Mid Sound Summer Social Sailing Series starts Thursday night

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Summer is here, and so is the Mid Sound Summer Social sailing fundraiser, which starts this Thursday night, July 11!

Starting off the fishing pier of the Des Moines Marina, the “relaxed rules” Thursday evening sailing series begins July 11 and runs through Aug. 15.

“It’s a great opportunity to get out on the water as well as contribute to the Des Moines Food Bank and Hospitality House (South King County’s only women’s shelter),” reads an announcement.

At the post racing dock party for a $5 donation, sailors get a chance to win one of many great prizes including haul outs at CSR, a beer tasting for six at Elliot Bay Brewing Company, a Lowe’s gas grill, a complete sailing course valued at $295 from Seattle Sailing, $50 gift certificates from Fisheries, hats from KAM Gear, a one month gym membership from Normandy Park Athletic, restaurant certificates from Arturo’s Mandarin Kitchen, the Milton Tavern, the 909, the Mark, Great Harvest Bakery, Oh Chocolate, and the Tin Room, as well as guest moorage from the Port of Bremerton and Arabella’s.

“Remember, the greater the donation, the better chances of winning a prize, so brings some cash or a checkbook!”

No prior racing experience or handicap is required. However, please fill out the registration form on the Three Tree Point Yacht Club website, so we know how many boats to plan for and check to racing instructions for the course and basic rules (starboard has the right away).

Serious racers start at 7 p.m. and casual sailors start at 7:05 p.m.

To add to the fun, organizers have included a few themes this year:

  • July 11 is Pirate Night – Bring your pirate flag, and dress like a pirate if you like.
  • July 18 is Red, White and Blue – Fly your stars and stripes!
  • August 8 is Anything Goes – Kayaks, paddle boards or dinghies are welcome on a short course.
  • August 15 is Hawaiian Night – Wear your flower print shirt, a lei, and grass skirt if you dare.

Here’s a map of the courses:


For more information, go to http://ttpyc.org

We hope to see you out sailing!

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