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Record turnout to compete in ‘RTC’ Pick, Manning, Bacon claim top three slots in Hoeppner memorial regatta PHRF class By Ron DiCristiana Special to the Journal

Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s sixth annual Fred Hoeppner (formerly Mitchell Bay) International Regatta was held October 13-14, out on the west side of San Juan Island. This year, it was an exciting two-day race that involved seven sailboats, skippers and crews who competed in five different races over the weekend, under varying conditions. Race areas were in and around Haro Strait including Mosquito Pass, Low Island, Kelp Reef and back with a short race southwest of Henry Island. Congratulations to the top three final positions in PHRF Class: Dino Pick in “Scarlett de Harro”, John Manning in “Bellwether” and Lloyd Bacon in “Corrida”. The next major event will be the 25th anniversary of the Round the County (RTC) Race, November 10 and 11. Friday Harbor Sailing Club will again help Orcas Island Yacht Club co-host the event. Racers will sail clockwise around the county, starting at Lydia Shoal, on the southeast side of Orcas Island, and end the night just off Mitchell Bay. They will start again the next morning from Pearl Island, and head outside of Stuart and Waldron Islands on the way back to Lydia Shoal. RTC is a regional race and it is big. A record 72 sailboats are registered thus far with upwards of

Double dose of derbys in store

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to get that fishing gear ready

to go. The third annual Resurrection Derby, sponsored by Fidalgo-San Juan Islands Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers, is Dec. 7 and 8 at the Port of Friday Harbor. Participants

Contributed photo / Jayne Hemmerich

Far right, skipper John Manning and Bellweather lead the pack in the 6th annual Fred Hoeppner International Regatta, Oct. 13-14.

500 crew members involved. To register for RTC contact Betsy Wareham 360-376-2314. Friday Harbor Sailing club is a non-profit organization for both sailors and power boaters. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, 5:45 p.m., at the Friday Harbor Grange. All interested boaters are welcome to the potluck dinner and meeting. To learn more about FHSC please go to www. FridayHarborSailing.com. will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes, including a first-place $10,000 award. Proceeds benefit PSA’s salmon enhancement projects; visit www.resurrectionderby.com for information or

to register. The 10th annual Roche Harbor Salmon Derby, boasting $25,000 in cash prizes, is Feb. 7-9. Info at, www.rocheharbor.com/ Fishing_Derby.html

Journal of the San Juans, October 24, 2012  

October 24, 2012 edition of the Journal of the San Juans