So last Saturday’s Wooden Boat Series Race was cancelled due to lack of wind. As usual the bay promptly filled in and we had a good romp on Annie Too. Sure is great to see Sparkle back out and looking So Good.
The last race of the Wooden Boat Series has been Rescheduled to this next Saturday, Aug 24th.
We have moved the start time to 2:00 to try to get some more wind.
So tune up that wooden boat and come out for some fun on the bay!
This Saturday, May 25th, marks the start of the 2013 Wooden Boat Series. Saturday’s race will be a great tune up for the Classic Marniers Regatta which happens on June 8th and 9th and is scored as part of the Wooden Boat Series. We’re calling all wooden boats – now’s the time to get out on the Bay again, dust off the your sailing skills, have a great day on the water with like-minded sailors, and show off your hard work.
The series is open only to wooden boats. Race #1 will feature a City Dock start at noon on Saturday. Make sure you have a copy of the “Marks and Their Labels” sheet which you can download under the “Racing” tab.
ATTENTION ALL WOODEN BOAT OWNERS:
The last race of the 2012 Wooden Boat Series will be this Saturday, July 7th .The race starts at noon off the City Dock and will go around Port Townsend Bay (wind permitting, and it is predicted to be 10-15k.) If you don’t want to race, just come out and take a leisurely tour around the bay.
For more information, contact Steve Scharf (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy Grace (301-4938).
The latest issue of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association Spring 2012 Newsletter is out and as always full of interesting stories on the projects and talented trades people who work in PT’s marine trades. You can download your own copy here. Here’s a small sample to wet your appetite. More pictures and stories on the work being done on MARTHA are available here.
The Schooner Martha
By Rick Petrykowski
In the aftermath of the mid-January snowstorm, we sat down with Robert D’Arcy and Chris Grace to get the skinny about Schooner MARTHA’s current restoration at the Shipwright’s Co-op. But first we needed to hear about MARTHA’s stellar performance in the Round the County Race in November 2011.
Sponsored by the Orcas Island Yacht Club, the Round the County is one of the Northwest’s premier races, open to all classes, which brings a big turnout to the starting line at Lydia Shoal. Boats participating in the “little jaunt” circumnavigate the San Juan Islands counterclockwise or clockwise on alternating years. The forecast for the race on delivery day was for winds @ 25-50 knots with a large swell. Still, of the 70 entrants, there were no cancellations for Saturday’s start. Interest piqued on the big boats (“the Monstatrucks”); NEPTUNE’s CAR, ICON, BRAVEHEART and MARTHA.
Out thru Peavine Pass into Rosario Strait, north to Clark, Matia and Sucia, turning west at Patos thru Boundary Pass to Haro Strait and then the push to Saturday’s finish at Roche harbor, her crew’s local knowledge and timing of current changes helped MARTHA seize the advantage. When the first day’s results came out, MARTHA’s time was first in her division and first overall! – to which Holly Kays (Mrs. Martha) said, “Oh my!”
2010 Classic Mariners Regatta, photo M. Berman
They are calling for Sun and temperatures in the 70’s this weekend. We hope you are planning to come for the Classic Mariners Regatta. If you don’t have a wood boat of your own, there are plenty of people looking for crew (and we are talking about some fast boats here!) Come to the skippers meeting to connect with the skippers in need: Saturday morning at 9:30 am at the NW Maritime Center above the boat shop.
You can still register at the Welcome Party Friday night 6:30-10. Free beer and snacks and lots of sailors to talk to.
Don’t miss out! The refurbished trophies are awaiting your name engraved. The pennants are completed. All we need is YOU.