We are thrilled to announce that we're moving the start/finish and overnight moorage from Edmonds to Kingston.
We decided to move the race to Kingston to make this race more social. The Port of Kingston is reserving all of their guest dock for us on Friday and Saturday nights, plus their large event tent on the adjacent lawn. The Kingston Cove Yacht Club is hosting us on Friday and Saturday nights at their nearby clubhouse and supporting the race. Downtown Kingston is a short walk away, with a variety of restaurants and bars. The Edmonds-Kingston ferry terminal is right next to the marina.
The Port of Edmonds will continue to reserve some guest moorage for those who want to keep their boats overnight and make the trip to Kingston in the morning.
This is a mid-distance race with three course options of approximately 24, 14 or 10 nm including the following marks: start/finish at Apple Cove Point at Kingston, a temporary mark at Pilot Point, the Foulweather Bluff navigational buoy, and the Scatchet Head navigational buoy on the south end of Whidbey Island. (Scroll down for course map.)
The first division starts at 10:00 AM with a reverse starting sequence and multi-hulls in the last start. Yachts are divided into "long" and "short" course boats based on whether their PHRF-NW rating is 180 or lower, or 181 or above, respectively. Scoring is Time on Time. You must have a PHRF-NW calculated speed rating or a current ORC certificate to be scored in this race.
You have two choices for moorage on Friday and Saturday nights: near the start/finish at Kingston or in Edmonds for those who don't want to stay overnight in Kingston. Either way, you arrange and pay for moorage directly with the marina.The Port of Kingston has reserved their entire guest moorage for our event. Boats will have individual reserved slips. Contact the Port of Kingston directly at (360) 297-3545. Make sure you tell them that you are a Foulweather Bluff racer so that your reservations fees are waived.
FOULWEATHER BLUFF RACE IS NOW A PUGET SOUND TOP 25 QUALIFYING RACE.