Jul 4, 2017

58th Annual Roton Point Multihull Regatta: September 15-17, 2017

Sent by Lou Killeffer, Vice Commodore, Roton Point Sailing Association www.rpmr.org. :
2017 Roton Point Multihull Regatta: Come Race with Us!
Rowayton, Connecticut – July 1, 2017 Please join us this September 15-18 for the 58th Annual Roton Point Multihull Regatta, an open regatta sanctioned by the New England Catamaran Sailing Association, organized by the Roton Point Sailing Association, and sponsored by Gosling Brothers, Ltd. of Bermuda and their world famous Black Seal Rum.

The 2017 Regatta is open to all "beach" catamarans measuring less than 22 feet. We run separate starts for sufficient class registrations for one-design classes, plus an Open Class using Portsmouth handicap numbers. We also run a separate one-design class for Hobie Getaways, of which Roton
Point has its own fleet for member use. We typically have entrants from among the following classes: F20s, F18s, A-Class, Hobie 21s, Hobie 18s, Hobie 16s, Hobie Getaways, and "Other".

Long known as the "prettiest park on Long Island Sound," Roton Point's greatest asset has always been its remarkable, 12-acre waterfront location. And our sailing bay is one of the best small-boat harbors on Long Island Sound; with a wooden ramp and motorized winch above a sandy beach protected by two breakwaters.

As those who’ve raced at Roton Point before know, we’ve plenty of space to store boats overnight, and ample parking for cars, trailers, and RVs. Tent camping is permitted free of charge in our beautiful Grove overlooking the Sound. In addition, this year, many Club members will open their homes to visiting competitors. And there are several nearby hotels for those who prefer their own accommodations. Our Bathhouse has showers for men and women, with plenty of hot water, and the "Hotel" clubhouse has a large covered porch for our off-water festivities. Breakfast is served to racers Saturday and Sunday mornings, with a variety of bag lunches and drinks available to take on board.

Friday, September 15Registration and Hospitality 1200
Hors d’oeuvres & Open Gosling’s Rum and Beer Bar 1400

Saturday, September 16
Race Day 1
Beach Party with Live Music, Steak Dinner, Open Gosling’s Rum, Beer & Wine Bar 1900

Sunday, September 17
Race Day 2
All Hands Awards Ceremony, Corn Chowder, Open Beer Bar 1600

Come join the tradition! You’ll enjoy a wonderful fall weekend at one of the most beautiful venues in the northeast and race on one of America's most famous sailing playgrounds. You’ll meet and compete with some of the best cat racers and enjoy one of the best mid-regatta parties on the Sound. Additional details, the Notice of Race, and online registration may be found at our website, http://www.rpmr.org

Lou Killeffer
Vice Commodore, Roton Point Sailing Association
Rowayton, CT
lkilleffer (at) fmrmktg.com
Tel. 917.327.8963