RI HOBIE CAT FLEET 448
2017 SEASON SCHEDULE


2017 Fleet 448 & Division 12 Schedule
(plus a few regattas from our neighboring Divisions—see www.hca-na.org for complete list)
Hobie Points Regattas are in Bold – 448 Events are in Blue
other events are in black
May 13
Fleet 448 Tune-Up Day
Goddard Park, Warwick, RI

Dave Heroux

(401) 487-4443

commodore@fleet448.org

May 20-21
41st Madcatter
Syracuse, NY
Hobie Fleet 204
Division 16
www.fleet204.com
May 27
(raindate May 28)
Fleet 448 Icebreaker
Location TBD
 

John Smith or

(508) 636-8210

Dave at commodore@fleet448.org

(401) 487-4443
June 3-4
Joe Manganello 10th Memorial Regatta
Madison, CT

Pete Giuliano

(860) 930-6310

pjg06001@gmail.com

June 10
Intro to Hobie Sailing—Skills Clinic
Quonset Point, North Kingstown RI

Chris Dutton

(860) 930-8764

cldutton@yahoo.com

June 24
Sailing into Summer
Conimicut, Warwick, RI
 

Mike Lemme

(401) 921-3323

babslemme@cox.net

July 1-2
Fleet 448 Family Fun Days-Quonset Point
Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI

Dave & Barbara

(401) 487-4443

commodore@fleet448.org

July 15-16
(raindate July 16)
Lemme's Brunch-Bay Sail
Conimicut, Warwick, RI
  

Mike Lemme

(401) 921-3323

babslemme@cox.net

July 15-16
Barnegat Breezer--Hobie Regatta
Lanoka Harbor, NJ (Central NJ)
Tom Burnley
(610) 389-2605
tom.burnley@comcast.net
 
July 22-23
Hooper's Harbor Regatta
3 Mile Bay, NY

Hobie Fleet 204
Division 16
www.fleet204.com
July 29
Buzzard's Bay Sail
Hoppy's Landing, Fairhaven, MA
 

John Smith

(508) 636-8210

Dave at commodore@fleet448.org

(401) 487-4443
Aug 3-5
Hobie Mini-Mega H-14 Championships
Sandy Hook, NJ
Dan Flanigan
 
dpf135@msn.com
August 12
Island Hop-Martha's Vineyard/Elizabeth Islands
Hoppy's Landing, Fairhaven MA

John Smith

(508) 636-8210

fleet448.org

August 19
Megrew's Cup--Fleet 448 Championships
Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI

Dave Heroux

(401) 487-4443

commodore@fleet448.org

Sept 9

Fleet 448 Fall Sail in Greenwich Bay!
Goddard Park, Warwick, RI

Dave Heroux

(401) 487-4443

commodore@fleet448.org

Sept 15-17
Roton Point 58th Annual Multihull Regatta
Rowayton, CT
 
regatta@rotonpoint.org

Sept 23
(raindate Sept 30)

Fleet 448 End of Season Sail & Clambake
Mike Lemme's, Conimicut, RI

Mike Lemme - Sailing Guru

(401) 921-3323

Joe Cracco - Bakemaster

(401) 641-9457
TBD late Sept
early Oct
Fleet 448 Bike Ride
Location TBD, possibly Groton, MA
 
Visit our Facebook page (Hobie Fleet 448) for up-to-date event information. Please verify all information with the event coordinator prior to attending as these dates, events & contacts are subject to change! If there are unexpected changes due to weather or wind, we try to send around an email and get it posted to Facebook. We usually add some last minute sailing dates as the season progresses, especially if we have several cancelled events. Schedule updated as of June 12, 2017.

 

Fleet 448 Tune-Up Day

Spring Tune-Up Day: This event is normally our first sailing event of the season and takes place each year. There are not usually any formalized activities, just everyone getting together to brush the cobwebs off the boat and celebrate the start of a new season. Much of the day is spent talking, putting boats together and getting them tuned up and ready for the season. It is a great opportunity to get done the boat tasks that may require an extra hand! Fleet members are always willing to lend a hand or offer advice to a fellow sailor. It’s amazing how much you can learn about your boat just by talking to others! Everyone has their own set of “tricks & tips” about boat set-up and tuning. This year we are going to have the tune-up day at Goddard Park, Warwick, RI. A great opportunity to put your boat together, check on rigging, and inspect all those little parts that just might need replacement this year. COME JOIN US on May 13, 2017!


Fleet 448 Family Fun Days

July 4 Commodore’s Fun Day: This is our annual Fourth of July Party to celebrate the birth of our great country. It is an informal affair that includes a large barbeque in the afternoon and watching the fireworks go off around the bay in the evening. There are normally groups sailing to Newport or around Jamestown as well as just having fun off the beach. The menu for this event always draws crowds, with past events having BBQ Steak and Ribs, Grilled Pork Loin and Chicken, Baked Beans and all the other fixin’s. This is a party not to be missed! Bring your family and friends out for a great day. What better way to kick-off a long holiday weekend. See you there on July 1-2, 2017.


Island Hop

Island Hop: This event is one of our most popular! Normally held in August from Gooseberry Beach in Westport, MA, the event starts early in the morning with a skippers’ meeting held by our own John Smith (yes, that is his real name, not an alias). Here he describes the different islands of the Elizabeth Islands chain of Buzzard’s Bay. Weather permitting, the group sails to destinations such as Cuttyhunk Island, Martha’s Vineyard (Menemsha), Tarpaulin Cove, Barney’s Joy or many other exciting destinations. The fleet regroups on different beaches throughout the day, having lunch at one of several stops. Upon returning to the beach, the grills are fired up and another of Fleet 448’s feasts is produced, including fresh native corn-on-the-cob and John’s specialty—linguica and chourizo. (If you don’t know what that is—you should most definitely come and check it out!) COME HOP, HOP, HOPPING through the ISLANDS ON a date in August 12, 2017.


Megrew’s Cup

Megrew’s Cup: Sponsored by our local Hobie dealer, Megrew’s Boats of Charlestown, RI, this is officially our Fleet 448 Championships. It is a few hours of racing, with the winner taking home the perpetual trophy—the Megrew’s Cup. It’s pretty low-key, since our 448 members are very low-key about racing. Megrew’s Boats usually donates gift certificates for prizes, although the biggest prize anyone can actually win is the chance to get their name on the Cup and on the rudder that is on display at Megrew’s. Not an easy task, since a certain Fleet member has had to find a permanent spot in his house because the Cup is almost always in his possession! The Cup will go to the class with the most boats, usually the Hobie 16’s. Get out those Hobie 17’s and 18’s for the day. It would be great to see some new names on the Cup (sorry Mike and Barbara). RISE TO THE CHALLENGE 448 MEMBERS! August 19, 2017 at Quonset Point.


Downloadable PDF Files

Download a PDF version of the following schedules or a description of the events:

2017 Fleet 448 Schedule updated as of June 12, 2017

 

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