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Bay Cup 1 to kick off Regatta race series

Photo from the 2018 Bay Cup I by Elizabeth Morrell.

Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2019 Bay Cup I Regatta March 2, kicking off the annual Bay Cup race series.

Registration is $75 and includes entry into the March 1 Skipper’s Meeting at Lakewood and one meal and two drink tickets for the Saturday night post-race party. A $5 discount is available for U.S. Sailing members. Entry fees are payable by credit card or by yacht club reciprocal charge.

Register by 2100, Wednesday, Feb. 27 by visiting lakewoodyachtclub.com and then clicking on Racing & Regattas.

Trophies will be awarded at a party on Saturday night. Overall series trophies will be presented after Bay Cup II in August. Boats that compete in the same class during both Bay Cup I and II, and that are sailed by the same skipper, will be eligible for an overall trophy.

The regatta is open to all boats with enough entries to form a class. Potential classes include PHRF Spinnaker, PHRF non-Spin, PHRF under 30 feet LOA, Cruising Spinnaker, Cruising Non-Spin Classic Canvas (using only Dacron sails), Multihull and One Design class(es).

The City of Seabrook and other local areas offer up plenty of options for sailors and spectators. Visitor and guest accommodations can be found at seabrooktx.gov., along with shopping venues, eateries, educational outings and other entertainment choices.

In addition to Seabrook, this year’s sponsors include Faron Daigle, Realtor , Little Yacht Sales, Texas Coast Yachts, Davis Marine Electronics, Sea Lake Yacht Sales, Pelican Insurance, Kevin Severance Insurance, True North Marine, Blackburn Marine, Upstream Brokers, Southwest Distilleries, Bay Area Houston Magazine, KO Sailing and Alliant Insurance.

Regatta proceeds benefit the Bay Access Foundation, a not for profit charitable organization fostering amateur racing and sailing on Galveston Bay.

Contact Bay Cup I Regatta Chair David Comeaux at davidcomeaux@live.comor 832-993-5933 for more information.

 

About Lakewood Yacht Club

Lakewood Yacht Club is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family. The Club is located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake, about halfway between Houston and Galveston. Members enjoy an exceptional environment for boating, socializing and participating in family activities. www.lakewoodyachtclub.com

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