Regatta Sets Sail on Oneida Lake

The J/24s at the windward mark during action in the 2016 regatta.

The J/24s at the windward mark during action in the 2016 regatta.

ONEIDA – For the sixth consecutive year, Oneida Lake Sailing Club will host a J/24 District 7 Pennant Series Regatta.

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The J/24s at the windward mark during action in the 2016 regatta.

The two-day event on June 3-4, will set sail from Callahan’s Marina off NY Route 31, near the southeast corner of Oneida Lake. Racing on the eastern end of the lake will be visible from North and South Bay as well as the Verona and Sylvan Beach areas.

OLSC Commodore Kathy Mahar and the regatta committee are working hard to provide a well-organized event with a series of competitive races that will be both fun and challenging for J/24 crews and entertaining for spectators both on and off the water.

OLSC has an excited and experienced membership eager to provide hospitality and great racing to crews from all over the Northeast.

Racing will commence both Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., with registration, check-in and skipper’s meetings beforehand.

Weekend festivities will also include a barbeque on Saturday, and a complimentary awards picnic concluding the event on Sunday afternoon.

Races will be officiated in accordance with The Rules of Sailing, prescriptions of U.S. Sailing, applicable J/24 class rules, and the Sailing Instructions. The regatta will have a trained and well experienced race management team on the water who will be well positioned to conduct and monitor the regatta.

The courses to be sailed will be windward-leeward (upwind-downwind) utilizing orange and yellow inflatable buoys. The number of legs will be determined at race time based on wind speed, with each race approximately one hour.

Courses may have a downwind or upwind finish and will utilize a gate as the leeward turning point.

A hoist will be available at Callahan’s Marina for launching sailboats, with temporary dockage provided, beginning Friday, June 3, from noon to 8 p.m.

Space for camping is also present at Callahan’s and Oneida Lake marinas.

The Notice of Race for the regatta and registration information is posted on the Oneida Lake Sailing Club web page at http://www.oneidalakesailingclub.org/#!regattas/c1l5f

Regatta registration deadline is May 17, with a late fee thereafter.

For further information, contact Lou Scheiderich, OLSC Race Captain and Regatta chair at (315) 271-8423, email [email protected]