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Come to Eugene for NACR!!

After a two year delay (and what hasn’t been delayed?) the Eugene Yacht Club and Oregon fleets 23 and 89 are looking forward to hosting the 2022 Day Sailer North American Championship Regatta, to be held July 26th through the 31st.

And even though much has changed, much remains:

The regatta: 

Eugene, Oregon, is an area full of things to do and see.  Not only will you be racing out of Eugene Yacht Club, one of the top small boat sailboat racing destinations on the West Coast, you will have easy access to many of the Pacific Northwest’s top visitor destinations. 

EYC has hosted several Day Sailer NACR’s through the years, but has also hosted Thistle Nationals several times, Lido Nationals, Santana 20 Nationals, and several others.   It’s a great regatta experience—the socialization and facilities are ideal, and we have one of the top race committees in the country.  

It’s is a unique venue.  It’s set on a park-like setting with camping available and several water and electric hook-ups for RV’s and trailers.  Tent camping is on soft grass.  There are showers, boat hoists and ramps, kitchen facilities, barbeques, swimming, destination bird watching, and lots more.  Once on the grounds, a racer need not leave!

Small towns of Veneta and Elmira are just minutes away where there are several restaurants (venetafernridgechamber.com for eating and other accommodations).  Eugene, home of the University of Oregon Ducks, is only 30 minutes away.  (“U of O” features world class athletic and cultural events (see https://calendar.uoregon.edu.).  The Oregon coast and the Cascade Mountains are a little over an hour’s drive from EYC, with waterfalls, covered bridges and one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world (see Travel Lane County, (541)484-5307 or www.eugenecascadecoast.org).

EYC is in the Southern Willamette Valley, one of the top wine producing regions in the world, particularly famous for pinot noirs.  Several wineries offer tastings and are just a few miles from the club.  Regatta organizers are planning a wine-tasting from several nearby wineries at EYC.  And if craft beer is your thing, Eugene also hosts numerous craft breweries and pubs and distilleries.

Eugene Yacht Club has been following, and will continue to follow, State mandated COVID protocols.  Specific COVID requirements will not be available until the regatta, but you will be expected to follow these requirements.

The expectation is that you will have your boat’s measurements completed and a valid Measurement Certificate available for presentation at the regatta.  There will be limited weighing and measuring, as our fleet is small.

With the pricing changes that have occurred in the past two years, the final fee is not ready for this publication.  We’re anticipating we will be in-line with previous NACR’s.

Also, know that pets of any kind are not allowed on EYC grounds, but right next door, a short walk away, Richardson County Park Campground allows for pets and has full hook ups.  Google: richardson county park campground or https://www.eugenecascadescoast.org/listing/richardson-park-campground/1068/ .  If you plan on staying at Richardson, reserve early as the campgrounds fills up quickly and they take reservations.  Phone number is (541) 682-2000.  

Extend your stay by attending the Oregon Bach Festival (June 17th—July 5th), the famous Oregon Country Fair runs July 8th—10th  (google it for more information), Lane County Fair is July 20th—24th.  For more travel ideas contact Travel Lane County (email:eugenecascadescoast.org).  

One thing that has changed is:

the Board’s approval of a “C” fleet at Nationals.  The “C” fleet is that group of members that want to be a part of the organization for all the right reasons but don’t get a big thrill out of racing.  The “C” fleet will sail at the same time as the “A” and “B” fleets but on their own course so they don’t have to worry about getting in anyone’s way.  It’s a big lake, there is plenty of room for all of us!  More details will follow in the Winter Quarterly.  Anyone with questions about the “C” fleet should contact Toby Deming at tobyami@q.com.  

Tentative Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 26th, Camping permitted at EYC grounds for competitors and their guests.  If necessary, some limited weighing and measuring/registration may occur.

Wednesday, July 27th,  Youth Regatta, Registration, and Measurement.

  • Registration, Weighing and measurement—10AM to 4PM.

  • Youth Regatta Skippers’ Meeting, 12:00PM.  Racing to follow.  See below for details.

  • Meet and Greet on the clubhouse deck at 5:00 PM.  Hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting is included in your registration.  

  • Registration will occur at the EYC Clubhouse.

Thursday, July 28th,  Registration, measurement, practice race, youth regatta, day 2.

  • 9:00AM—12:00PM Limited weighing and measuring available. 

  • 9:00AM—12:00AM, Registration. 

  • 12:00—White flag for Youth Regatta, final race.

  • 3:00 PM—Skippers’ Meeting, prior to practice race.

  • 5:00 PM—Practice Race prior to EYC’s Thursday racing series.

  • “Cook your own burgers” after the practice race.  (Price included with your registration)  

  • General Membership Meeting following dinner on the club grounds.

Friday, July 29th Racing!

  • 11:00 AM—On Call for racing. Two to three races scheduled.

  • Dinner—Pizza and salad.  (Price included with your registration)  

  • Governing Board Meeting, time and place TBD.

Saturday, July 30th  More Racing!

  • 11:00 AM— On call for racing. Two to three races scheduled. 

  • Dinner—Banquet in the EYC clubhouse.  Perpetual, Youth, Awards presented.

Sunday, July 31st.  More racing and awards.

  • 11:00 AM— On call for racing.  If five races have been completed, only one race will be scheduled on Sunday.

  • Awards Ceremony—following racing.  Sub sandwiches will be provided. 

Youth Regatta - Wednesday July 22  and Thursday, July 23

 In accordance with By-Law 2 of the DS North American Championship Regatta by-laws, a youth regatta will be held during the DS National Championship.  The following will apply: 

  • Helmsman must be no older than 18 years of age on July 27th and be a Day Sailer family member.
  • All DS by-laws pertaining to the DS NACR will apply and trophies will be awarded.
  • Registration for the DS NACR Youth Regatta must be submitted by July 13th.
  • For more details, please review Day Sailer By-Law 2, section 10, available on the Day Sailer website.
  • Regatta Organizers will cancel the Youth Regatta if less than 4 participants register by July 13th
  • A formal Notice of Race will be published in the next Day Sailer Quarterly. We look forward to seeing you all!

Fleet 23, Fleet 89

Questions:  Contact Mark and Sheena Schroeder (sheenaschroeder5@gmail.com, markschroeder5@gmail.com) or call (541) 343-0276.

Willamette Sailing Club




Day Sailer Nationals will be in Eugene, OR July, 2022! WSC, Fleet 23, would like to invite all participants to stay a little longer.  

The possibilities: 

  1. Eugene Yacht Club for Nationals:  July 26-31st 
  2. Portland, WSC fleet racing Aug. 3rd 
  3. Al Morris Regatta at Yale Lake:  Aug. 6th – 7th 

Details of this itinerary: 

  • July 26:  Arrive in Eugene, Oregon for Day Sailer Nationals, 2022.
  • July 31or Aug 1st, after the races are finished, travel two hours north to Portland, Oregon and prepare to race Wednesday evening on the Willamette River with the Willamette Sailing Club.  Participants can store their boat at Willamette Sailing Club and stay with a local Day Sailer family or at one of the many close-by commercial options. 
  • Aug -1 Aug 5th:  While visiting Portland, sightsee in Portland, in the Columbia Gorge, Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, or the Oregon Coast. The Gorge, Mt. Hood, and the Coast are all within an hour or two of Portland.  
  • Aug 3rd, Wednesday: Join the WSC Day Sailer fleet and race on Portland’s Willamette river!  Races start at 6:30 PM (and the sun doesn’t set until 9:00 PM).  If you’ve never sailed on a river, you haven’t lived!  
  • Aug 4th or 5th: Travel to Yale Lake in Cougar, Washington for the Al Morris Regatta. Accommodations include campgrounds, an RV park or nearby motels. Races take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug 6th and 7th
  • Monday August 8th: Take a deep breath and say “that was the best week ever”. Then try to return to whatever normal is for your life! 

Enjoy your winter and get tuned up for National’s in Eugene, 

Toby Deming

2018 North American Championship Regatta, ANNAPOLIS

More photos at https://ddmm.smugmug.com/Sailing/Sailing-Photos-2018. Use NACR2018 for password. Downloads are FREE. Please credit/copyright "Used with permission Deb Mason McCaffrey" if reposting to another location, etc. 

2018 NACR Perpetual Awards
Hans Gottschalk DSA Merit Award – made significant contributions to the class over time:  Molly Flanagan
Cruising Award – cruising exploits of a DSA member:  none awarded
Rebel VP Award – promotion and growth of class:  Brian Wilson
Robert Smith Award (Young Competitor):   Marley Hillman
Orin Adams:  Corinthian sailor award – voted on by sailors at the regatta:  Kurt Wagner
Delores Bayer Old Salt Award:  Dave Keran
Radke Award (biggest age difference between skipper and crew):  Kevin and Erin Flanagan
Al Santorillo Award:  Todd/Joyce Hansen and Amy Harris/Bonnie Urban

JR NACR Finishes Three Races Despite Weather Delays

Five boats started the line yesterday for a one race regatta due to high winds and rain that cancelled the previous day's sailing and shortened the second. In the end, Marley Hillman, a student at Tufts, took first. Final results are below. Photos can be found on SmugMug under Deb Mason-McCaffrey's  page. Simply use NACR2018 as the password to view daily photos and follow the action.

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