Welcome to the Members Area

OFFICERS

Fleet Captains

John & Kerstin Hilton Since 2017

Membership & Treasurer

Duane Rubash Since 2018

Annual Dues $60 due December 1st of each year

Make checks out to "HAPS"

Send them to:

Duane Rubash
1279 South 250th St
Des Moines, WA 98198-8575

Comms

Stuart Scadron-Wattles Since 2015

Webmasters


Past Officers

Fleet Captains

2011-2017 Mike & Ruth Murray

Membership

2017-2018 Sue Tughan

2016-2017 Kerstin Hilton

2012-2016 Bill Bramstedt

Treasurer

2010-2018 Mary Scott

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.


Our Fleet

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

40 Boats


 Akavit 1984 H345  Home Port: Port of Everett

Akavit 1984 H345

Home Port: Port of Everett

  Willy Eriksen   Member Since 2013

Willy Eriksen

Member Since 2013


 Alibi 1995 H355  Home Port: Chinook Landing

Alibi 1995 H355

Home Port: Chinook Landing

 Tom & Debbie Jardine  Member Since 2018

Tom & Debbie Jardine

Member Since 2018


 Aloha Makai 1998 H410  Home Port: Port of Everett

Aloha Makai 1998 H410

Home Port: Port of Everett

  Melissa Blankenship   Member Since 2015 Not Renewing for 2019

Melissa Blankenship

Member Since 2015 Not Renewing for 2019


 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   Past Membership 2017-2018  Member Since 2009

Larry Tughan

Sue Tughan

Past Membership 2017-2018

Member Since 2009


 Brigidoon 2001 H46  Home Port: Des Moines

Brigidoon 2001 H46

Home Port: Des Moines

  Carol Jones   Member Since 2014

Carol Jones

Member Since 2014


 Cat's Paw 2005 H36  Home Port: Everett

Cat's Paw 2005 H36

Home Port: Everett

  Dennis & Nancy Treat   Member Since 2005 Not Renewing for 2019

Dennis & Nancy Treat

Member Since 2005 Not Renewing for 2019


 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 2017

Mike & Nancy Mariano

Member Since 2017


 Dulcinea 2003 H356  Home Port Shilshole Marina

Dulcinea 2003 H356

Home Port Shilshole Marina

  Dave & Mary Weale   Member Since 199?

Dave & Mary Weale

Member Since 199?


 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 Not Renewing for 2019

George & Judy Wilson

Member Since 2017 Not Renewing for 2019


 Endless 1992 H375  Home Port: Everett North Marina (E10)

Endless 1992 H375

Home Port: Everett North Marina (E10)

 Howard (Chip) & Marianne Handewith  Member Since 2018

Howard (Chip) & Marianne Handewith

Member Since 2018


 Endless Options 2009 H45DS  Home Port: Where ever the wind Blows;  Everett  when on the Hard

Endless Options 2009 H45DS

Home Port: Where ever the wind Blows; Everett when on the Hard

  Dave & Susie Garland   Member Since 2010

Dave & Susie Garland

Member Since 2010


 J Michelle 1994 H26  Home Port: Varies each year, but Swantown for 2018

J Michelle 1994 H26

Home Port: Varies each year, but Swantown for 2018

  Bill Bramsteadt   Past Membership 2012-2016   Jeannine Bramstedt   Member Since 1998

Bill Bramsteadt

Past Membership 2012-2016

Jeannine Bramstedt

Member Since 1998


 Fre' Moment 2008 H45DS  Home Port: Delin Docks Tacoma

Fre' Moment 2008 H45DS

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 2013

Dee & Judy Johnson

Member Since 2013


 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 & Wanda Mae Tolly 52  Home Port: Elliott Bay

Luna 1989 Taswell 43 & Wanda Mae Tolly 52

Home Port: Elliott Bay

  Bob & Kris Ridenour   Member Since 199?

Bob & Kris Ridenour

Member Since 199?


 Naiad 2002 H42 Passage  Home Port: Port Orchard Yacht Club

Naiad 2002 H42 Passage

Home Port: Port Orchard Yacht Club

  Doug Miller  & Karin Fletcher  Member Since 2018

Doug Miller & Karin Fletcher

Member Since 2018


 New Shoes 1995 H375  Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

New Shoes 1995 H375

Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

  John & Kerstin Hilton    Fleet Captains Since 2017   Kerstin Past Membership 2016-2017  Member Since 2013

John & Kerstin Hilton

Fleet Captains Since 2017

Kerstin Past Membership 2016-2017

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 2013

Brian Dahl

Member Since 2013


 Orion 2006 H36  Home Port: Elliott Bay

Orion 2006 H36

Home Port: Elliott Bay

  Doug & Lynne Hopper   Member Since 2014

Doug & Lynne Hopper

Member Since 2014


 Prime Meridian H34  Home Port: Des Moines

Prime Meridian H34

Home Port: Des Moines

   Buzz & Tish Greenman   Member Since 2017


Buzz & Tish Greenman

Member Since 2017


 Pure Sterling 2007 H44DS  Home Port: Elliott Bay Marina (H21)

Pure Sterling 2007 H44DS

Home Port: Elliott Bay Marina (H21)

  Larry & Connie Wilhelmesn   Member Since 2015

Larry & Connie Wilhelmesn

Member Since 2015


 Salish Mermaid 2007 H36  Home Port: Des Moines (M48)

Salish Mermaid 2007 H36

Home Port: Des Moines (M48)

  Duane Rubash    Membership &   Treasurer Since 2018    Co-Webmaster Since 2017    Gina Rubash   Member Since 2014  Blog

Duane Rubash

Membership & Treasurer Since 2018

Co-Webmaster Since 2017

Gina Rubash

Member Since 2014 Blog


 Selah 2009 H36  Home Port: Elliott Bay

Selah 2009 H36

Home Port: Elliott Bay

  Stuart Scadron-Wattles    Comms & Webmaster Since 2015    Linda Scadron-Wattles   Member Since 2010  Blog

Stuart Scadron-Wattles

Comms & Webmaster Since 2015

Linda Scadron-Wattles

Member Since 2010 Blog


 Starbright 2001 H34  Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

Starbright 2001 H34

Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club


 Summer Winds H40  Home Port Cap Sante, Anacortes

Summer Winds H40

Home Port Cap Sante, Anacortes

  Marshall Browne  & Sarah Joy  Member Since 2016

Marshall Browne & Sarah Joy

Member Since 2016


 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   Past Treasurer 2010-2018  Member Since 199?

Brian Scott

Mary Scott

Past Treasurer 2010-2018

Member Since 199?


 Sloe Tango 1995 H376  Home Port: Des Moines

Sloe Tango 1995 H376

Home Port: Des Moines

  Ray & Debra Valpey   Member Since 199?

Ray & Debra Valpey

Member Since 199?


 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

  Bill & Valerie Sheehy   Member Since 2014

Bill & Valerie Sheehy

Member Since 2014


 Wild Duck 2006 H41DS  Home Port: Tyee of Tacoma

Wild Duck 2006 H41DS

Home Port: Tyee of Tacoma

  Pierre  &  Terry  Michel  Member Since 2018

Pierre & Terry Michel

Member Since 2018


 Wings of Gold H46  Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

Wings of Gold H46

Home Port: Bremerton Yacht Club

  Mike & Ruth Murray   Past Fleet Captains 2011-2017  Member Since 2004

Mike & Ruth Murray

Past Fleet Captains 2011-2017

Member Since 2004


 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 Forecast

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.