Patos Island race a success

The 33rd annual Patos Island Race took place last weekend

Sailboats rally together at the start line of the 33rd Annual Patos Island Race. The race began Saturday morning and ran through until early Sunday morning.

SIDNEY — The 33rd annual Patos Island Race took place last weekend.

The Long Course was won by ICON skippered by Kevin Welch with a time of 10 and a half hours.

For the PHRF fleet, Mai Tai skippered by Daryl Homan took the win in just under 14 hours.

The Short Course Performance Handicapped Racing Fleet saw the vessel SW with Kevin and Sandy Reath finish in 11 hours, 26 minutes and the Day Course saw three boats finish closely in under four hours.

The Patos race was the first in the local triple crown of races which attract local sailors as well as those from the mainland and Washington State.

Information about the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club and full race results can be found at

— News staff