One of the awesome things about the Pacific Northwest is the yearlong sailing opportunities. I try to crew in the local races atleast once a month when Im not working (yeah, work sometime stretches into the weekends too). Last weekend, I crewed aboard the Madrugador, a CAL 40. We did buoy racing on Friday and Sunday with distance racing thrown in on Saturday. I almost always run into Microsoft folks at the races.

 

www.borrowedlightimages.com has pics of the local races