Westport's largest-ever Regatta at Cedar Point Yacht Club

Starting line for J105 sailboats at a past Cedar Point Yacht Club OneDesign race.
Starting line for J105 sailboats at a past Cedar Point Yacht Club OneDesign race.
Westport, CT, on May 31-June 1, 2014

Cedar Point Yacht Club (CPYC) will be hosting its annual One-Design Regatta on May 31 and June 1, 2014. 

Throughout its history, Westport's Cedar Point Yacht Club has held regattas in which sailors race against other boats of the same design and size. This encourages high-level sailboat racing among sailors as they are competing in almost identical boats, conditions, and courses -- the best sailors win.

This year, the CPYC One-Design Regatta, the fastest-growing regatta on Long Island Sound, will host more than 100 sailboats, ranging from 19 to 37 feet long, on May 31 and June 1.  A remarkable seven series of races will be going on simultaneously. The racers will include:

Soverel 33s (holding their National championships)

J/70s (holding their New England championships)

Beneteau First 36.7s, J/30s, J/105s, J/109s, Vipers

Some 500 sailors will be racing, 100 more than last year.

While a third of the sailors are from Westport, Southport, Fairfield and other parts of Connecticut, many sailors and their boats are traveling from as far away as Canada and Texas to participate in the two-day sailing event. This is expected to be the largest regatta in Westport's history for the second year in a row – a colorful and exciting visual and truly a top-tier American sporting event.

Click here for a list of registrants: http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=971 

The Regatta is being supported by the work of nearly one hundred volunteer Club members, supported by the environmental efforts of Save the Sound, and presented by Fairfield County Bank and McMichael Yacht Brokers.  The event is also sponsored by North Sails, West Marine, Landfall, Quantum Sails, the Black Rock Yacht and Athletic Club, Rex Marine, Atlantic Yacht Rigging, and Two Roads Brewery.

Event location: Cedar Point Yacht Club 1 Bluff Point Westport, CT 06880

Saturday 8:00 am as the mass of sailors set out!

The Regatta will conclude Sunday afternoon with a reception and awards presentation.

About Cedar Point Yacht Club

Cedar Point Yacht Club was organized in 1887 by a group of prominent Fairfield County sportsmen with a simply stated and clear purpose: to "promote interest in the sport of sailing." This spirit of competition, on which CPYC was founded, remains its focus today.

Currently, CPYC hosts active fleets of Atlantics, Stars, Thistles, Lightnings, Flying Scots, Vanguard-15s, Lasers, and larger boats racing under PHRF.  Recently, CPYC has opened its membership to owners of sport boats, including J/70s and Viper 640s.  CPYC continues its 50-year tradition of hosting annual regattas for each of the classes with fleets here, and is regularly selected to host major championships. Over the years, the Club has developed a reputation for running outstanding regattas.  As CPYC looks ahead to the future, it remains guided by the original mission first put forth in 1887, to "promote interest in the sport of sailing."

Media Contact: Jennifer Coffman, member of CPYC

646-918-0281 cell







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