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Get Ready for 30th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta

The Coral Bay Yacht Club on St. John’s east end hosts the 30th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta. Two days of great racing and two nights of fun parties with live music at Skinny Legs will once again provide exciting entertainment.

Serious PHRF racers, plus Gaff Riggers, Cruisers, Multi-Hulls, Single Handers, and Traditional boats compete. The Friday after Thanksgiving is when all the fun starts, and it continues through Saturday night in Coral Bay. On Saturday, the PHRF class will start together. All other classes will have staggered starts in a Pursuit Race. Boats’ handicap rating will determine their start time with the goal of most boats finishing together.

Skinny Legs Restaurant is the home of the Coral Bay Yacht Club, and the place to meet for Skipper’s Meetings, music, food, drink and the Awards Ceremony.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, November 25: Gaffers, Single Handed 30 ft. and under, Single Handed over 30 ft. but under 40ft., Single Handed 40 ft. and over, and Multi-Hulls Race. Registration at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs. Skipper’s Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs.

Friday evening 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Mandatory registration for all Saturday Pursuit racers. This is all boats other than PHRF. If a skipper is unable to attend, call Dick Burks at 340-643-5261 to obtain your start time for Saturday morning.

Saturday, November 26: PHRF I, PHRF II, and Pursuit Class Race. Skipper’s Meeting at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs. Pursuit Racers’ start times announced.

Saturday, November 26: Awards Ceremony at Skinny Legs, 5:30 p.m.

Please Note:
Traditional Class shall have a Gaff or low aspect ratio sail. Consult the Race Committee for luff-foot ratio. The Race Committee reserves the right to disallow non-traditional vessels.

Pursuit Class will have open sail choice.

Entry fee is $40. All proceeds go to Kids and The Sea program. Raffle ticket sales at Connections East and West; St. John Hardware; Paradise Hardware. Win a dinghy and motor!!!

Call Denise Wright at 340-513-4022 or email denise@onlinevacations.com with any questions.

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