Gig Harbor Islands Race 2017
Published on March 18th, 2017
Gig Harbor, WA (March 18, 2017) – Approximately 26 nm in length, the Islands Race took the fleet from Gig Harbor to a temporary mark north of Blake Island before returning to Gig Harbor.
Thirty-six teams completed the course which began with a downwind start toward Blake Island in a torrential downpour. A building southerly helped the fleet progress up Colvos Pass before the wind momentarily shut down in the lee of Blake Island.
However, soon enough the sky slowly cleared and the breeze kicked it up several notches, providing most of the fleet with an upwind leg back through Colvos Pass to the finish off Gig Harbor.
The elapsed time winner was Paul LaMarche’s Santa Cruz 70 Neptune’s Car which completed the course in 04:34:19.