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Gig Harbor YC Sail Fleet

Thursday Evening Sailboat Races
The May series of 5 timed races were held in two different classes, Big Boats over 30 Ft and Thunderbirds. A great time of racing and celebration at Spiros was enjoyed by the crews of 12 different boats. Awards for the race top finishers are listed below.

Congratulations to all who participated.

Informal races continue on Thursday throughout the summer. If you want to have some fun in the harbor and learn a little about racing with your boat or as crew contact Sail Chair Tom Gray.

May Series:
Large Boats
1st:  Pete Clements       Shinola Too
2nd: Michael Mordue   Windchaser
3rd:  Bill Harter               Merry Maker

Thunderbirds
1st:  Tom Mitchell        Magic Bus
2nd: Ed Joshberger      Snowbird
3rd:  Hartwell Champagne   Yardbird




General Sail Information

GHYC has an active sailboat program that includes both racers and cruisers. Our membership includes many very experienced sailors in both categories.

GHYC sponsors two major sailboat races each year. The Islands Race in March which is part of the Southern Sound Series held each winter, and the Lemans Race in November which is one of the most popular sailing events in the area featuring a unique start, in which boats start at anchor with sails down and the crew below decks.

Several lower-key events are held each year, including the Jack and Jill Race in September and the May Thursday evenings races, held within the confines of Gig Harbor.   Harbor races continue informally on Thursday evenings from June into September though not as a scored series.
Details on the sail events including registration notice of race (NOR) and results are shown in the sailing event links and are available 6-8 weeks prior to the event. Sailing Races are open to the public.

For more information contact: Tom Gray: Email:Sailchair@gigharboryc.com