Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tulip Time

You've heard of high time, mashed potato(e) even Miller Time! This year Tulip regatta is comin at you on the 29th and 30th of March. Come join us for the high flying antics of the F-18's featuring our very own Ian and Joy Sloan fresh from their capers in the sunny South East. The colorful Sc-27's will there with a bevy of Tulip princesses to choose from. Past legendary winners including Teddy Bear, Pangaea, Syndicat, and Blackfoot are expected. Walt Meagher is at his culinary best at this event serving up savory seafood delights. Former Commodore of OIYC, Dr. Chris White will be directing the on the water action. This regatta has long been the goto regatta in the Northern Salish Sea for crews to work out the kinks for up coming challenges like Whidbey Race Week and even Swiftsure. If you need a PHRF rating contact club handicapper  Scott Lindberg right away. Check out the new PIYA safety regs. Most of all get out your plastic or forward a check and get signed up for the fun. Alternatively if your yacht is in pieces or your crew is trekking in Nepal, contact RC Big papa Eric Beemer and find out where you can help out either ashore or afloat. Sailboat racing is fun and attitude is everything, the old salts will mentor you along so don't hesitate to be a part of your club. Hey there is a bonus too..... FREE CHILI DOGS Sunday afternoon!
In other news:
Just back from their victory in the Melges 24 class in the Miami Bacardi Cup, Kevin Welch along with Ian and Joy are taking the Big Blue Show(ICON) to SNSYC for the 'Round Patos Island Race this weekend. Wild Rumpus boat boy Andy Schwenk is off to sunny California to do battle in the double handed Farallones Race . A new Viper has been spotted in  town. Passepartout (The other Big Blue Show) is under intense preparation for the Vic Maui race featuring a crew of AYC regulars. The local Pelican Sailing group after a long winter of practice are eager to show off new skills, go David, John and Tom...and Esther! Also beware the Limey Bastard is now 3' longer so watch it on those crossings!