The Belize City Sailing Club cordially invites all Belize Sailing Association (BzSA) club members, sail boat owners, boat enthusiasts, advisors and spectators to participate in the Fifth “Battle of St. George’s Caye Regatta,” commemorating the decisive naval battle of 1798, the “Birth of a Nation.” This regatta, on Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31, is the sixth and last before the Nationals for this year for national “One Design” ranking.
Primary sponsor is the National Celebrations Committee NICH. Raffle prize sponsor is St. George’s Caye Resort. Other sponsorships are being finalized.
Classes expected are: Optimist (Open and Green fleet), Sunfish, Laser, Bosun, Hobie and the traditional classes – Lighters, Sailing Dories, Seagull and others as might pre-register.
The Belize Sailing Association (BzSA).
Belize City Sailing Club (BzCSC).
The racing venue is the waters between the reef and the St. George’s Caye Cemetery. The landside venue is the public area near the Cemetery..
Eligibility and Entry
All classes of membership in good standing of the Belize Sailing Association. Races sufficient for all classes will be held. No sail boat will be turned away, provided registration is before sunset on Friday, August 29, to race…
Registration fee is Bze $10.00. Registration with Sharon Hardwick: [email protected] Optimist sailors are also to specify fleet at registration.
For further information, please contact: Tony Ricardez at 605-2668 or Douglas Gabourel at 621-7782.
BzSA has introduced Green Fleet for the fun and encouragement of young sailors.
BzSA Green Fleet Guidelines
(Excerpted and edited from New Zealand International Optimist Dinghy Association Green Fleet Guidelines and SI for Green fleet 2014)
The “Green Fleet” is for the less experienced Optimist Class sailors, to encourage novices to attend their first Optimist regatta and to encourage their continued participation in Optimist racing. The emphasis is on fun and the objective of Green Fleet regattas is to offer younger siblings and less experienced sailors the opportunity to sail and participate without their feeling the need or burden to sail in the more competitive open fleet. BzSA also wishes to foster a sense of community among young sailors from various parts of Belize while promoting healthy values and practices such as rendering assistance to those in need, “one of the cornerstones of maritime etiquette.”
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