Merrimac Race and Sunfish Challenge

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    romeroarms New Member

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    Dinghy Sailors, Racing Fleet Captains, Class Assoc. Presidents:
    Please mark your dinghy racing calendars and save the date for the Portsmouth Boat Club’s Merrimac Memorial Regatta and the Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge & Dinghy Distance Race.
    The Merrimac Memorial Regatta kicks off the dinghy racing season in the Hampton Roads area. It is held on Memorial Day, May 29, 2010. The races will be held at Portsmouth City Park in the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River. There will be at least 3 races formatted in the Olympic Triangle configuration. There will be several One Design Classes as well as an Open Class, utilizing the Portsmouth Rating System for scoring.
    We are also pleased to announce that as of February 1, 2010, the Portsmouth Boat Club will be this year’s host organizing authority for the 2nd Annual Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge & Dinghy Distance Race.
    This race, held on September 25, 2010, closes out the dinghy racing season. This race is a long distance sprint down the Elizabeth River, past the world’s largest naval base to a finish line at the Old Dominion University’s Sailing Center. The total distance is just over 8 miles in length. There will be a Sunfish Class as well as an Open Class, again utilizing the Portsmouth Rating System for scoring. Transportation will be provided for trailer and tow vehicle placement. Breakfast and lunch, along with a copiously stuffed, “swag bag” of nautical goodies, will be provided for all race participants.
    So check the Portsmouth Boat Club’s website, www.portsmouthboatclub.org, as well as www.hrsunfishrace.com, for more information and updates.
    You can register online for both races, so register early.
    See you on the water!

    Jonathan Romero
    Race Committee Co-Chair
     

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