Southern Bay Race Week, Hampton VA

3 Days, May 30, 31 and June 1, 2014 Hamp­ton VA. As Always SBRW South­ern Hos­pi­tal­ity. New on line entry avail­able at yachtscoring.com. Rac­ing on a venue in a dif­fer­ent for­mat each day for PHRF Spin­naker Classes A,B,C. PHRF Non-Spin (dou­ble head­sail allowed), One-Design Classes, and cruis­ing. Con­tact John and Lin McCarthy mcbear@earthlink.net or www.yachtscoring.com

Latest News From Screwpile 2014

March 28, 2014. Don Behrens, CRO for SP 2014 and Herb Reese are in St. Bart’s with Peter Craig as mem­bers of the 2014 St. Bart’ s 2014 Bucket Regatta Race Com­mit­tee. They work with Mr. Craig’s Pre­mier Rac­ing in Key West every year and the last 3 years have worked with him on the Buck­ets. The Bucket this year has 38 entries with the small­est yacht mea­sur­ing in at 27n (88′) and the largest 66m (216′) We are extremely proud of Don and Herb who have been with the Screw­pile Chal­lenges since 1993 and are sought after for their exper­tise for such pres­ti­gious regat­tas world­wide. Don was in San Fran­cisco with Mr. Craig run­ning por­tions of the America’s Cup program.

For more infor­ma­tion about Screw­pile 2014 email or call L.G. Raley, Event/RC at chairman@screwpile.net or 301−862−3100 We are work­ing to make this the best Screw­pile Chal­lenge ever.

Harney Yachting Rigging

Screw­pile Office, March 13, 2014. The Screw­pile Com­mit­tee wel­comes Har­ney Yacht Rig­ging as our newest spon­sor for Screw­pile 2014. Trevor Har­ney owner has par­tic­i­pated for many years rac­ing his Merit 25 Audrey. Har­ney Yacht Rig­ging will have on site at Race Head­quar­ters (Hol­i­day Inn) their mobile rig­ging trailer to ser­vice the rac­ing sailors. No job too small. www.harneyyachtrigging.com. Please sup­port all of our spon­sors who sup­port the Screw­pile Chal­lenges some since the very begin­ning, Zahniser’s, Hol­i­day Inn, Spin­Sheet Mag­a­zine, Quan­tum, Mount Gay Rum and Budweiser.

Screw­pile Com­mit­tee 2014

Cruising Class at Screwpile 2014

Screw­pile Head­quar­ters Feb­ru­ary 26, 2014.

This year we are adding a Strictly Cruis­ing Class to the Screw­pile. This announce­ment was over­looked in our last Lat­est News Col­umn. Rac­ing for the SCC will be Sat­ur­day as part of our Dis­tance Race and Sun­day, a dif­fer­ent type of course that works best and pro­duces fun for the participants.

You do not have to have a rat­ing cer­tifi­cate nor belong to a club. We will assign rat­ings for the boats. You are required to have the USCG safety approved equip­ment for your size of boat.

Our goal is to intro­duce more peo­ple to sail­ing and one of the tried and true ways is friendly com­pe­ti­tion. The say­ing “If one sail boat is all alone in the area they are cruis­ing if two are close buy they are rac­ing” on the nav­i­ga­tion bar above click on Entry Form notice for the SCC the fee is $99.00

You are more than wel­come to attend our party Fri­day night under the tent we encour­age you to so. Yes you will be give a bow num­ber for your boat at the reg­is­tra­tion Thurs­day night from 5PM-PM at the Hol­i­day Inn Solomon’s . At reg­is­tra­tion you will be given the hard copy of the Sail­ing Instruc­tions, bow num­bers a com­mem­o­ra­tive event flag, the famous Red Mount Gay Rum Hats and other “swag” cour­tesy of our spon­sors. Please if you have any ques­tions send me a email to chairman@screwpile.net or call 301−862−3100. We have been work­ing to add this for the two and a half years, waited till we got it right. This is a regatta run by sailors for sailors.

If you can­not sail with us this year you are still most wel­come to the par­ties for sailors by sailors. Please come and join the fun.

Thank you,
L.G. Raley, Event/Race Chairman

Screwpile Challenge 2014

Feb­ru­ary 10, 2014. A new look for Screw­pile includ­ing this web page designed by Kaitlin Mor­ris­sette and Don Behrens. The Screw­pile Com­mit­tee thanks Kaitlin and Don for all the work and hours devoted to the ‘new look…

Screw­pile 2014 we will race on Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day July 18 – 20, 2014. Sat­ur­day we will con­duct a dis­tance race of dif­fer­ent lengths for all classes. You our par­tic­i­pants have asked for the dis­tance race be added instead of 3 days of wind­ward leeward.

Reg­is­tra­tion will be Thurs­day July 17th in the Patux­ent Con­course located in the Hol­i­day Inn Con­fer­ence Cen­ter and Marina. We are open­ing later for your con­ve­nience 5-to 9PM. If you would like to reg­is­ter ear­lier just let us know.

Our host is plan­ning a ‘Cook Your Own Steak’ Sat­ur­day evening. Chairs and tables set up in the party tent so you can relax and enjoy your friends and asso­ciates. The plan calls for mov­ing the elec­tronic scor­ing sys­tem close by, move the ticket sales adja­cent to the tent. The tent will be larger this year.

We received from many of you that the music was to loud we are fix­ing that too, how­ever after the social hour and the awards we can turn it up to suit you. We are mov­ing the daily awards (3 places for all classes) up to 6PM or ear­lier instead of 7 PM sched­ule we have be on for many years. The party will be extended an addi­tional hour on Fri­day and Saturday.

Sun­day soon after the scor­ing has been com­pleted we plan to have the Over­all and Daily Awards. You have asked for this as many have long dri­ves. The party will con­tinue Sun­day night to 8PM. These changes have been sug­gested to us from you our par­tic­i­pants. There will be more on this page later. The Num­ber One Goal is to make sure all are hav­ing fun, our par­tic­i­pants, spon­sors, part­ners and volunteers.

We are very much open to any sug­ges­tions and ideas that you care to share with us. Send an email addressed to: chairman@screwpile.net please put SPLC 2014 in the sub­ject line. Please feel free to call L.G. Raley at 301−862−3100.

Please patron­ize our return­ing spon­sors and new ones who with­out their sup­port this regatta would be near impos­si­ble to con­duct, and the most impor­tant ingre­di­ent to make a suc­cess­ful regatta…Over 100 ded­i­cated vol­un­teers, one for every six folks who take part in the regatta.

Thank you,
Screw­pile Plan­ning Com­mit­tee 2014

2014 Race Dates

The Screw­pile Light­house Chal­lenge Com­mit­tee announces the dates for the 2014 Screw­pile Chal­lenge. Rac­ing will start on Fri­day the 18th of July and end Sun­day the 20th of July 2014. Reg­is­tra­tion will be Thurs­day the 17th of July. Call 301.862.3100 for more infor­ma­tion. We are plan­ning many new things to make the sport more enjoy­able for all our par­tic­i­pants and families.