Notices of Race:
I have just confirmed the Pierpont Bay Yacht Club that they will run a
beachcat (18' and over) class for the other two races in the Land Rover
Island Series this summer predicated on five (5) or more beachcats being pre
registered for the race. For reference, the Milt Ingram Race is the second
venue on this three race series.
The first race of this series is The Hardway that starts in Santa Barbara
and end in Ventura will be on May 20th (sorry for the short notice). This
race usually runs out around Santa Cruz Island; however, for safety reasons,
the beachcat class will run with the non spinnaker class along the coast
from Santa Barbara Harbor to Ventura Harbor - a great challenge for
spinnaker rigged boats.
The second race is the Milt Ingram which I am sure needs no further
elucidation, and will be held on July 15, 2006
The third of the series is the Tri Point Race, and IMHO is "full on beachcat
drag race" Ventura harbor, around Anacapa Island, back to Ventura Harbor.
This is being held on August 26. As a note we had an average speed of 11
MPH for the race with peaks of 20 MPH coming off the west side of Anacapa on
a non spinnaker NACRA 5.8 NA
For the above races, I will post an entry form to the files section and you
may contact PBYC at www.pbyc.org.
And to mentioned,
as this goes without saying, there will be strict safety requirement for
each of these races.
Also, Ventura Sailing Club will be holding its Second Annual Frenchy's Rum
Run on July 2, 2005. We are currently working with the Ventura Port
District to open up the beach inside the harbor to allow beachcat
participants launch and retrieve.
As with the Tri Point Race, this is a great non technical beachcats race out
to Anacapa Island and back. A great venue to cut your racing and island
cruising teeth on.
And, we are confirming a date for the first running of the Anacapa Challenge
Beachcat Regatta race to be held in late summer early fall 2006. Once we
have clearance from the port district for use of the beach this date will be
Entry forms and more information can be found at www.venturasailingclub.org
Hope to see some of you in Ventura this summer.
John "Erik's Father" Schwartz