Please join us on Sunday July 3rd for our annual Yankee Doodle Regatta. Skippers meeting at 10:30 AM with racing soon after. BBQ around 5:30 PM. Come on down race and raise a glass to Herb, who always loved this event.
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Then enjoy the Glow Regatta on Saturday Evening.. there will be a Hamburger and Hotdog meal starting around 5;30 and the Skippers meeting will be at 7:30 pm. This event is free for Club members. Please make sure you have working lights so we are conforming to the boating regulations. Come out and get your GLOW on!
Next up – Sunday Morning we will be holding the Jolly Roger Regatta. This is a long distance course and will start off with a Continental Breakfast at 10AM and a skippers meeting around 10:30AM, the race should be begin at 11:00-11:30AM. This race will cost $20 a boat and you can win fabulous pirate flags. Bring your Pirate Regalia for this one!.
Thanks to our Race Commitee especially Rob Hatcher, Gary Reimer, Steve Stahl, and Kevin Klarer for setting this up.
Larry and Diana Caillouet have been invited to race in this year’s Newport to Bermuda Race in their 1996 Oyster 55, Escapade. The race leaves Newport, Rhode Island on June 17. Depending on wind and sea conditions and skills of navigation and sailing, most of the fleet will cover the 635 miles to Bermuda in about 5 days. The biggest wild card in the race is crossing the Gulf Stream, which can significantly affect the weather and make this a race to be won or lost by the navigator. Finding the best way to minimize the northward flow of the stream and capitalize on its southward eddies is often the secret to finishing well. This year’s race has 200 monohulls ranging from some 36-38 footers to the 100-foot speed demon Comanche which holds the monohull speed record of sailing 618 miles in a single 24-hour period.
Escapade will race with a crew of six men including Richard Collins and Larry from Bowling Green, one from Indiana, one from California, and two from Connecticut. Diana will not be onboard for the race but will meet the crew in Bermuda and cruise back to Annapolis from there.
Larry and Diana are using this race to prepare the boat and themselves for long distance cruising after the race. The Newport Bermuda Race has very strict and specific safety requirements for equipment and crew training. Larry says “Money spent on safety is wasted–until you need it” so he and Diana are hoping that it will all be wasted.
Escapade will be racing in the Cruiser Division which is for cruising boats with amateur helmsmen.
Come one, come all to our first race of the season! The Huddleston Cup will be held on Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th. Please contact Gary Reimer Racing Chair if you want to serve on the Committee boat. Saturday night we will have a Smoked Pork meal for $10. Racing will be $25/boat includes both days. Join us for our First Regatta for the season.