Join the Mayfield Yacht Club, Mountain Valley Hospice, and the National Hospice Regatta Alliance for the ‘Charity Cup Regatta for Hospice’! The Regatta begins on Saturday, July 21 at 8am with a skipper’s meeting and registration. For information on registering for the regatta races, please visit www.mayfieldyachtclub.com.
For those who are not part of the regatta races, we will be having a Poker Run with 5 fun stops and lots of excitement along the way! The Poker Run is for boats that are 15’ or less and registration is $20 per vessel. The Poker Run will leave from Rondack Roots Marina at 1pm (275 Lakeside Drive, Mayfield). Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. To register for the poker run, please call Rondack Roots at 518-613-4366.
Then, cap off the evening in the perfect way by joining us Saturday night for a Regatta Party to remember at the Bannertown Fairgrounds (across from the Mayfield Fire Department)! Cocktails begin at 5pm and dinner is served at 6:30pm. BUG Country Radio will be on hand as the official DJ for the night! Tickets cost $15 per person and all proceeds benefit Mountain Valley Hospice. Call MVH at 725-4545 or Rondack Roots Marina at 613-4366 to purchase party tickets.
New in 2011 join the Mayfield Yacht Club, Mountain Valley Hospice, and the National Hospice Regatta Alliance for the ‘Charity Cup Regatta for Hospice’! The Regatta begins on Saturday, July 23rd at 8am with a skipper’s meeting and registration. Races continue throughout the day.
Join us Saturday night at Lanzi’s On The Lake for a Regatta party to remember! Cocktails begin at 5pm and dinner is served at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $15 per person and all proceeds benefit Mountain Valley Hospice.
The Regatta races continue Sunday, July 24th with the skipper’s meeting at 8:30am and the award ceremony at 2:30pm.
In 2011, the Mayfield Yacht Club (MYC) is teaming up with the National Hospice Regatta Alliance (NHRA) to stage an expanded version of our Charity Cup Regatta. NHRA is a national organization that assists clubs in organizing regattas to raise money, through donations and corporate sponsorship, in support of local hospice programs. We are excited to be associated with the NHRA and have already started working towards organizing a first rate event. MYC has a long history of successfully staging a wide range of sailing events and the race committee has no doubt this event will be a highlight in that long tradition.
Our planned date of July 23rd and 24th is a long way off but we would like to make everyone aware of this event for planning purposes in 2011. We are expecting to attract boats from across NY State and beyond and are hoping you will be one of them. Aside from a day and a half of great racing, we are planning a Saturday night celebration, daily sponsor involvement and an event ending awards and recognition ceremony on Sunday.
The race committee has arranged with the marina next door to host free, self-serve launch and storage for the weekend on a first reserved basis for a limited number of boats. We will also be working to secure the same at other near by marinas to handle any overflow. MYC has (depending on water level) a limited number of transient ramp side spaces which are open on a first come, first served basis.
For those overnighting, there will be a limited number of tent spots on MYC grounds available on a first reserved basis. We will be asking club members to host off lake entrants on their boats at the club and we are looking at securing a hotel sponsor that may be an avenue for reduced hotel rates.
The 2011 CCR Notice of Race (NOR) and Sailing Instructions (SI) will be available soon. Early indication is we will once again have a very solid Multihull Fleet. The race committee is expecting top notch Gold Fleet racing as well as fleets for a wide range of entrants. We will have an expanded fleet of chase boats on the course at all times giving better flexibility with course selection and orientation.
The race committee has adapted a Portsmouth Yardstick rating system for this year's regatta. All fleets will race under the same system using offsets for spinnaker, jib and crew number allowances on each boat. All entrants will compete for overall winner and the right to represent our regatta at the NHRA annual regatta in 2012.
The race committee is very excited about how this year's regatta is shaping up. If you know anyone who may be interested, please forward this wbsite along.
Have a good winter, think sailing and if you have any questions give us a shout.