Liberty wins annual Jack and Jill Race | Around the Waterfront

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a mark
located off Canada’s Halibut Island stark.

Forecasted winds of 5 to 10 called for sails most light,
but actual winds put sailors in a bight.

With wind on the quarter
it soon became a snorter.

Force 5 to 6 on the anemometer
brought in fog so thick they could not see her.

The knotmeter pegged seven to eight
so the delicious lunch could not be ate.

Expert navigation the mark to obtain
started the return the finish to gain.

Currents in the Strait DeHaro
gave one boat a lead more than narrow.

As tacks were split, one laid Henry
To the other it was a memory.

* * *

In this annual race of the Friday Harbor Sailing Club on Saturday, 30 July, LIBERTY, skippered by Howard Lewis with crew Chantelle Vollmer, was declared the winner by Race Committee John Manning and Ed Hale.

In second place was MARIANA, skippered by Fred Hoeppner and Cathy Crain crew.

— Fred Hoeppner is a retired Navy captain and a competitive sailor. Contact him at

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