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Baba Louie – 7th;  Slouch – 10th;   Suspence – 30th

In one of the better Fleet 26 performances in a World Championships – Final results for the 2017 World Championships at Port Credit, Ontario, Fleet 26 had two boats in the top 10 and all three in the top 30!  Way to go the Baba Louie, Slouch, and Suspence teams.

Highlights include – Baba Louie with three top ten finishes, including a second place; Slouch, consistently in the top 15 and threw out a 33rd; and Suspence closing strong with 12th and 19th place finishes.

View the results at  https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=2934


The July 11 training session was a huge success!  Twelve J24s from our fleet 26 participated, Rob Hyslop from the Sandpoint fleet joined us, and the excitement even spilled over from the J24 class that had 4 boats join in.  The total number of participants was estimated at more than 75, and they were treated to great chalk talks from Keith Whittemore, Kevin Downey and Harry Dursch.  (See Harry’s notes under the Articles tab, and then Area Knowledge).  Other talks were postponed to maximize the time on the water – we’ll catch those another time around.

On-the-water training included:  Speed tuning, and paired speed testing; Tacks, jibes, sets and douses; and Starts.

And – as always – the best part was the barbeque and camaraderie at the end.  If you missed it this time –  don’t miss the next one.  It was a lot of fun and an incredible learning experience.


The 2017 National Championships were concluded on May 21 at the Seattle CYC deep water venue at Shilshole.  Great weather and good winds prevailed.  Nine races held allowed one throw-out for the regatta results.  Thirty-two boats competed for the championship.  Visiting boats/skippers included Will Wells from Portsmouth, RI and Siesta/Nobuyuki Imai all the way from Japan!  And the East side of District 19 was well represented with 3 teams from Sandpoint, ID, and 2 from Flathead Lake,  MT.

The championship was won by team Tundra Rose with Keith Wittemore at the helm supported by the crew work of Kevin Downey, Brian Thomas, Mark Rogers, and Shelby Milne.  By winning this regatta, Team Tundra qualifies for the 2018 World Championships to be held at Lake Garda, Italy

View the results at http://www.cycseattle.org/results/2017_specific/j24.html






Latest Buzz

The 2018 Season is underway!!

Tuesday Evening racing started April 10 with a good turnout even though some of the fleet held out for the first regatta of the season (PSSR) at Shilshole on April 14 and 15.

Things will really get underway from here.  Look forward to a great season.

 Lydia Volberding and Christa Bassett Ross – New Fleet Co-Captains

Welcome to Lydia Volberding and Christa Bassett Ross  as our new Fleet Co-Captain.  

Team Tundra Rose/Furio Win 2017 European Championships!

Keith Whittemore and the team of Kevin Downey, Brian Thomas, Mark Rogers and Shelby Milne take first place at the 2017 J24 European Championships at Balatonfured,  Hungary.  Congratulations Team!!  Link to the results is  http://j24europeans2017.hu/results/






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