West Seattle weekend scenes: Sailing in the Sound

(UPDATED 3:33 PM with submarine photo)

12:06 PM: Sailboats on Puget Sound today! From Upper Alki, JayDee captures the wide view, and from sea level, Gary Jones takes a closer look. (Thanks to both for sharing the photos!)

We are having more trouble than usual confirming which yacht club this is – the U.S. Coast Guard “Notice to Mariners” says the Corinthian Yacht Club has its “Pulley Point” event today, but the CYC’s website labels its event for today as “Three Tree Point,” and there’s no other listed event on the USCG notice that would seem to include sailing past West Seattle shores. Any inside info appreciated!

ADDED 12:41 PM: And for more photos – nice Flickr set by Russ Walker.

1:13 PM UPDATE: Thanks to those who gently pointed out via e-mail and comments that Three Tree and Pulley are the same point! (Also pointed out on this website.) 21 years ’round here and we didn’t know that. Always glad to keep learning. Still doesn’t 100 percent confirm that this is the CYC, but the likelihood seems fairly high.

3:33 PM UPDATE: Look what else was seen off West Seattle shores today!

That photo also is courtesy of JayDee (thanks!).

10 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: Sailing in the Sound"

  • raincity March 24, 2012 (12:39 pm)

    Saw a coast guard helicopter go south past meekwamooks – don’t know if it was related?

  • kc March 24, 2012 (12:57 pm)

    I belive Three Tree Point was formerly know as Pulley Point

  • Eddie March 24, 2012 (1:08 pm)

    Point Pulley = Three Tree Point

    • WSB March 24, 2012 (1:12 pm)

      I just heard that via Karl, who e-mailed, and am adding to the story. Learn something new every day … TR

  • Leslie March 24, 2012 (1:32 pm)

    This event is Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle’s 3rd event in the Center Sound Series – Pulley Point/Three Tree Point. The name has morphed over the years once the permanent buoy was removed and now the yacht club sets a temporary bouy off Three Tree Point.

    • WSB March 24, 2012 (1:39 pm)

      Somebody needs to tell the Coast Guard the name changed :) Thanks again! – TR

  • Scott March 24, 2012 (7:08 pm)

    More racing pics from the shore:


  • raincity March 24, 2012 (9:23 pm)

    Scott – those are great pics – thanks for sharing! My daughter saw the trimaran tacking with our binoculars and was concerned it had capsized – it was gone by the time we tried to look.

  • Dave L. March 25, 2012 (9:54 am)

    Seems one of the racers went aground at three tree pt. It was pulled off the beach before the Helicopter made it that far south.. .

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