A major congratulations is in order for 2016's AYC Boat of the Year, Wind Warrior. Boat of the Year is a performance based award and Nate, Dean, and crew certainly earned it this year with their skills on the Sound. The guys were just as gracious in the club as they were on the race course and jumped in to help whenever something came up. Much appreciated and thanks for your efforts. Also earning year end awards are as follows:
-Buoy Racing Champ Fleet 2 - Kaa
-Buoy Racing Champ Fleet 3 - Wind Warrior
-Buoy Racing Champ Fleet 4 - Corvus
-Distance Racing Champ - Celebration
-AYC Representative - Big Broderna
2016 was a fantastic year of racing and I really appreciate everyone who helped make it happen. Next year I will be stepping away as race chairman, but I'm happy to say the program will be in the hands of two people who have really helped make ours one of the best in the Puget Sound: Andy and Stephanie Schwenk. The first AYC race of the year won't be until, but I'm already looking forward to the legendary Girts Rekevics Foul Weather Race. Thanks again to all those involved with the race program these past three years. Make sure to congratulate Nate and Dean on being crowned AYC Boat of the Year.
Eric Beemer, Race Chair 2016