Blakely Rock Benefit Regatta and Raffle w/ Video

posted Mar 10, 2019, 6:31 PM by Mark Olsoe   [ updated Apr 13, 2019, 3:58 PM ]
Here's a video from the Regatta --

April 6 the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club is putting on the Carol Pearl Blakely Rock Benefit Regatta to benefit MY SAIL youth sailing foundation.  This is more than a race.  Its more about the journey than the destination.  It is a “fun” trip around Blakely Rock – that iconic pillar off Bainbridge Island.  Some boats may be racing, but you needn’t worry – everyone is a winner at this regatta!

That is because of the huge raffle that goes on all day – one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and the “mother of all raffles” in the evening at the awards party at Sloop Tavern.  Buy some raffle tickets to support kids sailing through the Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation, and maybe win some very cool experiences or prizes at a huge discount.  You might win a ride on Dragonfly, boat haulouts, Shakespeare, Mariners, all kinds of stuff. 

There will be a multihull class at this regatta, so you get to sail/race with your friends.  Reverse start means they will start the fast boats (us) last.  Register at the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club  The regatta T-shirts are great because Northwest Multihull Association is a regatta sponsor and our club’s name and logo is on the shirts! See you there.


MY SAIL (Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation)

Northwest Multihull Association is excited to be a supporter of this new foundation – the Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation (or MY SAIL).  Finally, someone is paying attention to multihulls.  MY SAIL’s purpose is to put young people (12-25) out on the water in multis – mostly Hobie 16s and Waves – and teach them the fine art of going fast!  Most of these kids are bored stiff with their Opti program and jump at the chance to jump on a go-fast boat.

This year you supported this new foundation through your dues when $500 was donated to MY SAIL from the association.  MY SAIL is ramping up their programs, and the money will be used to buy more boats and put on summer sailing camps.  In fact, if you have or know of a youth with “the need for speed”, send him/her to to register for one of their camps.  And if you don’t know of any kids like that, but still want to support MY SAIL, please go to their website and donate.   They are a 501c3 non-profit so all donations are tax-deductible.  What better way to spend some money than giving young people a chance to sail multihulls.

By Peter Nelson, Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation. (Peter was the speaker at Northwest Multihull’s March 5 meeting.)

and Diane Johnson, Vice Commodore of Northwest Multihull Association