Fleet 518 will be holding the Poquosen Challenge & Crabkill, sponsored by Yuengling, on August 19 if there is enough interest. Please let Jim Dillard know if you can attend, along with the following information:
- I’ll be there with ____ others
- Would you like a bed? (bring sheets and towels, 1st come…)
- How many w/ eat crab? Need to know as they are the big cost
Registration is $5, dinner is $20/ person. Remember we usually sail w/ 2 but more are OK too.. So if you wo/ like to join us please let Jim know. We need at least 7 boats.
Notice of Regatta
The Poquoson Challenge is a one-day event sponsored by Fleet 518 and will be held on the beautiful Poquoson River just south of the York River on Saturday, July 29, 2017. This is strictly a fun regatta. You can sail with one person or as many as you like. There will be no on shore skippers meeting. Check in at 38 foot white sailboat. The first race will start at 1:00. There will be 4 or 5 short windward /leeward races finishing to windward. One line at committee boat for start and finish. These races will be governed by the “Racing Rules of Sailing.” No protests, please.
Racing will be followed by a crab and beer feast (barbecue will be available) at Jack & Lynn Shepherd’s — 218 Kings Grant Dr.. PLEASE LET JIM KNOW HOW MANY IN YOUR GROUP WOULD LIKE CRAB OR BARBQUE! Yuengling will be the beer!
The after race party will be Entrance fee: $5.00. Dinner $20.00/ person. Public launching is available on the Poquoson with a tow available if needed. Please see the NOR for directions and additional details.
Many thanks to Lisa-Marie for this writeup and the photos from the 2015 Poquoson Challenge and Crab Kill. We had several Fleet 50 members take part (Christy, Lisa-Marie, Red, Sue, and John), and it Sounds like a great time was had by all! Follow this link for a writeup and results, and this link for photos. A big thank you to Jim Dillard and his family and friends for putting on the regatta once again this year!
Poquoson Challenge & Crab Kill July 18
The Poquoson Challenge is a one-day event sponsored by Fleet 518 and Yeungling and will be held on the beautiful Poquoson River just south of the York River on Saturday, July 18th. The Entrance fee is $10.00 and dinner is $5.00 / person.
This is an informal fun regatta that allows you to sail w/ one or as many as your boat will take. The first race is scheduled to start at one PM on Saturday afternoon with four or five short windward/ leeward races planned. Races will be governed by the the “Racing Rules of Sailing.” No protests, please (this is supposed to be fun). Public launching is available on the Poquoson with a tow available if needed.
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.
Sunday offers a wonderful opportunity to day sail to the Bay or visit historic Yorktown or the world class Mariner’s. Everyone that has attended has had a great time.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org).