Three Tree Point Yacht Club Wraps Up Mid-Sound Summer Social Racing Series

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Story by Kristie Brame

While you were admiring the sunset last Thursday, you may have noticed that there were a lot of sailboats on the Sound.

That is because it was the final night of the Mid-Sound Summer Social, co-sponsored by the Des Moines Marina and the Three Tree Point Yacht Club.

This annual event raises money for the Des Moines Area Food Bank and Hospitality House, a women’s shelter in Burien. Races were held each Thursday for six weeks following the Fourth of July.

On the final night this year the theme for the evening was Hawaiian Shirt night. Participants enjoyed a beautiful evening on the water and then returned to the marina for a BBQ dinner on the guest dock.

This year the club recognized the boats that raised the most funds overall for the two charities.

Wind Ensemble was recognized for raising the most funds overall, as well as the highest contributions for the Des Moines Area Food Bank. Sloe Tango was recognized for raising the most funds for Hospitality House. Each boat will receive a burgee or small flag to identify their accomplishments.

Overall the event raised $7,500 over the 6 week period and had a total of 31 boats participating in the races over the course of the series.

If you missed this year’s events, but would like to donate to the charities, you can donate through their individual web sites linked above. You can also watch for the 2013 Mid-Sound Summer Social on Thursday nights after next year’s Fourth of July!

Photographer Michael Brunk tagged along with Joan and Kris onboard Wind Ensemble and put together the following photo gallery. You can click on individual thumbnails to view them larger.

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