CYC Turkey Bowl Regatta, which was also the District 22 Grand Prix Series Finale, brought varied dinghy fleets to Puget Sound for late fall fun with some excellent conditions on November 19-20. Here’s the report from the singlehanded fleet. 

Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s annual Turkey Bowl Regatta kicked off Thanksgiving week, with 34 ILCAs (formerly known as Lasers) in various rig sizes — four 4.7s, twenty-two 6s, eight 7s — and ten RS Aeros sharing the course with Optimist, FJ, 420, 505 and Star classes. A total of 76 boats competed. This regatta also served as the finale of the ILCA DISTRICT 22 Grand Prix Series 2022 sponsored by West Coast Sailing. 

Saturday of Turkey Bowl was a perfect day for racing. Photo by John Beaver.

CYC Seattle’s race committee skillfully managed to get five races completed on Saturday for each fleet, as they simultaneously and continuously started and finished fleets. The light wind on Sunday allowed for only three races before retiring for the day —  but who could complain about a total of eight races for the weekend?  

A steady 10-12 knot northerly greeted sailors on Saturday, and in spite of overnight freezing temperatures, the sunny blue sky lead to nearly 50 degrees by mid afternoon and a perfect day of sailing. After Saturday racing CYC welcomed us with hot chili and refreshments.

Rigging in Sunday’s lighter wind. Photo by Deborah Grover.

On Sunday the wind was a light southerly and slightly overcast. Racing started at 11 AM on both days amidst a rising tide that swung about 4 feet between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and then dropping by the end of racing at 3 p.m. The swing made a difference on both days, for better or worse, as did the late afternoon wind moving more northeasterly on Saturday and southwesterly on Sunday.  

Thanks to all of you who participated, many of whom travelled from Vancouver BC, Vancouver/Portland, Bellingham, Olympia, Bellevue/Kirkland, Bainbridge Island, Whidbey Island. We hope to see you all at the annual Frigid Digit Regatta in January.

Full results of all classes can be found at 

ILCA 7 competitors, Rob Hodson, Jim Santroch, Mark Ross, Dave Jursik, John Manix, John Hodges.

TOP FINISHERS of the Turkey Bowl Regatta in ILCA & RS AERO Fleets


RS AERO (10 participants)

1st   Dalton Bergan (CYC)

2nd  Dan Falk (CYC)

3rd  Keith Hammer (SYC)


ILCA 7 (8 participants)

1st   David Brink

2nd  Rob Hodson (WSC)

3rd  Mark Ross (SLF/CYC)

ILCA 6 competitors Victoria Coady (left), Rory Walsh, and Sammy Farkas (right). Photo courtesy of Vanessa Zaputil.

ILCA 6 (22 participants)

1st   Rory Walsh (RVanYC)

2nd  Victoria Coady (RVanYC)

3rd  Sammy Farkas (SYC, BYC))


ILCA 4.7 (4 participants)

1st Alan Timms (CYC, SYC)

2nd Hailey Li (MBYC)

3rd Teddy Dodd (CYC)

Kaitlyn Beaver (left) and Hannah Beaver (right) receive awards for accumulated points over the entire ILCA Grand Prix Series series. Photo by John Beaver.

OVERALL 2022 TOP FINISHERS of the West Coast Sailing sponsored ILCA District 22 Grand Prix Series

(complete results available at



1st Mark Ross (SLF, CYC)

2nd John Hodges (Milwaukee YC)

3rd John Manix (VLSC)



1st Kaitlyn Beaver (SYC, SSP)

2nd  Hannah Beaver (SYC, SSP)