Catamaran Kumbaya in Connecticut
Published on June 25th, 2016
The 57th Annual Roton Point Multihull Regatta will be held September 16-18 in Rowayton, CT, offering an open regatta sanctioned by the New England Catamaran Sailing Association, organized by the Roton Point Sailing Association, and sponsored once again by Gosling Brothers, Ltd. of Bermuda and their world famous Black Seal Rum.
The 2016 Regatta is open to all “beach” catamarans measuring less than 22 feet with separate starts for sufficient class registrations for one-design classes, plus an Open Class using Portsmouth handicap numbers. Expect a separate one-design class for Hobie Getaways, of which Roton Point has its own fleet for member use. Classes are also expected for F20s, F18s, A-Class, Hobie 21s, Hobie 18s, Hobie 16s, and “Other”.
By all accounts the 2015 Regatta was a remarkable success, bringing together 51 boats from eight states in the USA. The biggest classes were the F18s, the A Class, and Hobie 16s. Prominent among these were the reigning F18 National Champions, Tripp Burd and Mike Easton, as well Mike’s co-ed NACRA 17 Olympic hopeful partner Katie Pettibone.
Long known as the “prettiest park on Long Island Sound,” Roton Point’s greatest asset has always been its remarkable, 12-acre waterfront location. Our 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.
Additionally, 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. Once again this year, many Club members will open their homes to visiting competitors, plus 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 our 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. Evenings include an Open Gosling’s Rum and Beer Bar and live music by Green Eyed Lady, Steak Dinner.
Organizers boldly guarantee a wonderful fall weekend at one of the most beautiful venues in the northeast and one of America’s most famous sailing playgrounds. The event attracts some of the best cat racers and hosts of the best mid-regatta parties on the Sound.
Additional details: http://www.rpmr.org
Source: Roton Point Sailing Association