WBF Shipwright’s Regatta Results

26 th Annual Shipwright’s Regatta – Feb. 25, 2017

This year’s Shipwright’s was greeted by light southerly breezes. A long triangular course was set so that if the wind didn’t pick up boats would have a good distance to travel within the 2 hour time limit. If the wind picked […]

WBF Shipwrights’ Regatta Results



This was one to remember – for the great turnout, the good wind and weather, the close competition and the awards party. It was an excellent start to the 2016 Port Townsend racing season, let’s hope it was a foretaste of races to come.

For more photos please see the pictures page!


5 Tips: How to Survive a Squall When Racing

What sort of weather will see at the Shipwrights’? Who knows. But in case we have a repeat of the boat buster that came up several years ago, here are some thoughts on dealing with a squall when racing from Yachting World.

Things get complicated when dark clouds build to windward and the horizon […]

25th Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta

25th Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta, February 27, 2016.

25th Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta to be held February 27th! The 2016 sailboat racing season opens with the Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Regatta on February 27th. A well-loved regional tradition is celebrating its 25th year. This year we look back and celebrate 25 years of winter sailing, in snow […]

2015 Shipwrights’ Photos

Mt. Baker watching the fun on Port Townsend Bay as the 2015 Shipwrights’ Regatta took place under sunny skies and a good breeze. Photo by Helen Leenhouts.

A great day brought out lots of boats and some wonderful photographers to capture the fun. Photos by a number of photographers follow. To see all the […]

24th Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta – February 28, 2015

Post courtesy of the NW Maritime Center

The 2015 season starts February 28th with the Shipwrights’ Regatta.

The sailboat racing season in Port Townsend opens with the Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Regatta in February.

The Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation, in conjunction with the Port Townsend Sailing Association, present the 24th Annual Shipwright’s […]

Shipwrights Regatta Kicks Off 2014 Sailings Season With A Smile

Photo courtesy of the Northwest Maritime Center

Twenty five boats came out for the kickoff of the PTSA 2014 sailing season and were treated to a great day on the water. Yes, there was a little rain, and even the occasional snow flurry. But the wind was light and steady, the course was fun […]

Light Air Sail Trim

Today’s forecast for Saturday is on the lightish side. Just in case that actually turns out to be the case, here’s some tips on light air sail trim from Chuck Skewes of Ullman Sails San Diego and Seattle.

Light Airs.2-8 Knots.

We will start with light airs upwind sailing. Something that seems […]

Shipwrights Regatta this Saturday

Skipper looking for Crew

We’ve been having some problems with the Crew Listings so until we straighten it out we’ll just put them up as a post. Here’s an opportunity to get a ride on a very sweetly restored IOR Half Ton for this Saturday’s Shipwright’s Regatta.

Skipper Looking For Crew form has been submitted on Port Townsend Sailing […]