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post #5 of Old 12-31-2009
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There was a classic boat race sponsored by Yankee Point Marina, near the Rappahanock River in Va. , when I was living in Deltaville back in the early 90's. It was called the Turkey Shoot , as it was held over Thanksgiving . We took 1st in class with the only glass boat [Allied Seawind Ketch] in the regatta. Regatta rules called for entrant boats to be a minimum of 25 years old but not limited to wood hulls as many protestors thought. There were classes for 30 and under and above 30. [won by a Herreshoff Rocinante] They are still running the regatta . Entry forms are on the Yankee Point Marina website. There were many fine yachts there back then and the party in Urbanna was a lot of fun. I'm sure that over the years, the number of boats is up from the 12 or so I remember from that first year.
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