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Heald Bank Race Scheduled For April 21-22


Lakewood Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman Gerhard Wittch has announced that this year’s Heald Bank Race has been scheduled for the weekend of April 21-22.    


This race, which is open to the public, is held offshore in the Gulf of Mexico starting at the Galveston jetties, marker 11.  The race begins on Saturday afternoon and finishes early on Sunday morning.  Spinnaker boats will sail a triangle course of approximately 90 nautical miles while the non-spinnaker boats will sail a two legs reaching course of approximately 60 nautical miles.  


“This should be one of the most fun nights of racing that one can experience offshore south of Galveston,” related Wittich.  “It is also a good warm up for the longer distance races held later on in the Gulf such as the new Galveston to Gulfport Race planned for May 25 – 31 and our popular Harvest Moon Regatta coming up October 25 – 28 of this year,” he added.

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