2009 CR 914 National Championship Regatta Update
- 2009 CR 914 National Championship Regatta Update
Preparations are well underway for the 2009 CR 914 Nationals to be held in San Diego, October 16-18. Building on our experience hosting the 2003 and 2006 Nationals, we are aiming to make this year's event the best one yet.
As with the past San Diego CR 914 Nationals, social events will take place at the San Diego Yacht Club, but this year racing activities will be at the Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond. This combines the best of both worlds, a great place to party and an outstanding sailing venue. On the 2009 Nationals website you will find the notice of races, regatta entry form, schedule of events, list of accommodations, etc. The website is www.sdyc.org/cr914nationals.
Trophies will be awarded to the top eight finishers and to the top three in the Masters class. You are encouraged to get your entry form in as soon as possible and to book your accommodations to take advantage of the rates we obtained for the hotels listed on our website. You should also reserve a charter boat if you prefer not to ship your own boat to San Diego. We have a limited number of excellent charter boats available (see the website).
Your entry fee includes hors d'oeuvres and dinner on Friday and Saturday (complimentary wine with Saturday dinner). Also included on race days are morning coffee and donuts, lunches and soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres during the Sunday post regatta awards ceremony. Terrific door prizes will be given out during the Saturday evening festivities. For those of you bringing family along, we will have a limited number of passes to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World and the USS Midway.
We look forward to welcoming those of you who have competed in previous San Diego Nationals and those who have yet to experience this great event. Come join us and have a good time with your fellow CR 914ers. The CR 914 Nationals are always fun, competitive and memorable. Mark your calendar and book your reservations. We hope to see you in October!
Dick Huntington, Co-chairman, 2009 CR 914 National Championship Regatta
e-mail: dickhuntington at cox.net