Near the equator on Lake UnionWed, 11th Aug 2010
By Chris Winnard
A perfetct night on Seattle's Lake Union for the famouse "Tropical Night" sponsored by Ullman Sails, Marine Servicecenter, and 48 North. With tempratures near 80 and 8 knots of wind it could not have been better. The leward mark of the course is an island complete with a Tiki Hut, palm trees, and beer that is handed out to competitors as they head past.
This is a long time tradition in the Seattle area and is one of the best attended races in the northwest with over 100 boarts from Formula 40 catamarans and a One Design 48 to Lasers and everything in between.
Here are photos from this year http://picasaweb.google.com/Ullmansailssd/SeattleDuckDodgeTropicalNight02?authkey=Gv1sRgCO3n3obBk5_KAg#
CLick here for the video from the Tiki Raft www.youtube.com/watch
This article was posted on Wed, 11th Aug 2010