October 27is the 14th Annual Eric Barton Memorial Classic, Dunedin Causeway, Dunedin, Florida. Bob Barton has promised a true distance race. He plans on three classes--spinnaker class, low Portsmouth and high Portsmouth. Weather permitting, the course for the larger boats is approximately 33 miles with the smaller boats going about 22 miles. This is always a fun race around islands like Anclote and Three Rooker and the Spider Buoy off Clearwater Beach then back to the Causeway. Sunday schedule: 9:00 a.m. Skippers' meeting, 10:00 a.m. start. Note the early start!!!!! Cost: $10/single; $15/2-person. The entry fee includes lunch and trophies. What a deal. This regatta is always fun and relaxing. There is always a good turn out but if you spread the word it will be awesome. Bob and L.J. do a great job of running it. Contact L.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. ALL NET PROCEEDS BENEFIT SUNCOAST SAILING CAMPAIGN QUEST FOR THE 2004 OLYMPICS (Robbie Daniel).