Season Closer: Round the County

The wet , wild and woolly Autumn weather is here and so is the annual RTC race.

Thursday the 3rd we will finish up the last of the preparations to be ready for a Friday 0900 departure to Orcas Island.

 

 

courtesy of Jan's Marine Photography

RTC 2015 courtesy of Jan’s Marine Photography

The race will start at 0830 Saturday morning. The start line pin end being Lydia Shoal bouy. This years race sails clockwise south down Rosario Strait, half way point Salmon Bank, north up Haro Strait to the finish line off off Mosquito Pass.

After a night at Roche Harbor the fleet will start Sunday at 0830 just outside of Roche near Pearl Island, North up Haro, Eastward in Boundary Pass, half way mark is Alden Point Patos Island, south down Rosario Strait to the finish line at Deer Point just before Obstruction Pass, Orcas Island.

Over 100 boats registered for the event within 24 hours of opening of the enrollment process,  several boats, MARTHA included,  almost did not make the deadline.

But thanks to All the hard working  race organizers supreme,  MARTHA and other boats that almost missed out were granted entry.

Port Townsend will be represented by PACIFICA, SIR ISSAC and MARTHA, all woodies.

MARTHA at speed in Round the County Race

MARTHA at speed in Round the County Race

Race day will see  over 100 boats ranging the start line, what a beautiful sight.

Some links:

http://roundthecounty.com/RTC-documents/2016_RTC_SIs_Final.pdf

http://roundthecounty.com

 

Many thanks to Orcas Island Yacht Club, Friday Harbor Sailing Club, Roche Harbor and the many volunteers that put together one of the finest events in the Pacific North West.

Beating out through Race rocks in the Swiftsure LightShip Classic

Beating out through Race rocks in the Swiftsure LightShip Classic

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