Sunday, May 20, 2012

Windermere is Near!

The Big Daddy of the AYC regattas is the Gran Prix qualifier Windermere  Regatta June 9-10. This regatta features buoy racing, karaoke and legendary AYC hospitality. Moorage 75% off, complimentary champagne after racing Sunday, camping at the marina, clean heads and showers(don't forget quarters!). Each class winner qualifies for the Seattle Yacht Club invitational Gran Prix Regatta in October each fall. Racers from Victoria, Vancouver, Bellingham, the San Juans, Oak Harbor and even competitors from as far as Olympia on their way home from Swiftsure are known to appear. Sign up now to make it easy on the organizers.The following weekend is Saturday Womens Regatta and Sunday singlehanded race if you are interested in a Two'fer. In other news:
Steph and Andy Schwenk will stage the battle royale @ Swiftsure this year as Andy steps aboard last years winning ride, Doug Fryers Night Runner, on the other tack will be Stephanie on board Bravo Zulu the Beneteau 40.7 she plans to race in the Vic Maui this summer, they will compete in the long course against Kevin Welch and the star studded crew of ICON.
Birthday Boy John Sanford rallied from a dip in the drink last week to place second aboard his own Juan Pequeno this week. Emoyeni scored the first PMS (it's not what ya think) of the season. People are starting to talk on the dock wondering where the Maher's yacht is hidden. Capt. Dr. Gunn is tenaciously holding on to a 1`point lead headed into the final race of the Corinthian Series. B fleet has a 3 way tie for third. If you see Ian and Joy at the bar buy them a drink and thank them for handling RC duties in a tricky first series of the year. Did I mention it's time to surf on over to the Windermere site and get signed up!!!