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Getting Started in Wednesday Evening Windseeker Racing

A new introduction to our most popular racing series: Getting Started in Wednesday Evening Windseeker Racing (Permanent page, also available on Racing menu.)

CYCT Windseekers Awards Race – September 5th

Eligibility: Open to all boats that meet or exceed PlYA category III. Registration: Skippers must have a registration on file with the CYCT Race Committee for year 2014. All race fees must be in the possession of the Race Committee. Skippers participating in PHRF classes must have a valid PHRF membership Certificate to participate. Windseeker

CYCT Windseekers Awards Race – September 5th

Eligibility: Open to all boats that meet or exceed PlYA category III.

Registration: Skippers must have a registration on file with the CYCT Race Committee for year 2014.

All race fees must be in the possession of the Race Committee. Skippers participating in PHRF classes must have a valid PHRF membership Certificate to participate. Windseeker classes are NO-FLYING SAILS. Any Windseeker class boat flying a spinnaker (free flying sail) will be disqualified.

Start and Finish Area: The start area will be off the Tyee Marina.

The finish area will be off the entrance to the Thea Foss Waterway.

Skippers Meeting: A skippers meeting will be held the morning of September 5th 1000 at the CYCT Clubhouse Tyee II Marina and repeated on VHF 68 15 minutes prior to the first warning.

Check In: Before the start of the days racing, it is required that each yacht sail by the Race Committee Boat Starboard side to Starboard side and hail with their sail numbers. A boat that withdraws or retires shall contact the Race Committee at the earliest opportunity by VHF 68 or by hail.

Scoring: The Time-on-Distance method will be used for PHRF handicapping.

Start Time: Scheduled first warning for all three races is 1100.

Time Limit: Time limit is three hours (3) from start of each class start.

Course: After starting off the Tyee Marina Round the temporary “Madrona Mark” to Port then sail back to Tyee Marina taking the start pin to Port then proceed back to the “Madrona Mark” taking the mark to Port then finish of the entrance of the Thea Foss Waterway. Distance for PHRF handicapping is 4.8 NM.

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Vashon Challenge 2015 – Results

Vashon Challenge 2015 – Corrected (pdf)

(Sorry folks, we had a major mishap in our calculations.)

Late Summer Windseekers #5 – Aug 19, 2015

Late Summer Wind Seekers 2015 #5 (pdf)

Vashon Challenge – August 22, 2015 – Sailing Instructions

Vashon Challenge Sailing Instructions (pdf)

Omitted from the SI: Skippers meeting — Tyee 2  @ 9 a.m. on the day of the race.

Note the coordinates of the virtual mark are 47°31.42733’N, 122° 28.162′ W, or 47.523789, -122.469367 as decimal degrees.

News Tribune Photo Feature on Wednesday Night Windseekers

News Tribune photographer Drew Perine spent several weeks photographing Windseekers, and now the News Tribune publishes a Photo Feature on Wednesday Night Windseeker Racing.

Here’s a video presentation/slide show of the same content.

Thanks, Drew and The News Tribune!