Friday, September 4, 2015

2015 Fall Season: A List of Free-for-all's

Over the years this blog has featured some of the oddball regattas/sailing races where you take your oddball small sailboat and compete against a bunch of other oddball small sailboats. During the fall season there is enough of these events you could, if so inclined, hop-scotch up and down the East Coast of the United States.

They are (in roughly chronological order):

Sebago Cup - mid-September at the Sebago Canoe Club, Brooklyn N.Y.
A one race jaunt around Jamaica Bay. I'm sure they would be delighted to see some out-of-town visitors and been told, even though this is Brooklyn, there is plenty of parking around the club. See comments for more info from SCC members.

SEBAGO CUP ----- September 19, 2015
Our annual cruising race!
This is an open class cruising race open to non-members. Fleets will be created upon the participation of at least two boats of the same class. Contact sailing@sebagocanoeclub.org for more information.
Skippers meeting - 11:30 am
Starting gun - 12:30 pm
Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions 


NSHOF Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous- mid-September, Annapolis Maryland.
A one-or-two lap race around the Annapolis Harbor. The majority of entrants are classic cruising keelboats but there is always a smattering of small boats. This year John Z is entering his Classic Moth.


CLASSIC WOODEN SAILBOAT RACE, Sunday ---- September 27, 2015
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MASCF (Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival) - First weekend in October, St. Michaels Maryland.

This is more of an event than sailing race but there is, on Saturday, a one-lap sailing race in the river starting around noon that is quite a hoot. I have done it twice in my Classic Moth Tweezer where I was racing in a division featuring a motley assortment of larger craft including Thistles, Core Sound 17's, Blue Jays, Celebritys, log canoes.

MASCF ---- October, 2, 3, 4, 2015

Registration






Tweezer trying to stay ahead of a log canoe - MASCF sailing race

Polly's Folly - mid-October, Megunticook Lake, Camden, Maine.

Hosted by John and Polly Hanson. This is a small affair, hosted out of their lake-front cabin around the time of Maine's fall foilage.

Archipelago Rally - early-November - Somewhere in the state of Rhode Island.

In a twist on normal advanced scheduling, the organizers wait until about two weeks before the event before announcing the location. A one lap race, usually going around something.

4 comments:

David Cripton said...

Hello,
I'm a sailor from the Sebago Canoe club, and there is lots of parking around the club. We have a small parking lot and then lots street parking as well. We'd be delighted to have you and any other oddballs you can gather:) It really is a fun race that is fairly well attended and is definitely one of a kind. Sailing around the islands of Jamaica bay, with full views of the Manhattan skyline in the distance, it's pretty awesome!

bonnie said...

Hello Tweezerman! How nice to see our Sebago Cup listed here (Tillerman at Proper Course spotted it). We love visitors and we have plenty of parking. And we have an Aero sailor at Sebago these days so if any of those new Aero sailors out there wanted to come play I bet she'd love it. We also like canoes and sunfish and lasers and melonseeds and peapods and...oh you get the general idea!

SEBAGO CUP ----- September 19, 2015
Our annual cruising race!
This is an open class cruising race open to non-members. Fleets will be created upon the participation of at least two boats of the same class. Contact sailing@sebagocanoeclub.org for more information.
Skippers meeting - 11:30 am
Starting gun - 12:30 pm
Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions

Anyone travelling to Canarsie should be aware that trailers are not allowed on the NYS parkway system.

Bursledon Blogger said...

Great stuff, and although not strictly a sailing event, how about this for an inter yacht club oddball competition

http://bursledonblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/cricket-on-bramble-bank.html

Tweezerman said...

Thanks to Bonnie and David for adding more info on the Sebago Cup. Unfortunately it conflicts with the Moth Nationals this year which will take priority if I decide to go. (haven't sailed my Moth that much this year.)

Max, we don't have nearly enough tide-fall to play a game of rounders on the Chesapeake Bay with one exception; occasionally, a combination of a strong winter gale with the right tides will uncover a lot of previous watery domain. I guess we could get a game using a ball going on the mud flats but it is usually bloody cold.