Current Events


Hello Milltown members,


              Thanks for hanging in there with us! We are finally coming out of the “doldrums” and able to cruise and race again. Our creative Cruising Captains and Racing Captain - – Grant and Linda Albert and Joe Geck have worked to make our upcoming cruises and races safe within the Governor’s Phased Approach to safely reopening the counties. Hurray for Snohomish County moving to Phase 2!


              A big “thank you” to all of you Milltown sailors who participated in the May 9th Bruce Hayden Memorial Sail around Hat Island.  We counted 30 boats coming by to drop their flowers and wave to Margo and to enjoy that time on the water together.  What a sight to see on that beautiful Saturday!  Mike Rimkus, that was your great idea!  

Membership Renewal:

              It’s our activities on and off the water,  our training and learning opportunities, and our  friendships  and camaraderie we have come to value with this sailing community we call Milltown.   It is now June and time to renew our membership for another year. I know that you feel as I do that this is a membership work keeping.  So much lies ahead and our sailing community is family.  You are each valued as part of this family. 

              Sandy Buus, our Board of Directors Secretary will be sending out the renewal notice with instructions for everyone to fill out a membership renewal application.  Boats and boat names and addresses have changed.  We want to have current info for our next directory. You will also be able to send in a check or pay on the website with PayPal.


Upcoming Cruises:

  • Port Ludlow Back Bay – June 12-14th  - Chip and Marianne Handewith are hosting this popular cruise.  We will not be creating a raft due to social distancing but will create a wagon wheel  configuration.  See Linda and Grant’s email about the activities planned. Bring your dinghy!
  • July 11-26th  Progressive Cruise weeks in the San Juan Islands. Since Canada may not be open to boaters from the US this July, we will get a chance to really explore and anchor in many spots in the San Juan Islands and Admiralty Inlet. (See Attached)
  • All our other scheduled cruises for the year are on track. 


Upcoming Races:

  • No Man is an Island – single and double handed races.                                                                                                                                      Format: A series of three races using islands and navigation marks in and around Possession Sound. All races are single or double handed starting at 10 in the morning, with sunset as time limit.

The Race schedule is:

  • June 6, 2020 10:00am Start
  • June 20, 2020 10:00am Start
  • July 5, 2020 10:00am Start
  • With Phase 2 now in effect we should be able to start Log Dodge races on July 10th – more info to come.


Clubhouse meetings and events are still restricted until Phase 3.  We are hoping for August for our next membership meeting.


Thanks for your patience during the restrictions of the pandemic.  IT IS TIME TO SAIL TOGETHER AGAIN!


Pam Dittrich

Commodore MSA

Membership Meetings

     2020 General Membership Meetings

    Don't miss your opportunity to share your boating experience and learn from your       fellow Milltown members at the next general membership meeting!
       * February 12, 2020
        * March 11, 2020
        * April 8, 2020 - CANCELLED
        * May 13, 2020 CANCELLED
        * June 10, 2020 CANCELLED
        * July 8, 2020 CANCELLED
        * August 12, 2020 CANCELLED
        *  September 9, 2020
        * October 14, 2020
        * November 11, 2020

  Check out our Events Calendar for all Milltown events. 


2020 Cruising schedule

CANCELLED May 22-25 Memorial Day weekend at Port of South Whidbey at Langley which
includes the annual Boat Renaming Ceremony and Pursuit Race 2
June 12-14 Port Ludlow Back Bay celebrating Summer Solstice
July 11-26 Progressive cruise through the San Juan Islands 
Aug 14-16 CANCELLED Port of Poulsbo Marina
Sept 4-7 Labor Day weekend at Oak Harbor Marina celebrating the Music Festival
Oct 9-11 Port of Kingston Marina celebrating Oktoberfest and Pursuit Race 3
Nov 27-29 Thanksgiving weekend at Port of South Whidbey at Langley

Bruce Hayden Memorial Sail Saturday May 9, 2020

Commodore Pam Dittrich, Mark Dittrich and Margo Hayden parked on the northwest side of Hat Island in Else as club members passed by sending hugs and dropping flowers in memory Bruce Hayden. The photos below are from just a handful of boats passing by to pay tribute to our beloved club member.