COVID-19 update: The differences in this year's race and related activities due to COVID-19 restrictions are summarized below:
Without our usual onshore activities, we will run as long a race as the day's weather and the 8 hour time limit allow. We will have a boat ready at Pilot Point to shorten course if necessary. It has been too long since the Foulweather Bluff Race made it all the way to its namesake. So, please plan for a full day if you join us. We hope to see you there.
The first division will start at 10:00 AM, reverse starting sequence, with multi-hulls in the last start. The start and finish are just north of the Edmonds ferry terminal. The three marks that we use are as follows:
Foulweather Bluff - permanent navigational buoy
Scatchet Head - permanent navigational buoy
Pilot Point - temporary mark
Yachts with a PHRF-NW rating of 180 and lower will race the "Long Course". Yachts with a PHRF-NW rating of 181 and greater and NFS division will race the "Short Course". But, all yachts might be sailling the same course depending on weather. Please see the Sailing Instructions for details on the courses. Scoring is Time on Time.
Trophies include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division, plus first overall long and short course, and the perpetual Bill Heston Performance trophy is awarded to the first place overall monohull winner.
This race is also a team event. The Grand Perpetual Foulweather Bluff team trophy is awarded to the yacht club with the best four boats combined finishes.
Weather and currents play big roles in this race. As usual, Bruce Hedrick will write about both for this race beforehand. Tune into Bruce's Briefs a few days before.
The earlybird deadline is September 15. The new deadline for getting your boat's name on the shirt is September 21.
Foulweather Bluff Shirts were available up to September 21 for advanced purchase with registration and in our online store. The shirts will be short sleeved with custom designed graphics and names of boats registered by the earlybird deadline. Shirts are $20. There are no shirts available for day of purchase this year.
Staying in guest moorage Friday night? The Port of Edmonds has overnight moorage available Friday and Saturday. Moorage rates are $1.40 per foot plus 4.50/night for electricity. You set up moorage directly with the Port of Edmonds; race registration fees do not include moorage. We'll be on hand to help you dock. Be ready to raft. Moorage is payable on Friday in person or over the phone until the office closes. Then you can pay using the after-hours pay station atop the guest moorage area, after 7 am on Saturday morning, or over the phone during business hours.
Restaurants at the marina include Anthony’s Home Port, Anthony’s Beach Café, and Arnie's.
The Port of Edmonds is offering a half off sling and wash special.