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Our first BIG event of the season is in the books and what a blast it was! Someone on Facebook posted an instrument reading of 39 knots! A lot of wind for many in our fleet and a reminder that our weather can be dangerous. Slooper and all-around bad-ass sailor Ben Braden had some excellent words in Sailish on the topic. Ben also managed a first overall. Congrats to Ben and the crew of More Ufda!
One of the things that makes the Carol Pearl Blakely Rock Benefit Regatta so awesome is that for racing sailors and Sloopers....it is our Opening Day! There are other great events that occur earlier. The South Sound Series, our own Iceberg Race, and more are all notable...but CPBRBR seems to get everyone out. And everyone knows that Ballard Cup, Race To The Straits, Three Buoy Fiasco....are all around the corner. So fix your whatevers. Install that thing-y. Replace those doohickeys....but lets get out and SAIL! 104 registrants! Nicely done, everyone!
Oh, did I mention we raised $15k for youth multi-hull sailing in the PNW? We did. Well, YOU did. Through your donations of time, purchase of raffle tickets, shirts, and race fees. Thank you to everyone who chipped in!
None of this would ever happen with out a lot of good ol' fashioned volunteerism. And first and foremost I'd like to thank Shannon Renner the event coordinator. Even though she is the past commodore she was still the brains and the brawn behind this year's event. Mark Jackson was your race PRO and kept the starts a rolling. Big ups to CYC Seattle for generously donating their facility for our skippers meeting. Jim Leonard came through with the big, beautiful Tabu for the RC boat (your hat is in the cockpit!). Peter Nelson and Laura Sullivan of MySail ground their dialing fingers to the nub getting donations and sponsorships as did your very own STYC Board. A Slooper big thanks goes to all the sponsors and businesses that donated items to the raffle. Every year I am just amazed at the generosity of the sailing community. Thank you!
Speaking of volunteerism! We are looking for race PRO and committee crew for RTTS on the PT side. Its a great way to enjoy the race and the party without breaking stuff and having saltwater splashed on you...
See you all out on the water!
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