As we ease into summer, attention shifts from school sports to community sports and recreation; and immediately the San Juan Golf and Tennis Club comes to mind.
Sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, the 46th Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race will be Saturday, Aug. 6. Eligible boats and crews can participate. The race starts from Friday Harbor and circumnavigates Shaw in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, arriving back in Friday Harbor for dinner and an awards presentation. The race is a navigational challenge as currents, wind and projected boat speed must be considered to determine which way to 'round the island. The race is open to registered PHRF boats and cruising sailboats of all sizes and rigs, as well as multihulls and unballasted centerboards. Trophies will be awarded for the first three finishers in each class based on corrected time, adjusted for PHRF or committee-assigned ratings. More info at www.sjiyc.com.
by Michael Bunnell
Attention drivers, on Saturday June 18 the Lakedale Three Lakes Triathlon will kick off its fourth year with cyclist and runners on the roadways and the 15 Annual King's San Juan Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k runners will be on the roads; challenging themselves and each other on Sunday the 19.
School sports have finally come to an end for the spring season.
By Michael Bunnell
Chairman Pat O'Day announced a one year postponement of the annual fund raising event. O'Day says, "The board must do some diligent re-planning of the tournament as the costs have risen to an extent leaving little money for the nonprofits, the sole reason for which the event is held."
San Juan Island Youth Sailing Team members Perham and Leah Black won the Orcas Regional sailing regatta at West Sound on Saturday, March 26.
On March 15, the Wolverines' golf team faced La Conner at the San Juan Golf Club.
By Courtney Oldwyn
Submitted by Travis Mager
By Mike Martin