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The longest off the beach distance race and last true adventure race you can do in Aus is on Saturday the 17th of November 2018. This race starts at the new location of Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club (GRYC) South Aus,with trailer sailers starting between 8am to 10pm followed by Off the beach cats at 11am. From GRYC boats race up the last leg of the Murray River, across the top of Lake Alexandrina (normally where the most epic tales are born ), on to the creek called the Narrows, down this creek into Lake Albert and across Lake Albert to Meningie. The course is about 70km, sometimes this race starts at a blistering pace and ends even bigger, other times it starts heartbreakingly light to then hit mid 20kts across Lake Albert. Just competing in this race is awesome, we have a hot fleet coming together again this year and it has been won by all sorts of cats in the last 50 years, so far we have entered, a Marstrom 20, Tornado's, F18's, Nacra's, Taipans and A classes. It's a cheap race to enter, the logistics of getting back to your car and trailer in this passage race are typically inconvenient but if you book early the club can help with your logistics. Minimum size boat is 4.2 metres, skippers need to meet the skill level required of being spread over 100 square kilometres of water with half a dozen rescue boats, helmets are mandatory for single handed and recommended for all, everyone must have high vis top, whistle, torch etc, if you loose your boat at Point Sturt you may drift 30km till you hit shore so all racers are stand too boats if needed. Whilst the race is not to be taken lightly it is great fun and if you haven't done it before the members of Meningie Sailing Club will give you a run down on obstacles and strategy we look forward to seeing you there 2
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Just wanted to say I am still here just have been sailing my boat! Still looking for an F-Boat trimaranReynolds still sailing Her!
Will there be a 2018 Steeplechase? 3
Sorry, I've been away from the forum for a while. Life, sailing, teenagers turning into adults...
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I just wanted to remind everyone that the Indian Summer Regatta at Lake Waccamaw, NC is about three weeks away! It is set to take place October 13-14. Please come join us for some great racing, an awesome BBQ and Fried Chicken Dinner with all the fixin's, and some good ole' camaraderie. Last year's regatta brought out over 30 (mixed) boats.... let's get 40 or more there this year!
We were fortunate to not have sustained major damage during Florence, and we plan to continue with the regatta as scheduled. We may or may not not have use of our pier (inspection still needed after storm), but we still have two launching ramps and plenty of beach and rigging areas for the cats. Three boats makes a class, and we will at the very least have separate starts for high and low Portsmouth boats.
The NOR and registration/online payment can be found here:https://www.waccamawsailing.com/event/indian-summer-regatta-2018/a
Early registration would be a huge help in planning, but even a reply with your interest, #of dinner tix and shirts, and shirt sizes would be helpful.
Feel free to message me with any questions.
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Anyone here done this race in the past?
The cool Halloween Regatta, Hiram's Haul is shaping up well with 8 confirmed entries already. We need at least 10 registered by September 30 to lock in the event, I know there are more out there.
Join the fun!Hiram’s Haul, October 27-28, 2018
We will continue the 17 year history of this two day, round trip, distance race from POW/MIA Park just north of Pineda Causeway, Melbourne Florida, on the west side of the Indian River, proceeding south for 30 miles to Riverside Park, Sebastian, Florida, one mile south of Captain Hiram’s Sign in the river, returning the following day to POW/MIA Park where we started.
Hiram’s Haul is for all classes of beach type catamarans from 16 to 22 feet in length. All entries will be raced using the SCHRS system for handicapping. The race will commence on Saturday October 28th and return on Sunday October 29th, 2017. There will be a meal at the end of racing combined with awards presentation, tickets for the meal will be available at cost, at registration. There will be no chase or safety boats.
POW/MIA Park just north of Pineda Causeway, Melbourne Florida
+1 (321) 421-9070https://www.sailseriespromotions.com/contact/https://www.sailseriespromotions.com/races/hirams-haul/
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It's time again already! This weekend is Roton Point's annual multihull regatta! A little of something for everyone: All beach cats are invited, along with larger cats and tris (distance racing), and this year we're hosting the Shark Catamaran US National Championship!
The rum will be flowing, the band is tuned up for the dinner and party Saturday night. See you there!
Follow along here, official site:https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=5951
Anyone know where I can get the lengths of the NACRA 5.5 SL and 5.8 mast? 2
I know we have folks on here who have actually done some Worrell's so I'm wondering if anyone has a budget they could share? 27
As catamaran races go, the east coast distance races are some of the more expensive due to the fact that you are stopping in a new beach resort area every night. So hotels are expensive since you need to be right on the beach.
For the Worrell you'd need at least one hotel room per night for 16 nights, but probably two because of the need for ground crew.
RV's would save cash but aren't practical for everyone due to the lack of parking at most stops, hard enough to find a place for the trailers the ground crew are pulling.
So besides the entry fee (not nothing) and 32 nights in a hotel at $200-$300 per night what are the other major expenses?
Ideas for shaving down the budget?
The original bandit race, everyone leave Fort Lauderdale and let us know when you get to the bar at Virginia Beach, sleep on the beach when you have to, no support... was a lot cheaper!
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