Time sensitive announcements

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

Racing Rules Update with Dick Rose 4/12/2017

Dick Rose

Every four years, on New Year’s Day of the year following the Olympic regatta, revised racing rules published by World Sailing take effect. We are very lucky to be able to have Dick Rose here in Port Townsend to offer his insight on the changes in the rules that went into effect in 2017.

Dick has raced sailboats since the age of nine. For most of his life he sailed dinghies – in college, frostbiting on Long Island Sound, and then International 14s and Lasers in Seattle. More recently he has enjoyed PHRF racing and cruising on Puget Sound in his Laser 28. After many years on the faculty of the University of Washington, Dick turned his attention to the racing rules for sailing. Since 1984 he has written a monthly column on the rules in Sailing World. He served as chairman of the US Sailing Racing Rules Committee and now is chairman of the International Sailing Federation’s committee responsible for publishing the 2017 edition of the racing rules. He is a US Sailing Senior Judge who regularly judges sailing championships in the Pacific Northwest.

The talk is Wednesday, April 12 from 1800 to 2000 hrs at the Northwest Maritime Center.  Cost is $10 per person. Youth sailors get in for free.

By |2017-03-28T21:19:11+00:00March 28th, 2017|Meeting Announcement, Racing Rules, Racing Skills|0 Comments

End of Year Party Update

The end of year party is this coming Thursday, November 17th at the Northwest Maritime Center.  It will take place in the classroom and foyer above the boat shop rather than in the main building.

We will gather at 6pm and begin the potluck dinner between 6:30 & 7:00. Anyone who would like to participate in the potluck should bring their own plates, silverware etc. along with their main dish and a side or dessert to share.  Beer and wine will be available by donation.

 

By |2016-11-11T19:44:52+00:00November 11th, 2016|Meeting Announcement|0 Comments

Racing season kickoff party this Thursday

Kickoff Party-001

The start of racing kickoff party is at 6:00 pm on Thursday March 31st at the Northwest Maritime Center.  Beer and wine will be available.  Besides having a party we will discuss the various events planned for the year, and race committee chair Dave Burrows will go over the revised sailing instructions for 2016.  This is for skippers and crew as well as any others who would like to learn more about racing and the PTSA.

By |2016-03-28T22:58:18+00:00March 28th, 2016|Meeting Announcement|0 Comments

Upcoming Events!

Racing is almost here!  The following three events will all happen within the next two weeks.

  • Smith Island Race, the first PTSA race of 2016 is this Saturday March 26th.  It is the first of five long distance races scheduled for 2016.  Let’s get a good turn-out for this one!
  • The start of racing kick-off party at 6:00 pm on Thursday March 31st at the Northwest Maritime Center.  Beer and wine will be available.  Besides being a celebration we will discuss the various events planned for the year and race committee chair Dave Burrows will go over the revised sailing instructions for 2016.  This for skippers and crew as well as any others who would like to learn more about racing and the the PTSA.
  • The first race of the Spring Whitecap series is at 6:00 pm on Friday April 1st.