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2016 Thistle Great Pumpkin Regatta

Posted by on 3rd Nov 2016

Here's the latest update after the Great Pumpkin and congratulations to David Reddaway who, with a hard earned win in the Great Pumpkin regatta, has just barely nosed out Scott Griffin to take a 0.004 point lead in the standings.

We've got 11 qualifiers who have sailed at least three regattas, and David, Scott, and Bryan Anderson have sailed in all four regattas.
Next up is the Jubilee Regatta November 12-13 in beautiful Pensacola, hope many of you will be able to make it. In addition to perfect sailing conditions, the Blue Angels will be having their homecoming show November 11-12. Sometimes it's hard to concentrate on sailing when they are flying right overhead!

The NOR and registration information are at http://www.pensacolayachtclub.org/Racing.aspx, scroll down to the Jubilee regatta for links to registration, the NOR, and you can see who has signed up.

The Blue Angels website is https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/, there you can find some really cool video of their show.

And hopefully we'll be able to reschedule the Bloody Mary.

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