Throughout the summer you will be hearing from the Board, Mike Sonosky and me about an exciting event hosted at the National this September.
Get used to seeing that wild-looking logo at the top of the page. So far it has appeared on a big poster at the NYC booth at the boat show, prominently featured on the bulletin board outside the Ladies’ head, and also on the NYC website. Throughout the summer this logo will be appearing frequently around the lake.
Cool, but what does it mean to you?
September 8-11 2011, your club is hosting the 10th Anniversary running of The Beneteau 36.7 North American Championships.
National YC successfully fended off several bids from well-known US clubs and a couple of Canadian clubs to win the bid to host this special marquee big-boat event. The 36.7 has been one of the most successful big boat classes to emerge in the last decade with over 850 boats world-wide, with 350 in North America. Past hosts include the New York Yacht Club, the Annapolis Yacht Club, the Buffalo Yacht Club, Bayview Yacht Club, and the Chicago Yacht Club. We will join these first-class venues.
The boats are 36’ LOA, Bermuda Rig, draft of 7’3” and race with a crew of 8-9.
There are currently 32 boats registered — and we still have 5 months to go. We expect between 40-50. Can you imagine what the start line will look like?
At 9 crew per boat, we will be sharing our club with 400 new friends for a week!
Currently, boats are coming in from Quebec City, Detroit, Chicago, Annapolis, Newport, & Long Island.
There are two examples at the club, Full Scale, Mike Sonosky, and Zingara.
It will be big, you will want to be a part of it, and we will keep you informed.
Richard Reid & Mike Sonosky
2011 Beneteau First 36.7
North American Championship