The Results are in and all that sailed with us are Winners!
The Catamaran sailors from across Florida met at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club over the past weekend at the 16th Annual Wildcat Multihull Regatta. In the largest fleet were the A Class Catamarans with 13 boats. Bob Curry from Crescent City was first followed by Rush Bird from Tampa and Alex Shafer from Clermont.
First in the Open non spinnaker group was Nelson Wright from Gainesville sailing a Prindle 15. Second was Tyler Baker from Daytona sailing a Nacra 5.5 and third was Mike Teal from Miami sailing a Hobie 17.
In the spinnaker fleet David Ingram from Clermont was first sailing a Formula 18. Second was Matt McDonald from Merritt Island sailing a Formula 16 with Dave Reed from Orlando third sailing a Formula 18.
(Click on pictures below to link to photos then select slideshow for viewing)
Photos by Eric Mertz - Sunday, October 4th.
Photos by Mary Rogers
Lake Eustis Sailing Club Multihull Fleet
Hosted by Lake Eustis Sailing Club
The Sixteenth Annual Wildcat Regatta will be sailed again at Lake Eustis, hosted by the Lake Eustis Sailing Club. Lake Eustis is conveniently located a short 30 minute drive northwest of Orlando.The club grounds provide one of the best regatta venues in the state, offering a clubroom with showers and full facilities. This is the perfect place for a relaxed and fun weekend of racing.
Saturday evening's meal will be another tasty event, as always. Dinner should be served shortly after the racing is finished for the day. Lunch will also be served on Sunday after the racing.
You may view who is coming and pre-register at the Pre-Registration area. There is no charge or obligation, it just helps us plan for food and trophies and will also streamline your registration on site.
Lake Eustis Sailing Club, 1310 CR 452. Located on County Road 452 between the intersections of State Road 19 and State Road 44 at the North End of Eustis, 40 miles north of Orlando. For you nautical navigators, N28º52.0' W081º 41.5'. Also see LESC Location and Facilities webpage for Google Map Directions.
ACCOMMODATIONS - Tent and RV camping is available at the regatta site along with electricity and showers at the clubhouse. Please contact Rick Loewen: Rick (at) TeamLowen (dot) com if you plan to bring an RV, as the number of spaces is limited by city regulation. RV length is limited to 30 feet. Recommended motel accommodations are listed at LESC Local Accommodations webpage.
$85.00 Double hand, $65 Single hand and $65 Youth Double hand boats - not bad for a full weekend of fun and food.
Each registration includes skipper and crew dinner tickets. Extra dinner’s $10 ea.
Friday, October 2rd
- 10:00 AM Early setup and check out sailing
Saturday, October 3rd
- 9:00 - 10:30 AM Registration
11:00 AM Skippers Meeting
12 noon (approximately) First Race
Additional races to follow in quick succession
Dinner around 5:00 (shortly after racing is completed)
Clubhouse will remain open for evening activities (Warning: Poker may be hazardous to your sleep)
Sunday, October 4th
No race will start after 1400
A minimum of 5 races are planned for the event
OFFICIAL REGATTA DOCUMENTS:
For further regatta information, contact Regatta Chairman: John Cole 407-654-1396407-654-1396, JohnColePhotography (at)yahoo (dot) com or Richard Kinnie 407-654-4846 407-654-4846, RichardKinnie (at) cfl(dot) rr (dot) com