Published on March 30th, 2014
Extreme drought conditions in California have taken their toll at Huntington Lake, one of the state’s favorite sailing locations, so much so that two big events scheduled to be held on the Lake this summer – the Lido 14 Nationals (July 14-18) and the High Sierra Regatta (July 12-13) will be either relocated or even canceled.
Due to the extreme drought, Huntington Lake is only 33% full, which is pretty normal for this time of year. However, with the lack of snow runoff has been predicted by Southern California Edison as insufficient to fill the lake. Moreover, any water that may run into the lake will be diverted to the valley due to agricultural needs.
In other words, the lake is un-sailable, and it is believed that Fresno Yacht Club fully intends to cancel the 2014 High Sierra Regatta.
In turn, Fleet Six and the Class, the Organizing Authorities for the 2014 Lido 14 Class Championship Regatta, is planning to relocate the regatta to Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, California. The dates for the regatta will stay the same, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Fresno Yacht Club Website: http://fresnoyachtclub.org/venue/huntington-lake/