Contributed photo/Jim Corenman Ben Colwell on Rum Line crosses the finish line to win the race in 2017.

Contributed photo/Jim Corenman Ben Colwell on Rum Line crosses the finish line to win the race in 2017.

Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race sets sail Aug. 11

  • Wed Jul 25th, 2018 10:22am
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan Island Yacht Club

The 48th Annual Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race, sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, Aug. 11. The race, run for nearly 50 years, is a highlight of the summer boating calendar with over 40 sailboats from under 20 to over 50 feet competing in multiple classes. All eligible boats and crews are invited to participate.

The race starts and ends in Friday Harbor and allows racers to circumnavigate Shaw Island in either direction. A hearty lasagna dinner and awards presentation are held at the San Juan Island Yacht Club after the race.

The public can view the race from the shores of San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw Islands, as well as from ferries transiting the course.

The race is open to multihulls, unballasted centerboards, registered Performance Handicap Racing Fleet sailboats and cruising sailboats of all sizes and rigs, each with their own race class. Trophies will be awarded for the first three finishers in each class based on corrected time, adjusted for time-on-time based on PHRF or committee assigned ratings.

Entry and notice of race forms may be downloaded from the San Juan Island Yacht Club website at www.sjiyc.com or by contacting the fleet captain at 360-788-3506.