Shipwrights Regatta 2016
The first race of the new year will, as usual, be the Shipwrights’ Regatta. Co-sponsored by PTSA and the Northwest Maritime Center this is always one of the funnest events of the year. Boats of all types of construction are welcome. There will be prizes, perpetual awards, and two free haul-outs given away.
To register and for more information please see the Maritime Center’s regatta page.
Get ready for a great year of racing!
It would take our whole membership to sail this boat.
And we would probably need a bigger bay.
Two boats braved the chilly weather and rain last Sunday to go for the first sail of the new year. It took a little while to remember which strings to pull, but it all came back in the end. Everybody had a good time in spite of the weather and we plan to continue sailing on Sundays (unless the wind is too crazy). We will meet up on “Tbird row” on A dock at Boat Haven at high noon. All boats are welcome – please join in.
2016 was a good year for racing on Port Townsend Bay! The Port Townsend Sailing Association ran or helped run 28 separate events. There were multiple races run in some of those events for a total of 40 individual races. And if you raced in each one you would have sailed a total of 221 nautical miles. There were 5 distance races, the Thunderbird regionals, the new Ted Pike rum race, three series (spring, summer, and fall), and several regattas. Planning is underway for racing in 2017, which promises to be even better than 2016!