Gig Harbor Yacht Club

Gig Harbor YC Power Fleet

In addition to our cruising activities, the Gig Harbor Yacht Club is home to an active group of boat owners who participate in Predicted Navigation Contests throughout Puget Sound and British Columbia. Our skippers routinely bring home trophies in these events. Predicted Navigation Contests, or "Predicted Log Races" involve the calculation of the time required to run a given course and distance. The skipper then navigates their boat using only a compass and the boat's RPM gauge. The winner is the skipper who can predict the time required to run this course with the lowest percentage of error.

Take your Time

If you are planning to race this season and would like help in timing your boat please call Jim Anderson at 253-857-3306. To time your boat allow the time needed to get from your slip to Ruston Way plus 1.5 – 2 hours. You will need a stop watch.

Gig Harbor Yacht Club members are eager to assist you in getting involved in this program, which serves as an excellent way to improve your navigation skills.

For more information, please call Jim Anderson at 253-857-3306 or send him an email.

 
 

IPBA CONTEST & EVENT SCHEDULE

NORTH PUGET SOUND     

2016   2017
  Queen City 1st of Season Jan 23   Jan 21
  Meydenbauer Bay Boomerang Mar 5   Mar 4
  QCYC/SYC Eagle Harbor Race (*1) Apr 2   Apr 1
  PYC Liberty Bay Challenge       (*2) Apr 2   Apr 1
  SYC Stimson Sep 17   Sep 16

 

SOUTH PUGET SOUND

     
  Bremerton Heavy Weather Feb 13   Feb 18 or Feb 11
  Jack Hyde Memorial (TYC)  Mar 19   Mar 18
  Gig Harbor Invitational (*2)  Apr 23   Apr 29
  Filucy Bay  Jun 11   Jun 10
       

  POYC Fall Round-up

10-Oct   8-Oct

 

IPBA SPONSORED:

     
        
   International Cruiser Contest Jul 9   Jul 8
       

PACIFIC COAST YACHTING ASSOCIATION NORTH AMERICA CRUISER ASSOCIATION

 

 

 
   Barusch/Castagna Jun 16-18 Del Ray   TBD
   North American Invitational (NAI) Sep 21-24   TBD

 

IPBA MEETING SCHEDULE

     
  February Meeting (QCYC) Feb 6   Feb 4
  Spring Meeting (SYC) May 8   May 7
  Annual Meeting/Dinner Nov 12 (PYC)   Nov TBD (BYC)
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