2018 Benefit Race is scheduled for Sept. 22nd
Skippers–please mark your calendars for the 26th annual sailboat race to benefit Northwest Harvest! As in past years, the race will be held out of Shilshole Bay Marina starting at noon. The Skippers’ mandatory meeting will be at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Ballard Elks Lodge. More details and a link to sign up for this race will be added to this page this spring.
Seattle Singles Yacht club raised $34,000 in 2017, thanks to generous donors, skippers and club members. Following the Race to Fight Hunger, skippers and crew were invited to attend an awards ceremony followed by an auction, dinner and dance at the Ballard Elks Lodge.
The 2017 Race to Fight Hunger winners are:
First: Chuck Stephens on Panic, a J/105.
Second: Mike Sinclair on Surt, a C & C 41.
Third: Jerry Stephenson on Margo, a Delphia 33.
Fourth: Joe Grande on Whisper, a Catalina 320.
Non Flying Sails winners:
First: Alan Vogt on Blue Fin, a Catalina 42.
Second: Roger Drill on Caprice, an Ericson 29.
Third: Tom McPherson on Maestrale, an Ericson 32.
Fourth: Arnold Amenda on Fortune Teller, a Newport 28.
First: Mike Hirsch on High Hopes, a Nauticat44.
Through fundraising and food collection, SSYC has provided more than one million meals to Washington State residents over the past 25 years. In 2016, SSYC raised over $24,000 to help Northwest Harvest feed local residents.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Evermark, Adam’s Moving Service and the winning skippers of the Kirkland Summer Sailing Series. Their support will help provide even more food through Northwest Harvest.