The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Off Center Harbor has made a nice nine minute video about Thunderbirds and the Port Townsend Thunderbird fleet. Sailing Anarchy is currently featuring it on their site.

Click this link to watch the video.

 

Screenshot of Sailing Anarchy page with Tbird video

 

Show Me the Money

If you have ever wondered how your membership dues are spent click on the link below and you can get all the details. John Lynes, our treasurer, has prepared this report for your viewing pleasure.

Treasurer Report – December 2017

Your treasurer at the helm of Thatuna

 

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.

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!

 

Fall Nightcap Series – 2017. Race 7 Results and Final Series Standings

For the final race of the series, and of the season, we were greeted by almost ideal winds. Before the start wind velocity was around 13 kt. with short gusts above 16 kts. and longish lulls below 9kts. The direction was fairly steady at 140°M ±10°.  The course set was SGIF (W/L, 3 1/4 nm.)  At the CB this wind held throughout the race, but reportedly it was more shifty on the course.
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