The Rudi Race is on

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Sailing Club

The Friday Harbor Sailing Club is a family-oriented boating organization that exists for the membership to enjoy boating. We focus on camaraderie, social events, cruising and racing in and around the San Juan Islands.

This year’s Rudi Race will be on Saturday, June 22. It will involve a 10 a.m. start at the harbor east of Shipyard Cove Marina. The starting line will run from South Brown Island, Red Daymark #2, and extend south to a mooring ball.

The first leg of the race will be to the USCG buoy off the shore of San Juan Island South Cape. Skippers record your time to round that buoy, Leg #1 time.

We will anchor and raft up in the area to enjoy lunch on the water.

The second leg will begin at an agreed time, south of a line extending directly west of the USCG buoy. The finish line will be the same starting line south of Brown Island.

Consider this race a comfortable first race to test the waters and enjoy an on-the-water dual, a race to win, or a great group of sailors to share lunch. Come one – come all!

Remember to sign up once you finish reading this description and checking your calendar. Go to the Friday Harbor Sailing Club website:

Prizes: First Place $100 Second Place $50 Third Place $25

Sailing conditions: There will be a slack tide at 11:37 a.m. from ebb to flood, winds will be from the southeast five to 15 knots, skies will be sunny with a temperature of 65 F. Some of this is real, you guess which.

For more information contact race coordinator John Salinas at