Thursday, June 27, 2013

4th of July, 1968

Dateline Thursday, July 4, 1968
Anacortes American
Sailboat Race Set This Week
Three Anacortes sailboats were expected to join others from yacht clubs throughout the Northwest for a P.I.Y.A. (Pacific International Yacht Association) roundevous off of Decatur Head Tuesday afternoon.
The sailboats were to race Wednesday of this week from Decatur Head to the Bellingham Yacht Club, host club for a series of races to run through the holiday weekend.
Sailing for the Anacortes Yacht Club will be the RAG DOLL, skippered by the John Cheneys, EOS, skippered by Robert Dursch, and JELLY BEAN, skippered by the Charles MacDonalds.

Also in this edition of the American, "Skagit County Republican Chairman Meets The Nixons." Does anyone recall these events?