Race to the Straits

One of the first major events of the sailing season in the Pacific Northwest is hosted by the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club called the Race to the Straits—a 30.0nm dash from Shilshole Bay in Seattle up to Port Townsend, WA. It is principally a short-handed event, featuring both Single and Double-handed divisions. The full course length is 30.710 nautical miles each day. Saturday’s race is from Shilshole Bay to Point Hudson, and Sunday’s race is the return leg. This year's weekend saw predominantly light airs on both days, with a lot of DNFs/RETs on Sunday for most of the fleet. In the PHRF 10 division of doublehanded J/105s, winning was Erik Kristen's MORE JUBILEE, followed by Al Hughes' CREATIVE in second and Adrien Felon's DOUBLE TROUBLE in third position. For more Sloop Tavern Yacht Club "Race to the Straits" information, visit https://www.styc.org/.

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