Well, in mid-June winds are likely to be light in the morning and building in the afternoon. So I see two major possibilities to consider - a short race inside Port Susan, starting and ending at Bob's beach in the afternoon, or a longer race to Bob's beach from somewhere else, starting in the morning.
Just thought I'd pull this out again to keep the interest up. June 16th ! My last thought is maybe we should start and end the race right in front of Bob's. Personally I don't care about handicaps or times, just want to have a fun time. Thoughts?
For short races, we'd need temporary marks, but that's not all that difficult to arrange, and it would mean we could lay out the course in almost any length according to the weather - the only real limitation is going to be anchoring them in the deep water out there, but it can be done. We could even arrange a pretty short course that keeps the boats right out in front and visible from Bob's beach. More work for the race committee perhaps, but I think right now we have more RC volunteers than race participants.
A longer race would probably start in the mid-morning in Port Gardner with the finish line at Bob's mooring. That's about an 8 NM course as one long leg, more like 13 to 15 if we did a dogleg around Hat Island or the Camano Head mark first (based on my highly accurate ruler-against-the-laptop measurement) which even in mid-June should be achievable for any boat with a rating better than about 230 or so. Start the race at 10 and even Jose's Cal 20 could make it to the finish before the BBQ was ready to eat that evening. The problem there would be that boats would only be visible to Bob's beach at the end of the race and they'd come in well spread out.
Of course, we could also do a parade, instead of a race - all the boats meet up at a predefined point and just cruise around Bob's mooring for a while. I don't know how many boats we have or how much interest there is in racing; I'm good with either.