A New Adventure Begins!
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Statehood, SEAS is sponsoring a race around Admiralty Island. The longest inland water sailboat race on the west coast just got longer.
Three boats will be gathering at Battleship Island in Auke Bay on Saturday June 20, 2009 at 1000 to begin the race around Admiralty. The boats are:
- S/V High Noon, a 41' Doug Peterson designed sloop, owned by Mike Rentel and Karen Schmidt
- S/V Smoke, a Cascade 29 sloop, owned by David Pichard
- S/V Haiku, a Yamaha 33 sloop, owned by Brian Lieb and Liz Agnew
After the start the boats will proceed south down Stephen's passage past the Brother's Island and enter Frederick Sound. The first leg will continue southwest to Yasha Island, a small island a couple of miles south of the southern tip of Admiralty Island. The boats will round Yasha Island, keeping the island to their starboard, and enter Chatham Strait. The 120 nm first leg ends at the entrance to Warm Springs Bay on Baranof Island.