Greetings all! I am not yet ready to complain about hot weather. Your board has been busy with their various duties as you will see in some of the articles below. Junior Sailing has begun; the 4th of July social is right around the corner and before you know it the 50th annual Governor's Cup regatta will be upon us. Bring a friend to the socials, and for that matter, to the Governor's Cup as I'm sure they will enjoy the activity. They may become our next member.
A concern has been brought to the attention of the board regarding pictures on our website. Participants of Junior Sailing and the Governor's Cup sign a waiver (for lack of a better term) that allows us to post pictures. However, we do not have anything in place for our members or guests.
Saturday & Sunday, August 2nd & 3rd 2014
The Ware River Yacht Club will be hosting the 50th annual Virginia Governor's Cup regatta on August 2 and 3, 2014. The regatta is CBYRA sanctioned. Registration fees are $40 for single crew classes and $50 for all two or more crewed boats. Regatta T-shirts are included in the registration fee for all participants. Registrations can be completed by mail or on the day of the regatta.
ALL CLASSES ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. Some of the anticipated One Design classes of 3 or more boats are: Sunfish, Albacore, Hampton OD, Buccaneer, Laser, Mobjack, Mutineer, Laser Jr, and 420. Classes with fewer than 3 boats participating will be grouped with other such classes and race under the Portsmouth handicap system. (D-PN). There will be a separate Opti course with Red, Blue, White and Green fleets.
Once again, the Ware River Yacht Club is proud to offer sailing instruction for kids ages 8 and older. Our goal is to promote seamanship, sportsmanship and a lifelong interest in sailing to young people in our community. We offer Optimists, Lasers, 420s and a 26ft keelboat for first-time and experienced sailors. Wether you prefer racing or just want to sail for fun, you will learn a lifetime skill!
Session 1 - June 23-27 (M-F) and June 30 - July 3 (M-Th)
Session 2 - July 7-11 (M-F) and July 14-17 (M-Th)
Session 3 - July 21-25 (M-F) and July 28-31 (M-Th)
50th Annual Governor's Cup Regatta - Aug. 2-3.
Pricing per session --
Members' children and grandchildren - $400 ($350 if providing own boat).
Non-Members' children and grandchildren - $500 ($450 if providing own boat).
Experienced sailor who wants more race experience? Consider joinging the Ware River Race Team.