Sunday races are still a challenge as we haven’t had any Sunday races since May 14. If you have any suggestions on how to make Sunday racing more appealing, I’d love to hear them.
September will be a busy month for regattas. We have the Purdue Sailing Club regatta on Labor Day weekend, followed by Rich Fox’s Indy 200 Regatta on September 9th, followed by the Governor’s Cup Regatta on September 16-17. See below for details.
Our annual Beach Party Regatta was a moderate success. We had only 7 boats. But we had about 150 people show up for the Saturday night beach party. Results are posted on the racing page of the web site. Hats off to Nick Mates and his crew for putting on a great evening. The meal was catered by Stacked Pickle. Tunes were provided by local band “Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars.” We still have plenty of T-shirts for sale (design at left). Please contact Les Miller if you want one. They are $15.
Our next regatta will be on Labor Day weekend when the Purdue Sailing Club will be hosting a collegiate regatta at ECSC. This is an exciting regatta with lots of short, fast races. Races typically last 15-20 minutes. Each School will have two crews per boat and the crews change out every other race. It should be great fun to watch. Geoff Endris will be the PRO for this event. He could sure use some help running mark set boats and helping out on the RC boat. If you have some time to volunteer, please contact Geoff.
The Indy 200 Regatta is scheduled for September 9th. This is always a favorite and we typically have at least a dozen boats participating. It is a one-day regatta for cruising boats with a PHRF rating of 200 or greater. Basically, this is the Blue/White fleet. Rich Fox is the PRO. Contact Rich if you want to help with Race Committee and earn some work credits.
Immediately after the Indy 200 is the Governor’s Cup regatta on September 16&17. Geoff Endris will be the PRO for the race. We expect J-24’s, J-22, Catalina 22’s, Highlanders, and our Blue/White fleet. Don’t forget the live band/party on Saturday night. Again, we need volunteers to help with Race Committee. Volunteers get a free cooler, all meals, and valuable work credits. Contact Geoff if you can help.
Don’t forget to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017