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District 2 Newsletter

District 2 Newsletter
March 06
12:12 2017

District 2 Newsletter

 March 3, 2017, Issue 1


Hello From District 2 – It’s already been a great year.  We had several boats from Bow Mar sail in the Commodore Rasco Regatta in Miami in February and we are off to Nassau tomorrow. Next, we will sail in the Don Q and then the Midwinters in Clearwater.

It’s scheduling season so I want everyone to know how the year is shaping up.  We are going to change things up this year to keep it Fresh.

Best Fleet Regattas

Here is a list of the regattas that will qualify for the District 2 Best Fleet Award for the year 2017.


# Date    Regatta Club  Lake City


1 4/29-4/30 Commodores Cup Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX
2 6/24-6/25 Fire-on-the-Water Lincoln Sailing Club Branched Oak Lake Lincoln, NE
3 7/15-7/16 District II Championship & Norm Tanner Aspen Yacht Club Rudi Reservoir Basalt, CO
4 9/9-9/10 Missouri Valley Championships Lake Manawa Sailing Assoc Lake Manawa Council Bluffs, IA
5 9/16-9/17 Rocky Mountain Championships Union Sailing Club Union Reservoir Loveland, CO

The Commodores Cup in Dallas is going to get things started early this year.  It’s the perfect time to put away the skis, dust off the boat, and head to warmer weather in Texas.  They’re already sailing so let’s join them for the fun!

Bow Mar will be responsible for running the District 2 Championships at the beautiful Aspen Yacht Club.  It is known in Colorado as the best regatta party and you can’t get a prettier camping spot.  The Regatta will also double as the Norm Tanner Memorial regatta this year.


Minneford Trophy

The District 2 regattas will also be the points regattas for the 2017 Minneford Trophy.  Martin Bebb was the top District 2 sailor for the 2016 Minneford Trophy.  The 2016 Minneford Trophy will be presented at the Don Q regatta later this month.


2017 District II Championships

The Aspen Yacht Club has been wanting the Snipes to head to the hills for their regatta for many years.  It has conflicted with the Norm Tanner Memorial regatta held at Bow Mar so this year we decided to join the party and see if it might be a regatta that we do every year.

Look at this view.  I can’t think of a better spot to spend a weekend.

Other News

If you have any other news that you would like passed on to the District, please let me know.

I am looking for someone interested in taking over as District 2 Governor after my term ends this year.  If you are interested in promoting the Snipe class at the next level, please let me know.  I am trying to organize the role so it is easier for the next Governor.

Have a great spring and see you on the water,


Steve Tautz

District 2 Governor


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