Sunny 75-degree weather ushered in the warmest day for the fourth and final day of racing in the ‘Ohana Harbor Coffee Whidbey Island Race Week regatta. Two solid races for each of the 10 classes were run by the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle race committee Friday afternoon in a 6-9 knot westerly. The committee’s [...]
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The fourth day of Whidbey Island Race Week out of Oak Harbor saw the third day of actual racing. With a minimum of three races shot off each day so far for the 94 classes in 10 starts, this event, 27 years in the running, is an opportunity to immerse oneself in sailing and hone [...]
Wednesday, July 15, the third day of the five-day ‘Ohana Harbor Coffee Whidbey Island Race Week regatta, brought the total number of starts fired off for the 94 boats so far to 64. Ranging from the J/125, Roxanne, with a PHRF rating of 6, to Tom Black’s US25, Blackie, with a PHRF rating of 244, [...]
For the 94 boats competing in the nine classes of ‘Ohana Harbor Coffee Whidbey Island Race Week, the crew’s watches could be set by the noon-sharp start of Tuesday’s first race, one of three races completed successfully during the second of five race days scheduled for the 27th annual regatta. Making up for the event’s [...]
Monday was no wind, no worries for Sunny Kerr. Despite traveling from Victoria, B.C. to compete in this year’s Whidbey Island Race Week, Kerr shrugged off the lack of wind that prevented any races from being held the first day of the regatta. Undaunted, Kerr and her crewmates on the J/109, Astral Plane, headed out [...]
On Monday, 94 sailboats congregated in the waters of Washington State’s Penn Cove in anticipation of this year’s Whidbey Island Race Week. Unfortunately, the wind was left off the guest list. Regardless, enthusiasm remained high as the approximately 500 racers looked forward to the remaining four days of competition. Indeed, this annual regatta, which attracts [...]
Stephenie Schwenk and her husband, Andy, have raced against each other in sailboats for years, all in good fun. Sometimes they’d make bets. If she won, he’d have to cook. If he beat her, she’d wear her lingerie. But they often raced together during Whidbey Island Race Week, and five days in the same boat [...]