The 2012 Sun Cat National Championship Regatta will be held starting November 2, 2012 with a welcoming reception at the property of the Head Jib Trimmer In Charge, as usual. We hope that Tom Scott will show up with printed racing instructions, perhaps with a special admonition to the Horizon Cat Class. I don’t think anyone can stop him from explaining what we’re supposed to do the next day, but no one can really make us listen either, so it should be fun.
Don has been sighted with some new jibs and Scott seems to be stretching out that oversized sail of his, so this may be an appropriate time to remind everyone of The Class Rule: you must sail a hull that is arguably a Sun Cat hull. We of course welcome Catboat Willy in Sea Bird, Paul in his old Com-Pac 16, and even Good JuJu, but mostly just because Isy is so cute. Those are not Sun Cats. We hope to see Mike again with old Number 8, this time with intact sails, and maybe even Number 12 with new sails. I’d rather they have sails than names. Those boats ARE Sun Cats, and any crazy modification to rigs, foils, or hardware is acceptable. I know someone is going to ask, so the answer is yes, if you chop your keel off of your Com-Pac, it is still arguably a Sun Cat hull. The HJTIC has spoken.
I want to officially invite Charlie Jones back to take another shot at competing in our boat, and this time I promise to lock myself in the cabin so as not to once again hinder his performance.
Sun Cat sailors and fans, make your plans now, tell your fellow sailors, grab your boats and gear and come on down the first weekend in November!