Admiralty Cove Race - SUCCESS!
It was a great weekend of sail boat racing in Juneau. The Marmion Island starting line turnout was impressive with 10 boats. A group of 5 boats from Auke Bay joined the racers in Admiralty Cove bringing the total number of boats to 15, and the 50 or so sailors proceeded to have a lot of fun barbequing and conversing on the beach. Brand new members of SEAS joined the crew and skippers in ignoring the bugs well into the evening.
The racing on Saturday was great with a southerly breeze pushing the fleet down the west coast of Douglas to the finish line just off Admiralty Cove. (Saturday Results) The return leg of the racing was plagued with light winds and contrary tides which moved most skippers to douse their sails early and motor home. (Sunday Results)
The next SEAS gathering will be in Warm Springs Bay on Baranof, the half way point for the Spirit of Admiralty race a demanding race circumnavigating Admiralty Island. At this writing there are 3 boats participating Smoke, Haiku and High noon. A completive field of experienced skippers and crew taking will be on some of the most challenging sailing in Alaska to complete the 230+ nautical mile race.