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Make plans to attend the 2016 NACR to be held August 4-7 out of Put-In-Bay Yacht Club
on the waters of Lake Erie. Details to come.

REGISTER for the 2016 North American Championship Regatta August 4-7
to be sailed out of Put-In-Bay Yacht Club on Lake Erie.

Interested in learning more about the Day Sailer Association? Contact a Board Member.

Looking for your Fleet? Wondering what fleet is closest to you? Check out the attached list provided by DS Secretary Mary Niederberger.

Check out the Sailing World article about the Day Sailer Class...IN THE INTEREST OF SELF-PRESERVATION, STALWARTS OF THE O’DAY DAY SAILER ARE  SHIFTING ATTENTION TO THEIR YOUNGER SAILORS Family Day - Sailing a Daysailer by Lisa Gabrielson.pdf

Membership Matters. Active DSA members now receive a discounted rate when joining or renewing their membership with US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing. Just visit the US Sailing Day Sailer Link and begin saving! To learn how the Day Sailer Association benefits from your participation, while saving you money, visit Member Value Partner!

Regattas & Events

Since 1995, Cape Cod Shipbuilding has been the official builder for the DSA one-design Day Sailer. Learn more at the Massachusetts's boat builders site.

See-Legs Fundraising Gala April 28

Quentin Snediker, director of Henry duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport, will be the guest speaker at the ninth annual Sea-Legs Celebrity Night, to be held at La Grua Center, Stonington, on April 28, at 6:30 pm.

Sea-Legs, Inc., a member of the DSA, offers boating experience to boys and girls who may not have access to the water. A Sea-Legs sloop first sailed into the Thames River in 1999 and the program is now based in New London. More than 1,000 children have found their sea-legs aboard such boats under the command of Captain Richard Lathrop, founder and CEO. Advanced sailors in the program stay active year-round through an apprentice program where they earn wages while learning to become shipwrights. Sea-Legs, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the tax code.

In support of Sea-Legs, Snediker, who held a lead role in building the Amistad and restoring the Charles W. Morgan, will discuss these accomplishments and answer questions on a variety of maritime matters. He brings vast experience in historic preservation at both Mystic Seaport and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michael’s Maryland. He has written a book and several journal articles on a range of related topics.

At the event, Snediker will be honored with a formal citation from the Connecticut General Assembly acknowledging his numerous accomplishments and the contribution his work has made to Connecticut's culture and economy.

Tickets (100 available) must be purchased in advance. Ticket price is $50 and includes appetizers. Cash bar. A variety of maritime art will be on exhibit from world renown and local artists. All proceeds benefit Sea-Legs, Inc. For more information, contact: Richard Lathrop (860) 912-5393, or mail a check written to Sea-Legs, Inc. at 19 Guthrie Place, New London, CT 06320.

2016 NACR Planning

This year's North American Championship Regatta will be sailed on the western shores of South Bass Island, on Ohio's historic Put-In-Bay. Housing options are plentiful, but reservations should be made early as the NACR will be part of Senior Bay Week. DS Fleet 98 hosting the event, which will be part of the Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA) Sail Week. The website offers everything from tent and RV camping, to Victorian bed and breakfasts, to whole houses and cottages for rent. The Notice of Race and registration information will be available soon.

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