PHOTOS: Scenes From Saturday's Three Tree Point Yacht Club Sailboat Race
Last Saturday (Jan. 9th), the Three Tree Point Yacht Club (TTPYC) held its “Duwamish Head Race” from the Des Moines Marina to Duwamish Head in West Seattle, which of course required their passage along the shores of Burien.
This was the second race of the Southern Sound series, and the yacht clubâ€™s biggest race of the year, with up to 100 boats participating.
Des Moines City Councilmember Carmen Scott sent us this report, along with the great Photos below:
The weather was mild and dry, with a thin cloud cover, but it lacked a main ingredient for these kinds of events â€“ there was no wind!
The heats were scheduled to begin at 9:30am, but at that time, no one appeared to be going anywhere.
The boats stayed at the Des Moines Marina all morning. When the sun began to break through, it created wonderful reflections on the smooth-as-glass water. I ran out of memory in my camera at about noon, just as the first class of boats began to head up the Sound. However, I think I got my cover shot for next yearâ€™s Des Moines calendar.
Anyone who would like more information can go to the yacht clubâ€™s website at www.ttpcy.org itâ€™s an interesting site, and lists their race, cruise and social events.
Here’s Carmen’s Photo Slideshow:
Here’s a link to the race results (PDF file).