The SanAntonio Footy Challenge will be held on June 14 at Lily Pond in Gilford, New Hampshire. Start time is 10:00 am.
This is the first chance this season for all you New England Footy skippers to get out and play with other Footy guys, so come on out! I know there’s a number of Footy sailors in Connecticut, so get a car pool together. And you guys in Maine are right next door…come on over. You Mass guys know the way, too.
This is to be a fun race, so it’s open to any Footy, whether registered or not. Footy class rules will be followed, except that any three rigs can be used during the event.
John, that would be a nice surprise! I’m not sure about the family stuff…there’s lots of things in Weirs Beach, but bikeweek may be a problem. It’s pretty tame these days, but crowded and noisy. Let me think on it. There’s an outlet mall down the road in Tilton.
Gareth, it will be good to see you. Bring a boat if you have one that is something less than full size.
On the subject of Footy Regattas, I’ve been trying for years to get more model sailors to come and check out the reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center in Boston. IT is an Ideal venue in many ways. All kinds of places to park, nearby shops and amenities, its as long as a football field. I sail all kinds of boats there all the time. (not as much since my daughter was born last halloween)
Anyway, I’m thinking it would be a great place for a Footy regatta! I suppose I should simply take the plunge and pick a date and time some time in the fall and see if anyone comes.
more on that later
I made a youtube movie to show my fellow sailors about the pool-
We had a great time and we all got wet to boot. Scott took first no real suprise there lol. We had 10 boats and all sailed we’re doing better. Time for me to build a faster boat or get better thumbs lol.:lol:
P.S. Footies can sail all wet