Fleet 50 Sailors — we have the Hampton Fall Fling coming up this weekend (Nov. 5-6). Click here to read the NOR and please sign up on the ILCA Who’s Coming?” list: http://www.lightningclass.org/racing/calendar/eventDetail.asp?ID=1125. This is always a fun regatta sailing on the historic waters of the Hampton Flats and of course there will be the traditional Oyster Roast hosted at a member’s house on Sat night. Joe B down in Hampton says that If there is anything that they can do to help someone make it down just let them know!
We’re off and running in the fall racing season! In addition to the weekly PRSA Sunday Series races, I want to emphasize that we have a number of great Dixie District regattas coming up this fall. Mark your calendars, organize your crew, check your trailer bearings, and get ready to travel for some great racing!
- SMSA Small Boat Invitational: 28-29 September, Solomons, MD. The folks down at SMSA are working hard to put together a Lightning division for this regatta, so let’s all head down to support them and then to enjoy some fun at the Tiki Bar after the racing!
- PA Governor’s Cup and Oktoberfest Regatta: 14-15 October, Wrightsville, PA (Susquehanna Yacht Club). Great racing and a legendary celebration!
- Frigid Digit: 19-20 October, Annapolis Maryland (SSA). A fall classic just up the road in Annapolis!
- DC Sail Halloween Regatta: Saturday, 2 November. A great regatta that helps support a great cause!
- Hampton Fall Fling: 16-17 November, Hampton VA. A great way to wrap up the fall sailing season!
Traveling to one or more of these regattas is a great way to get some more great racing under your belt against some top-notch competition. It’s also a fantastic way to staying touch with all of the great sailors we have in the District. Let’s try to get a great Fleet 50 showing at each of these regattas this fall!