CYC's premier fall event, Puget Sound Sailing Championships, were held under trying (!) conditions this past weekend off Shilshole Bay.
113 boats ranging in size from Optimists to 45 feet keelboats raced in 2 race circles. It was the largest single regatta ( participant wise ) in the Northwest in several years, made all the more remarkable by the COVID circumstances we are navigating. Set against the dramatic weather of the weekend was an accident that resulted in the inversion of our veteran whaler Lake 1. Fortunately, driver Jay Flaming was rescued safely due to the diligence and quick thinking of Racing Operations lead, Troy Childs. Full call out also goes to PRO's Geoff Pease and Egor Klevak, and their teams of volunteers and drivers to keep the event on track with limited resources. A virtual competitor briefing started the weekend off, courtesy of Office Manager Cindy Barrett.
PSSC this year was full of challenges, lessons, and losses, as well as occasional beauty ( rainbows, etc.) To all the participants, staff and volunteers, thank you for prevailing, and here's to better times in the season ahead.