Lakewood to host 2nd annual Sailboat Championship Regatta

Bay Access Sailing Foundation will present the 2020 DragonFlite 95 Championship, hosted at Lakewood Yacht Club Oct. 3-4.

Interested DF95 owners can register or view the Notice of Race via the On The Water page at www.lakewoodyachtclub.com

Up to 45 boats may enter with additional entries being placed on a waitlist. The entry fee is $60 and includes one meal and two drink tickets to the Saturday Night Inner Harbor and Poolside Party. Additional dinner wristbands and drink tickets are available for purchase.

Black River Racing and Pelican Insurance are sponsoring this year’s event.

“Last year’s inaugural event was fantastic,” Event Chairman Kevin Hayes says. “We expect this one to be even better.”

The club and race management will adhere to any CDC, State of Texas, or Harris County guidelines concerning COVID-19. Skippers can expect professional race management from Fred Rocha, who has extensive experience running RC regattas.

The Skippers’ Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. Participants, members, and guests will also enjoy an evening party at the LYC pool on Saturday night.

DragonFlite 95 is the fastest-growing RC one-design class internationally; strict rules enforce that all boats are identical. The local fleet in the Galveston Bay area has grown to over 30 members just this year. Race organizers anticipate 40 plus boats split out into heats or no more than 15 boats.

Questions regarding the regatta should be directed to Event Chairman Kevin Hayes at 281 960-4329 or via email at hayesrigging@aol.com

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