The 23rd Annual CRISR
June 25-27, 2022
May 23, 2002 Update:
Shaping up to be a great race! Right now we have ten schooners signed up to participate, from the small to the enormous! There's still time to sign up to race, just email Dana! (It may be too late to get a burgee, however - but we can try.)
We have THREE committee boats joining us this year! Big thanks to Pete of M/V Riptide, Tim of M/Y Itineras, and Dan of M/V Saga, and to the Classic Yacht Association Pacific Northwest Fleet for answering the call for a committee boat. We're thrilled to have these three classic beauties joining us for the event.
Can't wait to see everybody in Tacoma!
March 29, 2022 Update:
Entry information for CRISR 2022 has been emailed to the fleet! If you didn't get the email, please contact dana.raugi (at) gmail (dot) com We will post the race routing on or about May 1, with full details provided in race packets handed out at the Skippers' Meeting at 0800 June 25th.
SAVE THE DATES! CRISR 2023 will be raced in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia the weekend of July 15, 2023.
February 3, 2022 Update:
The 2022 Captain Raynaud International Schooner Race (CRISR) is officially scheduled!
The race will start Saturday, June 25th, at noon, in Commencement Bay (Tacoma) and conclude Monday, June 27th, in Port Townsend!
Exact times/legs TBA but likely something along the lines of Commencement Bay to Blakely Harbor, Blakely Harbor to Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow to Port Townsend.
As always, the race rules are simple:
No classes. You must have a schooner rig to participate (EXCEPTION: we are designating Lady Washington as an honorary schooner to tag along with the crowd)
The winning vessel gets to keep/display/zealously guard the gorgeous CRISR trophy for a year
Hitting other vessels or impeding commercial traffic is prohibited
Protests will be ignored
If you’re going to cheat, at least be creative!
Zodiac will be departing from Port Townsend sailing north back to Bellingham and invites any vessels interested in some non-competitive buddy-boating to join for June 28th and 29th.
There will be burgees for participating vessels!
A couple fun opportunities this year:
Pre-race party for crews the evening before the race in Tacoma, hosted by Foss Waterway Seaport!
Awards ceremony and post-race dinner at schooner Martha's shop in Port Townsend, thanks to Holly and Robert D'Arcy!
CRISR 2022 is proud to be the culminating event for the first annual Windjammer Week, sponsored by Foss Waterway Seaport! Windjammer Week will feature two or three days of dockside tours (free, with admission to Foss Seaport Museum) and daysailing opportunities on Commencement Bay in the shadow of Mount Rainier! Big thanks to Hoyle Hodges from schooner Pleiades for getting the ball rolling on this.