Efter att förra upplagan fick ställas in återvänder nu San Francisco Cup International Regatta i höst. Kappseglingarna sker som senare upplagor med bas hos Corinthian Yacht Club i Tiburon norr om Golden Gatebron 24–29 september 2023.
Intresserade medlemmar föranmäler sig till kappseglingsansvarig Hans Torlén (email@example.com) senast 8 mars 2023. Om antalet intresserade överstiger antalet tillgängliga platser prioriteras seglare med färre tidigare deltagande. Här är ett meddelande från arrangörerna:
Hello Fellow Folkboaters,
The San Francisco Bay Folkboat Association (SFBFA) is sponsoring the 19th San Francisco Cup International Regatta for Nordic Folkboats to be held September 24, through September 29, 2023, at the Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC), Tiburon, California. (www.cyc.org)
Races will take place at several different Bay venues. The variety of locations will give visiting sailors an opportunity to experience all parts of beautiful San Francisco Bay. There will be a “tune-up race” and approximately 7 competitive races. In addition, CYC and SFBFA are planning a number of social activities beginning with an opening ceremony on Sunday and ending with an awards dinner on Friday night.
We will have approximately 13 competitive Folkboats on the line for the regatta. Local SFBFA racers will compete for an opportunity to sail in the regatta. Local members who are eliminated from the competition will lend their boats to the visiting sailors.
Visiting teams will be chosen by their fleet and will be allocated 7 boats in the following manner: Denmark (2), Sweden (1), Germany (2), The Netherlands (1), United Kingdom (1). Visiting skippers will draw a boat at the beginning of the regatta that they will sail in all races. In addition, we will accept as an entrant any member of a Nordic Folkboat one design racing fleet who brings his/her own boat. He/she, however, must be sanctioned by his/her home fleet.
We ask that all of the European fleets commit to sending teams for the boats reserved for them by March 15, 2023. At that time, if an Association does not commit to sending teams for all boats reserved, any uncommitted boats will then become available for another country. We realize that every Folkboat association may not know which individual sailors will be coming to San Francisco, but it will be important for us to know how many teams each country plans to send.
Subject to any Covid Regulations or requirements, we will attempt to offer the hospitality of our homes to visiting sailors and their families. In addition, we will assist all sailors with accommodations of their choice.
We plan to publish the Notice of Race on our website (www.sfbayfolkboats.org) by the middle of 2023.
We look forward to seeing our European Folkboat friends in San Francisco in 2023!
Tom Reed USA 111, Regatta Chair
San Francisco Bay Folkboat Association