sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Photo Gallery FishingBoating Video Gallery Newsletters
Sail-World.com : Alaskan port gets ready for Salty Dawg Rally from Seattle
Alaskan port gets ready for Salty Dawg Rally from Seattle


'Wrangell, Alaska, waiting for the boats to arrive'    .

Not all of the rallies in the Northern Hemisphere head in a southerly direction. In June when the weather is warming, between 30 and 50 yachts will depart Seattle June 04, and arrive in Wrangell in Alaska on June 17, and the citizens of Wrangell are determined to put on a good show.

The yachts will be participating in the Salty Dog Rally, sponsored by Boating Puget Sound, a website dedicated to yachting in the Seattle area.

Once they arrive, yachters will be welcomed by local Tlingit drummers and dancers and be feted in a gala dinner with the mayor. Borough officials estimate between 60 and 150 people will participate, though they won’t have official numbers until registration for the event concludes in April.

On the way the rally will stop in:

Anacortes, Washington

Sidney, Canada

False Bay, Lasqueti Island, Canada

Campbell River, Canada

Port McNeill, Canada

Cape Caution, Canada

Bella Bella, Canada

Green Inlet, Canada

Prince Rupert, Canada

Ketchikan, Alaska

Members of the Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau board as well as the Economic Development committee have known about the Rally since the January 2013 Seattle Boat Show, but have withheld confirming details to the public in order to work up a list of activities yachters and their families will participate in when they arrive.

Additional legs of the journey will travel to Petersburg and Juneau.

The schedule of events is designed to allow participants to opt out of some events and participate in others, and flexibility may be crucial to allowing sailors weary from a multi-day trek along the coast of British Columbia.

Other planned activities include a bird walk, a golf tournament, a barbecue dinner, and tours of the city. The list of activities is drawn for a rough schedule provided to the Sentinel, but officials caution an exact schedule for the event – and many other details – may be subject to change.

'There’s a lot still to do, but that’s roughly sort of the schedule,' said borough economic development officer Carol Rushmore. 'It’s always subject to change.'

The event is good news for local businesses, which will play host not only to the yachters themselves, but also to the families of yachters, who often fly up to the official endpoint to meet the yachts as they come in, Rushmore said.

'If you have people flying in, if you have people even in the boats, they’re going to be paying harbor fees, they’re going to be paying hotel fees, they’re going to be eating in the restaurants, they’re going to be taking tours, absolutely it’s an economic boost,' she said.

'We’re excited,' she said. 'It’s all potential.'


by Sail-World round-up

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118733

4:06 PM Mon 27 Jan 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World













Death by Dinghy by Allan Riches Brunei Bay Radio,












A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,










Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys by Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong,


World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin by World Cruising Club,


Dangers of the Dinghy trip back to your boat by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,


European Odyssey visits Porto by Cornell Sailing,






Where in the world are our strongest corals? by Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab,














Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,


From Penguins to Polar Bears by Cherie Winner,




A cruising guide to the ABC Islands - Spanish Edition
Missing German tourists in the hands of Abu Sayyaf Group
NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel
Positive news for cruising boats in Greece
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways
Are You Sailing with 'Weak Links' in your sailing rigging?
Week-long cruise turns into 16-year round-the-world voyage
World ARC fleet cruising the Coral Coast
Four rescued after narrow boat collides with houseboat
Yacht penalized for calling unannounced into Port Resolution
Galley Guys on the Malty Seas
Blue Planet Odyssey - Beset in Arctic Bay ice + Video
European Odyssey - La Coruña a big hit for the boats participating
Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 - Jimmy Cornell's newest adventure
Sustainable Seafood - How to purchase with confidence
Risks to penguin populations continues
ARC Baltic fleet head from Helsinki to Stockholm
Follow these tips when anchoring
Swedish couple rescued off Cook Islands
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady   
North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
Sea and Summit leg seven - Rain fails to dampen Tash's spirits   
RYA meets with Government over latest red diesel development   
Endangered species are like Movie Stars - Charlie Sheens and Tom Hanks   
Halong becomes a Super Typhoon; Japan in harm's way   
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts   
Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing   
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon   
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott   
Cruising lessons from ocean racers   
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu   
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video   
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video   
RYA Sea Survival Handbook – 2nd edition now available   
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch   
Lobster Thermidor - Making Julia proud   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR CRU NH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT