After an hour and a half of bobbing around, last week’s race (9/23/2017) was cancelled due to lack of wind. This Saturday’s wind prediction looks more favorable. So let’s get out there for the actual first race of the fall series. Start is at 1pm.
Due to the schedule proximity of the Thunderbird Internationals and conflicting demands on resources the Tour-de-Bay race will not be run this Saturday.
An attempt will be made to find a window in the calendar to reschedule it later in the season.
The weather looks like it will be great! There will be a barbecue party in front of Admiral Ship Supply after the race this Friday 5/19/2017 . Hotdogs provided, by donation, to support PTSA. Bring your own drinks. Don’t miss the fun.
In case you have ever wondered how your yearly dues for PTSA are spent, here is a list of the major expenses since the beginning of the year.
- $200 – membership in US Sailing
- $775 – insurance
- $182 – web site
- $700 – race mark maintenance
- $200 – mailbox rental
- $200 – NWMC room rental
- $136 – licenses and taxes
If you have already paid your dues for 2017 – thank you. If you haven’t, please go to the “Join Us” page and do so now. It will help to ensure that PTSA stays financially sound and that we can keep having fun racing on Port Townsend Bay.
The Port Townsend opening day boat parade is this Saturday, May 6th, 2017. The parade celebrates getting out on the water regardless of size of craft or method of propulsion. Hosted by the Port Townsend Yacht Club and the Northwest Maritime Center, all boating organizations and boaters are invited to participate. The organizing committee asks that all participants RSVP so that the organizing team can better meet the needs of those participating.
You can get all the details at this page on the yacht club web site.
Get ready for a great year of racing!
Two boats braved the chilly weather and rain last Sunday to go for the first sail of the new year. It took a little while to remember which strings to pull, but it all came back in the end. Everybody had a good time in spite of the weather and we plan to continue sailing on Sundays (unless the wind is too crazy). We will meet up on “Tbird row” on A dock at Boat Haven at high noon. All boats are welcome – please join in.