Time for Land Yachhting

The morning after the Moosehead Weekend I turned on the radio in the shop hoping to get some work done with sore muscles and a head not yet back to reality. It seems incredible, but can you believe that a lady was singing opera? Her weight was unclear, but the message couldn’t have been more clear: we’re DONE.

So this web site has now officially been hijacked by land sailors. There will be a reminder about the CIBC Spring Meeting on May 2 as we get closer, but for now we’re thinking asphalt. We hope you are, too! Send in you registration and book a room!

https://youtu.be/kmK3-jRWNV0 a video from last time.

NOTICE OF REGATTA

Thursday, May 13- Sunday May 16 at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, Maine.

Loring AFB is a closed base with two 2mi long runways that are 300’ wide with many taxi ways between the runways as well as several outpost taxi areas that are sailable, including a large pad area suitable for large fleet starts. It is likely the best asphalt land sailing location on the East Coast of the US. Our leasing of the facility for the weekend includes usage of a large hangar that we can store all the boats in with our masts and sails up! There are also restrooms nearby in a separate building.

Free sailing, tuning and touring Thursday, racing Fri-Sat-Sun. Combination of short courses and the 7 mile full base long course. Starts to be dail-up or standing depending on wind. Bring a stop watch. Racing shall be governed by the NIA iceboat racing rules, as well as some that are specific to the BloKarts, below:

ibra_rules_edition_7_final- 2019.pdf

Two classes: Blokart one design and Unlimited. Awards presented for first three places in both classes. Depending on number of boats, classes will be run separately or together. Any other classes that appear with at least three yachts will be eligible to compete as a one design in that class. Lockly Skimmers. for example.

Accommodations:

Bunker Inn, on the base, $50.oo/ night land sailor special. Breakfasts included with regatta registration. THE BUNKER INN – Loring Industrieswww.loringind.com › thebunkerinn

Caribou Inn. 25 minutes from the base, a bit pricier but has a restaurant and bar.Greenhouse Restaurant – Caribou Inn & Convention Centerwww.caribouinn.com › greenhouse-restaurant

Registration: $40.oo
With the Bunker Breakfast (three mornings) $60.oo

Hopefully most of us will have been vaccinated by this time. If you came and are not, please be prepared to abide by those Covid protocols with which we are all now so familiar.

Please share this announcement around, and hope to see you at Loring!

Send in your registration the old fashioned way:

Bill Buchholz
31 Gosses Hill Rd.
Camden, ME 04843

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