Published DateWOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum's Back Bay Skippers will hold an Open International Footy Regatta rain or shine Saturday, May 4, on Back Bay in Wolfeboro.
Directed by Bill Hagerup of Moultonborough, the Regatta is open to all boats of the Footy Class. Although membership in the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) is encouraged, it is not a requirement of this particular competition.
Onsite registration begins at 9 a.m. with an entry fee of $15 per sailor. At that time, measurement and class authenticity verification may be conducted at random as determined by the race director. Sailing instructions and any changes in rules will be presented verbally, and racing will get underway at 10 a.m. No race will start after 3 p.m., and a lunch break is scheduled for 12 noon.
This fun event is free for the public to watch along the Bridge-Falls Path in Wolfeboro. Spectators will be able to watch the competitors as they move their sails and rudders by remote control, trying to catch the wind for completion of the course.
Racing will be conducted under an "all-in" format, which means that all entrants will compete in each race. The race committee will determine the number of races, taking into consideration weather, course and equipment conditions. Six races must be completed to constitute a Regatta.
Looking ahead, fans of radio-controlled sailing will want to circle June 22-23 on their calendars, when top sailors from the United States and Canada will rendezvous in Wolfeboro for this year's AMYA One-Meter Soling National Championship Regatta.
The Back Bay Skippers are a program of the New Hampshire Boat Museum. The
Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 25, with an Opening Reception on
Friday, May 24 that includes a special preview of the new 2013 exhibit.
Scenes from a race in the Back Bay, Wolfeboro (Courtesy photo)