Friday, April 21, 2017

Race Announcements -- 2017 -- May thru September

Race Announcements -- 2017 -- May thru September --  April 24, 2017  Here are some opportunities to race your Tanzer in a mixed fleet with a Portsmouth Handicap--Usually there are two Tanzers at the starting line, 1304, Eric; and 1306, Jim.  The races start at 1830 in Budd Inlet.  There is a very nice launch less than 1/2 mile from the starting line.

Weekly:  Thursday evenings.  We usually finish while there is still light to put the boat back on a trailer.  1st Series--May 4, May 18, June 1.  Summer Series--June 15, June 29, July 13.  August Series--July 27, August 10, August 24.  There may be racing on the alternate Thursdays, but the committee has not organized that activity as of today.  (check with me after May 11)

Eric was first to finish and first overall in our "Race to Somewhere."

A rare photo of 1306 first at the starting line.  (That's us.)

Weekend Races/Regatta

Race to Somewhere.   Saturday, August 19.  We take off from the harbor area in Olympia and sail toward one of the nicest coves in South Sound, Gull Harbor, a distance of about 2.5 miles.  Only two prizes  First to finish and last.  We eat a great lunch. Then there is a somewhat more serious race back to Olympia.  The afternoon usually provides more steady winds.  We finish in time to load trailers in the light.  Last year a small fleet of 6 Mutineers beat all of us in the first race.

Dinghy Regatta.  Sunday, September 10 (the week after Labor Day).  Usually three races with longer courses than the Thursday night races.

Social Time.  If Eric and find out that we will have some visiting Tanzers, we will arrange for some beer, pizza, and sailing talk.  Please let us know.  If we get five visitors, maybe we will even come up with a trophy or a plaque.  jim