PacRim 2014 Calendar of Events

Sep
11
Thu
2014
Ambassador Cultural Excursion – Cruise To Friday Harbor @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We will cruise to Friday Harbor, in the heart of the San Juan Islands and on the way you can relax and enjoy our nature cruise aboard the Island Caper, a comfortable 110′ boat with modern amenities allowing you to sit and visit at a table for eating snacks, or stand up and walk around, inside or outside, while onboard. You will see the breathtaking island scenery, hear local folklore and learn interesting facts from an onboard naturalist, who can also answer questions about the wild life you may encounter such as; Orca whales, Minke whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, bald eagles and a variety of sea birds.

While in Friday Harbor, you will be able to spend the 2-3 hours shopping, or having lunch in one of the many restaurants.

If you would like more information on the sites for everyone for the day, you can link to their websites:

Ambassadors/Racers Afternoon Wrap-up @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 11 @ 11:30 pm – Sep 12 @ 1:00 am

Just as we begin each morning with both Racers and Ambassadors socializing, we plan to wrap up each day in the same way. After the Racing, after the cultural events, this is will the time to catch up, enjoy a pint or two, and talk about the days activities.  Most of the visitors will have their host families picking them up beginning at 1730, but just as in the morning, they have been invited in to socialize.

Sep
12
Fri
2014
Ambassadors/Racers Morning Coffee @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each morning we are inviting both the Racers and the Ambassadors for morning coffee beginning at 0800 when the club opens.  This will be a chance to socialize with everyone before the days activities begin, and your host families are also being invited for this “Coffee Hour”

Ambassador Cultural Excursion – Skagit Wildlife Refuge Tour @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Skagit Wildlife Reserve

The Skagit estuary contains critical habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds, fish and other aquatic species. This is truly one of the most unique natural habitats in the Pacific Northwest.  We will leave the Bellingham Yacht Club and travel via coach to the Headquarters of the Skagit estuary where we will get a private presentation by John Garret, Ranger (retired).  After our tour, we will sample a few of the favorite spots in the beautiful Skagit Valley before we return to the Bellingham Yacht Club to meet the racers and find out the results of the day. 

Ambassadors/Racers Afternoon Wrap-up @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Sep 12 @ 11:30 pm – Sep 13 @ 1:00 am

Just as we begin each morning with both Racers and Ambassadors socializing, we plan to wrap up each day in the same way. After the Racing, after the cultural events, this is will the time to catch up, enjoy a pint or two, and talk about the days activities.  Most of the visitors will have their host families picking them up beginning at 1730, but just as in the morning, they have been invited in to socialize.

Sep
14
Sun
2014
Team Departures
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Closing Ceremony
Sep 14 @ 12:30 am – 4:00 am

Event location and actual times to be determined.

Jan
4
Mon
2016
PacRim 2016 Planning Meeting @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This will be an initial meeting to provide information to interested participants, form the committee and create assignments for tasks.

If you have any interest in attending PacRim 2016 in Nakhodka, Russia as a sailor or and ambassador, or would like to participate as a member of the planning committee you should plan to attend this meeting.

Jul
30
Sat
2016
PacRim 2016 Event – Nakhodka, Russia @ Nakhodka, Russia
Jul 30 – Aug 8 all-day
Dec
6
Wed
2017
PacRim 2018 Planning Meeting, Racers Meeting to Follow @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PacRim 2018 Planning Meeting, Racers Meeting to Follow

We will look at clothing and wrap up loose ends from the past meeting. A short meeting with the racers will follow this meeting.