Sea Cliff YC Around Long Island Regatta
Aug
2
to Aug 5

Sea Cliff YC Around Long Island Regatta

Double-handed regatta from Rockaway Point, NY, around Montauk Point on the eastern end of Long Island and finishing off of Glen Cove back in the western Long Island Sound.  Prior to the ALIR, Abilyn and fellow Mini, Frogger, will be competing head to head in a feeder race from Newport, RI to Sheepshead Bay in South Brooklyn, keeping Montauk to starboard.  

Event websites below:

http://www.alir.org/
http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1224
 

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New England SOLO/TWIN Championships
Jul
24
to Jul 25

New England SOLO/TWIN Championships

The New England SOLO/TWIN is New England's version of a mini-Caribbean 600 race course.  Instead of a "there and back" format, the course for the Solo/Twin includes offshore government mark roundings off of Block Island and Martha's Vineyard, including some staple marks such as Buzzards Bay Light.  Courses range from 64.9 to 108 nm.  Abilyn likely will be racing this event in the solo division. 

Event website below:

http://www.newportyachtclub.org/Racing/Offshore/NESoloTwin/new-england-solo-twin

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Mini Presentation and Demo
Jul
17
9:00am 9:00am

Mini Presentation and Demo

As part of the Storm Trysail Club's Junior Safety at Sea Program, Abilyn Racing skipper Josh Reisberg, potentially along with fellow Mini sailor Josh Owen, will be giving a presentation for the junior racers on the complexity, intensity, fun, pain, and MacGyver-like responsibilities and seamanship that go along with sailing the Mini Transat 6.50 boat.  Then, weather permitting, we'll be taking out (very small) groups for on-the-water demos.  Hopefully these kids will see some planing conditions and will learn the importance of line management.   

Event website below:

http://www.stormtrysailfoundation.org/safety-at-sea.htm

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117th Larchmont Race Week
Jul
11
to Jul 19

117th Larchmont Race Week

Distance racing is in for the 117th running of LYC Race Week being held on July 11-12 and 18-19, including an Around Execution Rocks challenge similar to the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record.  If three Minis sign up, we'll have a class, in which case my opponents for the windward-leeward days will be boats with equally crappy tacking angles.

Event websites below:

http://www.larchmontyc.org/Yachting/Regatta_Schedule/117th-Race-Week.aspx
http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eid=1451

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Jun
20
to Jun 24

Newport-Bermuda Race

I'm taking a short sabbatical from Mini sailing to sail in the biennial Newport-Bermuda Race, a 635-mile crewed race from Newport, RI to St. David's Light off of Bermuda.  Other than working the foredeck and driving, I will be absorbing all I can on Gulf Stream navigation.  

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