Stonington Harbor Yacht Club will hold the 16th Annual Red Lobdell Regatta. This yearly event is held in memory of the father of Spike Lobdell, one of the Club's founding members and its second Commodore. “It is an honor to dedicate this race in tribute to my father who was an avid sailor for many years in these waters”, said Spike. The goal of this event is to encourage everyone to get out on the water and enjoy the end of the sailing season as well as attend the After Race Shore Party and mingle with fellow boaters for a great time.
First gun will be at 10:30am, this regatta is open to all PHRF rated boats 20ft or longer, all NEMA rated boats. Any one design with three or more entries will be treated as a class and given a separate start. first gun for Lasers, Ideals and small one designs will be the normal start time of 1:30 This is an ECSA points race. Boaters registered for Fall Frostbiting at Stonington Harbor Yacht Club will receive a waived entry fee. NOR/SI and Registration is available at www.shyc.us/race or by calling the Club at 860-535-0112.
The After Race Shore Party will be held from 4:30pm-6:00pm, cost is $20 per person and includes beer, wine and snacks. Following the Shore Party everyone is encouraged to attend the Sailors Night Out Dinner and Dance Party from 6:30pm-10:30pm, which is open to all SHYC members, racers, friends and guests! Buffet dinner from Dogwatch BBQ followed by dancing to Gravity Hill Band. Cost is $40 for racers that attend the Shore Party or $50 per person.
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club Commodore Betsy Bowman encourages everyone to participate in the race and join us for the party and dinner dance following. “We are incredibly grateful to the generous sponsors- Mystic Shipyard, PMW Marine, Stonington Vineyard, Dodson Boatyard LLC, Hoyt, Filippetti & Malaghan, LLC and Saltwater Farm who have committed to ensure the success of this event. We look forward to a great turnout from the community for a day of sailing and an evening of celebration.”