The 2016 Nationals will be held this year at Larchmont YC in New York on April 9-10. In addition, two weeks earlier is the annual Stanley Bell regatta that is great as a warm up and you can leave your boat there in the interim.
Registration for IC Nationals is now open: http://www.larchmontyc.org/Yachting/Winter-Sailing/2016_IC_Nationals.aspx The last time LYC hosted in 2009, there were 55 boats on the line and given there were just had 34 on the line for a random Sunday in February a few days ago, all signs are pointing to another large event.
A limited number of loaner boats and housing may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. That said, if you own an IC, preference is not given as to loaner boats since we’d rather use the loaner boats to promote the regatta and class to non-IC sailors.
For those who want to come to LYC early, Apr. 2-3 is the Stanley Bell Regatta – NOR and online entry posted at http://www.larchmontyc.org/Yachting/Winter-Sailing/2016_Bell_Regatta.aspx — you can leave your boat at LYC in between the Bell and Nationals, free of charge.
If you have any questions about either or both events, please reach out to Jay Rhame (rhame – at – gmail – dot – com and or Peter Beardsley (wpbeardsley – at -gmail – dot – com). Please encourage everyone in your area to attend — easy trip, big fleet, high quality racing, hopefully good weather (in 2009 the first day was sailed in shorts and had 14 races).
Update: Blizzard Jonas was indeed a massive storm setting a record 30 inches of snow and 50 knot winds on the bay with a travel ban on local and state roads Saturday and Sunday, so this was without a doubt the right call. Instead of the regatta, enjoy a trip around downtown Annapolis in the snow as the eye of the storm passed on Saturday.
Original Post: The Nor’easter weather situation for this coming weekend’s regatta has not improved and may have gotten worse if considering sailing conditions on both weekend days. Traveling to and from the event will be hazardous and the prognosis for sailing is poor. Therefore, we regret that the IC Midwinters will be canceled this year. Many thanks to everyone who has continually supported this event in the past and those planning on coming this year.
The 2016 Interclub Midwinters will be held at SSA on January 23-24. It is the standard A/B style regatta as in past years. The notice of race and online registration is available at the SSA Web site. The link to the NOR is at the bottom of the page.
Jim Bowers along with Gaelen Adams wins an unprecedented 9th IC Nationals. The regatta was held at the Metedeconk Yacht Club in NJ – 2015 Nationals Full Results.
The 2015 Stanley Bell Regatta will be held at LYC,
March 7-8 March 21-22, 2015. The change is due to the icy conditions in Larchmont Harbor. The NOR and online entry form are posted at http://www.larchmontyc.org/Yachting/Winter-Sailing/2015_Bell_Regatta.aspx There will be a chili cookoff Saturday night (if you don’t bring a chili, you can be one of the judges, don’t worry). Loaner boats will be available for visiting teams on a first-come, first-serve basis, and should be reserved in advance via email.
Jay Rhame/Ted Ferranone (sorry I don’t have the crews names) won the 2015 Midwinters Regatta. It was a rainy/snow raw weekend but at least temperatures were above freezing. Each division completed 10 races. Full Results