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 February 1, 2016   Karen Higginson

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, William Weinstein‘s Riptide 35, Terremoto, took our coveted #1 spot on the Top 25 list. Congratulations to William and his crew, they took First Place in each of their five scored events!

New in 2015, we added Sloop Tavern YC Blakely Rock Benefit Race, Corinthian YC Pacific Northwest One Design (P.O.D.), and Orcas Island YC/Friday Harbor Sailing Club Round the County Race, to the usual following nine major sailing events: South Sound Sailing Society Southern Sound Series, Corinthian YC Center Sound Series, 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 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. 

For 2015 we also used the new scoring system. 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.” We will use the same scoring system in 2016.

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 2015 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 award at our 48° North booth during the Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Exhibition Hall, booth West #24, or pick up their award at the office in February.

Special thanks to our amazing staff photographer, Jan Anderson.  Love these images?  Support Jan and buy a photo for your skipper or crew here: https://janpix.smugmug.com/

#1 Terremoto William Weinstein Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 100% Average Fleet Size: 11 Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, Tri Island, Swiftsure and Round the County

#1 Terremoto

William Weinstein
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 100%
Average Fleet Size: 11
Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, Tri Island, Swiftsure and Round the County

#2 Dos

Brad Butler
Sierra 26
Port Madison YC
Score: 95.6%
Average Fleet Size: 9
Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, PSSC

#2 Dos Brad Butler Sierra 26 Port Madison YC Score: 95.6% Average Fleet Size: 9 Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, PSSC
#3 Last Tango James Geros J/105 Corinthian YC Seattle/ Shilshole Bay YC/ Sloop Tavern YC Score: 94.0% Average Fleet Size: 10 Races Scored: Blakely Rock Benefit, P.O.D., WIRW, PSSC, Round the County

#3 Last Tango

James Geros
J/105
Corinthian YC Seattle/Shilshole Bay YC/ Sloop Tavern YC
Score: 94.0%
Average Fleet Size: 10
Races Scored: Blakely Rock Benefit, P.O.D., WIRW, PSSC, Round the County

#4 Delirium

Jerry Diercks
J/105
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 92.3%
Average Fleet Size: 7
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, Tri Island, P.O.D.

#4 Delirium Jerry Diercks J/105 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 92.3% Average Fleet Size: 7 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, Tri Island, P.O.D.
#5 Uno Brad Butler Sierra 26 Port Madison YC Score: 91.0% Average Fleet Size: 7 Races Scored: Blakely Rock Benefit, Tri Island, WIRW, PITCH, PSSC

#5 Uno

Brad Butler
Sierra 26
Port Madison YC
Score: 91.0%
Average Fleet Size: 7
Races Scored: Blakely Rock Benefit, Tri Island, WIRW, PITCH, PSSC

#6 Here & Now

Pat Denney
J/29
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 90.0%
Average Fleet Size: 11
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, PSSC, Round the County

#6 Here & Now Pat Denney J/29 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 90.0% Average Fleet Size: 11 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, PSSC, Round the County
#7 Tantivy Stuart Burnell J/109 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 89.6% Average Fleet Size: 10 Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, PSSR, Tri Island, PSSC

#7 Tantivy

Stuart Burnell
J/109
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 89.6%
Average Fleet Size: 10
Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, PSSR, Tri Island, PSSC

#8 Mata Hari

Paul Walchenbach
Catalina 36
Corinthian YC Seattle/ Seattle YC
Score: 85.0%
Average Fleet Size: 7
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Tri Island, Swiftsure, PSSC, Round the County

#8 Mata Hari Paul Walchenbach Catalina 36 Corinthian YC Seattle/ Seattle YC Score: 85.0% Average Fleet Size: 7 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Tri Island, Swiftsure, PSSC, Round the County
#9 Bravo Zulu Denny Vaughan Beneteau 40.7 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 84.8% Average Fleet Size: 10 Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, PSSR, PSSC, Round the County

#9 Bravo Zulu

Denny Vaughan
Beneteau 40.7
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 84.8%
Average Fleet Size: 10
Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, PSSR, PSSC, Round the County

#10 Kowloon

Ken Chin
Olsen 911
Sloop Tavern YC
Score: 84.2%
Average Fleet Size: 7
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, WIRW, PITCH, PSSC

#10 Kowloon Ken Chin Olsen 911 Sloop Tavern YC Score: 84.2% Average Fleet Size: 7 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, WIRW, PITCH, PSSC
#11 Kiwi Express Reinhard Freywald Farr 1020 Corinthian YC Edmonds Score: 84.0% Average Fleet Size: 10 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, Tri Island, Round the County

#11 Kiwi Express

Reinhard Freywald
Farr 1020
Corinthian YC Edmonds
Score: 84.0%
Average Fleet Size: 10
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, Tri Island, Round the County

#12 Patricia

Chris Tutmark
Farr 30
Corinthian YC Seattle/ Seattle YC
Score: 82.7%
Average Fleet Size: 9
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, WIRW, PSSC

#12 Patricia Chris Tutmark Farr 30 Corinthian YC Seattle/ Seattle YC Score: 82.7% Average Fleet Size: 9 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, WIRW, PSSC
#13 Bat Out Of Hell Lance Staughton Farr 30 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 78.8% Average Fleet Size: 8 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, P.O.D., Round the County

#13

Bat Out Of Hell

Lance Staughton
Farr 30
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 78.8%
Average Fleet Size: 8
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, P.O.D., Round the County

#14 Glory

John Buchan
TP 52
Seattle YC
Score: 77.1%
Average Fleet Size: 9
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Tri Island, Swiftsure, Round the County

#14 Glory John Buchan TP 52 Seattle YC Score: 77.1% Average Fleet Size: 9 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Tri Island, Swiftsure, Round the County
#15 Different Drummer Charles Hill Wauquiez Centurion 40 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 75.4% Average Fleet Size: 11 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, Swiftsure, Round the County

#15 Different Drummer

Charles Hill
Wauquiez Centurion 40
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 75.4%
Average Fleet Size: 11
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, Swiftsure, Round the County

#16 Time Bandit

Bob Brunius
J/120
Orcas Island YC
Score: 73.1%
Average Fleet Size: 12
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Southern Straits, Swiftsure, Round the County

#16 Time Bandit Bob Brunius J/120 Orcas Island YC Score: 73.1% Average Fleet Size: 12 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, Southern Straits, Swiftsure, Round the County
#17 Tachyon Shaun Breese Farr 39 Corinthian YC Seattle/ Sloop Tavern YC Score: 70.0% Average Fleet Size: 9 Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, Tri Island, Round the County

#17 Tachyon

Shaun Breese
Farr 39
Corinthian YC Seattle/ Sloop Tavern YC
Score: 70.0%
Average Fleet Size: 9
Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, Tri Island, Round the County

#18 Nefarious

Dan Randolph
Farr 30
Sloop Tavern YC
Score: 68.5%
Average Fleet Size: 9
Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, P.O.D., PSSC

#18 Nefarious Dan Randolph Farr 30 Sloop Tavern YC Score: 68.5% Average Fleet Size: 9 Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, P.O.D., PSSC
#19 Poke & Destroy Alex Simanis Evelyn 32-2 Corinthian YC Seattle/ Sloop Tavern YC Score: 63.1% Average Fleet Size: 13 Races Scored: Southern Straits, PSSR, WIRW, Round the County

#19

Poke & Destroy

Alex Simanis
Evelyn 32-2
Corinthian YC Seattle/Sloop Tavern YC
Score: 63.1%
Average Fleet Size: 13
Races Scored: Southern Straits, PSSR, WIRW, Round the County

#20 White Cloud

Steve Johnson
CM 1200
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 62.2%
Average Fleet Size: 11
Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, Swiftsure, PSSC, Round the County

#20 White Cloud Steve Johnson CM 1200 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 62.2% Average Fleet Size: 11 Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, Swiftsure, PSSC, Round the County
#21 Trophy Wife Glenn Klute Melges 24 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 61.5% Average Fleet Size: 9 Races Scored: Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, P.O.D., PSSC

#21 Trophy Wife

Glenn Klute
Melges 24
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 61.5%
Average Fleet Size: 9
Races Scored: Blakely Rock Benefit, PSSR, P.O.D., PSSC

#22 Shrek

John Hoag
1D35
Corinthian YC Seattle/ Seattle YC
Score: 60.0%
Average Fleet Size: 6
Races Scored: PSSR, WIRW, PSSC

#22 Shrek John Hoag 1D35 Corinthian YC Seattle/ Seattle YC Score: 60.0% Average Fleet Size: 6 Races Scored: PSSR, WIRW, PSSC
#23 Inconceivable David Cohen/Lance Rummel J/105 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 58.2% Average Fleet Size: 7 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, PSSR, P.O.D., WIRW, PSSC

#23 Inconceivable

David Cohen/Lance Rummel
J/105
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 58.2%
Average Fleet Size: 7
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, PSSR, P.O.D., WIRW, PSSC

#24 Jubilee

Erik Kristen
J/105
Corinthian YC Seattle
Score: 58.1%
Average Fleet Size: 8
Races Scored: Center Sound Series, PSSR, P.O.D., WIRW

#24 Jubilee Erik Kristen J/105 Corinthian YC Seattle Score: 58.1% Average Fleet Size: 8 Races Scored: Center Sound Series, PSSR, P.O.D., WIRW
#25 Flying Circus Eric Yaremko S2 9.1 Bellingham YC Score: 57.2% Average Fleet Size: 13 Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Swiftsure, PITCH, Round the County

#25 Flying Circus

Eric Yaremko
S2 9.1
Bellingham YC
Score: 57.2%
Average Fleet Size: 13
Races Scored: Southern Sound Series, Swiftsure, PITCH, Round the County

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