Monday, January 25, 2016

Ahoy Fellow Sailors!

This Friday marks the start of the 2016 boating season, the opening day of the Seattle Boat Show. The indoor show is at Century Link events center/ Seahawks Stadium. The in the water show is at South Lake Union. Fun fact: You can park your land yacht in Mt. Vernon and ride the train to King St. station, adjacent to Century Link and ride the shuttle to the in the water show. Senior discounts available. Not so fun fact; Many years the exhibitors are hamstrung by the fact the Seahawks have playoff games, that is not a problem this year;( The SBS has all kinds of seminars and activities also open during the week and evenings. The SBS is the largest show on the West Coast and open more days than any other in the entire nation. Generally the best prices of the season can be found on all kinds of electronics, hardware, charters, everything a boater could dream of. Check out the latest new models from our local dealers and if it's howling out of the South this week buy them a hot chocolate as brand new boats often head to the in the water show without a dodger or even a heater.
In other news;
Sign up for the OIYC Shaw Island Winter Classic Feb 13th
Both the Vic Maui and Pac Cup  2014 are sold out and have waiting lists for the first time in years.
AYC race boats Bangarang and Orange Blob are for sale at competitive prices
Memorial Day weekend this year Anacortes is hosting the HS Team racing Nationals, keep the weekend open and lend a hand if possible. Steve Orsini is a good contact for questions. We may need some dependable RIB's to fill in some gaps.