26th Annual Shipwrights' Regatta to be held February 25
The 2017 sailboat racing season opens with the Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Regatta on February 25. This well-loved regional tradition, in its 26th year, is sponsored by the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), Wooden Boat Foundation. Boats of all construction are welcome. This is a fun race for the hearty! As always, the race is open to folks who would like to try sailboat racing but do not have a boat. Non-boat owners are encouraged to show up at the Skippers’ Meeting and be connected with skippers looking for crew. A free haul-out will be awarded to two lucky sailors, courtesy of SEA Marine and the Port of Port Townsend. There will be the usual hilarious perpetual awards and awards. There's even a cool cap to buy this year!
Registration forms are currently available upstairs at the NWMC at 431 Water Street, and online at http://nwmaritime.org/shipwrights/.
Last-minute registrations will be accepted between 8:00-9:00 am on Saturday February 25; the Skippers’ Meeting will begin at 9 am. Complimentary coffee will be provided courtesy of Sunrise Coffee. Registration and the Skippers’ Meeting will be held upstairs in the Chandler Building (the red building) at the NWMC. The race starts at 12:00 noon on Port Townsend Bay. An awards ceremony will be held at approximately 5:00 pm at the NWMC. Beer and snacks will be available.