Welcome to the Members Area

Our Fleet

Fleetn., a group of vessels sailing together, engaged in the same activity


 Akavit 1984 H345  Home Port

Akavit 1984 H345

Home Port

  Willy Eriksen    Member Since

Willy Eriksen

Member Since


 Aloha Makai 1998 H410  Home Port: Port of Everett

Aloha Makai 1998 H410

Home Port: Port of Everett

  Melissa Blankenship   Member Since 2015

Melissa Blankenship

Member Since 2015


 Anna H30T  Home Port: Driftwood Key

Anna H30T

Home Port: Driftwood Key

  Gary & Joanne Mallet    Member Since 2017

Gary & Joanne Mallet

Member Since 2017


 Beverly Jane 2002 H356  Home Port:  Everett

Beverly Jane 2002 H356

Home Port: Everett

  Larry Tughan     Sue Tughan   Membership Chair   Member Since 2009

Larry Tughan

Sue Tughan Membership Chair

Member Since 2009


 Brigidoon 2001 H46  Home Port:  Des Moines

Brigidoon 2001 H46

Home Port: Des Moines

  Carol Jones    Member Since

Carol Jones

Member Since


 Cat's Paw 2005 H36  Home Port:  Everett

Cat's Paw 2005 H36

Home Port: Everett

  Dennis & Nancy Treat   Member Since

 Disconnect 2005 H41DS  Home Port: Brownsville

Disconnect 2005 H41DS

Home Port: Brownsville

  John & Sharon Veatch   Member Since 2017

John & Sharon Veatch

Member Since 2017


 Dolce II 2008 H36  Home Port: Meydenbauer Bay Marina

Dolce II 2008 H36

Home Port: Meydenbauer Bay Marina

  Mike & Nancy Mariano    Member Since

 Dulcinea 2003 H356  Home Port Shilshole Marina

Dulcinea 2003 H356

Home Port Shilshole Marina

  Dave & Mary Weale    Member Since

Dave & Mary Weale

Member Since


 Eagle's Wings 2004 H36  Home Port: Harbor Village Marina, Kenmore

Eagle's Wings 2004 H36

Home Port: Harbor Village Marina, Kenmore

  George  &  Judy  Wilson  Member Since 2017

George & Judy Wilson

Member Since 2017


 Endless Options 2009 H45DS  Home Port:  Everett

Endless Options 2009 H45DS

Home Port: Everett

  Dave & Susie Garland    Member Since

 J Michelle 1994 H26  Home Port:  Pleasant Harbor

J Michelle 1994 H26

Home Port: Pleasant Harbor

  Bill & Jeannine Bramstedt   Member Since 198?

Bill & Jeannine Bramstedt

Member Since 198?


 Fre'Moment 1996 H430  Home Port:  Delin Docks Tacoma

Fre'Moment 1996 H430

Home Port: Delin Docks Tacoma

  Rick & Ann Giles    Member Since 2013

Rick & Ann Giles

Member Since 2013


 Kingfisher 1992 H375  Home Port: Lake Washington, Private Residence

Kingfisher 1992 H375

Home Port: Lake Washington, Private Residence

  Vince and Jo Haag    Member Since: 2017

Vince and Jo Haag

Member Since: 2017


 Lady Kintyre 1992 P42  Home Port: Swantown Marina

Lady Kintyre 1992 P42

Home Port: Swantown Marina

  Dee & Judy Johnson    Member Since

 Lady Lee Hunter 450P  Home Port: Pleasant Harbor Marina

Lady Lee Hunter 450P

Home Port: Pleasant Harbor Marina

  Chuck Ising  &  Lee Jelinek   Member Since 2017

Chuck Ising & Lee Jelinek

Member Since 2017


 Luna 1989 Taswell 43  Home Port:  Elliott Bay

Luna 1989 Taswell 43

Home Port: Elliott Bay

  Bob & Kris Ridenour    Member Since

 New Shoes 1995 H375  Home Port:  Bremerton Yacht Club

New Shoes 1995 H375

Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

  John & Kerstin Hilton   Co-Captains   Member Since 2013

John & Kerstin Hilton Co-Captains

Member Since 2013


 Off Course 2009 H380  Home Port:  Bremerton Yacht Club

Off Course 2009 H380

Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

  Brian Dahl   Member Since

Brian Dahl

Member Since


 Orion 2006 H36  Home Port:  Elliott Bay

Orion 2006 H36

Home Port: Elliott Bay

  Doug & Lynne Hopper   Member Since 2015

Doug & Lynne Hopper

Member Since 2015


 Prime Meridian H34  Home Port:  Des Moines

Prime Meridian H34

Home Port: Des Moines


 Pure Sterling 2007 H44DS  Home Port:

Pure Sterling 2007 H44DS

Home Port:


 Salish Mermaid 2007 H36  Home Port:  Des Moines

Salish Mermaid 2007 H36

Home Port: Des Moines

  Duane Rubash   Co-Webmaster    Gina Rubash   Member Since 2013       Blog

Duane Rubash Co-Webmaster

Gina Rubash

Member Since 2013      Blog


 Selah 2009 H36  Home Port:  Elliott Bay

Selah 2009 H36

Home Port: Elliott Bay

  Stuart Scadron-Wattles   Comms Officer & Webmaster    Linda Scadron-Wattles   Member Since 2010       Blog    

Stuart Scadron-Wattles Comms Officer & Webmaster

Linda Scadron-Wattles

Member Since 2010      Blog

 


 Starbright 2001 H34  Home Port:  Bremerton Yacht Club

Starbright 2001 H34

Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

  Steve Stark & Barb Rosenbaum    Member Since       Blog

Steve Stark & Barb Rosenbaum

Member Since      Blog


 Sun Dancer 2008 H33  Home Port: Poulsbo

Sun Dancer 2008 H33

Home Port: Poulsbo

  Elton & Marilyn Farley   Member Since 2016

Elton & Marilyn Farley

Member Since 2016


 Tiburon 2008 H36  Home Port:  Des Moines

Tiburon 2008 H36

Home Port: Des Moines

  Tom & Kersten Hubbard   Member Since 2008

Tom & Kersten Hubbard

Member Since 2008


 Too Cool Runnings 2013 H40  Home Port:  Elliott Bay    

Too Cool Runnings 2013 H40

Home Port: Elliott Bay

 

  Brian Scott    Mary Scott     Treasurer   Member Since 198?

Brian Scott

Mary Scott Treasurer

Member Since 198?


 Sloe Tango 1995 H376  Home Port:  Des Moines

Sloe Tango 1995 H376

Home Port: Des Moines

  Ray & Debra Valpey    Member Since

 Therapy 2001 H320  Home Port:  Elliott Bay

Therapy 2001 H320

Home Port: Elliott Bay


 Vision 1991 P42  Home Port: Poulsbo

Vision 1991 P42

Home Port: Poulsbo


 Wings of Gold H46  Home Port:  Bremerton Yacht Club

Wings of Gold H46

Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

  Mike & Ruth Murray    Member Since

 Yikes II 2013 Oceanis 41  Home Port:  Des Moines

Yikes II 2013 Oceanis 41

Home Port: Des Moines

  Ben & Emmelie Stewart   Member Since 2011

Ben & Emmelie Stewart

Member Since 2011



Trip Planning

Want to let HAPS members know where you'll be? Download the float plan form and send it to Haps Comms. We'll send it out to the membership for you. Assuming we're not sailing out of email range. Sometimes we do that.

We've also included a link to a more complete form developed by the US Coast Guard for recreational vessels.


Below are a few resources or tools you may find useful while planning your next trip.

If you have a suggestion for something else you would like to see here contact Duane Rubash of s/v Salish Mermaid.

 

Deep ZOOM

This is a great tool to get tide and current information.   It has a great graphical animated display of the current for the day you select.   It is a great way to plan the best time to navigate areas where strong currents can be a navigational hazard or find the best departure time to ride the current to your next destination.


ACTIVE captain

This site has a cool live map that can be an excellent tool to map out a route or get information about an anchorage.


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NWS Marine Foreast

It is always good to keep a close eye on the weather to pick your best weather window.

NVS Maritime Operations - Great graphincal tool with a lot of information on weather, you can even do route planning and save your routes to your personal free account.

Nautical Chart Catalog - View and downloat 1000+ nautical charts

Historical Charts- NOAA's nautical charts section digitized charts and maps from current day back to well before the civil war.

Washington Current Predictions - Detailed information regarding currents for given locations and days.

Washington Tides and Currents - this site has a multitude of data or different ways to view tides and currents. You can download a PDF of the tide tables for a given location or graphically display tide predictions several different ways.


NANOOS

the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems. NANOOS is part of IOOS and provides information and products related to weather and ocean data.


Tides 4 Fishing

is actually a useful page for trip planning as well.  It has a tidal coefficient chart that can give you a quick look at possible good or bad days to plan a long haul.  It also has some good detailed information and graphical presentations of data like Swells for say planning a strait crossing for example.


 

Wind

Here are a few places where you can find wind forecasts, you decide which ones you prefer.

 
 

Mobile Applications

Below you will find some mobile applications that can be useful.

 
 
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Sailboat LOg

This will automatically starts when you are on the water.   It records your trip start and stop times, gives you your trip distance and average speed among other information and stores a graphical map of your route.

 
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active Captain

This will lets you look up information and local knowledge about marinas and anchorages.

 
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Drag Queen Anchor alarm

This will help you sleep easier at anchor and warn you if your anchor doesn't hold.

 
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Tides Near Me

Quick way to look up tides

 
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Marine Weather

Great way to check for weather advisories

 

United States Coast Guard

he official U.S. Coast Guard app gives you 24/7 access to the most commonly requested information and resources for the recreational boating public.

 

Marine Traffic

Great app to check on other vessels in your area.  Not recommended for navigation, but if you don't have AIS on board it can give you a rough idea.

 
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NOAA BUOys

Provides live marine weather at buoys you select

 

Predict Wind

Incredible detail with tables, graphs and maps, zoom in on high resolution forecast maps.

 

Aye Tides

Never be without tides again!

 

Member Resources

Our member have compiled a list of useful resources. 

If you have one you would like added to the list contact Duane Rubash of s/v Salish Mermaid.

Blogs

  • s/v Starbright - Good posts for San Juan's and the inside of Vancouver Island (May - September '17).
  • s/v Salish Mermaid - Good posts from San Juan's (Aug '17).
  • s/v Selah - Good posts for Desolation Sound on the BC coast of Canada (May 21 - June 30).

Boat Yards & Service

Dive Services

Gear & Parts

Guides

  • Marine Park Guides from NW Yachting. There are a couple new ones for 2018; British Columbia & Washington State Marine Park Guides.

Maintenance

News

Racing

  • America's Cup
  • Clipper Around The World The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.
  • COHO HO HO The Coho Ho Ho is a sailing rally where sailors of all abilities come together to make their way down the coast, from Seattle to San Francisco. As many sailors will tell you, the run south along the world's longest lee shore is one of the more difficult passages for any sailor. With the education and support the Coho Ho Ho provides, the trip is safe and fun for the entire fleet. The Coho Ho Ho departs mid-August each year, and arrives in San Diego in early-to-mid September. From there, the fleet is well positioned to continue down to San Diego and meet the Baja Ha Ha rally in October.
  • R2AK No motor, no support, all the way to Alaska. The physical endurance, saltwater know-how, and bulldog tenacity to navigate the 750 cold water miles from the Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.
  • South Sound Series
  • Swiftsure There are several options, but they all start in Victoria and the longest goes out to Swiftsure Bank past Neah Bay on Memorial Day Weekend each year.
  • Vic-Maui On even numbered years this race starts in Victoria, BC and ends in Maui.
  • Van Isle 360 Race starts and ends in Nanaimo Vancouver BC and is a 360° circomnavigation of Vancouver Island.
  • Volvo Ocean Race The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside the Olympics and America’s Cup.

Safety

Other

Introducing:

HAPS Better Boating

HAPS members have always been generous with each other in helping with fixes and modifications. It’s likely that the Hunter you are currently sailing is no longer being built. In that light, fixes, maintenance and modification help becomes even more important.
 
So HAPS is starting a program we call Better Boating, to make it even easier to access the help you need to keep your Hunter sailboat in great condition, and make her even better.
 
There are three parts to this effort:

  1. Provide you and other HAPS members with seasonal, timely information and resources for maintenance and running issues
  2. Connect HAPS members with each other and with other Hunter owners for advice on specific concerns or modifications.
  3. Enable HAPS skippers and crew to establish redundancy skills, so that in an emergency or urgent situation on the water, you have back-up plans and skills at the ready.

John Hilton is spearheading the Better Boating effort, so if you have comments or suggestions, please get them to him at any time, by clicking here.

It’s all part of making HAPS worthy of the best boats on the water.


Click on the title at left to download the host manual, written by past and present co-captains. Everything you need should be there.


HAPs Comms will handle all of your communication and event registration needs. We'll let the membership know about the rendezvous details, register them if you like, communicate with them after they register, and get you the guest list. We just need to know what you're planning, and with whom to communicate. Typically, we like to start six weeks prior to your rendezvous date. Click the title at left to download the form, and send it to HAPS Comms as requested, or email us for a copy.