Duck Dodge

Duck Dodge is a weekly, Tuesday night sailing race series from May through September. Sailers from around the Seattle-area participate in this event held on Lake Union. 

Races are divided into ~4 “heats” based on the speed and performance of the boats participating. These heats include: 1) Fast Boats (PHRF < 127). 2) Half Fast Boats (PHRF < 216), 3) Cruising/Slow Boats (PHRF >= 216), and 4) Dinghies. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners within each heat receive a gold, silver, or bronze duck stickers. Each weekly race has a special theme (i.e; “Tropical Night”, “Toga Night’ etc.) so please dress up! The boat with the best decorations and/or costumes may win an honorary black duck sticker. 

Once all of the sailboat races have finished, boats “raft-up” — anchor and tie up together to celebrate the race (this is completely optional)! At the raft-up, club members can grill food and meet the crew of neighboring boats. Once the raft-up ends, club members sail back to the WAC, and come back next week.

Event Information

  • Duck Dodge races happen every Tuesday night from May through September.
  • Schedule:
      • ~1 week before the Duck Dodge race — Sign up to participate in a WYC Duck Dodge group.
      • — Day of Race —
          • 5-6pm —  Meet at the WAC to prepare and load boats.
          • 6pm  — Pick up additional members from Ivar’s Fish Bar dock (may be possible only if pre-arranged with boat skippers).
          • 7pm — Duck Dodge races begin.
          • ~8pm — Duck Dodge races finish, and raft-up beings (optional)
          • 10 pm — Raft-up ends, return to WAC, and de-rig boats.

Waterfront Activity Center (WAC)

Ivar's Fish Bar

Additional Information

2023 Duck Dodge Themes

Duck Dodge Course

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