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Puget Sound
Everyone knows that the Puget Sound is a great place to sail. It offers Fleet 1 racers an opportunity to hone their racing skills with tides and currents as a factor. Plus a losing boat can always claim that sea weed was a factor as to why their boat came in last. Wind forecasts for Puget Sound can be found at the Sail Flow website.
 
Located in the foot of the Olympic Moutains this location hosted the 2005 and 2009  SJ21 Western Nationals. Nice marina with ample space for car and RV camping. Weather.
 
Home of the Three Tree Point Yacht Club where SJ21s race in April for the first Road Warrior Series. Well run two day regatta with a great after party each day. Weather.
 
This racing venue has one of the best views of Seattle. There is ample space to set up and park the trailers. In addition, the Duwamish Dolphin makes one appreciate the perils of rounding hard marks. Weather
 
Probably the largest launch ramp on Puget Sound. It has ample parking, and freshwater hoses to rinse your boat off after you're done for the day. Can be a bit of a power boat session to get out of the river, so make sure you bring yours.
 
Racing in this area can be tricky given its proximity to the Navy base. Weather
 
This is the venue for the Seattle National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta put on by the Corinthian and Seattle Yacht Club in May. SJ21s are amply represented in this event. Lots of parking and room to rig. Weather
 
Lake Washington
Washington's second largest lake is a frequent place for Fleet races.

 
Atlantic Street
Located just off Rainier High School, the Atlantic Street location offers limited space for boat rigging and launching. Weather.

Coulon Park
This well designed park in Renton offers lots of rigging space, restaurants, and ample parking. This is where the fleet starts out the Spring Racing Season with the Rigging Clinic. Weather.

Magnuson Park
This used to be a favorite fleet racing destination but the renovation in 2008 made the launch ramp too shallow and as a result launch vehicles need to back up until their tailpipes are underwater in order to launch their boats. As a result, this site has been removed from the race schedule. Weather.

Stan Sayers
Race location is right south of I-90 and above Seward Park. Weather.

Lake Union
Sailboat racing in the heart of Seattle, Lake Union is the home of the infamous "Duck Dodge" races each summer and Fleet 1 has one spring race here. Every September, the SJ21s race here as the "Classic Plastic" fleet in the Center For Wooden Boat's Norm Blanchard Regatta. There are two ways to launch in Lake Union.

 
14th Ave Boat Ramp
This ramp is about a mile or so from the race site that requires a good 45 minute motor. Highlights include the breath stopping passage under the Fremont Bridge.
Sunnyside Ave N Boat Ramp
This ramp is the closest to the racing in Lake Union. However, launching can get crowded during busy weekends and the area offers limited street parking. There is also not a lot of space to set up given the low powerlines.

Lake Sammamish
This venue offers challenging wind shift because of the nearby hills. We try to race here early in the Spring or late in the Fall season to avoid powerboats.

 
Lake Sammish Park
Ample room for set up and moorage prior to heading out to the races. Weather.

 
American Lake
Located in Lakewood Wa, about 1 hour South of Seattle.

 
Fleet 1 races at the boat launch at American Lake Park (9222 Veterans Drive SW, Lakewood WA). Weather.