Friday, 30 July 2010 00:00The 1st Annual Zywiec Regatta’s 200-mile course combines coastal-water and ocean racing. Designed for all level of sailors, the race is expected to last two or three days. It suits friends who wish to compete as a team, cruising sailors who race only occasionally, owners of multi-hull and classic yachts and serious racing yachtsmen.
The race begins at 1400 hours on Thursday, August 19 in Hempstead Harbor. The fleet of racing yachts will sail east through the waters of Long Island Sound en route for the Orient Point. After crossing the Plum Gut the fleet will continue through the waters of Block Island Sound heading for Montauk Point. Rounding Montauk Point the race will continue west on the Atlantic along south shore of Long Island. Sailing around Breezy Point at the tip of Rockaway Peninsula the racing fleet will reach the finish line.
The weekend will wind up with barbeque, featuring the live Concert and Zywiec Beer refreshments, and Awards Ceremony at the Polish Sailing Club in Gateway Marina from 2 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 22,
The Race Committee will award trophies to the top three finishers in each division that include PHRF non-spinnaker and PHRF spinnaker, IRC, multi-hull and team racing boats.
The details of the Regatta and the Entry Form may be found on the event web page http://www.zywiecregatta.com/
The Glen Cove Yacht Club, Glen Cove, celebrating its 50 anniversary in 2010, is pleased to be the host yacht club for the start of the Regatta. Beginning on August 18, moorings will be made available to all registered boats in the Zywiec Regatta at a nominal charge. Club House facilities will be available to all registered racers with boats on GCYC moorings. The Polish Sailing Club of NY will make a bus available for racers to attend the Captain’s meeting in Glen Cove on the evening of the 18th of August. More information about the Glen Cove Yacht Club may be found at http://glencoveyachtclub.org/.