48th Annual Shaw Island Classic Race
The 48th Annual Shaw island Classic Sailboat Race, sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, August 11th, 2018. The race, run for nearly 50 years, is a highlight of the summer boating calendar with over 40 sailboats from under 20 to over 50 feet competing in multiple classes. All eligible boats and crews are invited to participate.
The race starts and ends in Friday Harbor and allows racers to circumnavigate Shaw Island in either direction. A hearty lasagna dinner and awards presentation is held at the San Juan Island Yacht Club after the race.
The public can view the race from the shores of San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw Islands, as well as from ferries transiting the course.
The race is open to multihulls, unballasted centerboards, registered PHRF sailboats and cruising sailboats of all sizes and rigs, each with their own race class. Trophies will be awarded for the first three finishers in each class based on corrected time, adjusted for time-on-time based on PHRF or committee assigned ratings.