BREAKING NEWS: The Salish 200 started as a seat-of-your-pants, officially unofficial adventure race. We are excited to partner with the CYC Yacht Club for the 2024 edition and evolve this epic event into a formal Pacific Northwest classic that showcases the beauty of the Salish Sea.

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2024 race dates: June 21-23

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The Salish 200 is a 204 mile course around the San Juan Islands in the Salish Sea and down through Puget Sound around Vashon Island. The race was created in 2020 as a short handed event (limit of 5 crew) and is the longest race and one of the most challenging courses in the Pacific Northwest. 

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The Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club are seeking participants for the 21st Annual Round the County Sailboat Race on Nov. 8 and 9. The race circles the San Juan Islands archipelago that comprises San Juan County Washington considered by many to be one of the more beautiful sailing venues on earth.

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The Club is back to full operation with Wednesday and Friday meal service open to members, guests and reciprocals starting at 5pm.   Come enjoy dinner with the best view of Friday Harbor from our infinity deck! The Club has a full calendar of social programs and cruises planned for 2023.   We will be cruising north to the Gulf Islands, Victoria, Sucia, Rosario, Barkley Sound and more.  Members also cruise together in exotic winter vacations ranging from Bora Bora to the Antarctic. If you are new to the islands as a full time or seasonal resident there is no better way to make connections with your new island home and fully appreciate our unique environment.   Click here  to learn more about the benefits of membership.

The San Juan Island Yacht Club (SJIYC) is organized to encourage and support all forms of boating in the Pacific Northwest, to bring our nearly 300 members together to build friendships, share matters of common interest, and to promote safe and enjoyable boating.  Boat ownership is not a membership requirement. We sponsor 8 or more cruises each year along with the Shaw Island Classic sailboat race, numerous social functions, educational programs, and San Juan Island’s Opening Day celebration of a “Community Afloat”.   Our members cruise as far north as Glacier Bay and south to the Gulf of California.

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Round the County organizers are hoping to run the 33rd annual race with modifications for Coronavirus

The Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club are aiming to get the 33rd annual Round the County sailboat race off on November 6-8, 2020 in the beautiful and challenging waters of San Juan County, Washington. Online registration will open on October 5 and an online skipper’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday November 6.

Round the County is a two-day event that runs approximately 76 miles, circumnavigating the San Juan Islands (alternating directions—clockwise or counterclockwise—each year) with a mid-way overnight stop in Roche Harbor on San Juan Island on Saturday night. Due to the terrific venue, the often fantastic winds of November, and the overnight stop in Roche Harbor, Round the County has become one of the most popular sailing events in the Pacific Northwest. Without a doubt, this is one of our favorite races, too.

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According to race organizers, here are the Coronavirus Considerations for this year’s race: 

The race organizers are continuing to monitor the Coronavirus pandemic. At the time of publishing, the U.S. / Canadian border remains closed and San Juan County is in Washington’s Phase 2. Therefore, we are planning to delay opening registration until October 5, one month later than normal. We expect to eliminate all formal social activities before, during, and after the race; and crews will be expected to adhere to the Washington Safe Start guidelines in place at the time of the event, including potentially limiting participation to no more than five crew per boat. Should Roche Harbor Marina be required to close transient moorage or operate at reduced capacity, participants should be prepared to anchor Saturday night.

Here’s the latest announcement via the Round the County Facebook page :

With fingers crossed that we’ll be able to hold the 33rd annual Round the County (RTC) race this year, the Notice of Race has been posted. Registration will open a month later than usual this year on October 5. This will provide us with a better window into the status of the pandemic and hopefully help our Canadian friends better insight into whether the border might open in time to allow their participation. This years changes are expected to include NO social events (welcome, party at Roche, or awards at OIYC). The skippers meeting and awards will both be held virtually. The shortened courses will now be a longitude on each day with no limit on range and no shoreside reporting—to be scored for the halfway, a picture of your GPS showing longitude and time will be required. We hope you’ll be able to join us! Mark your calendars for October 5 when we expect to publish the SIs and open registration.
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Regional Sailboat Races in the USA

By: Zeke Quezada, ASA Destinations , Sailing Races

Let’s set sail into the thrilling world of regional sailboat races! These competitions offer a unique and exciting twist on the traditional sailing experience.

Regional races center around sailboats vying for supremacy in specific corners of the world, be it a coastal paradise or a cluster of enchanting islands. These events serve as a rallying point for local racers, as sailors hailing from nearby towns and yacht clubs come together to showcase their skills. 

What’s particularly enticing about regional races is their inclusivity. Whether you’re piloting a nimble dinghy or commanding a majestic yacht, these races often welcome boats of all types and sailors of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned sea veteran or a novice setting sail for the first time, there’s a class tailored to your needs at most of these local sailing races.

It’s not all about the competition! Regional races transform into grand sailing events, where communities burst to life for multiple days of festivities while showcasing their local flavor. Sailors gather, forge new friendships, and revel in their shared passion for this incredible sport.

Moreover, these races often offer affordable entry fees, ensuring accessibility to aspiring racers of all backgrounds. Some races may be shorter and less arduous than epic ocean crossings, making them ideal for sailors looking to refine their skills. Regional sailboat races are all about honoring the sport of sailing and the remarkable community it nurtures.

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  • Website: Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race
  • Description: The Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race is an offshore yacht race that takes participants from Marblehead, Massachusetts, to Halifax, Nova Scotia. It’s a challenging long-distance race across the North Atlantic.
  • Website: Figawi Race Weekend
  • Description: Figawi Race Weekend is a popular sailing event that includes both a race and a weekend of festivities. It starts in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and ends on Nantucket Island.
  • Website: Block Island Race Week
  • Description: Block Island Race Week is a biennial event that takes place on Block Island, Rhode Island. It features a series of races over the course of a week and is known for its lively social scene.
  • Website: Vineyard Race
  • Description: The Vineyard Race is an offshore race that starts and finishes in Stamford, Connecticut, with a course that takes sailors around Martha’s Vineyard. It’s known for its scenic course and challenging conditions.
  • Website: Newport to Bermuda Race
  • Description: The Newport to Bermuda Race is a classic offshore race that starts in Newport, Rhode Island, and finishes in Bermuda. It’s one of the most prestigious ocean races on the East Coast.
  • Website: Ida Lewis Distance Race
  • Description: The Ida Lewis Distance Race is a coastal race that starts and finishes in Newport, Rhode Island. It offers a variety of courses, including offshore and overnight racing.
  • Website: Camden Classics Cup
  • Description: The Camden Classics Cup is a regatta held in Camden, Maine, that celebrates classic and vintage sailing yachts. It’s a showcase of timeless sailboat designs.
  • Website: Nantucket Race Week
  • Description: Nantucket Race Week is a week-long sailing event held on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. It includes a variety of racing classes and social activities, making it a family-friendly event.
  • Website: Boothbay Harbor Regatta
  • Description: The Boothbay Harbor Regatta is an annual regatta held in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It features a mix of sailboat racing, social events, and onshore activities.
  • Website: Annapolis to Newport Race
  • Description: The Annapolis to Newport Race is a classic offshore race that starts in Annapolis, Maryland, and finishes in Newport, Rhode Island. This classic race takes sailors between two of the USA’s sailing epicenters.
  • Website: Charleston Race Week
  • Description: Charleston Race Week is a premier sailing event held in Charleston, South Carolina. It’s one of the largest regattas in the United States, featuring a wide range of sailboat classes and competitive racing.
  • Website: Around Long Island Regatta
  • Description: The Around Long Island Regatta is an annual offshore race that circumnavigates Long Island, New York. It’s a challenging race known for its variety of conditions and scenic views along the course.
  • Website: Around Martha’s Vineyard Race
  • Description: The Around Martha’s Vineyard Race is a sailing race that circumnavigates Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. 
  • Website: Conanicut Yacht Club
  • Description: The Around Jamestown Island Race is organized by the Conanicut Yacht Club and takes place in the waters around Jamestown Island, near Newport, Rhode Island. It’s a local race with stunning views of the Newport area.
  • Website: Atlantic Cup
  • Description: The Atlantic Cup is a premier Class 40 offshore racing series held along the East Coast of the United States. It features multiple legs and attracts international competitors. The race promotes sustainability and ocean health.

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  • Website: Rolex Big Boat Series
  • Description: The Rolex Big Boat Series is a prestigious sailing event held in San Francisco, California. It’s known for attracting top sailors and a wide range of sailboat classes, making it a highlight of the West Coast racing calendar.
  • Website: Pacific Cup
  • Description: The Pacific Cup is a biennial offshore yacht race that takes participants from San Francisco, California to Kaneohe, Hawaii. It’s a challenging race known for its long-distance and unpredictable conditions.
  • Website: Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race
  • Description: This is one of the largest international yacht races, starting from Newport Beach, California, and finishing in Ensenada, Mexico. It features a wide range of sailboat classes and attracts sailors from around the world.
  • Website: Baja Ha-Ha
  • Description: The Baja Ha-Ha is an annual cruisers’ rally that starts in San Diego, California, and ends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While not a traditional race, it’s a popular event for sailors looking to cruise along the Baja California Peninsula.
  • Website: Swiftsure International Yacht Race
  • Description: The Swiftsure International Yacht Race is held in the waters off Victoria, British Columbia. It offers a variety of race courses, attracting both local and international sailors for a challenging competition.
  • Website: Round the County Race
  • Description: The Round the County Race is a sailing race that takes place in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State. It offers a picturesque and challenging course for sailors.
  • Website: Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race
  • Description: This race starts in Santa Barbara, California, and finishes in Redondo Beach, California. It’s a popular offshore race along the Southern California coastline.
  • Website: Southern Straits Yacht Race
  • Description: The Southern Straits Yacht Race is a challenging overnight race that begins and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s known for its strategic and tactical sailing.
  • Website: Long Beach Race Week
  • Description: Long Beach Race Week is a multi-day regatta held in Long Beach, California. It features a variety of racing classes and attracts sailors of all levels.

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Gulf of Mexico

  • Website: Harvest Moon Regatta
  • Description: The Harvest Moon Regatta is a popular offshore sailing race that takes participants from Galveston, Texas, to Port Aransas, Texas. It typically takes place in October and is known for its festive atmosphere.
  • Website: New Orleans Yacht Club
  • Description: The Race to the Coast is a sailing race that starts in New Orleans, Louisiana, and finishes in Gulfport, Mississippi. It’s organized by the New Orleans Yacht Club.
  • Website: GBCA Performance Cup Series
  • Description: The GBCA Performance Cup Series is a series of sailboat races organized by the Galveston Bay Cruising Association (GBCA) in Galveston, Texas. It includes various races and regattas throughout the year.
  • Website: St. Petersburg Yacht Club
  • Description: The St. Petersburg to Havana Race is an offshore race that starts in St. Petersburg, Florida, and finishes in Havana, Cuba. It’s organized by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.
  • Website: Clearwater Yacht Club
  • Description: The Clearwater to Key Largo Race is an offshore sailing race that starts in Clearwater, Florida, and finishes in Key Largo, Florida. It’s organized by the Clearwater Yacht Club.

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Sailing Lessons , provided by Island Rec in coordination with the SJISF. Daily week-long lessons are provided according to age and level of experience for children, teens, and adults. Early lessons are held at Percich Pond, and more advanced lessons move to Griffin Bay off Jackson Beach. All registration is handled by Island Rec, starting in early spring. Classes do fill up fairly quickly. External Link: Island Rec

NWYRC Regattas are held up and down the west coast and we offer some support for island sailors wanting to compete in them. These are pretty intense regattas, with dozens of experienced racers on the line, and are loads of fun and a great way to make friends. Each year we decide which races we will provide support for depending on who’s interested in racing and coach availability. External Link:   Northwest Youth Sailing

All Islands Youth Regatta is hosted by SJISF at Jackson Beach. This very casual one-day regatta is an excellent introduction to racing for youth sailors of all ages. Participation requires that sailors be able to right a capsized boat, know the basic racing rules, and have a decent idea what to do if a dragon surfaces during a race. 

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The calendar displays our current charter season from May through October. Use the arrows at the top left side of the calendar to advance month by month. Please read the complete text for each week to see what type of trip is offered and how many spaces are available.

Click on the green text bar week with your mouse for more details. Weeks that are already filled and have no space available will be indicated as “SOLD OUT”. All six day San Juan islands sailboat charters begin on Sunday and return on Friday.

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“Join a Cruise” trips are where anyone can book a stateroom and join other couples (or individuals) doing the same thing. These chartered trips are generally available around the last week of each month, but as those weeks fill up we usually add additional weeks that are not yet listed on the calendar. Please call or check back with us in case we open a new week. Northwind is a spacious sailing yacht and we take a maximum of six guests weekly, so the boat is never crowded. You will also have your own private bathroom, no sharing with the crew or other passengers.

“Private Charter” weeks are where you put your own group of up to six people together and have exclusive use of the yacht for the week. If you can form your own group of six you receive the best discount, which is reflected on the rate page. If you want a private charter for fewer than six people it is more expensive. If you have a group of four adults and don’t mind having another couple join you, then please contact us to see if this option is available for your desired week.

Notes: Call 800-729-3207 or contact us  to confirm availability of your selected week for our San Juan island charters. We can hold your selection for up to 7 days awaiting a deposit.

If the week you want is not currently open, then please contact us to be put on a waiting list in case of a cancellation.

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49 ½ th Un-Shaw Island Classic Race Results

  • Written by Peg Gerlock

It turns out that fresh air sailing was just the thing to escape Covid-19 craziness, as 49 sailboats showed up for the San Juan Island Yacht Club’s special and unique 49 ½ Un-Shaw Island Sailboat Race on Saturday, August 8. The weather was just as crazy as everything else this year, and the currents, once again, never looked at Washburn's tables.

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Two Way Race    Photo by Jim Corenman

As in the past, racers could circumnavigate Shaw Island in either direction factoring in shifting winds, variable currents, narrow rocky channels, and ferry traffic. This was a pursuit race with each boat assigned a start time based on her PHRF or committee-assigned rating. Physical distancing requirements meant no committee boats and no pins, so the start/finish line was determined via GPS and visual locators and timing was on the honor system.

Winds were light and shifty at the start with just enough breeze to allow for a semi-orderly start. Two-thirds of the fleet headed north up San Juan Channel against the ebb for a clockwise rounding, while the rest of the fleet rode the ebb with light but steady following winds. Once in Upright Channel the wind eased and adverse current pushed boats back towards Cattle Pass. Wind conditions were fluky with boats, spinnakers flying, passing in opposite direction and other boats on the same course and bearing, but opposite tacks.

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Un-Shaw 2020    Photo by Jim Corenman

Narrow Wasp Passage presented its usual challenge of avoiding collision with other boats and rocks while bobbing along with the light current with equally little wind. Additional battlegrounds for clockwise racers were rounding Hankin Point and punching through the flood waters rushing between Canoe Island and Flat Point in Upright Channel. A rising southerly wind in San Juan Channel aided racers in both directions toward the end of the race. “We charged down San Juan Channel to the finish in just enough wind to cross the line a couple of boat lengths behind Madrona and a couple minutes ahead of Secret Squirrel” said Chris Wolfe, skipper of Raku. These three boats placed first, second and third in division 4 and fourth, fifth and sixth overall.

There were many challenges on this crazy race day and only 13 boats crossed the finish line during the last hour and a half before the 6:00 p.m. cutoff. A fun day on the water was had by all, though. “We were under power heading for the slip when time expired. Still, a great day on the water! What a great break to spend six hours thinking about nothing but boat speed.” said Jack Mckenna, skipper of Sleeper.

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Purple Martin, the winning crew  Photo by Boris Luchterhand

First to finish and winner of division 2 at 4:26 p.m. was Betsey Whareham’s Purple Martin, one of six Martin 242’s entered for the race. Second overall and for division 2 was Rozz, another Martin 242 skippered by Jeff Johnson, followed by Mark Bunker’s Interface, a Dash-34 and first in division 3. In keeping with tradition, the highest rated boats are division 1, and unfortunately there were no finishers for that division.

Complete results and photos can be found at the Club’s website at http://sjiyc.com , click on “ Race Info ”.

A special shout-out goes to Wally Lum, who sailed with Kat and Michael Durland on the 6-meter, Challenge, who finished with 30 minutes to spare. This was Wally’s 50th, having competed in every Shaw (and Un-Shaw) race! Well done, and we look forward to celebrating properly next year.

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Award Masks, Un-Shaw 2020    Peg Gerlock

There was no dinner served by the First Mates at the clubhouse followed by no awards presentation. Winners will receive a hand-sewn nautical face mask that may be worn for personal protection or flown as a brag flag.

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Exploring the San Juan Islands under sail is simply breathtaking! It’s an experience bound to make lasting memories for everyone aboard.

We will tailor your dream trip from a plethora of destination and anchorage options for a delightful adventure through this magical cluster of islands along the Canadian border. The experience promises to be full of marine wildlife, serene hikes, charming villages, breathtaking sunsets, crab feasts, paddle boarding and more.

This trip requires a minimum of 4 nights/5days. There are many wonderful islands and anchorages to explore. The longer the trip, the more you will experience!

This trip departs and returns from our home port of Eagle Harbor, on Bainbridge Island, though alternate departure and arrival ports can be arranged.

Price will vary depending on nights aboard and food provisioning options. We will be happy to discuss building the perfect trip for you and everything is customizable. Call us today to discuss your San Juan Island adventure! Book Now!

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Killer whales attack and sink 50-foot yacht in Strait of Gibraltar: Spanish officials

A pod of killer whales attacked and sunk a yacht in the Strait of Gibraltar, between Spain and Morocco, officials confirmed to ABC News.

Two people were on board the vessel when the incident occurred Sunday at 9 a.m. local time, according to Spain's maritime authority.

The nearly 50-foot yacht, named The Alboran Cognac, was 15 miles from Cabo Espartel in Morocco when an unknown number of orcas began ramming it.

The couple alerted Spanish authorities and a rescue team arrived to extricate them from the vessel an hour after the attack, though officials were unable to salvage the sinking boat.

There have been approximately 700 orca attacks since 2020, according to GT Orca Atlantica, a conservation group, and officials believe there are more than 37 orcas in the Strait of Gibraltar.

The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, separating Europe from Africa.

"During the summer and autumn of 2020, interaction events began to occur between several specimens of this species and vessels, mainly sailboats, both in the Strait of Gibraltar and in the waters of the Galician coast," according to Spanish government officials. "These interactions have ranged from persistent approaches to ships, to ramming the hull and rudder, causing various types of damage, which continue today."

It's unclear why orcas attack boats, though experts hypothesize the marine mammals could be targeting vessels for sport or they feel threatened.

According to a study in Biological Conservation , a peer-reviewed journal, "sophisticated learning abilities" have been found to exist in orcas.

In June 2023, racing yachts in the Strait of Gibraltar had a close encounter with a pod of orcas, race officials said at the time.

Crew members aboard a rival pair of 65-foot yachts were on the final leg of The Ocean Race, a global sailing competition, when they reported being intercepted by killer whales as their boats approached the Strait of Gibraltar.

No fatalities were reported in the incident, according to officials.

Killer whales attack and sink 50-foot yacht in Strait of Gibraltar: Spanish officials

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Princess Cruises to Launch Voyages Out of This Caribbean Destination for the First Time in 10 Years

Starting October 2025, the cruise line will sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico on seven-day voyages on board the Grand Princess.

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Princess Cruises will return to San Juan, Puerto Rico, next year for the first time in more than 10 years, sailing week-long voyages from the U.S. territory.

Starting October 2025, the cruise line will sail from the capital of Puerto Rico on seven-day voyages on board the Grand Princess . Princess will plan to sail these southern Caribbean voyages through March 2026, the company shared with Travel + Leisure.

The Grand Princess will sail two alternating itineraries, both roundtrip from San Juan. The first will include stops in Tortola, St. Kitts, Dominica, Grenada, and Barbados, while the second will include stops in St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Antigua, St. Vincent, and Barbados. Each will include a day at sea.

“Our return to San Juan after more than a decade not only reconnects our guests with a port rich in history and charm, but further expands the variety of departure points across North America that our guests can sail from,” Terry Thornton, the chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises, said in a statement shared with T+L. “Puerto Rico remains one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Caribbean and continues to attract new airlift from source markets across the U.S. as well as markets in Europe and South America, which makes it a great fit for Princess. Plus, there are many outstanding options to choose from for a great pre- or post-cruise stay.”

While on board the 2,600-guest Grand Princess ship, passengers can enjoy a mini golf putting course, indulge in afternoon tea, relax in the adults-only The Sanctuary, and more. The Grand Princess is the oldest in the company’s fleet , but underwent a major renovation in 2019.

Cruises from San Juan will go on sale on May 16, according to the company.

While Princess is making plans to return to San Juan next year, the company was forced to delay another 2025 debut when it pushed back the delivery of its newest ship , the Star Princess , by about two months. That ship is now expected to sail in the fall of 2025.

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