The 4th M-17 Scow Midwinter Regatta

The 4th M-17 Scow Midwinter Regatta

24 November 2008

Plans are underway for the fourth M-17 Scow Midwinter Regatta. Last year’s regatta was a great success thanks to the volunteers of Lake Eustis, Melges Performance Sailboats and of course, all of the sailors and their families who participated. It was great fun!

Once again, LESC will provide an extremely competitive venue for sailors. After racing, this year competitors can learn what the leaders experienced in post-race press conference. We will have the top three competitors of the day discuss everything from rig tension to strategy with a short Q&A period while everyone enjoys after sailing refreshments.

Of course we are going to make this year even better and we are working on a few surprises. One thing I do know is that LESC is not short on southern hospitality and we cordially invite all M-17 sailors and their families to come join the fun!

David Leather, a member of LESC, is in the business of leasing vacation homes to visitors. He wanted me to include the following invitation in this article:

Eustis has many great benefits to offer all US sailors (i.e. Orlando, Lake Eustis Sailing Club, Disney, M-17 Midwinter Regatta, and Seaworld). Are you feeling guilty about coming to the Midwinter’s & having to leave your family behind in the snow and ice? Well, here is a solution. Bring the family & friends, let them stay in a vacation home & rest in the 80-degree temps by the pool whilst you go sailingin thefourth M-17 Scow Midwinter Regatta!!

Hayes Vacation Homes will make available suitable homes (from 3 beds to 6 beds) for the families of anyone entering the Midwinter Regatta. The minimum stay is four nights. The regatta discount will be $100 off the total price of the homes which start at $109 plus tax per night, for a three-bedroom home with private pool. You can see the homes at

Contact Hayes vacation homes direct & quote your sail number as a code for the discount.

Why are we doing this? To make the fourth M-17 Midwinter Regatta the premier event of the sailing year!

Thanks everyone. We hope to see you in March!

Mary Anne Ward – M-17 Midwinter Chairwoman

June Howells – M-17 Midwinter Co-Chairwoman

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