Western Area

5th consecutive year.



Tulip Regatta

The Tulip Regatta is held each spring and consists of two days of windward/leeward buoy racing in Fidalgo Bay, Anacortes along with two dinners – a banquet (tickets required) and entertainment Saturday night; plus a free dinner and awards presentation after the racing on Sunday.

The Tulip Regatta is open to all yachts whose skippers have completed the on-line registration process; have paid an entry fee of $30.00 ($40.00 after April 3); are current PHRF-NW members; and meet PIYA category III requirements. The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2009-2012, except as changed by the sailing instructions.  There will be a Santa Cruz 27 and a San Juan 24 one design fleets sailing this year.  For the SC 27’s this will be one of the Road Master events.

The F-18 catarmarans will be racing one design and have their own start.  Separate starts will be provided for other one-design fleets consisting of 5 or more boats.


Friday – April 13, 2012
1730-2130 – Late registration at the Anacortes Yacht Club. Race packets and sailing instructions distributed, no host bar open, $5.00 hamburgers and hot dogs, t-shirt sales.

Saturday – April 14, 2012
0800 – Donuts and coffee at AYC clubhouse
0900 – Skippers Meeting & announcement of divisions at AYC clubhouse
1000 – First race starts
1700 – Bar open at AYC clubhouse, dinner served (tickets required)

Sunday – April 15, 2012
0930 – First race starts
After end of Racing – Bar open at AYC clubhouse; Complimentary chile dogs & awards at AYC clubhouse


Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Online Registration
Who Has Registered
Race Results


Walt Meagher (Race Chairman)

The 2012 T-Shirts will be short sleeve black and be illustrated with the artwork shown below by Jennifer Bowman.  This artwork will be autioned at the Saturday evening dinner to benefit youth sailing:







June 8-10, 2012

Fern Ridge Reservoir — Eugene, Oregon

Download Race Information:

Notice of Race —  Pennant Rules —  Team Cup Rules —  Entry Form

Dear Multihull Sailors,

We invite you to participate in our 6th edition of the “Live on the Edge” Multihull Regatta at Fern Ridge Reservoir near Eugene, Oregon. The event is set for the weekend of June 9/10, 2012. With this date, we have moved back to a weekend after Memorial Day weekend to have warmer and windier conditions than the last two editions gave us earlier in the season.

Eugene Yacht Club has great facilities to spend a weekend racing. A great open lake with only one hill close by that can cause interesting wind shifts. Ample camping space on our lawns, including several RV sites with hookups. Clean restrooms and showers, washer and dryer and our friendly members that welcome all guests that come to participate and enjoy our lake. We have several launch ramps than can be used and boats are parked on grass when not sailed. Larger boats that stay in the water overnight can tie up to our guest dock. Of course all this is included with your registration, no hidden fees here!

Our Race Committee is very dedicated and experienced and has been able to run flawless races in past editions of the regatta, setting good courses to match the speeds in the various start groups (fleets) to get at least 6 races in the regatta for all the start groups (fleets). In addition to prizes for the fleet winners, we have the ”Live on the Edge Pennant”, awarded to the overall winner of the Regatta and the Team Cup, awarded to a Team (consisting of 4 regatta entries) based on their individual fleet scores (for details see Pennant Rules and Team Cup Rules).

Around the racing activities, we try to accommodate your non-racing “shore crew” with our facilities that includes a safe swim zone for children and a playground. During the weekend we offer various meals (see Registration Form for details) and post racing on Saturday night we will have our traditional and highly appreciated pizza dinner and exciting catamaran videos.

On Sunday afternoon we wrap it up no later than 4:00pm, to allow people that have to travel far can make it home that night.

Registration is now open. Easiest way to register is via this site: click on “Registration”. Alternatively you can download a pdf or XL registration form and mail it in with regular (snail)mail.

Download the Notice of Race for more detailed information on the 2012 “Live on the Edge” Multihull Regatta. It offers alternative overnight options and  the opportunity to combine participation in “Live on the Edge” with the EYC Memorial Day Regatta two weekends earlier.

We hope that you will be able to join us on June 9/10. Do not hesitate to contact us ( EYCMultihulls@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

Eugene Yacht Club & Fern Ridge Multihull Fleet

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