Looks can be deceiving

Published June 29, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

Sure, it’s understandable to expect to see sailors competing on sun-splashed Fidalgo Bay waters. Such was the case Saturday afternoon, but in this case the boats were of the “model” variety. Competitors were dock-based members of ARCS Club #288 in the American Model Yachting Association. The club’s website reads in part:  “Many of our members build, sail and race the Soling 1 Meter RC sailboat. From September to mid May we meet every Saturday at 1 p.m. at Seafarers’ Memorial Park for a couple of hours of friendly sailing and racing.”

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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