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 January 6, 2017   Karen Higginson

#1 Different Drummer

Charles Hill

CYC Seattle

Score:  98.2%

Fisheries Supply again joins 48° North in recognizing the high level of racing here in the Pacific Northwest. Tracking the racing results of selected series from Olympia, Washington to Vancouver, B.C., our Top 25 rewards not just the occasional bullet, but participation and consistent, top-notch sailing.

This year, Charles Hill‘s Wauquiez Centurion 40, Different Drummer, took our coveted #1 spot on the Top 25 list. Congratulations to Charles and his crew!

The following sailing events were scored: South Sound Sailing Society Southern Sound Series, Corinthian YC Center Sound Series, Sloop Tavern YC Blakely Rock Benefit Race, Corinthian YC Pacific Northwest One Design (P.O.D.), Seattle YC Tri-Island Series, Corinthian YC Puget Sound Sailing Regatta, West Vancouver YC Southern Straits Classic, Royal Victoria YC Swiftsure International Yacht Race, Whidbey Island Race Week, Bellingham YC PITCH Regatta, Orcas Island YC/Friday Harbor Sailing Club Round the County Race, and Corinthian YC Puget Sound Sailing Championship. With a mix of distance and multi-race regattas, these twelve races make for a good representation of Northwest racing.

Check the 2017 Seattle Area Racing Calendar at www.48north.com/sarc or at your yacht club for upcoming races.

Boats were scored on a percentage basis (depending on the size of the class), with an average of your best five of the listed events. Event scores were from 0% (did not finish) to 100% (first in class), where the event score = (finishers – position + 1) / finishers. Ties were broken by incrementally adding more events, or left to stand if necessary. Unlike previous years, there was no minimum number of races required to qualify. If a boat completed fewer than five races, they were scored the same “as did not finish.”

Our goal is to celebrate participation and consistent top-end sailing. Each boat earned her spot in our list based upon her performance in regattas under varied sailing conditions. Our hats are off, not only to all the outstanding skippers and crews who make our Top 25 2016 list, but to all of you out there racing our challenging Northwest waters.

This year’s 48° North/ Fisheries Supply Top 25 skippers may pick up their Battle Flag at our 48° North booth during the Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Exhibition Hall, Booth West #24, or our the office after the show.

Photos by Jan Anderson.

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#2 Last Tango

Jim Geros

J/105

Corinthian YC Seattle/ Shilshole Bay YC/ Sloop Tavern YC

Score: 96.3%

#3 Absolutely

Charlie Macaulay

Farr 39ML

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 95.0%

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#4 Here & Now

Pat Denney

J/29

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 94.4

05-more-jubilee-00#5 More Jubilee

Erik Kristen/Kathryn Meyer

J/105

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 90.9

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#6 Smoke

Steve Travis

TP52

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 85.8%

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#7 Glory

John Buchan

TP52

Seattle YC

Score: 85.1%

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#8 Uno

Brad Butler

Sierra 26

Port Madison YC

Score: 83.8%

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#9 Tantivy

Stuart Burnell

J/109

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 80.0%

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#10 Bravo Zulu

Denny Vaughan

Beneteau 40.7

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 79.5%

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#11 Dos

Brad Butler/Paul Faget

Sierra 26

Port Madison YC

Score: 78.5%

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#12 Terremoto

Bill Weinstein

Riptide 35

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 76.9%

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#13 Inconceivable!

David Cohen/Lance Rummel

J/105

Corinthian YC Seattle/Seattle YC

Score: 76.7%

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#14 Kiwi Express

Reinhard Freywald

Farr 1020

Corinthian YC Edmonds

Score: 71.1%

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#15 Nefarious

Dan Randolph

Farr 30

Sloop Tavern YC

Score: 69.8%

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#16 White Cloud

Steve Johnson

Cookson 12M

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 69.6%

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#17 JAM

John McPhail

J/160

Gig Harbor YC

Score: 68.2%

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#18 Delirium

Jerry Diercks

J/105

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 67.2%

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#19 Elusive

Jeff Whitney

C&C 115

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 66.8%

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#20 Selchie

Kwadwo Copeland

Thunderbird 26

Corinthian YC Seattle

Score: 66.7%

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#21 Joy Ride

John Murkowski

J/122e

Seattle YC

Score: 66.4%

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#22 Cherokee

Peter Stewart

Cal 33

Three Tree Point YC Seattle

Score: 64.3%

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#23 Bat Out Of Hell

Lance Staughton

Farr 30

Corinthian YC Seattle/Hood River YC

Score: 60.9%

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#24 Poke & Destroy

Alex Simanis

Evelyn 32

Corinthian YC Seattle/

Sloop Tavern YC

Score: 60.0%

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#25 Crossfire

Loius Bianco

R/P 55

Sloop Tavern YC

Score: 59.6%

photos by Jan Anderson