SARC: The Seattle Area Racing Calendar 2018

Presented by Port Townsend Rigging and Spars

Brought to you by 48° North

Thanks for checking out the 2018 SARC. We’re excited to see you on the race course this year! There are a few ways to view this information.

  • This page has the Seattle Area Racing Calendar you know and love.
  • The printed document, which also includes Portland, BC, Youth, and Hobie calendars is distributed with every January 2018 edition of 48° North, and will be available for pickup through the year most places you find 48°N in print (yacht clubs, chandleries, sailmakers, marinas, etc.).
  • If you’d like to download a PDF version of the full printed SARC, click here.
  • If you’d like to use the Google Calendar version of the SARC, that’s available here.
  • Keep up with SARC events and lots of others at our Events Page.

Before we go on, we need to say thanks to a few folks because we could NOT do this alone!

  • Thank you to the yacht club volunteers and staff who work with us to iron out season schedules and get all their information to us during the crazy holiday season.
  • Thank you to the advertisers who make it possible to do this (please support those who support local racing and sailors like you!): Port Townsend Rigging and Spars, Fisheries Supply, Whidbey Island Race Week, Ballard Sails and Yacht Services, Southern Straits Classic, Schooner Creek Boat Works, North Sails Seattle, Flagship Maritime, Oak Harbor Marina, Northwest Sails & Canvas, Seattle Yacht Club, Sloop Tavern Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, Corinthian Yacht Club of Edmonds, Shilshole Bay Yacht Club, Bellingham Yacht Club, Three Tree Point Yacht Club, and Anacortes Yacht Club.
  • And finally, thank you to 48° North Associate Editor, Karen Higginson. While doing the SARC is a team effort for us, Karen is the dedicated person in our office who processes most of the info in this document, as she works most closely with the race organizers and manages the calendar details. It’s a huge undertaking and, as sailors and colleagues, we’re very grateful!


January 2018

6        TTPYC    Duwamish Head  SSS #2 (48°N Top 25)
7         SLF         Seattle Laser Frostbite Series
13      SBYC      Snowbird #3
14      SSYC      Goosebumps  Lake Union
20     STYC       Iceberg Regatta
20     CYCT       Harbor Series #1
20     SSSS        Eld Inlet Race
21      SSYC       Goosebumps Lake Union
28     SLF          Seattle Laser Frostbite Series
28     SSYC        Goosebumps Lake Union

February 2018

3           CYCT                Harbor Series #2
3           SSSS                 Henderson Inlet Race
4           SSYC                Goosebumps Lake Union
10         SBYC                Snowbird #4
11          SSYC                Goosebumps Lake Union
17          OYC/SSSS       Toliva Shoal SSS#3 (48°N Top 25)

17          OIYC                 Winter Shaw Island
18          SSYC                Goosebumps Lake Union
18          CYCE                Frostbite Series #1
24          PMYC               Jim Depue Memorial  WSSA #1
24          AYC                  Girts Rekevics Foul Weather
24          CYCT                Harbor Series #3
24          WBF/PTSA      Shipwrights’ Regatta
24-25    CYCS/SLF        Seattle Laser Frigid Digit


March 2018

3          CYCS      Blakely Rock CSS #1 (48°N Top 25)
4          SLF         Seattle Laser Frostbite Series
4          CYCE     Frostbite Series #2
10        CYCS      Scatchet Head CSS #2 (48°N Top 25)
10        SSSS       Skookum Inlet Island Race
17        GHYC     Islands Race SSS #4 (48°N Top 25)
17        SBYC       Snowbird #5
18        SLF         Seattle Laser Frostbite Series
18        CYCE      Frostbite Series #3
24        CYCS      Three Tree Pt CSS #3 (48°N Top 25)
24        BYC        Round Eliza Race
24        POYC      Spring Shakedown  WSSA #2
24        SSSS       McAllister Creek Race
30-1    WVYC     Southern Straits (48°N Top 25)

April 2018

7              STYC          Blakely Rock Benefit (48°N Top 25)
7              CYCT          Spring Single/Double Handed
7              SSSS          Spring Series #1
7-8           AYC           Tulip Cup
8              CYCE         Frostbite Series #4
14            WSCYC     Rich Passage Ramble  WSSA #3
14            BYC           Vendovi Island Race
14-15      CYCS         PSSR (Small Boats)
21            TTPYC       Pursuit Race
21            MSA          Spring Regatta
21            SSSS          Spring Series #2
21-22      CYCS          PSSR (Big Boats) (48°N Top 25)
22            CYCE          Frostbite Series #5
28            POYC         Poulsbo Invitational   WSSA #4
28            SSSS          Spring Series #3
28-29      BYC            Pt Roberts “Around Whatcom” Race
28-29      SYC            Smith Island, Tri Island #1 (48°N Top 25)

28-29      OIYC         Eastsound Spring Regatta

May 2018

5               SYC            Opening Day
5               PMYC         Opening Day
5               BYC            Opening Day
5-6           STYC           Race to the Straits
5-6           OHYC         Round Whidbey Regatta
6               SYC             Mark Mayer (Free) Race
6               CYCE          Frostbite Series #6
10-13       CYCP          Oregon Offshore
12             POYC         Invitational  WSSA #5
12             BYC            Round Lummi Island Race
12             SSSS           Spring Series #4
12-13       SYC             Vashon Island,  Tri Island #2 (48°N Top 25)
18-20       OHYC         Round Whidbey Race
19             MSA           Milltown Invitational
19             WSCYC      Around Bainbridge
19-20       CYCS          POD Regatta (48°N Top 25)
19-20       CYCT          Grudge Match
19-20       SSISC         Round Saltspring Island Race
20             SYC            Junior Leukemia Cup Regatta
26-27       RVicYC      Swiftsure (48°N Top 25)
31-8         RVicYC      Melges 24 Worlds

June 2018

1-3         WBF/PTSA      Port Townsend Classic Mariners’ Regatta
2             TYC                 Summer Vashon
2             SYC                 Blake Island, Tri Island #3 (48°N Top 25)
2-3         PMYC              Fal Joslin Race

4             R2AK              Race to Alaska Begins
9             MSA                Saratoga Sprint
9                                     Leukemia Cup
9             BRYC              Blake Island WSSA #6
9-10       CYCE               Mad Dash
15-17     BYC                 505 Pacific Coast Championship
16           STYC               3 Buoy Fiasco
23           CYCT               3 Hour Tour #1
23           WSCYC           Brownsville Race  WSSA #7
23-24     BYC                 Bellingham Keelboat One Design Regatta

23-24     SNW               J/Fest
30           RVanYC          Vic-Maui begins
30-1        CGRA             505 Heavy Air Clinic

July 2018

3             DD             No Duck Dodge
4                                Independence Day
7             SARC         Rookie Rally    (find out more at your local yacht club)
7             WSCYC      Un Cruise Regatta
14           CYCT         3 Hour Tour #2
14           SSSS          Maclean Memorial Race
13-15     OHYC        San Juan 24 Nationals
18           BYC           Moore Invitational
19-22     WIRW        Whidbey Island Race Week (48°N Top 25)
27-29     CGRA         CGOD
30-2        ISA             Laser Clinic

August 2018

3-5          CGRA        Laser Pacific Coast Championship
4              CYCT         3 Hour Tour #3
4              HRYC        Double Damned
4-5          CBSA         Cowichan Bay Regatta
4-5          STYC          Down the Sound
11            SJIYC         Shaw Island Classic
11-12       BYC           Bellingham Youth Regatta
17-19       AYC           Northern Century
18            CYCT         Vashon Island Single/Doublehand
18            SSSS          Jack & Jill Race
18-19      SYC            McCurdy Cup Jr. Team Race
19            SSSS          Single Handed Race
25            STYC          Single-handed Race
25            TTPYC       Commodore’s Cup
25            BYC           Pink Boat Regatta
25-26      SYC            Junior Olympics Regatta
26           CYCE          Halloween Series #1

September 2018

1             CYCT         Awards Race
1-2          BYC          PITCH (48°N Top 25)
1-2          MBYC      Maple Bay Regatta
8             MSA         Fall Regatta
8                              Pink Boat Regatta – Seattle
8             SSSS         Fall Series Race #1
9             CYCE        Halloween Series #2
15           CYCS        Lake Fall Regatta
15           SBYC        TransPuget Race
16           STYC         J&J Race
22           CYCT        Point Series #1
22           SSYC        NW Harvest Benefit
22           SSSS        Fall Series #2
22-23     SSP          Oktoberfest
22-23     BYC          Dale Jepsen One Design Regatta
23           CYCE       Halloween Series #3
29           DD           Rum Run
29           PMYC      Round the Island Race
29           BYC         Governor’s Point Race
29           SSSS        Fall Series #3
30           TTPYC     Fall Series
30           CYCE       Halloween Series #4


October 2018

5-7         OHYC         Scott Cline Memorial Regatta
6             CYCT          Point Series #2
6             CYCE          Foulweather Bluff
6             BYC            Marmetta Cup

6             OIYC           Benson Cup
6-7          AYC            S’Ale Fest
6-7          CYCS          PSSC (Small Boats)
13           SSSS           Fall Series #4
13           CYCT          Memorial Single Hand
13-14     CYCS          PSSC (Big Boats) (48°N Top 25)
14           CYCE          Halloween Series #5
20           CYCT          Point Series #3
20           BYC            Jack Island Race
20           STYC          Fall Regatta
20           WSCYC      Commodore’s Cup
20           SSSS          Eagle Island Race

21             STYC          Race Your House
26-28      SYC           Grand Prix Regatta
28           CYCE         Halloween Series #6

November 2018

3             CYCT             Point Series #4
3             WSCYC         Fowl Weather Regatta
3             SSSS             Herron Island Race
10-11     OIYC/FH       Round the County (48°N Top 25)
17           SBYC            Snowbird #1
17           GHYC           LeMans
17           SSSS             Squaxin Island Race
17-18     CYCS            Turkey Bowl

December 2018

1        TYC        Winter Vashon SSS #1 (48°N Top 25)
8       SBYC      Snowbird #2
15     SSSS       Hope Island Race

January 2019

6       TTPYC      Duwamish Head SSS #2 (48°N Top 25)
19     STYC        Iceberg Regatta


Seattle Area Evening Series 2018

4/3-9/18       BYC Tuesday Dinghy Series
4/4-8/22       BYC Keelboat Series
4/5-5/3         TTPYC Early Spring Series
4/11-5/9       CYCT Spring Series
4/12-8/23     CYCT Windseekers Series
4/10-9/11     CYCS Lake Tuesday
4/11-9/12     CYCS Lake Wednesday
4/11-9/12     CYCS Sound Wednesday
4/12-9/13     CYCS Sound Thursday
4/23-5/21     STYC  Ballard Cup I
5/8-9/4         Duck Dodge
5/16-6/13     CYCT Late Spring Series
5/10-6/14     TTPYC Late Spring Series
5/23-6/27     CYCE Summer Series #1
5/30-6/20     SSSS Wednesday Buoy Races
6/1-6/29        WSCYC Friday Six Pack Series
6/1-7/28        STYC  Take Your Time Fridays
6/4-7/2          STYC  Ballard Cup II
6/14-8/9        EB Downtown Sailing Series
6/20-7/25      CYCT Summer Series
6/21-7/26      TTPYC Early Summer Series
6/27-7/25      SSSS Vice Comm. Series
7/9-8/13        STYC  Ballard Cup III
7/11-8/15      CYCE Summer Series #2
8/1-8/29        CYCT Late Summer Series
8/1-8/22        SSSS Secretary’s Series
8/2-9/6          TTPYC Late Summer Series
8/3-8/24        SNW Friday Sail Fest
8/10-9/14      WSCYC Late Summer Six Pack


AYC    Anacortes YC
AYC    Astoria YC
BYC    Bellingham YC
BKOD    Bellingham Keelboat One Design
BRYC    Bremerton YC
CBSA    Cowichan Bay Sailing Assoc
CFSA    Canadian Forces Sailing Assoc
CGRA    Columbia Gorge Racing Assoc
CSS    Center Sound Series
CYCE    Corinthian YC of Edmonds
CYCP    Corinthian YC of Portland
CYCS    Corinthian YC of Seattle
CYCT    Corinthian YC of Tacoma
DD    Duck Dodge
EB    Elliott Bay
GHYC    Gig Harbor YC
FH    Friday Harbor Saiing Club
HRYC     Hood River YC
ISC    Island Sailing Club
ISSA    Interscholastic Sailing Assoc
KYC    Kitsilano YC
MSA    Milltown Sailing Association
MBYC    Maple Bay YC
MWMC    NW Maritime Center
NWISA    NW Interscholastic Sailing Assoc
NWICSA    NW Intercollegiate Sailing
NWYRC    Northwest Youth Sailing
NYC    Nanaimo YC
OCSA    Oregon Corinthian Sailing Assoc
OHYC    Oak Harbor YC
OIYC    Orcas Island YC
OWSA    Oregon Women’s Sailing Assoc
OYC    Olympia YC
PMYC    Port Madison YC
POYC    Port Orchard YC
PSSC    Puget Sound Sailing Championship
PSSR    Puget Sound Spring Regatta
PTSA     Port Townsend Sailing Assoc.
PYC    Portland YC
RCYC    Rose City YC
RVanYC    Royal Vancouver YC
RVicYC    Royal Victoria YC
SBYC    Shilshole Bay YC
SISC    Sailspring Island YC
SJIYC    San Juan Island YC
SLF    Seattle Laser Fleet
SNSA    Sidney North Saanich YC
SNW    Sail Northwest
SCYC    Schooner Creek YC
SSISC   Saltspring Island Sailing Club
SSS    Southern Sound Series
SSSS    South Sound Sailing Society
SSYC    Seattle Singles YC
STYC    Sloop Tavern YC
SYC    Seattle YC
SYSCO    Small Yacht Sailing Club of OR
TCYC    Tiddly Cove YC
THSA    Turkey Head Sailing  Assoc
TTPYC    Three Tree Point YC
TYC    Tacoma YC
VLSC    Vancouver Lake Sailing Club
WBF    Wooden Boat Foundation
WSC    Willamaette Sailing Club
WIRW    Whidbey Island Race Week
WSCYC    West Sound Corinthian YC
WSSA    West Sound Sailing Association
WVYC     West Vancouver YC
48°N Top 25   Qualifying Races for 48 North’s Top 25