Archive for August, 2013

Olympia Harbor Days RTA Potluck

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

It’s Harbor Days this weekend and time for our traditional Harbor Days RTA member potluck.  The potluck will be held Friday night at 6 pm on tug Galene, please bring a dish to share.   A big thank you to Skip and Marty Suttmeier for once again graciously volunteering to host the potluck.

Olympia Harbor Days!!!!

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Harbor Days is coming up fast, Labor Day weekend is less than 4 weeks away .  This is the biggest tug event on the west coast. If you’re a fan of old wood and steel tugs, this is the place.  Saturday is the best day for touring tugs, Sunday is race day. Most tugs are open for tours, from the pilot house to the engine room.  Skippers are delighted to answer questions and talk tugs.  If you’re a tug skipper it’s not too late to register, just go to the Harbor Days website and fill out the form.  Registration is free and includes  free moorage for the event, a  fleece vest and cap and  a wonderful catered salmon dinner on Saturday night for the skippers and their crew.  The Harbor Days folks go all out to make us all feel welcome.

This years logo boat is RTA’s own racing champion, Galene, one of only 3 remaining Miki class army tugs from WWII.  The artwork for the logo is really wonderful, Karla Fowler has once again done a fantastic job with the artwork and design.  Speaking about artwork, Harbor Days brings artists and craftspeople from around the Puget Sound to display during the festival.  There will be live entertainment and events for the kids, there’s something for everyone.

Olympia is centrally located and an easy drive from both the Seattle area and Portland.  So come up for the day or the weekend.