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+00:00March 19th, 2019|Club News, PHRF, Race Reminder|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.

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

Spring And Summer Series Races To Be Held On WEDNESDAYS

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.

 

By |2018-01-16T21:44:20+00:00January 16th, 2018|Club News|0 Comments

A good time was had by all

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.

By |2017-11-21T17:05:36+00:00November 21st, 2017|Club News|0 Comments

End of Season Party and Awards

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!

 

By |2017-11-09T14:09:14+00:00November 9th, 2017|Club News, Meeting Announcement|0 Comments

End of year party a success

The end of year party, held at the Northwest Maritime Center on November 17th, was a great time with a big crowd.  The potluck provided plenty of excellent food.  Awards were presented.  Stories were told.  The left over rum from the Ted Pike Memorial race was finished in short order. It was a fitting end to a year of good racing.

Next race:  Shipwrights Regatta – end of February 2017.

Stay tuned for announcements regarding seminars currently being planned for early next year.

 

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The Sparkle crew enjoys the evening

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Amazing food.

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The big table couldn’t quite fit everybody but a good time was had by all anyway.

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Lots of conversation about a year of good racing before the festivities began.

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Dave, the race committee chairman, enjoys the night.

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More discussion about how to improve next year.

 

 

By |2016-11-21T18:31:46+00:00November 21st, 2016|Club News|0 Comments

Weather looks promising for Smith Island Race tomorrow

National Weather Service Forecast

EAST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
857 AM PDT FRI MAR 25 2016

SAT
SE WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
S WIND 5 TO 15 KT BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

Mostly cloudy with a high of 55 and 0% chance of rain.

See the distance race page for more information.

By |2019-01-21T20:15:20+00:00March 25th, 2016|Club News, On the Water, PHRF, Race Reminder|0 Comments

Revised Sailing Seminar Schedule Released

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The seminars actually look and feel nothing like this.

The upcoming Monday, January 25th seminar has been canceled, but the good news is that the revised seminar schedule has been confirmed. We got off to a late start organizing the talks this year, but the February dates and subjects are firm!

Folks can attend one class, two, or all three. Simply show up at 6 pm at the Maritime Center upper floor classrooms and pay $5 to cover the cost of the room.

Feb. 8 – Stig Osterberg will lead a discussion loosely based on David Dellenbaugh’s most recent issue of Speed and Smarts (Issue #136). It can be purchased at Dave’s website – speedandsmarts.com. Most of the PTSA racers subscribe to this excellent publication.

Feb 22 – Dale Dunning will give a talk about running a regatta from the perspective of the Race Committee. He is a US Sailing certified PRO (Primary Race Officer) who lives in Sequim.

Mar 7 – TBD. Either Dick Rose’s famous presentation on the Racing Rules of Sailing or another discussion based on Speed and Smarts, this time Issue #135.

By |2016-01-22T10:32:17+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Club News|0 Comments