After hearing from the sailors, ISCO has revived the format of the Sunfish Adventure Classic as their first regatta in what is to become an annual roaming event for the Sunfish fleet to take any shore. On the weekend of June 2nd, join the sponsors, LaserPerformance and Maclaren, in Hartford for a two-day distance sail down the Connecticut River to Essex. Saturday night will be capped off with a regatta campout in Hurd State Park with an event barbeque provided by LaserPerformance and Sunday after racing, awards and a post-race party for sailors and friends. For registration please go HERE. Stay tuned for more information.
NOTICE OF EVENT
Presented by: LaserPerformance & Maclaren
Location: The Connecticut River beginning in Rocky Hill, CT and finishing in Essex, CT.
Launch from Ferry Park Boat Launch, race to overnight camping ground at Hurd State Park (approximately 16 miles). Sunday racing continuing down the river for haul out and awards party at Pettipaug Yacht Club (approximately 19 miles).
Date: Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3
Launching: Boats will be launched at the public boat ramp at Ferry Park Boat Launch in Rocky Hill, CT . All boats will be hauled out at Pettipaug Yacht Club, in Essex, CT.
Rules: Run what you brung! Launch your boat, sail fun races, land at the camping ground and continue to race to the awards party the next day. Single hand your boat or bring a partner, but leave enough room to carry your camping gear yourself! You’ll need to carry your own beverages, snacks & lunch for Saturday and Sunday. Exact racing format TBD, recommendations encouraged!
LaserPerformance will provide dinner on Saturday night and breakfast Sunday Morning at Hurd Park, and food Sunday afternoon at Pettipaug Yacht Club during the awards party.
Transportation logistics: Please note these plans are tentative and subject to change. Change notifications will be posted on the event page on the Sunfish Facebook or communicated through email to those registered.
Boats can be delivered on Friday evening to Ferry Park Boat Launch in Rocky Boats are encouraged to be dropped off on the grassy area (without dolly or trailer), to minimize equipment left at the starting point. Otherwise boats can be left on trailers overnight in the parking lot. Security will be provided to watch the equipment on Friday night.
Saturday morning vehicles should be left at Pettipaug Yacht Club, Essex CT. Carpool or shuttle will be organized to transport competitors to the launching site, leaving Pettipaug Yacht Club promptly at 8:30am. The 1st warning signal will be at 10:30am in the area south of the ferry line.
After racing on Sunday, competitors will haul out at Pettipaug Yacht Club, where they will be able to carpool if necessary to the starting location to collect any equipment left. Please understand competitors are to remove all cars, trailers, boats and other equipment from Pettipaug after awards on Sunday.
Competitors Meeting & Racing: Competitors meeting will take place at the launch area at Rocky Hill at approximately 9:45am. Sailing instructions with scratch sheet, safety plan and course chart may be available on the regatta Facebook page and at the Competitors meeting. Racing commences at 10:30am.
Classes: Run what you brung! Sunfish, or any mono or multi-hulls that have an accurate Portsmouth Yardstick rating and can be beached (daggerboard/centerboard). If more than 5 One Design boats register before May 25, 2018 that one design class will be added.
Eligibility: Open to all, written permission from parents or guardians required for competitors less than eighteen (18) years of age must be received before the start of racing.
Equipment & Class Rules: The racing rules of Sailing 2017-2021 shall apply. All sailors shall carry zipped or tied US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) at all times while on the water. Race committee reserves the right to require singlehanded sailors wear zipped full torso wet or dry suits, please prepare accordingly. All boats are encouraged to have a hand-held or fixed VHF radio.
Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunfish-adventure-raid-registration-41339154524 - further information can be found on the Sunfish Facebook event page, and email updates will be sent when registered with a valid email address.
Entry Fees: No entry fees.
Questions: Please like the regatta’s Facebook page to receive updates and other information: @sunfishsailing or email Coco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in participating at the SF Adventure Raid but don’t want to sail? Maybe you can’t spare your whole weekend, come help us throw the party! Contact Coco (email above).
We’re looking for individuals to volunteers on-shore and on the water.
We’re also looking for volunteer power boats, we’ll cover gas & launching fees, also help with trailer transport!
Cooks & baked goods encouraged to identify themselves.