Tatoosh, Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club


Sail - Tatoosh, Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club

Saturday sailboat race on Puget Sound aboard Tatoosh

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Meet at 9:00 AM at Shilshole Bay Marina/ Ballard Elks Club on Shilshole Blvd//to be determined

We will be racing in the SSYC benefit race for NW Harvest on my Islander 40 sailboat, Tatoosh.  We will be sailing on Puget Sound out of Shilshole Bay Marina.  Bring finger foods and containerized drinks to share.  Your skipper is a pescetarian.  No red wine.  We will not be stopping to eat, but will eat while underway and when time allows.  Wear non-marking, soft soled shoes.  Come prepared for the predicted weather.  On the day of the race, contact me via phone or text message only (206-786-3684).  Depending, we could be on the water until nearly 6:00 pm, so food and drink and proper clothing will be necessary.
The event is to raise non-perishable food and money for NW Harvest.  You will be expected to make a cash (check) or non-perishable food donation, or even things like diapers.  NW Harvest can buy 4 times the amount of things, like rice, than we can for the same amount of money, so no rice but cash is good. The event includes an auction and a dance featuring one of our favorite bands, The Tropics.  The auction and dance will be held at the Ballard Elks Club on the south end of the marina.  You can buy tickets for the dinner, and/or the dance at:  
In the number of tickets section, one can buy dance only tickets or dinner and dance tickets.


Tatoosh, Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Sailing Essentials

Don’t leave the dock without these items! They make sailing safer for you and your crewmates. As a carrier, use a soft duffel bag for easy stowing without metal buckles that can scratch woodwork.

  • Non-skid deck shoes (or sea boots) with non-marking soles.
  • Heavy-duty gloves (preferably leather) for line handling (fingertips cut off is OK).
  • Warm clothing head to foot (Note: The ambient temperature on the water is usually lower than on land).
  • Foul-weather gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Knife on lanyard
  • Whistle on a lanyard
  • Food and drink
  • Headlamp or flashlight
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