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Coral Bay's Thanksgiving Regatta

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Don't miss the 36th annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta on November 24-25, 2017, sponsored by the Coral Bay Yacht Club and benefitting Kids and the Sea (KATS).

Sailors can expect two days of great racing and two nights of fun parties with live music at Skinny Legs. Serious PHRF racers, plus Gaff Riggers, Cruisers, Multi-Hulls, Single Handers, and Traditional boats compete.sarah-sailboat

The Friday after Thanksgiving is when all the fun starts, and it continues through Saturday night in Coral Bay. Racing on Friday, November 24, will be open to Gaffers, Single Handed 30 ft. and under, Single Handed over 30 ft. but under 40ft., Single Handed 40 ft. and over, and Multi-Hulls Race. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs with a Skipper’s Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs.

There is a mandatory registration for all Saturday Pursuit racers on Friday evening, November 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is for all boats other than PHRF.  On Saturday, November 25, the PHRF class will start together. All other classes will have staggered starts in a Pursuit Race that day. A boat’s handicap rating will determine its start time with the goal of most boats finishing together.

thanksgiving-regatta2Racing on Saturday, November 25, will be open to PHRF I, PHRF II, and Pursuit Class Race. A Skipper’s Meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs.  Pursuit Racers’ start times will be announced.

The awards ceremony is Saturday, November 25, at Skinny Legs at 5:30 p.m.

Entry fee is $40. All proceeds go to Kids And The Sea program. Raffle ticket sales at Connections East and West and St. John Hardware. 

The Coral Bay Yacht Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at Skinny Legs, Coral Bay, St. John. New members are welcome! Skinny Legs Restaurant is the home of the Coral Bay Yacht Club and the place to meet for Skipper’s Meetings, music, friends, food, drink and the Awards Ceremony. See you at Skinny's!


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