The 47th Annual Shaw Island Classic Sailboat Race, sponsored by the San Juan Island Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017. All eligible boats and crews are invited to participate. The race beings in Friday Harbor and circumnavigates scenic Shaw Island in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, arriving back in Friday Harbor for a hearty lasagna dinner and awards presentation.
The race is a navigational challenge as currents, wind and projected boat speed must be considered to determine which way to ‘round the island. The race is open to registered PHRF boats and cruising sailboats of all sizes and rigs, as well as multihulls and unballasted centerboards. Trophies will be awarded for the first three finishers in each class based on corrected time, adjusted for PHRF or committee-assigned ratings.
Race details and registration information are posted on the Club’s website at www.sjiyc.com.