Race to the Straits 2015

CrossFit ain’t got nothin’ on STYC – If CrossFit had sailboats they would send their clients out double handed sailing in 12 to 14 knots of breeze against 2 to 3 knots of current and tell them the winner gets a free lifetime membership! Such was the day Saturday when 107 boats began working North […]

Three Tree Point

Great breeze and three weekends in a row! Over 30 knots for Scatchet Head, 20’s the next weekend for the Islands race and in the 30’s for the final Snowbird off Shilshole and then finishing off the Center Sound Series with upper teens and low 20’s for the Three Tree Point race. What an incredible […]

Scatchet Head Race

A real rip-snortin’ barn razin’ dog flyin’ along with the chain attached kind of wind came through the sound Saturday March 14th for the second race in the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s Center Sound Series, the Scatchet Head Race. 66 boats made it out for the start in what Bruce Hedrick, in his Friday […]

Blakely Rock Light

Daffodils shimmered on the wave tops once again as sailors floated those yellow emblems of spring into the winds while rounding the beacon on the rock and remembering the light that was taken from us too early – a race that should be properly called the Kelly O’Neil Memorial. Beautiful yellow flowers floating about the […]

Jim Depue Memorial Race

Breeze On!  The first race in the West Sound Sailing Association 2015 series charged off the line with 20 knot winds, sunny skies, 50+ degree temps and even the snow line was down in the Olympic Mountains creating a stellar backdrop – Just 14 boats made it out to race on this heavenly day.  Maybe […]

AYC Foulweather Race

On Saturday, Feb 21st, the oldest yacht club in the state of Washington kicked off the 2015 racing season. Not quite living up to its Foul Weather part of its name, but blustery nonetheless, the Girts Rekevics Memorial Foulweather Race/Cruise to Friday Harbor got underway at 0930 sharp on the GPS, just off the tanker […]

Toliva Shoal 2015

Olympia Chamber of Commerce employees were scrambling all over town Monday morning, February 23rd – scrambling to collect and put together all the amazing images and reports from Saturdays Olympia Yacht Club Toliva Shoal race – “A Chamber of Commerce day,” laughs Garry Greth. The weather was exactly as predicted by Northwest Yachting’s Bruce Hedrick […]

Shaw Island Winter Classic

  I would have titled this article “Ladies First” but you can never overestimate the genetic material of a boy growing up within 5 miles of the race track. Okay maybe it’s not that Gavin Brackett has salt water flowing through his veins and has probably one of the strongest resume’s for a mid distance […]

Snowbird Race #4

That was a Salty Day. 20 boats made it out for the 4th race in the Shilshole Bay Yacht Clubs annual Snowbird series. They were blessed with 30+ knots out of the south, balmy 55 degree weather, no rain and even the ebbing current running with the wind to keep the waves down. A big […]

Snowbird Race #3

While hundreds of sailors converged upon the sleepy city of Des Moines for the ill fated Duwamish Head race and hundreds of thousands of PNW Seahawk fans prepared for a dominating win over the Panthers a small group of a hundred or so sailors gathered off of Shilshole Marina on 20 different boats for race […]