Toliva Shoal Race

February 16, 2018 – February 17, 2018 all-day

Welcome to the Toliva Shoal Race 2018

Prepare for a good time and a great race! We will do our best to make your stay in Olympia enjoyable. Plan to attend the Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast at the OYC Clubhouse; see below for more details.

Be aware that we intend to closely monitor wind and weather conditions and may shorten the race at any mark of the course.

Please check sailing instructions Series Sailing Instructions for PHRF start sequence. Preliminary race results will be available after the race @ OYC Clubhouse.

If you have any race-related issues or questions on the day of the race, please contact Race Chair Debe Andersen or ask for a race officer at the registration desk at the Clubhouse.

General Information
Debe Andersen, Toliva Shoal Race Chair

Norm Smit, PRO

Joy Johnson, Commodore, South Sound Sailing Society 
Bill Sloan, Commodore, Olympia Yacht Club
Special Thanks To: City of Olympia, and all our local volunteers.


Friday, February 16
1600 – 2200 Welcoming Party @ OYC Clubhouse – Free Beverages
1800-2000 Dinner @ OYC Clubhouse, Baron of Beef, $10

Saturday, February 17
0700 – 0830 Breakfast @ OYC Clubhouse, $5
0925 Warning for the Cruising Class Start
0955 Warning for the first PHRF Start
Please check sailing instructions for PHRF start sequence. Preliminary race results will be available after the race @ OYC Clubhouse.

Registration forms and entry fee must be received no later than
2200 hours on Friday February 16. A check-in desk will be open in the OYC Clubhouse from 1600 – 2200 Friday, February 16; late registrations will be accepted at that time. All skippers must confirm that their boat is registered. If you don’t find your boat listed on line, check in!  Registrant List

Race Fee:
Pre-registration – $35 if received by Tuesday, February 13th.

Late registration – $40 for entries/payments received after Tuesday, February 13th,

Credit cards are accepted only for web registration Registration Form Cash/Check only when registering in person at OYC Clubhouse.

Course: Please refer to the Series Sailing Instructions for the course description.

Committee Boats: The Start/Finish boat, the mark boat, or the chase boat may be used to shorten the course.

Awards: Toliva Shoal Race awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each class, subject to class participation, plus perpetual trophies for first-to-finish and overall corrected PHRF.

Race Results: Preliminary results will be posted as soon as possible at the Olympia Yacht Club and on the SSSS website [link].

All yachts must check in with the committee boat Saturday morning. The Race Committee Boats will monitor VHF channel 72 throughout the race. All yachts retiring from the race must notify the Race Committee, preferably by radio (VHF channel 72) or by telephone (360) 239-8706. Such notification shall be as soon as possible after retiring.
Calls to the Race Committee, other than withdrawals or emergencies, will be terminated immediately.

Safety: We encourage you and your crew to wear appropriate safety gear, such as personal flotation and harnesses, for heavy weather or night sailing.

Welcome Party and Supper: 
Our race weekend starts on Friday afternoon with a party for skippers, crews and friends at the OYC Clubhouse. All are welcome!
Free beverages will be served from 1600 to 2200.
Dinner (Baron of Beef) is served from 1800 to 2100.
Saturday breakfast will be served at the OYC Clubhouse from 0700 to 0830.
Note: we cannot accept credit or debit cards for the meals. Cash/check only. Exact change is appreciated.

After Race Gathering: Return to OYC after the race for hot soup, beer, swapping tales and race results.

Proceeds after expenses, from meals, T-shirts and race fees, are donated to the OYC Youth Sailing Program.

Moorage is available at Percival Landing and possibly at the Olympia Yacht Club guest dock. Please comply with any directions from the dock hosts regarding tie-ups.
Other moorage options are Swantown Marina (360) 528-8059, or Westbay Marina (360) 943-2022 or (800) 884-2080.

There is a good ramp at Swantown Marina. Swantown Boatyard, at the south end of the marina, has a marine lift. Call (360) 528-8095 or VHF 65 to make an appointment for launch and lift.
Zittel’s Marina, on Johnson Point, has a sling; call (360) 459-1950.

The Diamond Lot on 4th Ave between Sylvester and Simmons requires a permit which will be provided free of charge at the registration desk. There is also limited public parking near Percival Landing.
Please do not park at Bayview Thriftway; they will tow your car!! Please do not park in the OYC lot unless you are a member.

For more information write to Toliva Shoal Race Committee, P.O. Box 1102, Olympia WA 98507, call Debe Andersen (360) 789-0740 or email Susan McRae at with the word Toliva in the subject line.

Next up in the Southern Sound Series is the Gig Harbor Yacht Club Islands Race March 17, 2018.