This is an idea whose time has come around again. It’s a new series featuring yacht clubs from the northern reaches of Puget Sound working together to generate more interclub play and more fun. Andy Schwenk and the team at Northwest Rigging are sponsoring a new multi-race series in the northern reaches of Puget Sound.
The new North Sound Sailing Championship will feature races or series from Oak Harbor, Orcas Island, Anacortes and Bellingham Yacht Clubs. The series kicks off with the Shaw Island Winter Classic February 13, followed by the ‘Round Whidbey Race May 7 and 8, then it’s on to Anacortes for two days of buoy racing at the Windermere Regatta June 11 and 12.
Finally, there’s the PITCH Regatta Labor Day weekend in Bellingham to wrap it up. Northwest Rigging promises cool trophies. Three boat teams are encouraged. Check with each member club website for regatta info.
Note: This notice appears in the February issue of Northwest Yachting, but the date of the Windermere Regatta was changed by organizers since the magazine went to press. The date in the magazine, June 18-19, is incorrect. The date cited here, June 11-12, is correct.