Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Sailboat Racing off Coney Island this Saturday

Miramar Yacht Club kicks off its 2006 sailboat racing season this Saturday, June 10th by hosting the Sherman Leonard Regatta. Saturday's racing is strictly one-design with boats from Ensign Fleet 21 fighting it out to take home the silver. The first gun is at 12:55 p.m. Lets hope the weather cooperates.

One-design racing means all of the boats are exactly the same, with class-regulations governing how many and what type of sails are used. Because all the boats are similar, the racing tends to be more tactical and closer. Sheepshead Bay's one-design fleet sails the Pearson Ensign, a full-keeled daysailor that was designed by Carl Alberg in 1962.

A $20 racing fee covers Miramar Ensign Fleet 21 members for three Miramar-sponsored regattas: Sherman Leonard Regatta; Kossman Regatta; Lobel Regatta.

For Miramar Members, call or stop by the club and ensure you have added your name to the racing list. Non-members are welcome in the regatta, please contact MYC's race committee for details. The skipper's meeting is at 11:00 a.m. at the MYC dayroom.

For further information, contact Miramar Yacht Club.


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