Upset Victory in Wooden Boat Festival Schooner Cup

Gusty wind conditions building to a small craft advisory created challenging sailing for the 40th annual Wooden Boat Festival Schooner Cup. A field of 15 schooners started the race, sailing a 4-mile course from inside Port Townsend Bay, out toward Fort Worden State Park and back. A general recall at the start and subsequent restart led several boats to attempt a port-tack start, with unfortunate consequences.

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