Here we go. Back by popular demand, the High Sierra regatta on Huntington Lake, an hour drive from Fresno, is generating buzz, thanks to the exciting NAC of 2018 (see pictures). It will take place 4 weeks before the 2020 NAC itself in Marina del Rey. Not bad to shake the barnacles you may have accumulated all year. Here is the Fresno YC official page. It may be a good time to make lodging arrangements.
Jim Holder, our eldest skipper, sailed with Ole Eichorn #2150 “It’s The Water”, but he is also the editor of Mainsheet, Catalina Owners’ magazine. He wrote this nice article about his most recent experience at Huntington Lake. He is an inspiration for all of us. I followed him to the finish on the last race and I hope to follow his example on the water for many years to come.
Next year we are coming back to Huntington Lake July 12-15 for the first time since 2009. Let ‘s show up in force and compete for the championship in one of the most celebrated sailing venues.
See the 2018 Notice of Race
The NOR for next year’s edition of the NAC where we return, after a long absence, to Huntington Lake CA. It is linked here: 2018 C15 NAC NOR V1
This event promises to be an epic event over 4 days, the last 2 coupled with the High Sierra Regatta. For any question, you should contact:
David Rumbaugh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Note: While this is almost a year away, consider the limit on the maximum number of boats on the lake for that weekend and you do not wish to be the boat whose entry into the High Sierra is refused for going over the limit.
Since the lake was closed for a few years due to drought, it has been a sought after venue now that it is back to its legendary conditions.
From prior experience, it is a good idea to book a condo early.
For more about racing this event read about it here https://www.fresnoyachtclub.org/
I will post some old pics of Huntington sailing in this web site to wet your appetite. Mark your calendars!