As we head into September, we still have a lot of sailing to do. In addition to our weekly series racing, we have 3 regattas.
Our Fall Twilight series begins on Wednesday September 27. Note that because it is getting darker earlier, the start time is at 6:40, not 6:50.
September will be a busy month for regattas. Our first regatta will be on Labor Day weekend when the Purdue Sailing Club will be hosting a collegiate regatta at ECSC. PSC is expecting 6 boats to compete. Each competing school brings 2 teams – an A and B team. Each school’s A team sails two races, then switches with their B team, who then sails two races and switches with the A team again. We have lots of PSC students coming down to help with race committee.
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, with help from Tom Moore.
The Governor’s Cup regatta is the following week 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. We reached out to club members to volunteer and got great response. Thanks to all who volunteered. Don’t forget there will be a live band on Saturday September 16. Music will start at 7:00. Come on out and have some fun!
We have two events in October. First it the ECSC Championship. This will be a one-day regatta for those who placed in the Wednesday Spring and Summer series. All boats will race both in fleet and PHRF on the same course with a single start. We will announce a fleet champion and an overall club champion. So, get those boats hauled out and cleaned off!
Our second and final regatta for the year is the Hornback regatta. This is always a fun race because it is a pursuit race. This means that instead of starting everyone at the same time and adjusting the finish times, we stagger the starts so that the first boat over the finish line wins the race. Always a good time and always some interesting courses.
Don’t forget to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017