Squam Lakes Association to hold sailing race to benefit youth programs

The Squam Lakes Association will hold its annual Around the Lake Sailing Race on Sunday, July 28. The start and finish line is in Piper Cove and the course travels past Bean Ledge and Deephaven Reef. Starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m., this sailing race is open to all types of sailboats. Prizes will be awarded on the Portsmouth number handicap system. Any size boat can win and will have separate divisions for racing and recreational sailors. Division A will include racing sailboats and Division B will be for recreational sailboats, with no spinnakers permitted. Online registration is open now. Entry forms are available at the SLA Resource Center on Route 3 in Holderness. Racers must be capable of sailing safely on Squam Lake and are asked to exercise proper racing decorum. The race course is subject to wind and weather condition changes. Maps of the course and racing instructions are available at the SLA office or on race day. The tax-deductible entry fee is $40 and will benefit the SLA’s Community Youth Sailing Program. Registration is open until Saturday, July 27, and entry forms should be submitted by noon on July 28 at the SLA Resource Center. For more information, call 603-968-7336 or visit www.squamlakes.org. (Courtesy photo)

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