Smith Island Race 2017

Smith Island start

Smith Island start

Martha racing around Smith Island (photo by Robert Ambrose)

Following a blustery week, and faced with a Gale Warning, the twelve boats reporting for the start found very light winds and calm seas. As race time approached long scans of the surface showed no dark patches […]

Final Results – NW Regional Thunderbird Championship Regatta

It was another great day of racing. Challenging and shifty, but fun. Final results below the photos


2016 Thunderbird Western Regional ChampionshipSeries Standing – 7 races scored


Ted Pike Memorial Regatta – Saturday August 20th, 2016

Ted Pike

Ted Pike came across this fun regatta format during a stay in Southern California where it is popular, and he believed it would translate to our area. He enthusiastically introduced it to the PTSA board and was actively planning for it (and had it put on this years schedule) when he passed. […]

Bush Point Race 2016 – Updated Results

Falcon having fun on the way to Bush Point.Picture by Eric Anderson

Five disparate boats came out for a warm sunny afternoon on the water. The goal was a trip from City Dock around the yellow mid channel buoy SC, off Bush Point and back to City Dock, ~15 miles. The wind on the […]

Port-to-Port Race – 2016 – Revised (Again)

On Saturday six racers started from City Dock into a light (4 – 5 kt.) Southeasterly for the trip, outside Marrowstone Island, to Port Ludlow. The race was to be followed by a barbecue party at the Marina. The race was scheduled for a flood tide and the wind improved after the start as the […]

Protection Island Race 2016 – Results (update)

Martha rounding Protection Island (photo by John Lynes)


Eight boats came out to enjoy our second distance race (it gets boring going round the buoys all the time) in spite of a weather forecast for light winds and rain. The course length was 22.1 nm. as measured from the 3 fathom line […]

Around Protection Island Race this Saturday (5/21/2016)

Round the island either way.

The second distance race of the year, around Protection Island, is this Saturday. The length of the race, without tacking, is approximately 24 nautical miles. Currents will be perfect for heading out and coming back. For all the details see the distance race page.


Smith Island Race – 2016 – Results

Great turnout — Fickle winds — Lots of time on the water.

[Photos available here]

Twelve boats came out for the first long distance race of the season, including some we were welcoming for the first time. Winds before the start were very light northeasterly but, after a five minute postponement to allow a laggard […]

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 […]

2016 PTSA Schedule Promises Fun Year

The 2016 sailing schedule promises a busy, fun year. The calendar is updated on the site with the exception of several events that are still being scheduled. They will be updated as we know more. If you’d like a paper copy of the schedule you can download a paper copy by clicking here. Sailing […]