Report: The regatta was great!
The regatta was a couple of weekends ago, and it went well – here’s more from Ron DiCristina (thanks, Ron!):
Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s sixth annual Fred Hoeppner (formally Mitchell Bay) International Regatta was held October 13-14, 2012 out on the west side of San Juan Island.
This year, it was an exciting two day race that involved seven sailboats, skippers and crews who competed in five different races over the weekend under varying conditions. Race areas were in and around Haro Strait including Mosquito Pass, Low Island, Kelp Reef and back with a short race southwest of Henry Island.
Congratulations to the top three final positions in PHRF Class: Dino Pick in “Scarlett de Harro”, John Manning in “Bellwether” and Lloyd Bacon in “Corrida”. The next major sailing event will be the 25th anniversary of the Round the County (RTC) Race on November 10 and 11. Friday Harbor Sailing Club will again help Orcas Island Yacht Club co-host the event. Racers will sail clockwise around the county, starting at Lydia Shoal on the southeast side of Orcas Island, and end the night just off Mitchell Bay. They will start again the next morning from Pearl Island, and head outside of Stuart and Waldron Islands on the way back to Lydia Shoal. RTC is a regional race and it is BIG.
A record 72 sailboats are registered thus far with upwards of 500 crew members involved.
To register for RTC contact Betsy Wareham 360-376-2314. Friday Harbor Sailing Club is a non-profit organization for both sailors and power boaters. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, 5:45pm at the Friday Harbor Grange. All interested boaters are welcome to the potluck dinner/meeting.
To learn more about FHSC please
go to www.fridayharborsailing.com