Patton Bowl Regatta -- Sunday, June 25
Original email sent on: June 19, 2017
Sailing Event Honors General George S. Patton, Jr.
The 64th annual Patton Bowl Regatta, always one of the highlights of the North Shore sailing season, will take place on Sunday June 25 in the waters off Manchester. Hosted by the Manchester Yacht Club, the event attracts both serious racing sailors and casual cruiser/racers from around Southern New England.
The Regatta will consist of a single race in ocean race format. The starting line will be in the vicinity of Gales Ledge Nun 6 off Manchester with a first gun at 1100. There will be a spinnaker division and a cruising canvas division. The regatta is a qualifier for both the Ocean Race Series and the Marblehead PHRF Series. After the race all participants are invited back to the Manchester Yacht Club for the awards presentation complete with chowder, lots of hors d’oeuvres and even a little rum tasting compliments of our race sponsor Mount Gay Rum!
The regatta is named after General George S. Patton, Jr. of World War II fame, who lived in Hamilton and frequently sailed in Massachusetts Bay. The original trophies for the regatta were given to the Manchester Yacht Club in 1953, by Beatrice Ayer Patton, the General’s widow, and her brother, Frederick Ayer.
For sailing instructions and registration go to http://www.regattaman.com. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org.