Diamond Island Regatta

Lake Champlain Championship Series
Skippers Meeting: 0930 Saturday August 20, 2016
Hosted by Royal Savage Yacht Club and Point Bay Marina
Benefits The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

***— NOTE: Sailing Instructions have been updated as of August 18, 2016  . Due to the record participation of 32 boats to date, there will be three start sequences. Diamond Isle Regatta 2016-08-19 SI—***

Royal Savage Yacht Club’s headline sailing event each season is the Diamond Island Regatta. It is a one race event held in the waters of Lake Champlain near the Point Bay Marina and Diamond Island. Sailed in August, the Diamond Island Regatta is part of the Lake Champlain Championship Series (LCCS) and counts towards both the Cannon Series and the Champlain Series. Boats from all over Lake Champlain compete, and we run JaM (jib and main) A and B classes and Spinnaker classes A through D, in accordance with LCCS splits.

The skippers meeting will take place at 9:30 at the tent. Registration for the race will be at the RSYC tent at Point Bay Marina from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.  Breakfast will also be served starting at 8:30am.  Visiting racers may purchase breakfast for $5 and all receipts will be donated to the LCMM. All boats must be checked in and have a class flag by the end of the Skippers meeting in order to race. If a boat’s captain cannot make it to the skippers meeting her skipper must contact “Spirit” on Channel 8 or e-mail Steve Koch for special arrangements.  The race will start at 11:00 AM. Trophies will be presented to the winner of each class at an awards ceremony at the club tent following the race, just prior to the Lobster Fest dinner. Trophies are given to the first place boat in each class.

Please pre-register online. Visit the Who’s Coming page and verify your information. Send corrections to Doug Friant.

The event will be run on the same day as the ever-popular RSYC Lobster Fest, which serves as a combination dinner and award ceremony.

**Due to popular demand, the Lobster Fest has sold out**

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An official photographer will be present on the course to take photos of all participating boats. Complimentary guest moorings or $1/ft (half-price) dock space are available for visiting racers on a first come first served basis courtesy of Point Bay Marina. Please contact Todd Smith at skipper@gmavt.net or call Point Bay at 802-425-2431 if you would like more information. There are good anchorages close to the venue in Kingsland and Converse Bays, or you can anchor off the marina opposite the mooring field. If you are unfamiliar with this part of the lake be aware you will want to give great respect to the red mark south of the Point Bay Marina in Town Farm Bay. The waters east of the mark are quite shallow.

While in this end of the lake we invite you to experience beautiful cruising and wonderful anchorages in Kingsland Bay, Converse Bay, Hawkins Bay, Barn Rock, Westport and Basin Harbor, home of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Please visit this gem of a museum. You can go by boat and enjoy both the museum and the restaurants of the Basin Harbor Club. Moorings are available in the north harbor.

The Diamond Island Regatta is held to benefit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Last year’s race drew two dozen boats and raised more than $1,000. While there is no fee to enter the race, you can make a difference by purchasing special regatta themed items, and discounted racing photos of your boat.

If you have questions, e-mail Race Chair Steve Koch.

***— NOTE: Sailing Instructions have been updated as of August 12, 2016  —***

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Diamond Island Race Hat
$20
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Maritime Museum Pint Glass
$5
includes one generously un-sponsored beer or lemonade

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is holding a cocktail party after RSYC’s lake wide race event- the Diamond Island Regatta. Like the Lobster Fest, LCMM’s party is open to all RSYC members and we hope you can attend.  We hope the Cocktail party can garner further awareness and support for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

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