The race in Seattle, WA is dedicated to the memory of Carol Pearl. Carol was a Sloop Tavern YC member for 39 years. She was a two-term past Commodore, a very active board member, the club historian, champion, mentor, friend and she was involved in organizing the Blakely Rock Benefit Race for as long as anyone can remember. Many sailing teams from across the northwest participated in the event. Class 8 was dominated by the J/105s. Winning was Tom Kerr’s CORVO, followed by Chuck Stephens’ PANIC in second and Jim Geros’ LAST TANGO and Jon Aitcheson’s MOOSE UNKNOWN tied for fifth place. For more Blakely Rock Benefit Race information, visit https://www.styc.org/race_info/Blakely%20Rock%20Benefit/index.shtml.