Ted Pike Memorial Regatta 2017

Entries are already coming in for this year’s race.  It’s out of the ordinary, great fun, an interesting format that tests many of your skills (and there’s Rum involved).

The Invitation below gives an overview.  Below that are clickable links to all the race information, including the Entry Form and the Sailing Instructions.  The PDF’s are printable.

Early entries are encouraged by adding one second per mile to the entrant’s handicap for each day before the 19th that the completed entry form is received. With a limit of 5 sec/mi.


Ted Pike Memorial Regatta Invitation 2017

Ted Pike Memorial Regatta Format 2017

Ted Pike Memorial Regatta Entry Form

Ted Pike Memorial Regatta Sailing Instructions 2017

Ted Pike Memorial Regatta Race Marks Chartlets


By |2017-08-06T23:59:27-07:00August 6th, 2017|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Bush Point Distance Race – Saturday

Bush Point Race – Addendum to PTSA Sailing Instructions

SCHEDULE – Saturday July 1st. The Warning signal will be at 10:00 hrs on City Dock.

RULES – As in  2017 Sailing Instructions for PTSA Races except as amended herein.

COURSE – Cross Start line at City Dock towards NE. Round mark “SC” to port (its the yellow mid-channel buoy west of Bush Point). Cross the Finish line at City Dock towards SW. Course distance is 14.9 nm.

CLASSES – All boats will start together and race with a PHRF handicap.

IDENTIFICATION – All boats, especially visitors, check in with the RC at the City Dock before the start to make sure their PHRF rating is recorded.

SHORTENED COURSE – There is no provision for shortening course.

TIME LIMIT – There is no time limit.

FINISH TIMES – The finish will be unmanned. Each boat will record their finish time, preferably to the second (use GPS or cell phone time) and note the names of the nearest boats ahead and behind them (if visible). This information is to be e-mailed within 48 hrs after the finish to racecommittee@

REQUESTS FROM USCG – All vessels must be aware of COLREGS Rule 10 (Traffic Separation Schemes) and must comply with such regardless of their competitive position at the time.

– All vessels should monitor VHF Ch 05A.

By |2019-01-21T20:12:10-07:00June 28th, 2017|PHRF, Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

PTSA Smith Island Race – Saturday April 1st.

The first race of the new season starts at 11 am from City Dock and rounds Smith and Minor Islands.  The currents are favorable and it should be great fun to get out of the bay for a change.  Everyone is invited to join us, just show up and check in at City Dock.  If you don’t have a PHRF rating we can invent one for you.

A printable copy of the sailing instructions is at Smith Island SI’s

By |2017-03-24T23:15:13-07:00March 24th, 2017|Race Reminder|0 Comments

Summer Cat’s Paw Series – Race 7

Race 7 was scheduled as a “make-up” should we not be able to run six successful races in the regular series to permit a throw-out of each boat’s worst performance.  This year we had six completed races but had not celebrated the series with a BBQ as tradition dictates.  As the RC tends to loiter around the Boat Haven Friday evenings (needs to get a life) we went out for a race.  The only ingredient missing was the wind.  Occasionally a 2.5 kt breeze would spring up (with gusts to 3) but never from the same direction.  So the RC spent an hour frustrated and fretting while the fleet patiently used the time to socialize and bond.  One boat reported being able to sail completely round the committee boat – but didn’t mention if it was all on the same tack.

Not wanting to be late for the BBQ, as is usual for the RC, the race was called around 18:50.  Ironically, as the N flag was raised the wind filled in solidly from the NW.  Too late for a race but at least it helped everyone get back to their moorage in time for the party.  Thanks to Steve, Dean and Tulip it was great.

The Race Committee would like to congratulate the series winners and thank everyone for not noticing (or at least not commenting upon) the occasional confusion and errors by the RC.

NOTICE:- The Dog Days races have been moved from Fridays to Wednesday and merged with the Ed Barcott series.  There will not be any regular RC support or recording of results.

The next regular series (the Fall Nightcap) starts Sunday September 18 th at 13:00.

NOTICE, NOTICE:- Don’t forget the Bush Point distance race this Saturday, July 30 th., Noon start from City Dock, report your own finish time.

ALSO:- The Ted Pike Memorial Race August 20 th. at Noon (details to follow, but it involves a Keg of Rum).

AND:- The Thunderbird Regional Regatta September 3 – 4.

By |2016-07-24T11:53:35-07:00July 23rd, 2016|On the Water, Race Reminder, Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

REMINDER – Fall Nightcap Series This Sunday

The Fall Nightcap Series starts this Sunday (Sept. 20 th.), not next week (27 th.) as shown on the calendar.

The start time is 13:00 if the Committee Boat is available or 13:10 if starting from City dock.

As Orca have been sighted in Discovery Bay twice this week you are advised to check the last paragraph of the Sailing Instructions.

We hope to see everyone out on the water.

By |2015-09-17T22:36:23-07:00September 17th, 2015|Race Reminder|0 Comments

Midsummer Regatta, Saturday, June 20th


Spend the longest day the Swedish way, racing on the Bay.

Skipper’s meeting 9am in the courtyard of the NW Maritime Center

First race starts at 11am.

4 or 5 short course windward/ leeward races.

Dock party and awards ceremony on the end of A/B dock after the races.

Traditional Swedish liquid and culinary treats,

and some tasty chow.

Entry fee only $25 per boat.

…. and a there’s a full day to recover on Sunday.


By |2015-06-14T19:33:49-07:00June 14th, 2015|Race Reminder|0 Comments