I just got home from another great weekend of sailing at Lake Quinault! Yes, the wind gods delivered another great weekend of racing and warm weather for the over 30 boats in attendance. In fact the conditions were perfect for most of the week for the youth camp as well… What a great way to spend time especially after such a long, cold and wet spring!!
Thanks to Charley who was RO for the weekend giving us 9 races overall (5 Sat/ 4 Sun) where the racing was tight and competitive. Well done to Charley and his team!
And the ‘on-shore’ stuff was pretty awesome too! Kudos to Laura and her food service team for an incredible meal on Saturday night (as always!) with some light hearted banter and ‘ceremonies’ before the raffle was held. A great spread of goodies were raffled off to the crowd to the usual hoots, hollars and cat-calls… All in all, a fun time was held by all.
Thanks to J for organizing some pretty cool trophies as well
An entree fee of $15 payable with cash, credit, debit, or check which will be accepted the morning of Saturday, July 23rd prior to registration ending at 1100.
SSP will provide 12 Hobie Waves.
Sailors may charter waves through the Open Boating Program on a first come first serve basis, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting the use of a Wave for this event through the Open Boating Program.
Each boat shall comply with the International Hobie Class Rules and may be subject to inspection at any time during the regatta.
Saturday, July 23
1000 Report time. Registration.
1045 Mandatory Competitors’ Meeting.
1100 Registration ends.
1130 First warning; sailing will continue throughout the day.
Food will be served 30 minutes following the docking of the Race Committee Boat
Sunday, July 24
0900 Report time.
1000 First warning; sailing will continue throughout the day.
1500 No race will be started after this time,
1530 Results and Awards Presentation.
Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the Official Notice Board located by the Sail Sand Point office.
All races will be sailed on the northern part of lake Washington, north of the 520 Bridge. Boats can launch from the beach and hand-launch ramps at the North Shore Recreation Area by Sail Sand Point on the north end of Magnuson Park.
The scoring system is as follows:
1 race is required to be completed to constitute a series.
When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores.
When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
The penalties are as follows:
For the Hobie classes, rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-Turn Penalty.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION:
Sailors are responsible for their own transportation and housing.
The address of the regatta site is: 7861 62nd Ave NE Seattle WA 98115.
From the evening of Friday, July 22 to the evening of Sunday, July 24, boats competing in the regatta and their corresponding trailers may be stored in the Sail Sand Point Boat Yard.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum $100,000 cover of per incident or the equivalent.
No contestant shall use, either on or off the water, alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, or distilled spirits, each as defined in Chapter 51 of the US Internal Revenue Code and intended for beverage use), or marijuana, cocaine, or any other controlled substance (as defined in 21 US Code 802), the possession of which, by that contestant is unlawful under 21 US Code 841.
Infringements of this regulation and/or other inappropriate conduct occurring during the regatta, may be the basis for a hearing under RRS 69.1. The protest committee for such a hearing shall, at a time and place selected by it, meet to hear said protest, and it may impose scoring penalties, or other sanctions that it deems appropriate, including summary removal from the regatta.
With the meeting of minds (our Div AGM/ Planning session) that was held Sat Nov 13th, We now have a schedule ready for 2022! As it has been for the last 2 years, all of these dates are subject to changes in the prevalent local laws and updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, if things continue as they are heading, we are hoping for a ‘somewhat normal’ regatta season for 2022!
If you look closely, you notice a few oddities…. I am still waiting on confirmation of the Desert Classic in May, You’ll notice Skomakawa has 2 dates… this is dependent upon whether we get approval to host the H17/ H18 North American’s at Lake Quinault in August. That will hopefully be confirmed by January. We’ll keep you updated on that one!
**Since the initial posting of this message it has been decided to postpone the hosting the H17/H18 NAC’s to 2023 due to the lack of on shore infrastructure currently in place at Quinault. Skomakawa Regatta will now be held August 6/7. An updated schedule is below**
Another ‘new’ event on the books is a MySail Family/ Friends Fun Camp at Quinault. This is an event were you get to invite your friends and neighbors who have always wondered what this thing is that you do with the 2 kayaks bolted together … Invite them out for a fun weekend of camping and sailing. More details on that as we get closer….
There are also some other ‘Fun Sail Days’ planned which will be posted. Miles in Coeur d’Alene/Spokane has some fun sail/ cruising days planned for June 18th and August 20th. More details on those in the new year.
Meanwhile, have a safe and wonderful holiday/ winter season, go easy on the slopes and we’ll see you in the spring!!
Here is the *updated* Schedule in downloadable pdf…