Boating beauties in Shipwrights' Regatta

By Robin Dudley of the Leader
Posted 2/24/15

The 2015 sailboat racing season opens with the 24th annual Port Townsend Shipwrights' Regatta on Feb. 28.

Brad Clinefelter, Port of Port Townsend District 2 commissioner, last year finished …

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Boating beauties in Shipwrights' Regatta

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The 2015 sailboat racing season opens with the 24th annual Port Townsend Shipwrights' Regatta on Feb. 28.

Brad Clinefelter, Port of Port Townsend District 2 commissioner, last year finished restoring the 46-foot Eulalie, hull No. 1 of the Pacific Cruising Class ocean racing yachts built at Kettenburg Boat Works in San Diego in 1946.

Eulalie is to be skippered in Saturday's race by Ted Pike, whose own boat Annie Too is undergoing some repairs, said Clinefelter. The commissioner will be on Eulalie's crew for the race, along with Pete Langley and other "serious racing people ... because I don't know what I'm doing in terms of racing," Clinefelter admitted.

The race is to be the first time Eulalie has been sailed since her repairs, he added. Eulalie is also one of many lovely boats currently for sale in Port Townsend.

Boats of all construction are welcome in the race, which is sponsored by the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), Wooden Boat Foundation and Port Townsend Sailing Association. Two winning boats receive a free haul-out courtesy of SEA Marine and the Port of Port Townsend. Off-beat perpetual awards are also given out at the post-race awards ceremony at about 4 p.m. at NWMC; beer and snacks are available.

Non-boat owners who wish to race are encouraged to attend the Skippers’ Meeting at 9 a.m. race day at NWMC. Last-minute registrations are accepted 8-9 a.m. on race day. The race begins at noon on Port Townsend Bay.

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