Blakely Rock Benefit Regatta

The Sloop Tavern Yacht Club Blakely Rock Benefit Regatta took place on April 1 in Seattle, WA. 116 boats signed up to support The STYC Sailing Foundation fundraiser (promoting the advancement of youth sailing and boating safety), and after all the starting horns were done, 109 boats in 16 different classes crossed the start line on their way to Blakely Rock off the southeast end of Bainbridge Island. Winds were light at first, but eventually built before trailing off again. The Class 11 J/105 one-design fleet was easily taken by John Atchison’s MOOSE UNKNOWN. They finished six minutes ahead of Tom Kerr’s CORVO-105, and two minutes back from them was Chuck Stephens’ PANIC. The rest of their top five included Jim Geros’ LAST TANGO in fourth and Matt Rockett’s INCONCEIVABLE in fifth. For more Blakely Rock Benefit Race information, visit

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