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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.yachtscoring.com
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 email@example.com or 301−862−3100 We are working to make this the best Screwpile Challenge ever.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
L.G. Raley, Event/Race Chairman
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: email@example.com 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.
Screwpile Planning Committee 2014
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.