Archive for August, 2011

Requests and Reminders

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Another quick reminder that racing begins at 5:30 pm this week and next.

Also the fleet and friends of the fleet have housed 10 boats for the Downeast Regatta.  I am in need of housing for two more people on a boat from Florida.  They have an air mattress so basically need 1 bed and floor space.  If you know of anyone who can house them that would be wonderful.  Please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

We are up to 35 boats as of today and are expecting at least 2 more entries!  Our entries reach from Florida to New Brunswick to Minnesota.  Word of our event has gone far!  Great job everyone!

5:30 Start

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Please remember that the next two (last two) Wednesday night will start at 5:30 pm.  Don’t be late.

Fleet 43 Nominations

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Dear Fleet 43 Skippers and Crew,

Your Fleet Needs YOU!


Fleet 43 is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and organized individuals (with a little fiscal responsibility mixed in) for the following positions:

  • Fleet Captain
  • Treasurer
  • Race Officer

Individuals do not have to be a PYC member or own a J/24 to be considered. Membership to Fleet 43 is required.

Read the fine print:

Molly White has graciously offered to Co-Chair the Down East Regatta for next year to help transition the Fleet Captain position. This is a tremendous amount of support being offered this year, for the low, low cost of fun, friendship and perhaps some Mt. Gay.

Please submit nomination/volunteer suggestions to:

Rich DeGrandpre (

Meg Fenderson (

Rich Ketchum (

We’d like to have a slate announced at the Down East Regatta awards ceremony.

Thank you for your consideration,

The Nominating Committee

2011 Downeast Regatta is blowing up!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

The 2011 Downeast Regatta is blowing up in a good way!

We have 30 boats currently registered with a promise of at least 5 more to come, but the way entries are rolling in today we could possibly have 40 boats sailing in this years Downeast Regatta!  That would be 10 more than Nationals and North Americans saw this year.

If you are a fleet member and have not registered yet, please do so!

If you or any one you know is able to house a J24 crew of 5 please let me know ASAP (  We have already housed 9 boats and have requests for more housing.  It would be great not to have to turn people away.

Thanks everyone for your help and support to make this event such a great attraction!