, and even infants. Sign ups start at 10 AM sharp at the Boat House on South Lake Union, and the line usually is out the door and up the gangplank, so come early! Parking is free in the AGC building parking lot (on Westlake Ave.) on weekends. For more information, visit the Center for Wooden Boats website at https://www.cwb.org/public-sail

Thursday Sailboat Races - Oak Harbor, WA

Oak Harbor Marina - Whidbey Island

Weekly sailboat racing in Oak Harbor Thursday evenings. If you want to hop on a boat, RSVP on Meetup, and message me, and I will try to find you a boat. I think muster right now is 5 PM, but it will move to later as daylight hours get longer. PARKING IS FREE.

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Puget Sound Cruising Club Meetings

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