A rainbow of spinnakers in Sequim Bay
Dave Henry (Click on photo to enlarge)
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Seventeen teams, including those from Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Eugene, Ore., competed in the event on Sunday.
Results of the Sequim Bay regatta are posted at http://tinyurl.com/thistlesail.
The Thistle is a high-performance racing dinghy. It is also a popular day sailor.
The Thistle Class Association, with fleets across the country, holds local, regional and national regattas throughout the year.
Thistles are generally raced with a three-person crew — a skipper, a middle person and a forward person.
Specs on the Thistle:
LOA (length overall) — 5.20 m (17.1 ft)
Beam — 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Draft — 1.40 m (4 ft 7 in)
Hull weight — 233 kg (510 lb)
Main & Jib area — 17.1 m2 (184 sq ft)
Spinnaker area —20.4 m2 (220 sq ft)
Last modified: August 20. 2013 8:08PM