Gig Harbor Yacht Club 50th LeMans Race
Saturday, November 18, 2017
This unique sailboat race, which began 50 Years ago (inspired by car racing), will once again feature a LeMans start for all boats. This race represents the 50th Anniversary of the race. Therefore we will return to the “roots” and concept as the race was originally started and run in 1967.
This year’s event will have 3 starts. The first start will be for approximately 10 boats in the “Founders Class.” For this class only, each boat will have a member of the crew row a dinghy from a standing start to their anchored vessel. After arrival and securing the dinghy the vessel can set sail. Indicate your desire to participate in the “Founders Class” on the Entry Form.
The 2nd and 3rd starts will be approximately 30 minutes after the “Founders Class” start and will be started as the y have been in the most recent years, from an anchored position, without rowing. The delay will serve two purposes, one being to allow members of the other classes to watch and cheer, the second is to allow the R/C necessary time to move the “float” being used as the start platform for the Founders Class rowers.
Skipper's Meeting: A skipper's meeting will be at the Gig Harbor City Dock (Jerisich Park) at 0900 on the day of the race. Any Special Instructions will be given out at that time.
Pre-Race Welcome – Friday Evening @ 6:00 PM
November 17th at Gig Harbor Yacht Club - GHYC TGIF
All participants are welcome to join the GHYC TGIF
No Host Bar, Food etc.... if you bring your
boat over Friday afternoon or want to drive in
A post-race party with food and no host bar will be held in the Gig Harbor Yacht Club immediately following the race. You and your crew are invited to join us.
Entry fee for this race is $40.00 (Late Entries Friday or Saturday $45). Make checks payable to Gig Harbor Yacht Club (or GHYC). Mail entries to the GHYC as indicated on the entry form.
For complete information and the entry form, click here to obtain the NOR (Notice of Race).