Racers were welcomed to Lakewood, Wash., with cold 34 degree temps, snowing, and glassy waters at Western Washington University’s Lakewood Regatta, Saturday, March 17. Light winds started to fill around 11 a.m. and 18 FJs and 11 Alphas sailboats began racing. Winds and temperatures built throughout the day to around eight knots.
Four races were completed in each division of each fleet. Sun and rainbows fell on the race course by the end of the day. Racing finished around 2:45 p.m. WWU Sailing Team hosted the regatta and ran the races with the help of the Whatcom Sailing High School Team parents, who provided lunch.
The North Kitsap team finished first in the FJ fleet, and the Bellingham team finished first in the Alpha fleet. The Orcas High School Sailing team placed third in the FJ fleet.
Full results can be found at www.nwisa.org.