Snowbird Series

Shilshole Bay Yacht Club


The 2014-2015 Snowbird Series

Shilshole Bay Yacht Club would like to invite you and your crew to join us in a winter series to keep the sailing muscles conditioned and the crew coordinated.

Please note the SBYC racing rules amendment below.  The final race of the series has been moved out a week to Saturday, March 21, 2015

2014-2015 Competitor List

Results:  Race 1     Race 2     Race 3 (with Overall)     Race 4 (with Overall)     Race 5 (with Overall)

The Venue: Puget Sound in front of the Shilshole Bay Marina.

The Entrants: At least one person on each yacht must be a member of a PIYA affiliated club

Entry Form: 2014 Snowbird Race Entry (PDF version)
The Boats: Any PHRF rated mono or multi hulled boat 20' or greater in length.                            

Classes: Classes for Flying, Non-Flying, and Multi hulls (if 3 or more) will be provided.
The Dates: November 15, 2014; December 13, 2014; January 10, 2015; February 07, 2015; and March 14 21, 2015. 
1st Start: 11:00 AM (first warning at 10:55 AM)

Time Limit: 5 hours

Courses: 5 to 20 miles in length depending on conditions. Courses will be determined after the committee boat is anchored.  Course mark letters will be hung on the side of the committee boat.  The committee boat monitors channel 72.

Entry Fee:
$50.00 for the 2014-2015 series of five races, $15 for each individual race

Entry Deadlines:
November 12, 2014. Added entrants may register by the Wednesday prior to a race.

After Race Party: Join us after each race at the lounge at Anthony's Home Port at Shilshole for camaraderie and preliminary race results.

Contact: Tom Madden at


  • One (1) race shall constitute participation in the series. There will be no throw-out for this series.
  • Scoring will be Time-On-Time.
  • Sailing instructions are here.
  • Race marks for the Snowbird Series are here.

Amendment to the General Sailing Instructions SBYC Racing Rules 

1)      General Note XI:   The Ship Canal Restricted Area is modified to allow entrance into the restricted area adequate to pass Can Buoy C1 in a seamanlike manner only when mark “E” is designated as a mark on the course.
2)      Mark “E” is now designated as the C”1” Can Buoy located on the north side of the entrance to the Ballard Locks at approximate position:

          47° 40.73’ N,  122° 24.89’ W

These changes shall remain in effect until further notice.

2013-2014 Series Race Results:  Race 1Race 2, Race 3 Cancelled, Race 4Race 5Final Series Standings 
Race 3 was cancelled due to gale conditions.
2012-2013 Series Race Results:

Race 1, Race 2, Race 3Race 4, Race 5, Final Series Standings