To celebrate a successful Midsummer Series, Admiral Ship Supply will be hosting a party for the fleet directly after racing ends on Wednesday. The Raven crew will once again provide brats, chips and potato salad. Please bring your own drinks. Admiral Ship Supply is located near the heavy haul out. All members are welcome.
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.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com. 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.
If you’ve been wondering where our money comes from and where it goes, look no further. Here is the current Treasurer’s Report, provided by our esteemed treasurer John Lynes.
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.
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.
The PTSA racing season has come to a close, but we’re not quite done yet! The end of season party will be on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 6pm. This year it is being held at the Cotton Buidling on Water Street (NOT at the Maritime Center). Like last year it will be a pot luck. Please bring a main dish and a side or dessert to share.
Awards will be given, stories will be told, pictures will be shown, beer and wine will be available. Put it on your calendar so you don’t miss this fun celebration of racing on Port Townsend Bay!