The Don “Doc” Fellows Regatta is ON for this weekend Updated info
Location Swanton VT Date: January 7- 8 2012
Take RT 89 to Swanton VT Exit 21 Follow signs to RT 78W. Stay on 78 untill you see the bridge on Lake Champlain. The launch is immediately before the bridge on the right side at a state fishing access
Registration opens at 11 Am at the Launch site
Start Time: 12 AM if conditions warrant.
A minimum of 3 races must be completed to be an official regatta. If 5 races are completed, competitors can discard their worst score. There is no Maximum number of races.
Last race will start no later than 30 min before sundown. (4:10 PM Eastern Standard time).
This is a NEIYA event and all competitors must be NEIYA members. (Membership forms available on site, dues = 20$) No Dues, no racing. Period.
Parking brakes required.
Competitors must have liability insurance coverage of 300,000$ (usually a homeowners or renters policy), and sign a waiver prior to racing.
**** Note: Current NOAA forecast for Sat not as promising New wind forecast is light in the moring south winds at 6-8 in the afternoon, Sunday 12-15 from the west Currently there is a sailable area 1 X 2.75 miles hard black ice with 1.5” snow on top. Forecast for Sat is a high of 40° F
We have considered postponing the Regatta, but the long term forecast is not that promising for new ice formation for the following weekend and snow and sleet are in the forecast for much of New England, so we are going to take what we can get.