CALLING ALL WOODEN BOAT OWNERS
Port Townsend Sailing Association is reviving wooden boat racing on the Bay this year with the First Annual Sirens Wooden Boat Series. Working in partnership with the Wooden Boat Foundation/NW Maritime Center, there will be 6 races this spring and summer open only to our amazing fleet of wood hulled sailboats. The races will be held on:
Saturday April 2 at noon
Saturday May 7 at approx. 1:30 following the Opening Day Sail Pass
Saturday June 5- 2 races in the afternoon as part of the Classic Mariners Regatta
Sunday June 6-1 race in the afternoon as part of the Classic Mariners Regatta
Saturday July 23 at noon
Sirens is sponsoring the race and feeding the Race Committee. The races will sail past the waterfront on at least one leg of the race course, so be sure to wave at the balcony clientele at the restaurant as you go by.
The best 5 out of 6 races will be scored to decide the winners. Depending on entries, there may be more than one class. Classic Mariners Regatta will be scored separately as well, so it is possible to win both in CMR and in the Wooden Boat Series. Handicaps will be based on your PHRF rating if you show proof of a 2011 certificate. Otherwise, a rating will be assigned to you based on prior PHRF rating and past race results. Information on how to obtain a PHRF rating can be found at www.phrf-nw.org/ratings.
To participate, just show up at the skippers meetings to get race instructions for the day. There will be a skippers meeting at the Boat Haven yard office picnic table at 10:00 am for all those races that are not a part of Classic Mariners Regatta. The first one is April 2nd at 10am.Bring a copy of your most recent PHRF certificate, or just let us know if you do not have one. There is no fee to participate in this series, although you must be a P.T.S.A. member to qualify for awards. There is a small fee to participate in the WBF Classic Mariners Regatta($40.00.) Download an application at www.woodenboat.org or pick up one at the NW.M.C.
Each P.T.S.A. member who completes at least 5 races will receive a bronze commemorative medallion, courtesy of the P. T. Foundry. The summer P.T.S.A. party and awards ceremony will follow the last race, on July 23rd, and will be held at the Foundry (the Cupola House) at Point Hudson.
Spread the word to your Wooden Boat Friends!