Northwest Harvest Benefit Race

Ellio bay Race Series 2010_4

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:

Flying Sail-FAST:

FIRST: Chuck Stephens, Panic, a J/105

SECOND: Vincent Depillis, Freda Mae, a Corsaire 31

THIRD: Ron Radco, Trillium, a Corsaire 28

Flying Sail—SLOW:

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

Non-Flying sail:

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

HALF FAST:

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