January – February 2017
Our Full Moon Series is open to all members of recognized sailing associations, fleets, or Yacht Clubs, and other sailing enthusiasts. PHRF rated yachts with navigation lights are eligible. Guests are welcome to sail with us. To join a boat, visit the yacht club bar on Thursday night and let the staff know you are “crew looking for boat.” Whether you have experience or not, the general public is welcome to visit and participate to learn more about sailing. The club bar is open (accepting cash) and pub grub and meals are available (members receive discounted rates). There will be five scheduled races, on Thursdays close to the full moon. Boats will compete in Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker classes. First warning signal is at 1900. Schedule dates this season are: November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, and March 9.
“Come Hell or high water” was the phrase used by our first regatta chair, Brian Malone. This distance race is held in Hillsborough Bay, but don’t assume it is just an afternoon cruise. Test your navigation skills and plan to race even if the weather pipes up. This time of year is prone to fronts. In the internet age, most race decisions are made at the bar watching radar. You can plan to race this one and hone your heavy weather skills, so don’t shy away if there is a blow.
Regatta Chair: Brian Malone & Sue Aitken
PRO: Brian Malone