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Dave Nickerson

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2017 Fishers Island Sound Regatta 9/2 & 3
« on: June 08, 2017, 10:07:04 AM »
Save the date.  The 3rd annual Fishers Island Sound Viper Regatta in eastern Connecticut will be Sept 2&3 this year. Great event and great sailing in a unique venue.

Saturday is a distance race sponsored by Fishers Island YC with 80+ other boats around scenic Fishers Island (but a Viper one design start). Locals Dave and Moise promise to share the local navigation and current secrets. Cole actually followed our advice in 2015 and crushed the entire fleet.

Saturday night will take advantage of FIYC’s great regatta party, followed by Viper one-design windward-leewards in Fishers Island Sound Sunday afternoon.  No racing on Labor Day Monday, so head back early and beat the traffic or enjoy the local attractions. 

Launching will be out of Ram Island YC in Noank, CT at the mouth of the Mystic River with tows as provided as needed to/from the racecourse on Saturday.  Then motorboat rides to the party on Fishers. RIYC is a small club, but we can fit at least 10 visiting Vipers.

Registration for the Saturday FIYC race will be up on Yacht Scoring later. FIYC has no involvement in our plans for Sunday – we’ll run that separately, with on-site registration at RIYC and a modest $25 entry to help cover T-shirts and a cookout on Sunday after sailing.

Contact Dave Nickerson at dave AT nickersons DOT org for more info.  We have some housing available - first come, first served.  More details to follow as we get closer.
Viper #208 - Noank, CT

Cole Constantineau

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Re: 2017 Fishers Island Sound Regatta 9/2 & 3
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 01:28:09 PM »
Hey Everyone!

I'm all signed up for the 'Round Island Race!  This is such a fun way to spend a part of the Labor Day weekend!  Looking forward to seeing the fleet down there!  Link to the yacht scoring signup:



Dave Nickerson

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Re: 2017 Fishers Island Sound Regatta 9/2 & 3
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 12:00:18 PM »
Looking for something fun to do Labor Day weekend?

4 Vipers signed up, soon to be 6.  Here's the link for the distance race on Saturday.
There will be a separate NOR and SIs for one-design racing on Sunday

Let me know if you can make it. Still have some housing available.

Viper #208 - Noank, CT