Saturday, June 4, 2016

Tanzer 16 PNW Invitational - what to expect

Tanzer 16 PNW Invitational* - what to expect -- June 4, 2016  -- Okay, Jim, suppose I am willing to put my boat on a trailer and come down to the southern most point in Puget Sound for this race on Sunday, August 14.  What would it look like?

Here are some pictures from last year, which, I am told is pretty typical.

Not so much wind in Budd Inlet in the middle of a summer day.  Usually a fair turn-out for boats.  If we have enough boats, we might even get our own start.

Then it is kind of a leisurely race out to Gull Harbor a distance of 2.5 miles.  No need to hurry.  There is only one winner, the first to finish, and that is going to be a catamaran or a 505 depending on the wind.

Then sail into Gull Harbor for lunch.  It's very protected.

After lunch the wind usually fills in either from the West or North (not always of course) and it can be a bit blustery.  Just right for the Tanzers.  This is a handicapped race so we will want to start with everyone else.  Worst case scenario--you get a nice sail for 2 1/2 miles.  Should be plenty of light to load the trailer and head home.

*If you have a boat, you're invited.


  1. Fantastic,

    Haven't been reading it for a while (been out) but I love the blog and the boat and the great job you've been doing with both.

  2. Oh, I forgot to mention, I noticed from some of the long shots, your boat has a big sail plan. Looks Great.