Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
9th Annual Fall 2014 A-Class Catamaran Regatta
THANK YOU FOR COMING!!!!!!!
I want to give a quick shout out to all those attended last weekend’s 9th annual a-cat regatta at lake Hopatcong in NJ. This year was a record in attendance with 40 boats that registered (37 actually sailed). All the out of town sailors stayed with fleet members in beautiful lakefront homes and enjoyed spectacular blue skies and 75-78 degree days. Those of you who attended the practice racing on Friday had a pretty good treat of good winds and lots of races. We launched 14 races on Friday on a short 2 lap race course with a warm North breeze starting at 14mph with gusts to 17mph and settling into a steady 8-12MPH.. Everyone got plenty of starts, tacks, gybes, and mark roundings before heading back to the club to get started on the Keg.
We had two different photography groups out on the water this weekend as well. Peter McGowen from US Sailing attended in hopes of assisting in an article about Lake Hopatcong and was taking photos of the scene on the water as well as off. He has posted the photos online which can be viewed by looking at the link http://petermcgowanphoto.smugmug.com/Lake-Hopatcong-Fall-Regatta/. We even got Peter on an A-Cat for race 3 and 4. Wayne from OZ Sports was also on the other end of the course taking photos and we will soon be able to provide a link to those images as well.