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The 9th Annual St. Petersburg Classic Regatta
September 14, 2018 - September 15, 2018
More than Just a Regatta, A Benefit for “Meals on Wheels”
Organized by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and co-hosted by the St. Petersburg Sailing Association, this event is designed to showcase older classic boats, which must be at least 20 years old to enter (built before 1998). Boats come from all over to participate in this event which is known more for its fun, camaraderie and generosity than the sailboat race, which is always a spirited event. New this year will be the inclusion of classic motor yachts.
Classes include Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, True Cruising (always the largest class), One-Design and a Fun class. Special awards are given for most beautiful boat, oldest boat, oldest skipper and a variety of other categories. The most prestigious award is the Good Neighbor Trophy awarded to the boat that makes the largest donation to Meals on Wheels.
The regatta slogan is “Keels for Meals on Wheels” and it is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels, which provides nutritious, hot meals to low income elderly folks who would otherwise go without. Last year the regatta raised over $17,000 for Meals on Wheels, bringing the grand total to $74,700 over the last 8 years. The regatta slogan, “Keels for Meals on Wheels” highlights the importance of good nutrition to provide a solid foundation for healthy seniors.
SPYC will supply free dockage, hosts the dock parties and the awards dinner banquet. For the NOR, online registration and information, go to www.stpetersburgclassicregatta.com.