Lakewood Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman Gerhard Wittich has announced that the 2013 Bay Cup I will be held on Saturday, March 2. Open to the public, this is a long distance race on Galveston and Trinity Bays. Racers can register on line at www.lakewood yachtclub.com under the race button. “Bay Cup I is the first of a two race series with races having multiple legs totalling about 15 to 20 nautical miles,” explained Wittich. Bay Cup II is slated to be held on Sat., Aug. 3. Overall trophies will be presented for the two-race series at the conclusion of Bay Cup II.
Racing classes will be the Cruising Classic Canvas, Cruising Poleless Spinnaker, PHRF Spin and Non Spin, Shorthanded Offshore Sailors (SOS), Multihull and One Design Classes. A minimum of four boats constitutes a class. In addition to the long legs of the races, the course will also present a navigational challenge.
The entry fee of $75 includes post-race activities on Sat., March 2, which will be one dinner and drink ticket, and complimentary musical entertainment in the club’s lounge. Photos of the day’s race will be shown on the lounge’s plasma television for all to enjoy.
The entry deadline for Bay Cup I is Wed., Feb. 27 at 9 pm. There will be a Skippers’ Meeting in the Lakewood Yacht Club Ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, on Fri., March 1, 7:30 pm. All skippers are urged to attend for last minute regatta updates.
Wittich related that Bay Cup I is made possible by the support DonQ (Puerto Rico’s premium rum), Caliche Puerto Rican Rum, and Bay Access, a not-for-profit charitable organization which promotes youth and adult amateur sailing. For questions, please e-mail Lakewood Yacht Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.