Dedicated sailors don’t let Seattle’s winter weather stop them from joining in the annual beer-can race sponsored by the Seattle Singles Yacht Club. The 2018 races will be on six Sundays: Jan. 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4,11,18. Skippers can enter all races, or just a few. Results will be tabulated at the end of the series and participants receive Goosebumps stickers.
There are no race fees nor advance registration. Just show up in Lake Union near Gas Works Park and motor by the SSYC Committee Boat and give your name, boat name and number. You’ll see a large sign designating the Committee Boat. The course will be laid out the morning of each race and may vary depending on the weather. The race starts at 1 p.m. each week.
After the race, skippers and crew generally stop by Ivar’s Salmon House for refreshments. These informal get togethers are a great way to share racing stories and meet other skippers and crews.
Keep up those racing skills–join the SSYC Goosebumps Race Series!