The 2010 Whidbey Island Race Week (WIRW) finished up yesterday in Penn Cove in perfect conditions. For those new to this event, it consists of a week-long series of buoy racing in Penn Cove (near Oak Harbor) and is an annual sailing tradition in the Northwest.
AYC was represented by two boats - Teddy Bear in P0 and Mikey in P5 (one-design Melges 24 fleet).
Monday was a bust with racing abandoned in Penn Cove after most of the fast P0 boats couldn't finish the course. The races on Tuesday and Wednesday were run in Penn Cove in a light west to northwesterly wind. On Thursday the conditions changed with a moderate southerly, so racing was moved out into Saratoga Passage. On Friday racing moved back to Penn Cove but with a one hour delay due to the race committee boat getting stuck in the mud in Oak Harbor.
In the end, AYC boats had a good showing, with Teddy Bear earning 5th in the very tough P0 fleet and Mikey winning both the P5 class and "Boat of the Week".