WE’VE HAD BLASTS ON THE BAY, BATTLES IN THE GULCH                  


                                                AND NOW WE HAVE . . .





            Greetings to all Cat 30 owners.  You are all cordially invited to join Cat 30 Fleet 8 in Long Beach, California, August 16, 17 & 18, 2002 for our Catalina 30 National Championship Regatta.  Fleet 8 is co-hosting with Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club.  This event promises to be great fun for racers and non-racers alike.  Aside from the keen Corinthian competition of C30 one-design racing, other highlights of the regatta will be our dinner-dance, burger bash, continental breakfasts, raffle prizes and much more.  Non-racers may attend the shore activities or gad about the general area in search of Disneyland,  Knott's Berry Farm,  the Queen Mary, or even venture out on the "cattle boat" to Santa Catalina Island for the day.  Whatever you do, don't miss this great weekend in Long Beach.


            We will have dock space for all out of towners and a limited number of loan boats.  For the "fun racer" in all of us, we will have a cruising class with handicaps for such items as fixed props, etc.  Don’t want to race your own boat?  Get in on the fun the easy way, and with considerably less expense, by crewing with a C30 rock star.  If you are skippering a boat, you must be a member of the IC30A.  If you’re not a member, no problem, you can join the organization when you check in at the registration table upon arrival.  The annual dues are $20.


            Briefly, the plan for the weekend goes like this:


                        Fri 16th:  Check-in, registration, sail measuring, and practice race in the afternoon.

                                      Then join the fun for an informal evening at Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club for hors                                                                                 d'oeuvres and libations.


                        Sat 17th:  Check-in and sail measuring continues and a skippers' meeting at 9:00 a.m.                                                                                  Two races.

                                       Saturday evening will be a dinner-dance at the Seaport Marina Hotel.


                        Sun 18th:  Final race.  Trophy presentation.  Burger bash.  IC30A business meeting.


            Please make use of the forms enclosed.  If you have any questions, please contact me by phone, email or snail mail.  (Semafore I can handle, smoke signals I'm not too sure of.)  We urge early responses so we can plan effectively.


            Hope to see you August 16.  Smooth sailing everyone.






              Nate Tucker, Regatta Chairman


                                                                              Phone:  (714) 545-0205





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