Washington’s Birthday Regatta
February 17 & 18
What is said to be the longest continuously-held
regatta in the United States (hey, you can look it
up) will be held right here at Palm Beach Sailing Club
beginning on Friday evening, February 16, with sailing
Saturday and Sunday.
Committee chairs Sue and Tim Slater are
planning the event that will draw sailors from near
and far for the weekend. Tim expects to hold a clinic
on Friday evening, and says sailing will begin fi rst
thing Saturday morning. Opti’s will be on an inside
course, and “everybody else” – Megabytes, Vanguard
15’s, Lasers, Laser Radials, Laser 4.7’s, Sunfi sh, Snipes,
and, well, every one else will be outside if the weather
cooperates. Sailing Master Scott Lindley expects a
large crowd, and reports that Opti sailors from as far
away as the Bahamas have already registered.
The entry fee is only $55.00 for single-handed
boats and $85.00 for double-handers, and it includes
a free tee shirt, continental breakfast and box lunch
both days and one dinner ticket for Saturday night.
Extra meal tickets and tee shirts can be purchased for
$15 each when you register.
Saturday night’s dinner will be catered by the
f amous C. R. Chi cks restaurant and i s sure to be mouth-watering.
People who aren’t sailing but want to hang
around with a great bunch of people are welcome to
attend the Saturday dinner for only $15 per person.
Call the TACK line at 881-8225 and let us know you’re
Sue and Tim are going all out for this, and they
really, really need some volunteers. The saying, “many
hands make light work,” is never truer than when
you’re helping with chores like preparing box lunches
for hungry sailors, and it’s a great way to participate in
a fun club event. Contact Sue or Tim at 561-820-0021
or at firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell them you’re
willing to lend a hand wherever you’re needed. And