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post #21 of Old 09-29-2012
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Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

University is the lowest of the taller bridges at 42.5' during high water in the lake. Then Ballard at ~44' and montlake and 520 @ 45'. Freemont is listed at 28'. The RR bridge outside of the locks in saltwawater can vary from 38' to 50 depending upon the tide at the time. There are some depth signs on the bridge feet for lack of better wording saying how high the span is based on water depth at the time.

If you can get to Lake Union on a tuesday evening, could be quite fun as the duck dodge is going on, join if you can get there early enough. This PHUN race goes from about May to sept IIRC. THen jan to march on sundays?!?! is the Iceberg regatta or some such thing. Similar rules, many of the same sponsors. Three starts, fast med and half-assed.....oops, slow boat. Idea is a fun time with in the city showing off the sails of the boats etc.

Both races, info can be found in the local 48north rags and online at Yachting, another local freeby, has info as well.


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