HYC Cruising & Voyaging Society Mission
HYC Cruising and Voyaging Society was formed to encourage the discovery
of the relaxing, healthy and sometimes exciting aspects of cruising. We gather
as a group to share experiences and make new ones. As a society we promote
good seamanship and environmental consciousness. Whether making a family
day trip to a nearby anchorage, a fishing adventure or a long distance voyage,
Lets do it!
Tom Gebthardt, Fleet Captain
CRUISING & VOYAGING Life
Who Are We?
BY Skip Riley, CMS
Mid Pacific Marine Surveyors
Founder, HYC Cruising & Voyaging Society
are a group of friendly adventurers who enjoy self sufficiency and freedom
seek independent self sufficient life styles…
endeavor to live off the societal grid; … Sailors were green before green
sail always with an eye on the
horizon, distant lands, far and near.
people seek unobtrusive contact with cultures a different, without
impacting them…Sailors leave only their footprints and a part of their
hearts on distant beaches…
are accepting of all others as we care about the freedoms of our
sailing brothers and sisters as we know the preservation of our life style
choice is paramount…
like to talk story, soon becoming proficient. We are the poets and
Sailors like to sail, we like competitive sailing as long as it’s friendly
and there is wind! We are not afraid of a motor!
sailors like to fish, but never take more than we can eat…always sharing
the bounty; always giving thanks for the life style we so enjoy…
seek knowledge through the experience of sailors who came before us…as
well as star gazing. We share our gained wisdom, easily never imposing our
view on others…
endeavor not to depend on others to get us out of a jamb…as we especially
do not want to put others at risk… We are quick to lend a hand to another
vessel in distress.
don’t like officialdom and frown on unnecessary bureaucracy.
don’t like to pay big fees or little ones either! We do steadfastly pay
- Sailors don't like obnoxious or loud people, excepting, of
course in the cockpit or around a beach fire when they laugh with us,
listening to our stories and pouring the drink….
carry their independence with confidence along other walks in life, all
the while appearing at times somewhat adrift but always with an eye on
Sailors are engaging, fun loving, responsible
and self sustaining. We are the world’