2017 Calendar


ANNUAL MEETING

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time:
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Location:
Maine Lakes Resource Center (MLRC), 137 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes

Open to All — Current, new, and interested members alike!

  • Enjoy refreshments.
  • Check out our brand-new, real-live public trophy case at the MLRC!
  • Reconnect with club members, and meet new and interested members.
  • Set the racing calendar for the 2017 season.
  • Get updated on the Youth Sailing program.
  • Discuss prospects for a Women’s Sailing program.
  • Elect officers.

Peter McManus SailorLAUNCH DAY and PRE-RACE PARTY
Saturday, May 27, 2017 
Time TBD – Contact Pete McManus if you’d like help getting your boat in or if you need help tuning your rig. When all the boats are in, let’s celebrate at the Fords’!

Hosts and Location:

For the launch:

For the party: Ben and Barb Fords’ at Jamaica Point


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The Milfoil Regatta trophy

THE MILFOIL REGATTA 2017
Saturday, June 3 –
Please join us, but D.B.Y.O.W (“Don’t Bring Your Own Weed”). 

The plan: Boats arrive at 11:30 am (location TBD). We’ll have a race review at 12:00 noon, and we’ll start the race at 1:00 pm.

After the race, we’ll enjoy a potluck picnic. Please bring something to share (we won’t be grilling), and GPYC will provide an assortment of beverages and all the supplies (cups, plates, napkins, etc.) for $5 per person.

Hosts and Location: TBD


GPYC Rasta Race TrophyTHE RASTA RACE 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 —
We’ll get our Rasta on for the third big regatta of the year.

The Plan: Boats arrive at 11:30 am. We’ll have a race review at 12:00 noon; and we’ll start the race at 1:00 pm.

After the race, we’ll enjoy a potluck picnic. Please bring something to share (we won’t be grilling), and GPYC will provide an assortment of beverages for $5 per person and all supplies (cups, plates, napkins, etc.).

Hosts and Location: John and Lynne Gibbs at Tiki Cove

 


GPYC Witkin Cup TrophyTHE WITKIN CUP (“The Holy Grail”) 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017 
– This race honors GPYC’s cornerstone members Bill and Joan Witkin.

The Plan: Boats arrive at 11:30 am. We’ll have a race review at 12:00 noon; and we’ll start the race at 1:00 pm.

After the race, we’ll enjoy a potluck picnic. Please bring something to share (we won’t be grilling), and GPYC will provide an assortment of beverages for $5 per person and all supplies (cups, plates, napkins, etc.).

Hosts and Location: Bill and Joan Witkin at the Southern tip of Hoyts Island


Hurricane Cup Trophy

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THE HURRICANE CUP 2017 (New date!)
Saturday, August 26, 2017 —
Our final race for the season — don’t blow this one off!

The plan: Boats arrive at 11:30 am. We’ll have a race review at 12:00 noon, and we’ll start the race at 1:00 pm.

After the race, we’ll enjoy a potluck picnic. Please bring a little something to share (we won’t be grilling), and GPYC will provide an assortment of beverages and all the supplies (cups, plates, napkins, etc.) for $5 per person.

Hosts and Location: Sarah and Brent Krizo’s (in Hatch Cove, south of the house with the blue roof)


If you’re not on our membership or mailing list, and you’d like to join the fun, just email us at Sail@GreatPondYachtClub.com to let us know, and we’ll get you in for the race, whether it’s to race your own boat, to crew on someone else’s, or to pitch in on the committee boat. All new members are welcome, regardless of how much or little experience you have with sailing!

We always welcome volunteers to help on the committee boat for any race; please let us know if you’re interested (it’s a fun and easy way to participate — no experience necessary).

If Weather Is Questionable for Any Race:

We’d like to send club members text messages about race status on iffy-weather days; so, if you plan to race, let us know by email at Sail@GreatPondYachtClub.com, and make sure we have your cell phone number. Otherwise, on race day, call the Commodore after 11:00 am for a “go” or “no go” (decision may be last-minute).

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