Hello Sail Fleet!

Happy New Year to you all!  Hope you enjoyed the holidays.  Although the days are short and the weather cold, now is the time to start thinking warm thoughts about the upcoming 2018 sailing season!  Dave Steckman and I have put together a race schedu...

October 9, 2017

What a perfect weekend for the 2017 Scott Cline Memorial Regatta.

The RC, led by Rear Commodore Larry Munns, got off 4 buoy races on Saturday as the rain let up and before the big blow that came in later that evening.  After the first day of racing, only 2 points separ...

August 22, 2017

 Photo: Jason Joiner checking the competition positions

Team Renaissance took a break from weekly Thursday night racing to participate in Anacortes Yacht Club’s popular North Century race around the San Juan Islands on August 18-20.

The double handed crew of Steckman/Joi...

Back-to-back wins for Holcomb / Sailing | Whidbey News-Times

For the second week in a row, Chad Holcomb, skippering Yeah Dogg, captured first place in the Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s Thursday night sailing series Aug. 17.

Holcomb won both races in the opening fall series com...

Sling Shot (93), skippered by Rick Almberg, was one of five Oak Harbor boats that took part in Race Week. (Photo by Patricia Guthrie)

Ehu Kai, skippered by Bill and Cathy Walker, placed second in its class to earn the top finish by a local boat in the 35th Annual Whidbe...

Bill Walker and Chad Holcomb each won races in the Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s Thursday night Magic Juan racing series July 6.

For the first time this season, Windseekers, a new category of sailors who don’t use spinnakers, took part in the races, sailing the same course.

Wa...

Steckman finishes fourth in North American Championships / Sailing | Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor skippers Dave Steckman and Bill Walker placed fourth and seventh, respectively, in the San Juan 24 North American Championships hosted by the Oak Harbor Yacht Club this we...

North American San Juan 24 championship comes to Whidbey this weekend / Sailing | Whidbey News-Times

The Oak Harbor Yacht Club will host the North American San Juan 24 championships, sponsored by Ullman Sails, for the seventh consecutive year this weekend.

Racing begins...

As Jim McAlpine strolls the docks at the Oak Harbor Marina, sailors and deckhands greet him by name.


“When you get to be as old as me, you get to meet a lot of good people,” McAlpine said.
He’s going on 88, and still sails competitively, winning frequently. His “stack...

May 7, 2017

Boats finished Round Whidbey in the dark, and the sound of a sailboat crossing the finish on a beam reach in 20 knot winds is more dramatic than the sight. The wind through the sails, the hull through the water, then gone!


Congrats to Sofa King Slow (Gary Stuntz) for t...