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It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce that this year we are CANCELING all on and off-the-water events until May 18th. This includes Blakely Rock Benefit Race, Race to the Straits, and Ballard Cup Series I.
Refunds will be issued for all of these events. To be clear: if you sent us money to participate in a STYC event you WILL be issued a refund. Membership dues will not be refunded...and hey, WE WILL RACE AGAIN.
Some of you have asked to donate your money on our behalf. We do not have a way of doing that so we will issue refunds instead with the comment that the Center for Wooden Boats would really appreciate it if you sent them a donation to help in their mission. They are a wonderful organization and are truly deserving of our help.
There has been some discussions of FB and elsewhere about if we could facilitate a casual, cohabitational, take-your-time series. I can't say for sure if we can do this or not but it is most definitely worth looking into.
Blakely Rock Benefit Race: CANCELLED
Ballard Cup I: CANCELLED
Race to the Straits: CANCELLED
Refunds: ON THEIR WAY (within the next 3 weeks)
Seattle Sailing Community: WE LOVE YOU AND WILL BE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO GET BACK OUT THERE RACING.
Veteran racer, single-handed TransPac phenom, J/105 skipper, and the nicest guy at the marina Al Hughes will now take the lead as the Race Program Committee Chair (Formerly known as the Race Chair). Al takes over from Mark Jackson, the other nicest guy in the marina! His racing bona fides are exceeded only by his easy going attitude and devotion to the club and the sailing community. Welcome aboard Al!
LESS AWESOME NEWS!
I know this probably won't come as a surprise but it still saddens me to report that due to the corona virus we will NOT be having the Raffle Party associated with the Blakely Rock Benefit Race. It is doubly sad as this year marks the 40th anniversary.
We WILL continue with the race and we ask that you weigh the decision to race with your ability on your boat to maintain social distance in accordance with public advisories. Please keep your eye out for changes to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions as updates to the skippers meeting and other details may change.
To be clear, all money collected from registration fees and tee shirt sales will go to The Center for Wooden Boats, this year’s beneficiary.
A fun race, a good cause!
In addition, we have canceled awards for the first 3 Ballard Cup races in series 1. However, like the BRBR we will still be racing. We will make decisions regarding awards and off-the-water events as time goes on.
The cruise for April 20th has been canceled. Other cruises will be decided as the dates draw nearer.
No changes at this time have been made to Race to the Straits. When the board meets next month we will discuss what changes, if any, will be made.