July 19 - 22, 2018
From the shore, it looks like a beautiful dance. Onboard, its more like organized chaos. That's Race Week on Whidbey Island. While the races, themselves, are strictly a private regatta, each year spectators gather along Penn Cove to watch these sailors and crew challenge each other, themselves, the sea, and the wind in a week of racing to determine who has best mastered both the skill and luck of sailing. Races start, weather permitting, in the late morning and run through mid-afternoon.