|Sailing in Scotland|
Member's of the Sonar class will have a number of opportunities to race in major regattas on two continents in 2011.
The European Championships, August 18-21 and the World Championships August 24-27 are being hosted by the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club in Rhu, Scotland.
The Sonar World Championships are held every two years. A beautiful venue like the RNCYC will make the wait worthwhile. For more information:
The North American Championships are being held on September 23-25. Hosted by the Wayzata YC, racing will take place on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. Another great venue, Wayzata was ranked by Sailing World as one of the top US sailing towns.
More information can be found at:
On May 21-22, the Tappan Zee Challenge will kick off the season in the northeast US. the TZC is hosted by the Nyack Boat club and Sonar Fleet 23. The venue is the two and a half mile wide stretch of the Hudson River, just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Nyack, NY. Historically 12 to 20 boats participate in two days of racing on the Hudson River. The competition is always excellent with boats traveling from Long Island Sound, New England, the Great Lakes, Florida, and Ireland.
On June 4-5, we have the the Long Island Sound Championships. The regatta is being hosted by Manhasset Bay Sonar Fleet #11 and USMMA Sonar Fleet #22. They have a great event planned. There will be a raffle that will include a Doyle Sonar Jib and a bottle of Casa Dragonnes Tequila along with some other great items. Each boat that registers will get a raffle ticket. Plus they are planning on giving an extra raffle ticket to each boat from the fleet that has the most registered participants other than Fleets #11 or #22.
Online registration is currently available for both regattas. Log into the Member's Only section of the SCA site, http://www.sonar.org to sign up.
|Kirby Cup Team Race|
In the end, the team from Marblehead, lead by Larry Ehrhardt, won the regatta. The rest of the team consisted of John Boyle, Spencer Powers, Daan Goedkoop, Charlie Pendleton, Ted Moore, Larry Rosenfeld, Amy Drinker, Scott Perry, Tyler Doyle, Chris Boulter and Jennifer from Tufts.
Coming in second, one point behind was Noroton, followed by TCYC, Wayzata and a new and up and coming team from Rochester.
Two disabled racing events were held in the US this past winter. On January 23-29 the Miami OCR saw 12 teams from nine countries compete in Sonars. After 10 races, the winning team hailing from Great Britain consisted of skipper John Robertson with crew Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas.
Full results can be found here: http://www.ussailing.org/Rolex/2011/sonar/sonar.html
The second event was the Sail to Prevail regatta hosted by the St. Petersburg YC on February 23-27. Rick Doerr (Noroton YC) took top honors with 18 points, followed closely by Paul Callahan (Newport, RI / Cape Coral, FL) with 21 points and Bert Foster (Wayzata, MN) with 22 points.
You can find a full list of team, fleet and disabled racing events on the home page of Sonar.org by selecting the Calendar tab.