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RIP Admiral Bob McClinton

From Stig Osterberg:

Our dear friend, Admiral Bob McClinton, passed away early this afternoon of congestive heart failure. The Admiral was the owner and skipper of the Sequim J-105 “America”, and “Intrepid” and “Weigh to Go” before that. We could always count on him to participate in our Midsummer regatta. Bob was loved and respected by everyone who knew him, and a space as crew on his boat was hard to get as he was such a gifted leader of people.  He had only learned of this heart condition this morning, and had immediately phoned his entire sailing crew to request that they all meet for lunch. He unfortunately died before the gathering.

He was one of a kind, and we will miss him. His leadership and enthusiasm inspired all of us to be better and showed us what a “can do” attitude was all about.

By |2019-04-12T21:08:47-07:00April 12th, 2019|Club News|1 Comment

Racing This Wednesday and Friday (4/3 and 4/5)!

It’s here – the start of the racing season!  On Wednesday there will be two starts; one for Thunderbirds and one for PHRF boats.  Friday is dedicated to the PHRF fleet – all boats are welcome, including Thunderbirds, but all boats will race according to their PHRF rating.  If you don’t have a rating yet come on out anyway and the race committee will assign one for you.

The race committee is ready, are you?

By |2019-04-01T23:01:24-07:00April 1st, 2019|Race Reminder|0 Comments

On Your Mark…

The PTSA race marks are back in the water and ready for the first race on April 3rd.  Some may not know that the marks must be removed every year for the winter lest they accumulate too much fouling and kelp and be washed away in one of our big winter storms.  The marks and rode must also be cleaned and repaired as necessary to be ready for the next season.  James Arsulich, with his trusty Catalina 36 “Nora Mae”, has assumed responsibly for this task over the last several years.  This year he has been ably assisted by Brian Bolling, John Lynes, and Jim Heumann.  The guy actually doing the diving has been Oscar Johnson from Poulsbo.

By |2019-04-12T21:11:54-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Club News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Friday PHRF Race Series

Since a number of the boats in the PHRF fleet could not make the Wednesday evening races we have added a new series that will run on Fridays starting at 6:15pm.  The first race is 4/5/2019.  All boats are welcome.  If you are not sure what PHRF means and want to know more click here.

And don’t forget the kickoff party this Thursday!

By |2019-03-19T21:09:27-07:00March 19th, 2019|Club News, PHRF, Race Reminder|0 Comments

Snow Birds

Piper Dunlap sent in this photo of Tbird row in the snow on 2/9/2019.  It’s just two weeks until the Shipwrights Regatta – let’s hope it melts by then!

Birds in the snow

By |2019-02-09T22:24:56-07:00February 9th, 2019|Port Townsend|0 Comments

Updated web site

If you have visited this web site before you will see some changes – hopefully they are improvements!  If you find anything that doesn’t seem to work right please send Jim Heumann an email at webmaster@ptsail.org.  The big changes are:

  • You can now join or renew your membership and pay on-line.  Click on the “Join/renew” menu item.
  • Discussion forums are available.  Click on the “Forums” menu item.
  • There is a new page dedicated to the PHRF fleet.  Click the “Fleets” menu item.
  • There is a new “tag cloud” in the footer at the bottom of every page.  Click on one of the links to find older posts on various topics.
  • You can sign up to be on the email list in the footer.
  • Comments will be turned on for most posts.  We’d like to hear what you think

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Here are a few photos from the last few Saturdays.


By |2019-01-23T20:25:30-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Club News|0 Comments