Only two local boats competed in the final Whidbey Island Race Week Regatta July 23-27, but the pair left a positive stamp on the event which is ending after a 37-year run. Lemonade, skippered by Jason Polly, and Pearl JEM, with Larry Munns at the helm, finished 1-2 in their class, the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet Time-on-Time division. In all, 59 boats over eight classifications competed in the event. Race owner Schelleen Rathkopf announced in March that she is moving t
Can’t believe it’s already nearing the end of July! The Magic Juan Series and San Juan 24 North Americans are already in the history books, the Summer Series is in full swing and Race Week is just around the corner. We must be having fun because time is definitely flying by this season!
The Magic Juan Series finished a few weeks ago. It was another series marked by great sailing conditions and close competition. The podium finishers were made up of the usual suspects. I
Photo Credit: Dale Hendrickson Oak Harbor’s Dave Steckman and his boat Juan Solo finished second to Seattle’s Mark Bradner aboard Return in the San Juan 24 North American Championships Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30. The Oak Harbor Yacht Club hosted the event for the ninth consecutive year, with the regatta taking place on the waters of Penn Cove. The fleet of 12 boats competed in 12 races in the two-day event, with the poorest finish for each boat dropped from its overa
Nick de Ru rides aboard Juan Solo as skipper Dave Steckman leads the boat to two wins Thursday. (Photo by Dave Steckman) Wind Warrior skippered by Dean Vandament finished first in the overall standings in the Flying Sails division of the Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s Magic Juan Series, which finished its season Thursday, June 27. In the Windseeker division, Sojourn (Bruce Eastman) and Malolo (Ron de Ru), the only two boats to compete this spring, tied for first. Vandament captured