Saturday's race saw the fleet parading out to the race course on Shilshole Bay led by Adventuress in sunshine. As often happens in the Pacific Northwest, this soon changed to showers and then to a steady rain followed by a downpour. The wind also provided plenty of challenges for the racers, at times gusting to 25 knots, at other times leaving the boats adrift with sails slack, and the skippers wishing for some wind. A big thank you to the Corinthian Yacht Club Race Committee for providing the excellent course, making sure everyone enjoyed the race and that all the racers got back to the marina to in time to enjoy the post-race Covid-responsible gathering. All were drenched and wet to the bone but smiling. In particular, from CYC, we want to thank Matt Wood, Bob Combie, Karen Sheide, and Marsha and Grant.
All the teams - virtual and on-the-water - have until Sunday, September 26th to continue to raise money, to earn points through Wind in Your Sails Challenges and to finish strong.
So far, Adventuress has raised $84,000 of its $125,000 goal - but we haven't crossed the finish line yet! You can donate here: The Adventuress Cup - A Race for the Salish Sea (onecause.com)
Lastly, if you were unable to attend, a Youtube livestream can be found here: Adventuress Cup 2021 Livestream - YouTube