Racing

Welcome to the 2015 racing season at Milltown Sailing Association (MSA).  We are active year round.  See the series descriptions below for opportunities throughout the year.  Please complete the registration form found on the Racing Resources page and join in the fun.  Questions and/or comments about our racing program can be addressed to racecaptain@milltownsailing.org

Anyone who is interested in crewing on a boat can sign up here.  This is a great way to learn about sailboat racing and meet some great people.  You do not need previous racing experience, just a willingness to learn. 

MSA Race Rules, Sailing Instructions, weather links, and many other resources are available on the Racing Resources page.

Racing Series Descriptions:

Winter Series -  This is a series of five buoy races in the Possession Sound area.  This series begins in January and concludes in early March.  Races are held on Sundays beginning at noon with a three hour time limit.  See the Notice of Race (NOR) posted at the Winter Series page.

Spring Regatta -  This is a one day event consisting of three scheduled buoy races.  The regatta is held on a Saturday during the spring.  Racing takes place between 1000 and 1600 hours.  After the regatta, a reception and results announcement takes place in the MSA clubhouse.

Mid-Distance Series – This is a series of five buoy races.  The series starts in the spring and extends through the fall.  Races are held on Saturdays beginning at 1000 hours.  Time limits for these races can be up to 8 hours.  See the Notice of Race (NOR) posted on the Mid-Distance Series page.

Saratoga SprintThis single race is part of the Mid-Distance series.  The featured course is to a buoy off Baby Island in Saragota Passage.  Time limit for this race is 8 hours.  After the race, an awards reception is held in the MSA clubhouse.

Log Dodge Series – These are two series of Friday evening races beginning in early June and continuing through the end of August.  Racing begins at 1830 hours and features a river start and finish.  Each race has a theme.  A barbeque and awards ceremony is held in the MSA clubhouse at the conclusion of each race.  Race results are influenced by the crew’s participation to the weekly theme.

Fall Regatta -  This is a one day event consisting of three scheduled buoy races.  The regatta is held on a Saturday after Labor Day weekend.  Racing takes place between 1000 and 1600 hours.  After the regatta, a reception and results announcement takes place in the MSA clubhouse.

Autumn Series -  This is a series of five buoy races in the Possession Sound area.  This series begins in September and concludes before Thanksgiving.  Races are held on Sundays beginning at noon with a three hour time limit.  See the Notice of Race (NOR) posted at the Autumn Series page.

Milltown members also actively campaign in other Puget Sound regional events including: NOOD’s, ‘Round Whidbey, Swiftsure, NW Catalina Regatta, Whidbey Island Race Week, PITCH, Foul-Weather Bluff, Round the County, J-Boat, and T-Bird class races.