Mariners Regatta

A pair of sloops race to the finish line as the Port Townsend Sailing Association’s Classic Mariners Regatta got underway. The 39th regatta returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 30 sailing vessels, large and small, took part in the annual sailing event Saturday that was open to all designs and materials for the first time. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

A pair of sloops race to the finish line as the Port Townsend Sailing Association’s Classic Mariners Regatta got underway. The 39th regatta returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 30 sailing vessels, large and small, took part in the annual sailing event Saturday that was open to all designs and materials for the first time. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

By Steve Mullensky

For Peninsula Daily News

A pair of sloops race to the finish line as the Port Townsend Sailing Association’s Classic Mariners Regatta got underway. The 39th regatta returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 30 sailing vessels, large and small, took part in the annual sailing event Saturday that was open to all designs and materials for the first time.

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