Roton Point to hold 56th Regatta for all sailors
Published 3:08 pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Roton Point invited the public to join them Sep. 18-20 for the 56th Annual Roton Point Multihull Regatta, an open regatta sanctioned by the New England Catamaran Sailing Association, organized by the Roton Point Sailing Association, and sponsored by Gosling Brothers, Ltd. of Bermuda and their world famous Black Seal Rum.
The 2015 Regatta is open to all beach catamarans measuring less than 22 feet. There will be separate starts for sufficient class registrations for one-design classes, plus an Open Class using Portsmouth handicap numbers.
There will also be a separate one-design class for Hobie Getaways, of which Roton Point has its own fleet for member use. There are entrants from among the following classes: F20s, F18s, A-Class, Hobie 21s, Hobie 18s, Hobie 16s, Hobie Getaways, and "Other".
Long known as the "prettiest park on Long Island Sound," Roton Point's greatest asset has always been its remarkable, 12-acre waterfront location. And the sailing bay is one of the best small-boat harbors on Long Island Sound; with a wooden ramp and motorized winch above a sandy beach protected by two breakwaters.
As those who’ve raced at Roton Point before know, there’s plenty of space to store boats overnight, and ample parking for cars, trailers, and RVs.
Tent camping is permitted free of charge in the beautiful Grove overlooking the Sound. In addition, this year, many Club members will open their homes to visiting competitors. And there are several nearby hotels for those who prefer their own accommodations. The bathhouse has showers for men and women, with plenty of hot water, and the "Hotel" clubhouse has a large covered porch for off-water festivities. Breakfast is served to racers Saturday and Sunday mornings, with a variety of bag lunches and drinks available to take on board.
Friday, September 18
Registration and Hospitality 1200
Hors d’oeuvres & Open Gosling’s Rum and Beer Bar 1400
Saturday, September 19
Race Day 1
Beach Party with Live Music, Steak Dinner, Open Gosling’s Rum, Beer & Wine Bar 1900
Sunday, September 20
Race Day 2
All Hands Awards Ceremony, Corn Chowder, Open Beer Bar 1600
With this tradition you’ll enjoy a wonderful fall weekend at one of the most beautiful venues in the northeast and race on one of America's most famous sailing playgrounds. You’ll meet and compete with some of the best cat racers and enjoy one of the best mid-regatta parties on the Sound. Additional details, the Notice of Race, and online registration may be found at: http://www.rpmr.org
Vice Commodore, Roton Point Sailing Association