This is the announcement that Sun Cat Class racers have been awaiting with baited breath, or at least that’s what their breath smelled like to me. The 2011 Sun Cat National Championship Regatta will be held on Charlotte Harbor on November 5th and 6th this year. We’re hoping to get in more than one race this year, but I suppose it could turn out to be zero races if we have even less wind than last year.
Notice of RaceNovember 5-6, 2011
Sun Cat National Championship Regatta
On Charlotte Harbor
Sponsored By: Com-Pac Yachts, Gulf Island Sails, and Tropical Boating
This is a competition to decide the National Champion in the Sun Cat Class. As Head Jib Trimmer In Charge, I have decided that the Sun Cat Class will be an unlimited development class – you just have to have a hull that is arguably a Sun Cat hull to qualify. Choice of rig, sails and number of crew is entirely up to each skipper.
Rules: The 2011 SCNC Regatta will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing as best the participants can remember them, as altered by future Sailing Instructions to be made up before (and possibly during) the races. The only really important rule is: do NOT hit Whimsy under any circumstances.
Fees: The Regatta fee is $20 per adult participant, and includes a steak dinner to be cooked by Scott, this time using both arms.
Sailing Instructions: Have fun! There will be others, but that’s the prime directive for now.
Regatta Site: On Charlotte Harbor wherever Tom anchors Whimsy.
Skipper’s Meeting: 5 pm Friday at the residence of the Head Jib Trimmer In Charge. Attendance is optional, as this is more about drinking and munching, but Tom S. will probably insist on passing along some instructions of some kind anyway.
Trophies: Last year, sponsors Com-Pac Yachts and Gulf Island Sails gave us some nice hats!
Schedule of Races
Saturday, November 5, 2011: First race to start at 11ish, or whenever Charlie feels like showing up. Racing until the wind dies, the race committee gets tired of it all, or both. Awards dinner to follow.
Sunday, November 6, 2011: Harbor tour day for those who did not get enough sailing the day before.