The Beer Barge Regatta is what happens when your club travels all over the country and steals good, fun ideas from everywhere! We know that travelling can be a headache, so we do what ever we can to make sure that once you are here, it is as easy and fun as possible.
Register Early- Win stuff, get stuff
Planning a regatta is a PITA. Especially if you don't know how many boats are coming. We know that whining, begging and pleading are all ineffective. Maybe incentives work?
Teams that complete thier registration in March, April, May or June will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Waterline Systems Gift Certificate. Enter in May, June or July, and you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Waterline Systems Gift Certificate. Enter in August... right up to the harbor start, and you'll just have a really fun time!
Friday- On Friday after Lunch, Waterline Systems and North Sails will run a bunch of practice starts and short practice races. We'll have some pretty fair J/22 sailors from both companies for coaching and advice if you want it. Around 6pmish, we fire up the grill and start feeding folks. If we have enough interest, there will be a shuffleboard tournament at the Jug.
Saturday - Racing starts at 1100. That will let some of the closer travellers arrive Saturday morning, launch and get out to the start. A bunch of races in the lake, then the River Race back in. Then we do a cook out type thing and some people may imbibe a bit. Prizes are given.
Sunday - we start at 1000 and race until about 1500.
We try to find places for everyone to sleep. Either in member's homes, on cruising boats that we bring into the main dock. If you want to camp, RV or sleep in the gutter, we can accomodate and encourage that too. See the Housing link above for the details.