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2008 Potholes


Potholes Warm Up


April 4-6, 2008

Othello, WA


Fleet 95 invites you to a fun sail to be held at the Potholes State Park on Potholes Reservoir. Come enjoy the spring time weather!


Potholes State Park is a 640-acre camping park with 6,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Potholes Reservoir (also known as O'Sullivan Reservoir). Potholes Reservoir is often confused with the Pothole Lakes themselves, which are a 30- to 45-minute drive from the park. The terrain is desert with freshwater marshes.  There are many islands and waterways to explore on the lake.


Don’t be afraid to drop a fishing line in this lake.  The springtime trout are fun to catch and great eating.  Just next to the park is an excellent kayak and canoeing area.  Be sure to bring them if you have them.


Schedule of Events:

          Friday           Early arrival, Spring Break in some areas

          Saturday       Starts, rounding, and informal racing, courses TBD

                              Evening dinner, BBQ/potluck

                              Sailing Jeopardy after dinner

          Sunday         Loop of the lake, island hopping


Membership and Insurance:  Hobie Class Association membership is NOT required for all skippers.  Each competitor and boat owner is responsible for boat and liability insurance.



          Potholes State Park – Reservations are not accepted prior to May 15, so camping at the state park is first come, first served.  This is usually not a problem this time of year.



          Mike Hensel            sailingahobie (at) msn (dot) com

          Don Atchley            don_atchley (at) verizon (dot) com


Directions -


Potholes Warm Up

Othello, WA



From the East
Spokane, WA I-90 to Moses Lake Exit 179 - take Hwy. 17 south 1½ miles and turn right on Rd. M. Proceed 7 miles and turn right at the stop sign. Go 6.5 miles and the Park is on the right.

From the West
Seattle, WA (185 miles) Eastbound on I-90 (toward Spokane) to the Dodson road #exit 164, take a left onto Dodson Road and proceed 9 miles to the Frenchman Hills Road, turn left and go to Hwy 262, take yet another left and go about 6 miles to the Park.
From the South
Tri-Cities (70 miles) Take Hwy. 395 (to Spokane) out of Pasco & proceed north to Hwy. 17 and watch for the Mar Don sign just north of the Warden turnoff. At the sign turn left onto Hwy. 262 and proceed 11 miles to the Park.


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