Race. Party. Play. Have it all at WIRW July 18-24, 2015

Dinghy/Small Boat Racing, July 18 – July 19
Large Boat Racing, July 20 – July 24

Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

Registration Now Open

Check out the updated Schedule of Events (as of 10/20/2015).

Welcome to a NEW Whidbey Island Race Week in 2015

In 2015, we promise you’ll recognize the great racing in Penn Cove and Saratoga Passage – that never changes. You’ll recognize Charley Rathkopf as the Primary Race Officer and many faces on the Race Committee – many whom have worked together for over a decade now. You’ll recognize the friends you’ve made and the boats you’ve raced against over the years. You’ll recognize the Oak Harbor Yacht Club and, you’ll recognize the Oak Harbor Marina.

But, all the rest of it? You may not recognize it at all. But, we think you’ll be happy with the changes. Whidbey Island Race Week and event partners including the City of Oak Harbor, the Oak Harbor Yacht Club, the Oak Harbor Marina, the Oak Harbor Junior Sailing Program and the Kitsap Sailing & Rowing Foundation welcome you to a racing event that is well on its way to becoming the best Race Week in the country.

Over the past 12 years as your Race Committee at Whidbey Island Race Week, we’ve walked the docks. We’ve attended the parties. We’ve listened to your ideas and now we’re gearing up to deliver the best destination sailboat regatta in the Pacific Northwest that the entire family can enjoy.

A sincere thank you goes out to our current 2015 sponsors including Fisheries Supply, CSR Marine and Best Western Plus, the Official Hotel of Whidbey Island Race Week. Their support (in addition to the support of the sponsors we add in the upcoming year) will play a significant role in our growth. Thank you all in advance for adding them to your preferred vendor list.

It’s a new Race Week and we’re looking forward to seeing you (and many new faces) there!

Charley and Schelleen Rathkopf

There will be a limit of 150 large boats/100 dinghies for 2015, so register early and enjoy all the new features awaiting you at Whidbey!