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Tropical Night

Near the equator on Lake Union

Wed, 11th Aug 2010
By Chris Winnard

Tropical Night Near the equator on Lake Union
Image Credit: Marcia Bruya
Jeff Carson Showing his colors

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

CLick here for the video from the Tiki Raft

This article was posted on Wed, 11th Aug 2010