Information about the Spud Cup race in Sandpoint has been finalized and posted to the Sandpoint Sailing Association web site: http://www.sandpointsailing.com/
The basics are:
Registration: $65 per boat, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friday night (Sept. 4th) Late Registration $75 Saturday morning 7:00 - 8:00
Food & Drink: $25 per person meal ticket gets you two continental breakfasts Sat. & Sun. morning, dinner Saturday night, and a portion of a keg of beer each night (Friday & Saturday). Additional donations for the beer are encouraged. There may (or may not) be a lunch break ashore on Sat. & Sun.
Racing: Skippers Meeting Sat. 8:30 AM, first flag 9:30 AM, no starts after 4:00 PM
Skippers Meeting: Sun. 8:30 AM, first flag 9:30 AM, no starts after 3:00 PM
J24s will race one-design, probably first start with a longer windward-leeward course than the fleet handicap folks
Accommodations: There will NOT be a crane available for lifting boats. If there were only one boat that needed to be lifted, it would be possible for that boat to switch to my ramp-launch trailer at my house. Per the race instructions, contact Chris Chambers for moorage at the Seasons dock (Seasons is an upscale private dock adjacent to the City of Sandpoint’s Windbag Marina. I think they allowed Spud Cup use for no charge last year.) I still have two bedrooms with queen beds and a third room with lots of sleeping bag space at my house, 10 miles south of Sandpoint. There are several motels available in Sandpoint with the Edgewater being closest to the Marina.
Additional Questions? Please see the web site. http://www.sandpointsailing.com/
Sandpoint Sailing Association located on Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho will be hosting the Spud Cup Races Labor Day. Lots (10+) J24s already signed up. They will attempt a minimum of 3 races on Saturday and 2 races on Sunday.
How about we send some Portland boats!?!?
Sadnpoint Idaho. (map). Google tells me that it is 424 miles away (7 hours).
The crew can take the train! Leave Portland at 4:45PM Friday and get to Sandpoint 2AM (urgh) but the return trip is a little ugly with a 11:30PM departure. But it would be a workable and fun outbound journey if the crew want to catch up with the boat. $56. More information at Amtrack.
The following information was made available before the above updated. It may be inaccurate. Information on the above site should be considered final and correct.
Takes place on Labor Day 2009. September 5th and 6th, 2009
Friday September 4th
- 5:30 - 8:00 PM Pre-registration at the Beachhouse Tent
- 7:00-8:00 Late Registration at the Beachhouse Tent
- 8:30 Skippers Meeting
- 9:30 First Flag
- Noonish Lunch Break - Weather Permitting
- No Starts after 4:00 p.m.
- Dinner at 6:00 at the Beachhouse Tent
- 7:00-8:00 Breakfast at the Beachhouse Tent
- 8:30 Skipper’s Meeting
- 9:30 First Flag
- No Starts after 3:00 p.m.
- Afternoon Award Ceremony at the Beachhouse Tent
We will attempt a minimum of 3 races on Saturday and 2 races on Sunday. No starts after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. If 5 or more races are completed, 1 throw out will be awarded.
Scoring will be in accordance with the Low Point system. One race will constitute a regatta. In the event that a minimum of 5 races is held, 1 throw out will be allowed.
Spud Cup awarded to Best Overall Performance.
There will be food and bottomless beers on Saturday night and a breakfast on Sunday morning. Both for a modest cost.
A few of the local sailors have offered accommodation at their homes. Bruce has free camping in his garden. Hotel Edgewater/Best Western is standing by on 208-263-3194 Ask for Renee Reuter or email email@example.com. For the hotel you'd better Book Ahead!! This is the best spot to stay...
For lifting crane availability and cost, please contact Rob Berube (see notice of race). Two launch ramps are located at Sandpoint’s City Beach. Boats may be docked at the Windbag Marina at the discretion of the harbor master. Moorage may be available at the Seasons to the north of the Windbag, please contact Chris Chambers (see notice of race).