Another Great Year for PTSA

The sun sets on the 2014 PTSA sailing season. Image lifted from the site.

Hope you had your share of Port Townsend Sailing Association fun on the water in 2014. Only a couple of months until the Shipwrights starts up the 2015 season, and don’t forget the year end awards party and dinner […]

New PTSA Mailing Address

Please note, PTSA has a new mailing address:

Port Townsend Sailing Association 1240 W. Sims Way # 284 Port Townsend, WA 98368

Farewell SIROCCO

One our Bay’s quickest and loveliest boats, Steve Scharf’s SIROCCO.

by Larry Fisher

It’s often said that all boats are for sale, yet it was hard to believe the rumors we started to hear a few months ago. Could it possibly be true that Steve Scharf was preparing to part with Sirocco? For even […]

Skipper and Crew Season Kick-Off Party

It won’t be a party without you because they won’t be there.

The 2014 Season Kick-Off Party for Skippers and Crew will be on Thursday, April 3rd at 6PM at the Northwest Maritime Center. Beer, info and fun. Get ready for the first race of the year on Friday by getting in the spirit […]

Race Committee Releases 2014 Sailing Instructions

Dave Burrows and our hard working race committee have released the 2014 season race documents. As always there are a number of changes and clarifications. Now’s the time to take a look.

Among other changes the following was added for Weather Cancellations –


If the NOAA forecast contains Gale Warnings for Admiralty Inlet […]

Don Haviland

Don Haviland, July 14, 1948 – January 7, 2014

We lost Don Haviland in January, after a two year battle with cancer. Don was an active member of our sailing community over the past decade, racing, cruising, working for PTSA and the Moorage Tenant’s Union. It was common to see Don and wife Karen […]

PTSA Awards Party Thursday, Nov. 14th


Video of belly dance troupe following the break

Dog Days Races


Just a heads up regarding the Dog Days Races, they are run “Barcott” style, no scores kept.

We have no race committee for these races so whoever has a horn onboard gets to start the race.

The next series, the Fall NiteCap, will have race committee with scores kept and posted, etc.

Enjoy […]

First Race of the Spring Whitecap Series Friday

It’s been a long winter but PTSA’s 2013 racing season starts tomorrow when the gun goes off around 6 PM for the first Spring Whitecap Series race of the year.

Where The Friday, April 5th start will be a dock start off City Dock.

Starts At Friday’s race there will be one start for […]

Skipper’s Meeting, Thursday the 28th, NWMC

Bar opens around 6 upstairs at the Maritime Center, meeting starts at 6:30. As part of the meeting we’ll be talking about on the water safety, and part of that discussion will be crew overboard rescue. The story we heard was that the most popular crew overboard rescue device – the LifeSling – was developed […]