25th Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta to be held February 27th!
The 2016 sailboat racing season opens with the Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Regatta on February 27th. A well-loved regional tradition is celebrating its 25th year. This year we look back and celebrate 25 years of winter sailing, in snow and sleet, gale force to flat calm, Port Townsend Bay has seen it all. This friendly regatta is sponsored by The Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), Wooden Boat Foundation (WBF), Port Townsend Sailing Association (PTSA), and Edensaw Woods. Boats of all construction are welcome.
As always, the race is open to folks who would like to try sailboat racing but do not have a boat. Non-boat owners are encouraged to show up at the Skippers Meeting and be connected with skippers looking for crew.
Registration forms are currently available at the Chandlery located at the NWMC at 431 Water Street as well as on-line here. Last-minute registrations will be accepted between 8:00-9:00 am on Saturday February 27th, the Skippers’ Meeting will follow at 9am. The Skippers’ Meeting will be held upstairs at the NWMC with coffee provided by Sunrise Coffee. The race starts at 12:00 noon on Port Townsend Bay. An awards ceremony will be held at approximately 4:00pm upstairs at the NWMC. Beer and snacks will be provided as well as the usual perpetual awards, laughter, and comradery. A free haul-out will be awarded to two lucky sailors, courtesy of Sea Marine and the Port of Port Townsend.
Please join us in celebrating 25 years of the Shipwrights’ Regatta here in beautiful Port Townsend, WA.
For more information please contact:
Northwest Maritime Center
431 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-3628 x 104