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.

Nov 11

Snowbird Race Series 2017-2018

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dec 09

Snowbird Race Series 2017-2018

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Entry Form PDF
Entry Form docx file

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

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.

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 2016-2017 series of five races, $15 for each individual race

Entry Deadlines:
 November 9, 2016. Added entrants may register by the Wednesday prior to a race.

After Race Meetup: TBD

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.
    • SBYC Race Book
    • SBYC Race Book


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.

2016-2017 Series and Overall Race Results:
Race 1, Race2, Race3, Race4, Race5Overall Results

2015-2016 Series and Overall Race Results:
Race 1, Race 2, Race 3, Race 4, Race 5

2014-2015 Series Race Results:
Race 1, Race 2, Race 3 (with Overall), Race 4 (with Overall), Race 5 (with Overall)

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

2012-2013 Series Race Results:
Race 1, Race 2, Race 3, Race 4, Race 5
Series Standings