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Westport Challenge Regatta

August 9, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm

| $24

The Westport Challenge Regatta will be held on August 9, 2014.

Skipper’s Continental Breakfast Meeting on deck
THE GALLEY 9:30 am On LAKE at 10:15 am
J-Start 10:45 am, A-Start 11 am, B-Start 11:15 am

Once again, we will use the 5-mile triangular course taking boats to Barber’s Point, NY, near Scotch Bonnet Rocks by Basin Harbor, VT., then back to the start line in front of the Westport Marina for Classes A & B. The J 24 Class will do two back and forth, straight-line races, loosely parallel to the marina shores at the back of Northwest Bay. They will then do a third race, all the way back to Port Henry, homeport for the J 24s. Paul Reese hopes to have 6 boats participating. If there is a clear winner after the first two races, that boat’s captain and crew will be declared regatta winners. If necessary, the race back to home port will be used to break a tie. Please note that this year, the J 24 class will be the first to start at 10:45 am.

Please gather your crews and register for the race by Friday, August 1. For registration forms, stop by The Galley Restaurant and Bar at Westport Marina or find them on the marina’s website.  

The entry fee is $24. T-shirts are provided at $18/crew member (Captain gets his or hers free). Details on registration form.

Remember we’ll have awards and cocktails at 4:00 pm for the sailors. Larry’s outdoor grilling starts at 6:00 pm. The Jonathan Newell Band, returning after its July 5 gig, plays rock ‘n roll at 9:00 pm!


August 9, 2014
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Westport Marina
20 Washington Street

Westport, NY 12993 United States

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