SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 21, 2019, SSYC will sponsor the 27th annual race to benefit Northwest Harvest. Details and race forms to come.
The 2018 Seattle Singles Yacht Club Race to benefit Northwest Harvest Food Bank started with southwest winds 15 to 20 knots as 19 boats competed in four starts on Elliott Bay near the Shilshole Bay breakwater. Fall weather is always unpredictable and Saturday was no exception. Some smaller boats started with reefed sails, while others just enjoyed a rail in the water. The good news–no rain and even some sun.
Each skipper and crew were asked to donate food to Northwest Harvest or make a monetary contribution based on boat length. Michael Hirsch and his crew from High Hopes weighed in with the most food–705 pounds! Awards were presented during the SSYC party at the Ballard Elks Club. Dinner and dancing to DJ Ron Bolin followed.
The 2018 Northwest Harvest Race winners are:
FIRST: Chuck Stephens, Panic, a J/105
SECOND: Vincent Depillis, Freda Mae, a Corsaire 31
THIRD: Ron Radco, Trillium, a Corsaire 28
FIRST: Derek Storm, Outlaw, a J30
SECOND: Joe Grande, Whisper, a Catalina 320
THIRD: Walter Friesen, Rinpoche ,a Beneteau 423
FOURTH: Jerry Stephenson, Margo, a Delphia 33
FIRST: Alan Vogt, Blue Fin, a Catalina 42
SECOND: Allen Johnson, Charlotte, a Quest 30
THIRD: Holm Albrecht, Gusto, a Swan 441
FOURTH: Doug Penny, Tatoosh, an Islander 40
FIFTH: Arnold Amenda, Fortune Teller, a Newport 28
DNF: Tom McPherson, Maestrale, an Ericson 32
DNF: Dan Kerns, Toad Stool, a Garden Schooner 30
FIRST: Michael Hirsch, High Hopes, a Nauticat 44
SECOND: William Rollison, Discovery, a Cooper 46
DNF: Brad Lefton, In Deep, a Bavaria 35
DNF: Larry Gill, Gone with the Wind, a Tashiba 36
DNF: Bunny Alexandroni, Starlight, a Cal 27