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Dates Set for Annual Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta

The majestic beauty of Old San Juan combined with sailing in a busy commercial port under what can sometimes be fickle wind conditions will prove enticingly challenging to sailors competing in the 4th annual Club Náutico de San Juan International Regatta, set for February 4 to 6, 2005.

Classes will include Optimists Red, Blue, White and Green; Laser Youths with 4.7 and Radial sails open to those age 18 and under; Laser Open for all sailors; 420’s and Hobie 16s.

The event will kick-off with registration at Club Nautico de San Juan, located just off the causeway bridge en route to Old San Juan on February 4th from 3 to 5 pm. A practice race will be held during this same time. An 8 am Skipper’s Meeting on February 5th prefaces the competition, which starts at 10 am. The first start is at 9 am on February 6th, followed by an Awards Ceremony at 2:30 pm.

The registration fee is $60.00 on or before January 31st, 2005, or $90 after this date.

Sailors are encouraged to bring their own boats. However, “we are working with McLaughlin to charter Optimists,” says regatta director, Jose Gilberto “Yoyo” Berrios.

Organizers are also working with local hotels for special rates.

For hotel information, contact Ana Julia or Gilberto Berrios at (787) 722-0177.

For regatta information, contact Berrios at the same number above, or Fax: (787) 724-8059; Email:vela@nauticodesanjuan.com; Web: www.nauticodesanjuan.com

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