PMYC Opening Day Parade and BBQ
Sunday May 1st, 2022
Conditions permitting, we’ll parade from the club out past Fay Bainbridge Park then there will be an optional race back to the club. Several of the famous PMYC prams will be on hand and there will be prizes for the most festive boats and crew. Big Boats and Dinghies welcome. Potluck BBQ afterward at the clubhouse.
Sunday Late Morning: Decorating our boats. There's a prize for "Best Dressed Boat and crew" so get creative!
12:00 PM: Dock call for the parade and discussion of race rules. Optional skippers meeting on the deck for anyone with questions about the parade, the race, the course or the Kwindoo tracking app.
12:30 PM: We'll depart PMYC all together, assemble east of Halverson's buoy, then parade out around Point Monroe, and down the length of Fay Bainbridge Beach, flags a-flying!
1:15 PM: Head back north, prepare for the race, signal flags down --- and sails up! We're planning for a start off Pt Monroe (roughly where the start for the Port Ludlow race was). Sail to Jeff Head buoy and finish at the entrance to Hidden Cove (east west line at the first dock on the east side of the entrance.) See race course below the Race Details.
1:30 PM: First start - Class 1.Slow(er) boats, cruisers, prams and dingies. This race ends at 3:30.
1:45 PM: Second start - Class 2. Fast(er) boats and race boats will start. This race ends at 3:45.
4:00 PM: Potluck BBQ at the clubhouse
Your Potluck dish to bring (Last names starting with):
A-H: Appetizer or side dish
I-P: Main dish or something to grill
Soft drinks provided, BYOB
We invite you to race or cruise the course with your PMYC community. Boats of all sizes and speeds welcome.
The race will be run in Kwindoo (and there will be no race committee boat or RC) so do your best with the start line. Pro tip -- make sure the phone running the app has ample battery.
The time limit for each class will be 2 hours. Running the motor to make the time limit is NOT cause for disqualification.
There will be no boat contact, protests or timed winners.
**The only losers are those who are late to the premier
event of the day -- the potluck BBQ at 4pm on the deck.**