The 2009 Hospice Regatta is coming up fast. The club and the two Co-Chairs of the event (Ronnie Ashmore and John Kreidler) have been busy getting ready. The date is October 16-18 with lots of great entertainment, good food, fantastic racing are on the schedule. Don’t miss this charity event where all proceeds are donated to the Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson, SC. The best part about this whole event is the winner represents WCSC at the Hospice Regattas National Championship held in Rochester, New York.
Schedule of Events
Friday, Oct 16
1400 Clubhouse and Grounds Open
1800 Welcome Party â€“ Heavy hors dâ€™oeuvres, beer, and soda with live music
Saturday, Oct 17
0800 Registration and Breakfast
1030 Registration Ends/Competitorâ€™s meeting
1200 Warning Signal Race One**
1800 Social Hour (Refreshments, hors dâ€™oeuvres)
1900 Dinner will be served
2000 Door prizes and raffle, more party
Sunday, Oct 18
0800 Breakfast is served
1000 Warning Signal First Race of the Day, No Warning Signals after 1300
Awards and Lunch ASAP
**Five races are scheduled for Keelboat and Dinghy courses. Two races are scheduled for the Distance course. Weather conditions will dictate the number of races sailed on Saturday. Races not sailed on Saturday will be attempted on Sunday. At least one race will be attempted on Sunday. One race completed constitutes a regatta.
Pre-registration by October 2nd is strongly encouraged in order to reserve meals and t-shirts (two very hot items) and can be accomplished by completing the registration form attached or registering online at www.wcsc-sailing.org. Registration fee for each boat is $55 for adult skippers ($50 if a member of US Sailing) or $25 for junior skippers ($20 if a member of US Sailing). Registration includes: Entry fee, one weekend meal pass which includes welcome party Friday night, bag lunch for skipper and crew, one Saturday night dinner, and breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning. Extra meal passes are $20 for adults and $10 for juniors. T-shirts are $15. Bag ice is available on-site for $1.00 per bag.
Read all about this event: http://www.hospiceregattas.org/south_carolina.shtml