The Dinghy Fleet races in Junior and Adult divisions
on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer and on 6 Saturdays
(or Sundays) scattered throughout the year. If you need a boat,
the fleet can provide one; and the fleet welcomes novices.
Wednesday evening regattas will begin on June 22 and continue
until August 31. There isn’t a more pleasurable way too
spend a Wednesday evening; and relaxing too if you don’t
mind the crowds at the windward mark. Racing in the harbor begins
at 6:30 p.m. Separate starts are given to Juniors and Adults.
After racing, we have a potluck dinner for racers and their
families, when trophies are awarded to the leading sailors. Sailors
are grouped by ability, so even new sailors have a chance to
win a trophy. The food is always good. So bring a dish and join
Saturday (or Sunday) regattas begin at noon with a skippers
meeting. Racing begins at 12:30. Like the Wednesday evening races,
there are three races in the harbor, with separate starts for
Juniors and Adults. After racing, the fleet provides refreshments
up at the club. The first race this year is the Dinghy Frostbite
on Sunday February 13. Dress warm and come sailing.
You don’t need much experience or even a boat to join
Novices will get help from spectators on the race dock and from
sailors on the racecourse. The fleet thrives on fun and companionship;
there is always room to help a fellow sailor.
If you need a boat, the KHYC Youth Foundation will try to make
one available. They key to getting one is calling the fleet captain
in advance of the race and/or getting to the club at least an
hour before the scheduled start.
Entry fees for the regattas are $1 for Juniors and $2 for Adults.
There’s not a better deal.
For more information call Keith Hemstreet 424-634-1288 e-mail
See you on the water.