Sunday, June 16, 2019

Three Buoy Fiasco Race Preview

the course
(Seattle, WA)- The wonderfully edgy, laid back, somewhat infamous Sloop Tavern Yacht Club in Seattle, WA is hosting its annual Three Buoy Fiasco.  Patterned after the equally infamous Three Bridge Fiasco in San Francisco Bay, the Puget Sound version has also grown quite popular with sailing enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest.  This year, thirty-nine boats are entered into the 13.46nm “pursuit style” race.

The course uses three marks in the Sound, you may round them in any order and in either direction you choose.  Those marks are off Skiff Point, Point Jefferson, and the Meadow Point Buoy.

Looking forward to their annual debate on how do it best are a small flotilla of J/crews. Leo Morales’ J/27 WIZARD (lowest rating J/team) will be up against two J/105s (Jeremy Boynes’ AVALANCHE & Sara Billey’s PEER GYNT), and three J/109s (Mike Campbell’s LAPA, Jerry Woodfield’s SHADA, and Reed Bernhard’s MOUNTAIN).  For more Three Buoy Fiasco sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.