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Clark Mills Design Heritage Museum

  An article about a Clark Mills Design Heritage Museum called McKay Creek Boat Shop, designed to mimic Clark Mills’ shop in St. Pete. It features a Snipe, a Windmill, and Clark Mills’ greatest creation, the original Sun Cat.

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2015 Sun Cat National Championship Regatta

For those who have not heard the bad news, we have sold the Wily Conch and will no longer be hosting the Sun Cat National Championship Regatta. Getting together once a year with the Sun Cat Class for our races was the most fun we had with that boat and I really appreciate everyone coming […]

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2014 Sun Cat Nationals Pictures

Libby wanted to play frisbee and was very frustrated that I was paying so much attention to that darn boat again! Preparing a Sun Cat for a class racing event is grueling work. In addition to checking for wasps, I tightened the shrouds a bit, since they have been looking a bit loose for the […]

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2014 Sun Cat Nationals Notice Of Race

Well, we’re having a race this morning. I hope people notice, and above all, I hope we all have fun. The usual Sun Cat Class rules apply: you must sail a hull that is arguably a Sun Cat Hull and you must not scratch any other boats. All participants must have fun. If you don’t […]

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2014 Sun Cat Nationals Details

We will meet at our place (see map to the property of the HJTIC in sidebar) on Friday night for our usual skipper’s meeting. I haven’t talked to Tom Scott yet, so I’m not sure whether there will be any actual skipper-type talk or just some drinking and socializing. Come around 5:30-6. We will not […]

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Championship-Winning Sun Cat Sail for Sale!

I’m happy to report that two-time Sun Cat Class National Champion Scott will be joining us for the 2014 Sun Cat National Championship! Unfortunately, he has sold his Sun Cat and will be arriving in his capacity as spare crew or spectator, but that cloud has a silver lining. I received this message today: “I […]

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After much dithering and procrastinating, the decision has finally been made! The 2014 Sun Cat Nationals will be held November 8 in Charlotte Harbor, with a skipper’s meeting to be held the evening of the 7th and an awards dinner following the races. As usual, we will hold three short races, or possibly just drift […]

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2013 Sun Cat National Championship Regatta Pictures

I took a few pictures while sailing in the Sun Cat Nationals, but almost all of these pictures come from our race committee, Tom, Don, and Fred aboard Don’s PDQ 34 catamaran. Thanks guys! After sorting through Don’s pictures, Tom’s pictures, and my pictures, I narrowed it down to my favorites. There were 98 of […]

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A Great Day To Race Sun Cats!

It’s breezy and beautiful this morning, and though the wind is forecast to die down a bit later in the day, we should have enough wind to make Sun Cats move well in the races. This is a nice change from last year, when winds were so light that a few boats did unintentional 360 […]

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Committee Boat Change!

We will have a new race committee boat for the Sun Cat Nationals this year! I asked my friend Don to bring out his PDQ 34 trawler/catamaran. As usual, Tom Scott will run the races, with the first start at 11 am near Marker T in the northeastern part of Charlotte Harbor. For those who […]

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2013 Sun Cat Nationals Party Venue Change

Attention Sun Cat Nationals participants and hangers-on! We have decided to hold our welcoming party/skipper’s meeting on Friday AND the Sun Cat Nationals Awards Dinner on Saturday night at Ryan’s Subs & Sports Grill on US 17 in Cleveland. Our large, main dog, Libby, is recovering from knee surgery and we are concerned that having […]

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Time to start planning for the 4th annual Sun Cat Nationals! Let’s hope for more wind than last year! The welcoming party will be held the evening of November 8, 2013 at the property of the Head Jib Trimmer In Charge and will include less wet dog play than usual, since Libby is on injured […]

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1972 Sun Cat News Letter

At the 2011 Sun Cat Nationals, official Sun Cat Class Historian Mike brought us some old line drawings and other interesting bits of Sun Cat history. Among the things he shared was this 1972 Sun Cat News letter in PDF format. I hope other Sun Cat fans enjoy this little time capsule as much as […]

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2012 Sun Cat Nationals Pictures

It was glassy calm as I motored out to the racing area, southwest of the current-swept marker “T” near the northeast shore of Charlotte Harbor. The rigging on Whimsy and sail on Catnip were reflecting nicely off the water, which was not exactly what we were hoping to see for the Sun Cat Nationals. It […]

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2012 Sun Cat Nationals Results

Thanks to all for coming to the 2012 Sun Cat Nationals! We really enjoy seeing everyone and playing with the cat herd on the harbor, even if we have almost no wind! It was darn calm! Congratulations to Scott W for successfully defending his title as Sun Cat National Champion and thanks to Butch and […]

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We will have 7 Sun Cats competing in the Nationals this year, including the five mentioned in the previous post plus late entries from Indy Anna and old Sun Cat #8. Also sailing with us will be former Sun Catter Paul in his new-to-him old Com-Pac 16. It was nice to see familiar faces and […]

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We will have at least 5 boats competing for the Sun Cat Class National Championship this year, including defending National Champion Scott W in Suitsus and previous National Champion and beloved Head Jib Trimmer In Charge, me, sailing Wily Conch. Don will be back with Frisky and new jibs, Catnip will return for some more […]

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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 […]

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Between races two and three the wind died down a bit more, and while we still had a lot more wind than we saw for the 2010 Nationals, it was no time for reefed sails. Scott shook the reef out on Suitsus and showed us his full 180 sq ft sail for the first time. […]

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2011 Sun Cat Nationals Race Two Pictures

It has been a few months since the 2011 Sun Cat Nationals, time enough for even a catboat jib trimmer to get around to posting the rest of the photos, so here they are! Between the first and second races, Sonja got quite a few good pictures in the catboat parking area. Here comes Good […]

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