The board had decided to change the race days for the spring and summers series` from Friday to Wednesday. Because families who want to go away for the weekend often get an early start on Friday, causing them to miss a race, the hope is that this change will increase participation. This should also make it easier for folks to do the distances races, which normally occur on Saturdays.
The Quimper Tar/Ed Barcott casual races, which were previously held on Wednesday will now happen on Friday.
It was relatively warm on the first Saturday of the the new year and two Thunderbirds, Thatuna and Owl, took advantage of it to get in a race. Two laps from Indian Point around the tower. The wind was pretty good and it didn’t rain. Owl prevailed but it was a close fought contest.
The plan is to sail every Saturday, weather permitting. Races will start at 12 noon. Come on out and enjoy some casual winter sailing.
Thatuna on a balmy winter day
Off Center Harbor has made a nice nine minute video about Thunderbirds and the Port Townsend Thunderbird fleet. Sailing Anarchy is currently featuring it on their site.
Click this link to watch the video.
Screenshot of Sailing Anarchy page with Tbird video
If you have ever wondered how your membership dues are spent click on the link below and you can get all the details. John Lynes, our treasurer, has prepared this report for your viewing pleasure.
Treasurer Report – December 2017
Your treasurer at the helm of Thatuna
Last Thursday (11/16) we celebrated the 2017 racing season. About 50 people showed up at the Cotton building with lots of food, they drank some beer or wine, saw a great slide show, talked with friends, and cheered as the award winners got their trophies. Racing is about being on the water, but it’s also about the friends and the stories we make in the process. On this night we got to enjoy both. Checks were given out to the Sea Scouts, the high school sailing team, and the NW Maritime Center for their youth programs in memory of Ted Pike. If you missed it, don’t worry, we’ll be having another party in the spring to kick off the 2018 season of racing on Port Townsend Bay! Lots more pictures of the festivities, including all of the trophy winners, can be found here on the PTSA picture sharing site.