Tired of the Tower? It’s time to get out of town.
The Northwest Multihull Association are holding their annual regatta in Port Townsend on May 16, 17 and 18. PTSA is providing a race committee for them. On May 17 th. NWMA are running a Round Protection Island race and for all you PTSA’ers that have been begging for longer races they have agreed to a second start for our fleet.
There will be a rounding mark at Kanem Point at the far west end of Protection Island. You can round the Island in either direction or not at all. The start is at 10 am, Skippers’ meeting at 8 am. at Pt Hudson Marina Room, their time limit is 5 pm. The tides are very favorable that day, at the station .8 miles E of Pt Wilson there will be a 3.5 kt ebb at 10 am., slack at 1.45 pm. and 4.5 kt. flood at 5 pm.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
$20 before February 15,
$25 after February 15
Registrations accepted until 9am on race day.
To register, pick up a form at the Wooden Boat Chandlery or call 360.385.3628 x 104.
The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is no ordinary yacht race; it’s a festival of four different race courses with excitement and camaraderie that draws as many as 200 of the Pacific Northwest’s sailboats and an international audience of thousands to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 2013 will see the Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) host the 70th Swiftsure International Yacht Race from May 23 to 27, 2013. This year’s ‘canvas to carbon’ theme celebrates the incredible change in technology that has occurred throughout the race’s lifetime.
Although the older ‘classic’ sailboats have always been welcomed with open arms to enter Swiftsure, this year we are making a special welcome and appeal to owners and skippers of classic yachts to enter one of the races and show off their contribution to preserving our sailing history.. We hope to have many boats, old and new, to make this a truly classic event.
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.
The first of the 6-series Fall Nightcap Series will be this coming Sunday, September the 18th. The last will be Oct 23rd. Races start at 1:00pm either from the City dock or from a committee boat. Hope to see you out there!
To clarify the status of the Wednesday Barcott beer can series, the series ends as of the Wooden Boat Festival. No races are scheduled on Sunday’s as Pacemaker will no doubt be participating in the PTSA Nightcap Series.
from Erik Coburn
Looking forward to seeing you all this upcoming weekend. If anyone is in need of a place to put down a tent let me know because we should be able to accomodate you. We have been having nice wind all summer and I’m guessing by the law of averages it should be sunny and warm this weekend!
Our goal this year is to provide an event with as many fair races as possible at the smallest fee possible. Consider this the Recession Special. During our high school event we got off 19 races. Obviously our courses will be longer for the Youth Circuit but we are hoping to provide as much racing as possible for an inexpensive entry fee. Therefore, we ask that you provide all other meals besides dinner Saturday night. You will pass a Safeway (obvious) on your left as you descend the big hill into town. We also have a Food Co-op a little further down the road on the left off of Kearney Street (next light past the Safeway/McDonald’s light). In town there are many food options.
Please let me know via email or phone if you have an Opti Green competitor. Also, please let me know if you are in need of a place to camp.
Notice of Race follows the break.