Poquoson Challenge & Crab Kill: July 19!

Fleet 518 is looking forward to hosting our their one-day regatta — the Poquoson Challenge & Crab Kill — on the beautiful Poquoson River on Saturday, July 19. This is a fantastic, fun regatta with a great party afterwards and the chance for some pleasure sailing on Sunday.  The drive is three hours from DC area via I95, RT 17 (nice drive, police, but few trucks and cars), or 95, 64 and 17.

Keep reading for the full NOR, directions, and additional information.  For sign up or additional info please contact:  Jim Dillard (703 323 7354 / dillardmail@yahoo.com).

Notice of Regatta

Poquoson Challenge & Crab Kill
Saturday July 19th 2014
Sponsored by Yeungling

The Poquoson Challenge is a one-day event sponsored by Fleet 518.  The regatta will be held on the beautiful Poquoson River just south of the York River on Saturday, July 19th
Entrance fee: $10.00. Dinner $5.00/person

This is strictly a fun regatta. You can sail with one person or as many as you like. The first race will start at 1:00. There will be 4 or 5 short windward /leeward races. These races will be governed by the “Racing Rules of Sailing.”  No protests, please.

Racing will be followed by a crab and beer feast. Hamburgers/hotdogs will be available. Yeungling will be the beer! The party will be held at 238 King’s Grant Dr. Yorktown, VA.

Rooms are available on a first come first served basis. There is plenty of room for tenting and sleeping bags.

Sunday offers a wonderful opportunity to daysail your Lightning to the Bay or come aboard our Hunter 38 and head out. An alternative is to visit historic Yorktown or the Mariner’s Museum that is World class.

Public launching is available on the Poquoson with a tow available if needed.

Directions to Poquoson Challenge launch via I 64

From I-64, take exit 256B and merge onto Victory Boulevard toward Poquoson.
Go 3 miles and turn left onto N. Big Bethel Road. (there is a stoplight).
Go .2 miles and turn right onto Tide Mill Road.
Go .6 miles to Rodgers A. Smith Landing Boat Ramp.

Directions to Poquoson Challenge launch via Rt. 17

US-17 S/George Washington Memorial Hwy
Exit onto VA-134 S/Hampton Hwy toward Hampton/Langley A.F.B./Thomas Nelson Community College
Turn left onto VA-706/Yorktown Rd
Turn left onto VA-600 N/Tide Mill Rd
Continue to follow Tide Mill Rd
Destination will be on the right

Rodgers A. Smith Landing
707 Tide Mill Rd
Yorktown, VA 23693
(757) 890-3500

After launching, sail northeast on the Poquoson River about 2.5 miles.  Jim Dillard’s place is on the left (port), facing toward the Chesapeake Bay.

The drive is three hours from DC area via I95, RT 17 (nice drive, police, but few trucks and cars), or 95, 64 and 17.

For sign up or info please contact:  Jim Dillard (703 323 7354 / dillardmail@yahoo.com)

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