Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. Regatta
Join in the fun at The Center for Wooden Boats’ 14th Annual Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. (Wooden Open & One Design) Regatta, honoring the best known name in wooden boatbuilding and yachting in the Pacific Northwest. Norman C. Blanchard’s Blanchard Boat Company turned out more than 2,000 boats in 60+ years during the past century. Quality, performance and longevity are the hallmarks of Norm Blanchard.
The Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. Regatta is open to ALL wooden boats – from El Toros to large racer cruisers. We also welcome the Classic Plastic Fleet – the San Juan 21, a Northwest Classic.
Help us promote the 2013 Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. Regatta — download a printable flyer and post it in your marina, yacht club, or neighborhood bulletin board.
Information for Participants
The participants will be divided into sailing one-design fleets (four or more of a kind will constitute a fleet), as well as open class categories. Sailboats participating in fleets will race against each other for fleet honors. The participants in the open class category will be rated using the latest Portsmouth Yardstick ratings. In the case of larger boats, the latest GHS (General Handicap System) rating will be used. If your boat does not have a rating, the Race Committee will assign you one based on your known performance against those competing against you. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for each fleet and for overall performance.
There will be a mandatory Skippers’ Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the CWB Boathouse. Racing will start at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, and at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. This is a FUN regatta, so NO PROTESTS will be allowed. The last race of the day will start before 5pm on Saturday and before 4pm on Sunday.
Entry Fees & Registration
Register Your Own Boat: $4 per foot
Rent a CWB Livery Boat: $14 per foot general / $10 per foot members
The entry fee includes race entry for both days, continental breakfasts on race days and the Sunday Awards Ceremony. The Saturday Boathouse Dinner is an informal BBQ. Two tickets are included in the registration fee; additional guests are $10 each.
Active CWB volunteers may exchange 30 hours of logged volunteer hours to reserve livery boats for the weekend. Volunteer, please purchase tickets for the Boathouse Dinner if you plan to attend.
Private boats that would like to arrive at CWB earlier than Friday, September 27 at noon must make prior arrangements. Boats that would like to depart CWB later than Sunday, September 29 at 8pm must make prior arrangements.
Completed registration forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed or hand delivered to 1010 Valley St., Seattle, WA 98109.
Schedule of Events
Friday, September 27
Saturday, September 28
Sunday, September 29
|12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Boat arrival and Registration||8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Registration + Continental breakfast||9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Continental breakfast served|
|10:00 a.m. Skippers’ meeting on north side of Boathouse||11:00 a.m. Skippers’ meeting on north side of Boathouse|
|12:00 p.m. Races begin||1:00 p.m. Races begin|
|Immediately after racing:Dockside Happy Hour||4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Celebration|
|~45 minutes after racing ends:Boathouse BBQ Dinner|
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