Seen at the Wooden Boat Festival, a new version of an old story.
Thanks to Wendy Feltham for some great shots from the schooner race, plus one of some folks having a heck of a good time..
Pretty impressive how big PACIFIC GRACE is. She makes our local suspects look almost petite. Fun weekend.
A front from the south came through on the Sunday Sail By and gave a good rollicking ride. It was a fun day to sail and no one showed more pleasure in it than the big boats who are made for days like this. But it was not just big boats; all kinds of boats came out to parade around the Bay. What a treat to have the tug ELMORE chug by. As a friend said, “That’s how boats are supposed to sound.”
You may have noticed it was a little windy lately and one forecast showed gusts to 50 for Saturday. That’s good weather for fresh Sunrise Coffee, pastries and a skipper’s meeting Saturday at 9 am at the Northwest Maritime Center. The Shipwright’s Regatta race date isn’t as certain.
Myron and Ace have said that, “The forecast is pretty dismal for tomorrow, but everything has been checked out to be able to postpone racing until Sunday where the weather looks a little frosty but the wind is forecast to lighten up.”
“The plan is to have the skipper’s meeting as planned at 9 AM, Saturday at the Northwest Maritime Center. If the weather looks like it is improving we will go ahead with the race on Saturday. If not we will try again Sunday”.
So come to the NWMC at 9 am on Saturday morning for coffee, pastries and the schedule.
The NOAA Forecast PZZ134-250630- ADMIRALTY INLET- 300 PM PST FRI FEB 24 2012 GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING TONIGHT S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SAT NW WIND 25 TO 35 KT RISING TO 30 TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. SAT NIGHT NW WIND 25 TO 35 KT EASING TO 15 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY. SUN W WIND 15 TO 25 KT EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 4 FT.
Now there are four. A fourth R Boat has joined PIRATE, ALOHA and LADY VAN, welcome ACE to her first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Thanks to Lin Parks for these great pictures.