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  • 2009 Youth Regatta – a huge success!

    (News, YSP News - 9th August, 2009)

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    Our 5 Annual HYC Youth Regatta was a huge success not for just the beautiful weather but the tremendous help and volunteer spirit that drives this event.

    This year we hosted over 90 boats and somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 sailors along with coaches and parents, for two days of racing which included the State of Maine 420 Championships. Sailors competed from the following Yacht Clubs: Agamenticus, Boothbay Harbor, Bucks Harbor, Camden, Castine, HYC, Kollegewidgwok, Peaks Island, Portland, Southport and Sunapee (NH).

    HYC’s team of Instructors and Coaches ran a top-notch Regatta headed by Spencer Howe, Garrett Bowne and Amy Lones. Allyson Fuehrer, Eric Schwarm and Katie Drake provided support and Emily Selinger made sure all the sailors who weren’t competing continued with the Program.

    As in past years, a small army of volunteers put in a great deal of effort to assure that everyone had a great time.

    Denley Poor handled all the paperwork with registrations and payments
    Sue Jennings provided breakfasts on both days.
    Mary Martin coordinated with many folks on production and delivery for Thursday’s bag lunches and a full dinner
    PLUS Friday’s cookout a la Barge
    Carter Becker with help from many others, provided the signature cookout (on the barge).
    Willie Thomas race patrolled, helped with shore crew and manned the grills.
    Anne Fuehrer procured T-shirts for all participants.
    Peter Gerquest provided his boat for spectators.
    Louisa Price was invaluable both on the water and off.
    Stevan Morrow helped on shore crew.
    Faith Baker procured all the event trophies.
    Cliff George provided his boat for the Opti race committee crew and helped on shore crew.
    Dave Knudsen provided spectators with some local knowledge.
    Rob Taisey and John Karp helped the Race Committee on “Jackpot” donated by Jack Thomas.
    Spencer Drake helped visitors with unloading, trailer parking, website updating and race patrol.

    The list goes on…..

    Special thanks to those who graciously hosted 25 sailors from Boothbay, Castine, Christmas Cove, Kollegewidgwok and Sunapee Yacht Clubs:

    Brook & Cynthia Taliaferro
    Larry & Marsha Welsher
    Arnie MacDonald & Liza Moore
    Lev & Meaghan Davis
    Kris & Sue Jennings
    Stafford & Leslie Soule
    Spencer & Cindy Drake
    Tom & Pat Roeber
    Willie & Jill Thomas

    To all that participated, thank you very much!       This is what it’s all about.

    We have posted some pictures (click on “Photos” at the top)- more to come. Please send any photos you’d like to share to sailingprogram.hyc@gmail.com.

    See separate post for the Results.


     

    2009 Youth Regatta