Fun at Everglades Rec Center
Our temporary home was Everglades Rec Center while Ashland Pond was drained for repairs.
Many thanks to officials at Everglades and other boating clubs for allowing us to sail.
At Everglades we had many visitors, including a friendly and inquisitive alligator (currently named "Smiley").
Now we are back at Ashland Pond.
Check out this video celebrating our return - video
Bruce Farr will be inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame, recognizing a lifetime of achievement in the sport of sailing.
Bruce Farr a DF65 and DF95 sailor in The Villages had an enviable record racing sailboats but is best known as an innovative naval architect. He was the naval architect for seven America’s Cup campaigns. His firm was responsible for hundreds of designs that were frequently breakthroughs in yachting and influenced the direction of naval architecture worldwide. Farr was a gifted sailor who studied how to make boats sail fast. He spent his career at the leading edge of the sport.
Locally, Bruce is an active sailor at The Villages Model Yacht Squadron on Ashland Pond where he selflessly helps all sailors with their radio-controlled boats.
EC12 Villages Gator Regatta
Nov 12-13, 2022
Florida Travelers Trophy
Feb 5-6, 2022
DF65 and DF95
Regatta Report - The second event in the Florida Travelers Trophy was held at The Villages Feb 5 and 6. Winds were light to moderate all weekend. The DF65 fleet raced on Saturday with 17 races for the 18 boat fleet. The 22 boat DF95 fleet raced on Sunday. The larger fleet was split into two heats with 8 total races for the day.
Nov 11-13, 2021
Regatta Report - Registration on Wednesday afternoon offered the out of towners a chance to stretch their legs and check their equipment. Thursday morning the competitors were met by a light rain that, fortunately, ended before the skippers meeting. The rain was followed by shifty and intermittent winds—mostly light. The mark-setting crew was kept busy most of the day. For the first time, I can remember, the battery powering the trolling motor was completely depleted. Despite the challenging conditions, sixteen heats, both long enough and challenging enough for a national level regatta, were posted on the scoresheet at the end of the first day. The event was using a two-heat promotion-relegation system. The constantly changing conditions challenged both the race committee and the competitors.
Great pics from Judy Bonanno here
Final Results here