Sailing Instructions

2017 Duwamish Head Sailing Instructions


Three Three Point Yacht Club
January 7, 2017

Duwamish Head Race Registration


See Southern Sound Series Sailing Instructions by clicking HERE!


Notices to Competitors:
Notices to competitors or changes to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on the Official Notice Board located at the northeast corner of the Anthony’s Homeport Restaurant, at the Des Moines Marina.


Signals Made Ashore:
Signals made ashore will be displayed at the end of the Des Moines fishing pier.




Start in a northerly direction between an offshore orange mark and an RC flag on the Des Moines Marina fishing pier, leaving the green navigation buoy to starboard. Leave the Duwamish Head Light and Blakely Rock Light to port. Finish in a southerly direction between offshore orange mark and the RC flag on the end of the fishing pier with the green navigation buoy to port.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The green buoy is a limit mark, DO NOT sail between the pier and the green navigation buoy when starting or finishing.


Shortened Course:
The race may be shortened at Duwamish Head Light or Blakely Rock Light by the official Committee Boat. Please watch for the RC flag and Shortened Course flag. The time limit will be changed to 10 hours if the race is shortened.



The warning signal is the raising of the class pennant(s) or flag
Cruising and Commodore Classes (C flag)Warning Signal: 0925
Class 6 and 7 (6 & 7 Pennants)Warning Signal: 0955
Class 4 and 5 (4 & 5 Pennants)Warning Signal: 1000
Class 2 and 3 (2 & 3 Pennants)Warning Signal: 1005
Class 1 (1 Pennant, Multi-hulls)Warning Signal: 1010
IRC Class (0 Pennant)Warning Signal: 1015



The start will be broadcast on channel 72.

Except in an emergency, a boat shall neither make radio transmissions while racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to mobile telephones.

Race Committee cell phone on day of race will be 206.218.8138


Protests can be emailed to or placed in the box under the bulletin board outside of Des Moines Anthony’s, as noted in the race handbook or mailed to:

Attn: Protest Committee
Three Tree Point Yacht Club
PO Box 98700
Des Moines WA 98198-0700


Contact Information:
See the TTPYC site or contact Steve Sisson 206-218-8138,>.


Duwamish Head Race Registration