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2020 Commodore Gibson Event Description 

The Commodore Race/Cruise from Shilshole to Port Ludlow Marina and the Gibson Race/Cruise returning to Shilshole are two separate informal annual races.  There will be an overnight in Port Ludlow. 

Cruiser? Try out a casual race.   Racer? Try out a social race/cruise.

The Plan: 

This is a weekend race/cruise with the Commodore Race from Shilshole to Port Ludlow on Saturday, an overnight at Port Ludlow, followed by the Gibson race is from Port Ludlow back to Shilshole on Sunday. Handicaps are applied by adjusting the start times for each boat.  If you do not have a PHRF rating for your boat, we will calculate one for you based on the design of your boat.  Membership in PHRF is not required.

SOCIAL DISTANCING NOTICE: Historically, this event has featured a Saturday evening party and potluck dinner at Port Ludlow, and a Sunday morning potluck breakfast.  It is to be determined what if any social activities will take place in Port Ludlow.  If any social activities are allowed by various authorities, it will be up to each individual to what extent they choose to participate or mingle with others.

MASKS: Please make sure that everyone has a face mask available.  Masks may be required for shore activities.

Location: Puget Sound from Shilshole to Port Ludlow

Schedule:  First warning at 1000 on Saturday and 1100 on Sunday.

Time Limit:  1700 on Saturday and 1900 on Sunday.


  • Commodore Race (Saturday):  Start at Meadow Point Buoy (LL #16765) and finish at Foulweather Bluff Buoy (LL #16535). Course distance ~ 17.5 NM.
  • Gibson Race (Sunday):  Start at Foulweather Bluff Buoy and finish at Meadow Point Buoy. Course distance ~ 17.5 NM.

NOTE: The start location may be advanced along the course to facilitate finishing. In addition, there will be one or two shorten course gates (determined by crossing a specified latitude) that can be used to score the race in the event that boats do not complete the entire course. 


CYC has requested that Port Ludlow hold 15 slips for our boats.  They will only honor that request until Friday July 24, at which point the slips are open to the general public, first come / first served.  Each racer must contact Port Ludlow Marina, 360-437-0513, tell them you are with CYC, request a specific reservation for your boat and guarantee the reservation with a credit card. Note that Port Ludlow is currently only allowed to rent out a portion of their usual slips, so that if you don’t reserve your slip by July 24, there may not be one available if you attempt to make a later reservation.

Registration Fee:

  • TBD
Your registration for individual races or series does not populate automatically. Registrations will be posted by race staff as individual regattas are published.

Contact:  Al Johnson, ajohnson1101@gmail.com

Race Documents: 

Notice of Race (pdf)

Sailing Instructions (when available)

Flags (when available)

Registrants | Results (when available)

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