NEW IN 2020! FOULWEATHER BLUFF RACE IS NOW A PUGET SOUND TOP 25 QUALIFYING RACE.
This is a mid-distance race in the challenging area of the south end of Whidbey Island, where currents are strong, up to the Foulweather Bluff, which is on the south side of the entrance to Hood Canal. The winds in early October can be strong or barely there, so there are three course options (1, 2, and 3) for the committee boat to send boats on (see image below). Everyone is welcome to join us on this race, but note that the mix of currents and conditions can, in some years, challenge even the more experienced sailors, especially on the south side of Whidbey Island. If you have any questions about this race, please email us. We would be happy to chat.
The first division is start at 10:00 AM with a reverse starting sequence and multi-hulls in the last start. Yachts with a PHRF rating of 180 and lower will race the 26 mile feature course, weather allowing. Yachts with a PHRF rating of 181 and greater and NFS division will race the 18 mile course weather allowing. Scoring is Time on Time. You must have a current PHRF-NW membership or an ORC certificate to be scored in this race.
Each year, we reserve the entire section of guest moorage in the Port of Edmonds for this race. If you want to stay at the Port of Edmonds, you call the marina and make your payment for moorage and electricity.
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