So if you are like me and look forward to this event and are not STYC members, you might consider changing your plans.
Fantastic news. The 21st annual Race to the Straits is happening this year! After a 2 year hiatus....we are back. Yes, it will be 2 full days of racing to Port Townsend and back with an awesome halfway party in between. It's all happening!
Save the dates....May 7th and 8th.
We have some exciting events taking place this year as well as some necessary changes. A few tidbits include:
- Skipper meeting hosted at Bad Jimmy's in Ballard.
- Halfway Party at the fabulous Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend.
- Halfway Party dinner catered by Mystery Bay Seafood w/ beer and wine.
- T-Shirts and other merchandise will be available for purchasing.
- Halfway trophies + a haul out for the first to cross the finish on Saturday.
- Final trophies awarded at the Sloop Tavern in Ballard.
This year, however, we had to make some changes to the size of the event due to major space constraints at Point Hudson Marina. Many of you know that the marina will be doing an extensive breakwater re-build on the north side of the entrance starting late summer. Due to that construction, they had to rearrange the marina to make way for additional commercial traffic as well as the local vendors. This year we will have less than half of the space we normally would at the marina. In true STYC spirit, we had to address these constraints with the goal of still getting butts in boats and providing an amazing race for those that want to join. Therefore, we will be offering race registrations for this event in 2 categories with the following stipulations…..open to any STYC member only:
A. 50 registration spots will be opened up for STYC members only with boats equal to or less than 35' total LOA. We have a goal to try to secure spots for 55 boats here so a waitlist of 5 boats in this category will be created after the first 50 sign-ups. Registration for this category will be $150 and will include 2 full days of racing + admission to the mandatory skipper party at Bad Jimmy's (yes there will be beer) + Halfway Party admission + moorage at Pt Hudson marina or 1 of the public docks that are included within the reservation that STYC has with the Port.
B. 10 registration spots will be opened up for STYC members only with boats greater than 35' total LOA. There may be a possible waitlist for more registrations. Registration for this category will be $120 and will include 2 full days of racing + admission to the mandatory skipper party at Bad Jimmy's (yes there will be beer) + halfway party admission. Registrants will need to arrange for their own moorage outside of Pt. Hudson marina and the public docks. Boat Haven or anchoring out would be the general solution here.
We will be looking at having around 65 total boats participating this year, and we wanted to give our membership the first opportunity to register. We look to have registrations available starting April 8th. Changes will be made to the NOR's addressing the moorage so stay tuned for that. PLEASE REVIEW THE UPDATED NOR'S ON APRIL 8th PRIOR TO REGISTERING
We look forward to another amazing year of racing, and your board members are hard at work addressing challenges such as these to help ensure a positive experience for all. Feel free to call or email me with any questions regarding this event. As always, we are seeking volunteers in both Seattle and Port Townsend to help make this event successful. We cannot do this without you!!
Shannon Renner, Past Commodore
2022 RTTS Event Coordinator
Register below. Registration will open to all STYC members on Friday April 8th
Register Here on 4-8-2022
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