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2020 Calendar Provisional

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January Afterguard Meeting 1/14/2020 - 1/14/2020 1800 - TuesJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to join in the November AG meeting at the Colchester Police Conference Room.

February Afterguard Meeting2/18/2020 - 2/18/2020 1800 - TuesJohn Meeks
Colchester Police Department. All members are welcome.

Annual Race Committee Meeting2/26/2020 - 2/26/2020 1800 - WedCindy Turcotte


March Afterguard Meeting3/10/2020 - 3/10/2020 1800 - TuesJohn Meeks


April Afterguard Meeting4/14/2020 - 4/14/2020 1800 - TuesJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to join in the April AG meeting. The meeting will be conducted via ZOOM web conferencing. Request a meeting link by contacting master@mbbc-vt.org or communications@mbbc-vt.org

Afterguard Meeting (Zoom)4/28/2020 - 4/28/2020 1800 - TuesdayJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to join AG meetings, which currently will be conducted via ZOOM web conferencing. Request a meeting link by contacting master@mbbc-vt.org or communications@mbbc-vt.org.

Laser Series 1 - CANCELED5/5/2020 - 5/5/2020 1800 - TuesAl Russell
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact abrussellvt@gmail.com

May Afterguard Meeting5/11/2020 - 5/11/2020 1800 - MonJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to join in the May AG meeting. The meeting will be at MBBC at 6pm

PBI 1-CANCELED5/12/2020 - 5/12/2020 1800 - Al Russell
Power Boat Instruction Level 1 (PBI 1).. This clinic is required for all operators of Club owned power boats. We focus on safety, procedures, maintenence, and the applicable State and Federal Laws Level one only covers the club whalers and the punt. Other boats have other requirements.

Laser Series 2 - CANCELED5/12/2020 - 5/12/2020 1800 - TuesAl Russell
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact abrussellvt@gmail.com

Race Committee Clinic- CANCELED5/14/2020 - 5/14/2020 1800 - ThursPaul Hansen

Want to help out with race committee but not sure where to get started? Done it a few times but things could have gone more smoothly?

During this clinic, we'll start out on the water with practical mark, line and course setting skills, then move indoors to discuss the nuts and bolts of running the types of races typically held at MBBC.

Schedule:
1800-1830: Introduction, how to prepare before you go out on the water.
1830-1930: On water session led by Chuck Padula. Hands on practice setting, fetching and relocating marks using both the Whaler and the Punt.
1930-2030: Indoor session led by Paul Hansen. Share your experiences, ask questions, discuss procedures and rules.

Seasoned PROs are welcome too! Come share your tips and thoughts on improvements to our race management.

Hope to see you there!



Get Acquainted - Cancelled 5/16/2020 - 5/16/2020 1830 - Sat Wanda Keosian Sachs
This is our annual celebration of spring, club opening and finally the return of great sailing weather. Come join the fun and meet the newest members, the stewards, the Afterguard and enjoy hors d'oeuvre and great company with fellow club members. $5 per person with a hors d'oeuvre and $10 per person without. Note: Payment is due at the time of the event.
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Club Opening - Cancelled5/16/2020 - 5/16/2020 0900 - SatJohn Meeks
In keeping with the Governor's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order MBBC remains in winter hiatus at least until May 15, depending on further guidance from the state. The Afterguard will provide updates as they become available. Be well.

Laser Series 3- CANCELED5/19/2020 - 5/19/2020 1800 - TuesAl Russell
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact abrussellvt@gmail.com

Midweek Practice Race-CANCELED5/21/2020 - 5/21/2020 1815 - ThursAl Russell
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Coffee Pot-CANCELED5/23/2020 - 5/23/2020 1000 - SatDavid Klebanoff
Coffee Pot
General Description: This is the traditional season opener for keel boats. Be prepared for possible cold conditions. The Coffee Pot will be scored as a multiple race regatta.
Eligibility: Open to all PHRF boats

One Design 1-CANCELED5/25/2020 - 5/25/2020 1030 - MondayRobert Smith
Our first one design race of the season. Short windward leeward courses in the Inner Malletts Bay. All one design classes are invited.

Laser Series 4-CANCELED5/26/2020 - 5/26/2020 1800 - TuesPaul Hansen
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact abrussellvt@gmail.com

Midweek 1-CANCELED5/28/2020 - 5/28/2020 1815 - ThursCindy Turcotte
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Spring Lightning Regatta-CANCELED5/30/2020 - 5/31/2020 1000 - Sat-SunRobert Smith
This is one of New England's best-attended Lightning Regattas - Great facilities, Great wind, Great race Committee, Great turnout and lots of fun!


Afterguard Meeting6/1/2020 - 6/1/2020 1800 - MondayJohn Meeks
Weekly follow-up meeting to discuss club operations due to Covid-19 restrictions

Season Opener Women's Sailing- CANCELLED6/1/2020 - 6/1/2020 1800 - Mon.Susan Sullivan
MBBC Women's Sailing Program will start the season with our weekly evening sail.
No sailing experience (or boat) is necessary. We will match you up with experienced women sailors. Bring a snack and beverage to share (optional).

Laser Series 5 CANCELED6/2/2020 - 6/2/2020 1800 - TuesAllen Baker
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact abrussellvt@gmail.com

Midweek 2 CANCELED6/4/2020 - 6/4/2020 1815 - ThursPaul Hansen
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Royal Savage canceled6/6/2020 - 6/6/2020 1030 - SatAllen Baker
PRO email, allen.h.baker@gmail.com
First held in 1960 it quickly became a part of the Lake Champlain Racing Conference. Boats from Valcour Sailing Club, Lake Champlain Yacht Club and the Royal Savage Yacht Club attend this annual event. Today it is part of the Lake Champlain Championship Cannon Series.
This is a two-race event held on Outer Malletts Bay. The Royal Savage Trophy is one of the most historically significant trophies awarded to sailors on Lake Champlain. The trophy consists of a glass encased relic from the Sloop Royal Savage, the first American Vessel to engage the enemy at the Battle of Valcour on October 11, 1776.
Click here for the Royal Savage SI's revised 6/5/2019

June Afterguard Meeting6/8/2020 - 6/8/2020 1800 - MonJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to join in the June AG meeting. The meeting will be located at MBBC.

Women's Sailing - CANCELLED6/8/2020 - 6/8/2020 1800 - Mon.Janice Lange
Weekly women's sailing. No sailing experience (or boat) is necessary. We will match you up with experienced women sailors. Bring a snack and beverage to share (optional).

Laser Series 6- CANCELED6/9/2020 - 6/9/2020 1800 - TuesJohn Orourke
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact abrussellvt@gmail.com

Midweek 3-CANCELED 6/11/2020 - 6/11/2020 1815 - ThursGerald Couture
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate. For the BBQ, serving and food re-stocking end at 8:45 and clean up begins immediately thereafter.

Cookout, J24 Clean-up-Cancelled6/11/2020 - 6/11/2020 1830 - Thurs Wanda Keosian Sachs


Women's Sailing - CANCELLED6/15/2020 - 6/15/2020 1800 - Mon.Lynne Meeks
Weekly women's sailing. No sailing experience (or boat) is necessary. We will match you up with experienced women sailors. Bring a snack and beverage to share (optional).

Junior Sailing Begins6/15/2020 - 8/7/2020 0900 - Mon-FriKatrina Ouellette
Junior Sailing Begins!
Sailing classes teach boat handling skills and seamanship following the US SAILING Small Boat Sailing curriculum. Class offerings are designed to teach sailors with entry level skills up to experienced sailors participating in our racing program.

Laser Series 76/16/2020 - 6/16/2020 - TuesGerald Couture
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact abrussellvt@gmail.com

Midweek 46/18/2020 - 6/18/2020 1815 - ThursBill Rogers
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Area A Sears Cup6/20/2020 - 6/21/2020 - Wed-ThursKatrina Ouellette
US Sailing Triple handed Championship, Area A, BYC Bristol RI

Odziozo-CANCELED6/20/2020 - 6/20/2020 1030 - SatSkip McClellan


Finch Cup-RESCHEDULED6/21/2020 - 6/21/2020 1300 - SunDavid Hazelett

Rescheduled for 8/2/2020

Sailing Instructions Amended:6/29/2020
“Skippers are encouraged to race with the minimal number of crew that they can safely race with.”

This is a low pressure Pursuit Race.
An open regatta, raced using no spinnakers or bloopers. Any PHRF boat is eligible. Non-club sailors are welcome to participate. The boat must be helmed by a Woman or Junior sailor. In honor of the memory of Jim Finch.

New Opening Night - Womens Sailing6/22/2020 - 6/22/2020 1800 - MonSusan Sullivan
While we cannot sail together this year, we can now meet on the lawn to socialize and learn from each other. We will begin meeting this year on Monday, June 22nd at 6:00PM.

Topics: Introductions, Standard Cleat Hitch and Alternative Cleat Hitches.

We cannot meet inside. Sessions are cancelled when rain and storms are in the forecast.

Caring is NOT sharing. Please bring your own chair, snacks, utensils and sunscreen.

Here is a COVID review for Monday night:
1. We must adhere to the VT standards, this is not voluntary.
2. We can have a group of 25 or less. Our womens group is rarely more than 10.
3. Stay home if you are sick, have a fever, have been exposed to anyone with Covid, or have been out of state.
4. Masks on.
5. Maintain 6 foot social distancing.
6. Pack in and out trash.


Laser Series 86/23/2020 - 6/23/2020 1800 - TuesChuck Padula
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact abrussellvt@gmail.com

Cookout, JAM Class Cleanup-Cancelled 6/25/2020 - 6/25/2020 1830 - Thurs Wanda Keosian Sachs


Midweek 5 6/25/2020 - 6/25/2020 1830 - TursdayAlan Ouellette
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate. For the BBQ, serving and food re-stocking ends at 8:45 with clean up immediately thereafter. BBQ Coordinator Wendy & Stu Boyd

NE Lightning Districts-CANCELED 6/27/2020 - 6/28/2020 09:00 - Sat-SunRobert Smith
Jubilee YC in Beverly, MA

Sunday Brunch hosted by the Cruisers - open to all members6/28/2020 - 6/28/2020 1000 - SunMeg Charlebois
Join us for the first cruise event of the season! This will be a great opportunity for MBBC members to meet cruisers and make plans for the sailing season.
Please plan on bringing food to share and a beverage of your choice.
If the weather cooperates we will be on the dock.

Women's Sailing6/29/2020 - 6/29/2020 1800 - Mon.Marcy Milton Finch
LAWN SESSIONS ONLY. See Stay Safe notes under the Womens 06/22/20 listing.

We will meet to socialize and learn from each other on land this year.


Laser Series 96/30/2020 - 6/30/2020 1800 - TuesAl Russell


Midweek 67/2/2020 - 7/2/2020 1815 - ThursChuck Padula

Sailing Instructions Amended:6/29/2020
“Skippers are encouraged to race with the minimal number of crew that they can safely race with.”

Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

July 4th BBQ-CANCELLED 7/2/2020 - 7/2/2020 1500 - ThursLynn Gardner
Enjoy the 4th of July at MBBC. Race in the Ethan Allen regatta, join the Yeoman's Challenge, enjoy the festivities and fireworks from the best spot on the lake. This a fun day for the whole family and to pull it all off we need YOUR help! $7.00 per person. Note: Payment is due at the time of the event.
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Clinic for Martin 16 Regatta Volunteers - CANCELED7/3/2020 - 7/3/2020 1800 - FriPaul Hansen

Want to volunteer at the Martin 16 regatta but unsure how to help out? This clinic is for you!

We'll cover:

  • Overview of the Martin 16
  • Rigging and de-rigging
  • Using the transfer lift to get sailors into and out of the boats
  • Things to check before a boat leaves the dock
  • Helping a boat arrive back at the dock

To sign up for the clinic, please fill out the regatta volunteer sign-up form.



Ethan Allen Regatta7/4/2020 - 7/4/2020 1200 - SatJulie Trottier

Sailing Instructions Amended:6/29/2020
“Skippers are encouraged to race with the minimal number of crew that they can safely race with.”

A pursuit race sailed using no spinnakers or bloopers. Registration: 1000 to 1100 hours at MBBC. Please try to pre-register via email to Julie Trottier (communications@mbbc-vt.org) anytime after June 1 and before 0900 hours July 4. (Just type “Ethan Allen Regatta” in the subject and tell me your name, boat name and boat type in the email.) Starting Time: First warning at 1155. Individual start times based on your PHRF rating will be assigned at registration and the first boat to finish wins!

Laser Series 107/7/2020 - 7/7/2020 1800 - TuesCharly Dickerson
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

FJ Horse Regatta7/9/2020 - 7/10/2020 1000 - Thurs-FridayKatrina Ouellette
Jr. Sailing Regatta in Saratoga NY.

Cookout, C/D and L Clean-up-CANCELLED 7/9/2020 - 7/9/2020 1630 - Thurs Wanda Keosian Sachs


Midweek 7 7/9/2020 - 7/9/2020 1815 - ThursHarry Reindel

Sailing Instructions Amended:6/29/2020
“Skippers are encouraged to race with the minimal number of crew that they can safely race with.”

Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate. For the BBQ, serving and food re-stocking ends at 8:45 with clean up immediately thereafter. BBQ Coordinator: Wanda Keosian

Mayor's Cup-Plattsburgh7/11/2020 - 7/11/2020 - SatSkip McClellan
Plattsburgh, NY

Known as “the” sailing tradition of Lake Champlain, the Mayor’s Cup Regatta returns July 13th as the signature event of the popular 4-day summer festival in Plattsburgh, NY. Attracting sailboats from throughout the northeast and Quebec, racers face a “no guts, no glory” competition known, since 1978, for its spirited fun and, sometimes, high-seas adventure. When skippers, who compete around the world, claim Lake Champlain as “sailing at its best,” we know our waterfront treasure is no fools gold!


Cruise # 17/11/2020 - 7/12/2020 - Sat-SunSteven Charlebois
Hosts: Steve & Meg Charlebois

We will determine the location on Friday, 7/12 based upon the weather forecast and it will be posted here

If the weather is bad, maybe on the good weather day (i.e. Saturday), we could head over to Niquette Bay in the Inner Bay and anchor and then head back to MBBC in the evening?

Cruise # 1 will take place 7/13-7/14/2019.

The destination will be determined by the host and the weather (i.e. wind direction, forecast, etc...)



Valcour Race - Plattsburgh- CANCELED7/12/2020 - 7/12/2020 1000 - SunSkip McClellan
This race will be VSC day race for the Cannon Series in the Lake Champlain Championship Series.

July Afterguard Meeting7/13/2020 - 7/13/2020 1800 - MonJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to join in the July AG meeting. The meeting will be located at MBBC.

2020 Style Ladies Lawn Party7/13/2020 - 7/13/2020 1730 - Mon.Marilynne Johnson
Women of MBBC please join us for this scaled down gathering for 2020. We will have croquet and bocce ball.

We can still have fun 6 ft apart. Please see Womens June 22nd posting for lawn sessions guidelines this year. Caring is not sharing, so BYO food, drink and chairs.


Laser Series 117/14/2020 - 7/14/2020 1800 - TuesBretton Gardner
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Full Moon Cruise # 17/14/2020 - 7/14/2020 - TuesSteven Charlebois
Go out on a few boats to watch the sunset / moon rise.
Weather dependent.

Champ Chase (Jr Regatta) CANCELED7/15/2020 - 7/16/2020 0900 - Wed-ThursKatrina Ouellette
Champ Chase has been Canceled for 2020.

Midweek 87/16/2020 - 7/16/2020 1815 - ThursMarcy Milton Finch
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Lake Champlain Race7/17/2020 - 7/18/2020 2000 - Fri-SatDavid Klebanoff
The General Instructions and Notice of Race below contain the SI's for the Lake Champlain Race.

Double-Handed Race7/18/2020 - 7/18/2020 1030 - SatJulie Trottier
A double-handed race for boats in Malletts Bay open to all keel boats normally crewed by two or more people. Eligibility: Any class/fleet with two or more boats may race. Classes: To be determined at Skipper's meeting. Skippers' Meeting: 0900 hours Notes: There will be separate starts for non-spinnaker keel boats and/or Portsmouth handicapped centerboard boats if there are 3 or more boats in each class. There may be multiple races at the discretion of the Race Committee.

Martin 16 Regatta - CANCELED7/18/2020 - 7/19/2020 - Sat-SunPaul Hansen

Sadly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 regatta has been canceled. We hope to see you in 2021!

Launched in 2003, this accessible sailing event has become Lake Champlain's premier race for sailors with disabilities. It continues to grow, drawing competitors from throughout the northeastern US and eastern Canada.



Rescheduled Double-Handed7/18/2020 - 7/18/2020 1030 - SatJulie Trottier


USCGA Courtesy Boat Inspection7/18/2020 - 7/18/2020 9:30 - SatSteven Charlebois
Courtesy Boat Inspections by the USCGA.

Steve Charlebois has worked with the USCGA to set up a date 7/20/2019

NEW DATE: 7/20/19

We need a minimum of 10 boats signed up for the USCGA to come to MBBC. This is the only Saturday morning that the USCGA has available the rest of the season.

Sign up for a Boat Inspection Here

Are any of the MBBC Club Boats going to be inspected? Please sign the boat up on the sign-up list.


Inspections will take about an hour each; available time slots will be on the half-hour starting at 9:30 and ending at 12:30.
3 boats can be inspected at the same time; you will need to bring your boat to the dock.

Please note that any violations found will NOT result in fines; the courtesy boat inspections are for your information only so you can address any issues identified.
Please contact Steve Charlebois at Steve@seadogboatingsolutions.com or call him at 802.734.3389 if you have any questions.

One Design 2-CANCELED7/19/2020 - 7/19/2020 1030 - SunRobert Smith


Women's Sailing7/20/2020 - 7/20/2020 1800 - Mon.Janice Lange
LAWN SESSIONS ONLY. See Stay Safe notes under the Womens 06/22/20 listing.

Join the Women of MBBC for a relaxed social evening on the lawn. Those interested can learn the basic cleat hitch and alternatives. Please bring a piece of line if interested. BYOB, food, chair and mask.


Laser Series 127/21/2020 - 7/21/2020 1800 - TuesPaul Hansen
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Cookout, A/B Classes Cleanup-CANCELLED7/23/2020 - 7/23/2020 1630 - Thurs Wanda Keosian Sachs


Midweek 9 7/23/2020 - 7/23/2020 1815 - ThursAlan Ouellette
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Cheeseburger Regatta (Jr Regatta)7/23/2020 - 7/24/2020 0900 - Thurs-FriKatrina Ouellette
Jr. Regatta hosted by Lake George Club

CANCELLED-Women's Sailing Stave Island Cruise7/24/2020 - 7/26/2020 - Fri, Sat, SunSusan Sullivan
Weather permitting, we'll sail to Stave and moor overnight. All are invited (with or without a boat). We'll match you up with a woman sailor. We gather Friday night at the Club at the moorings or, if possible, make an early start to Stave. Let Susan Sullivan know you are interested and we'll provide additional information.

Cruise # 27/25/2020 - 7/26/2020 - Sat-SunSteven Charlebois
Hosts: Steve & Meg Charlebois

Cruise # 2 will take place 7/27-7/28/2019.

The destination will be determined by the host and the weather (i.e. wind direction, forecast, etc...)



Women's Sailing - Qigong on the Lawn7/27/2020 - 7/27/2020 1800 - Mon.Billie Hall
Time to Breathe - Join Billie on the lawn, physically distanced to play/practice Qigong. What is Qigong? It is a no impact Chinese practice that incorporates mind-body-spirit to improve mental health and physical health integrating posture, slow movement, breathing techniques with focused intent. What do you need to bring? Yourself willing to explore this technique. What do you need to know? Nothing. This will be basically a follow me session and Billie will talk us through each form. Just come, relax, enjoy and hopefully have a tool or two to leave the world behind for awhile.

Our member Billie is a certified Tai Chi Instructor for Fall Prevention and incorporates Qigong into her Tai Chi classes.

LAWN SESSIONS ONLY. See Stay Safe notes under the Womens 06/22/20 listing.


Rig it UP Sunapee (Jr. Sailing)7/27/2020 - 7/28/2020 0900 - Tues, WedKatrina Ouellette
Jr. Sailing Regatta on LSYC, Lake Sunapee, NH Optis and 420s

Laser Series 137/28/2020 - 7/28/2020 1800 - TuesHarry Reindel
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Midweek 107/30/2020 - 7/30/2020 1815 - ThursDavid Jillson
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Ladies Cup-CANCELED8/1/2020 - 8/1/2020 - SatSkip McClellan
Shelburne, VT - LCYC

Afterguard Brunch-CANCELLED 8/2/2020 - 8/2/2020 1000 - SunJohn Meeks
Join the Afterguard in our annual celebration of the membership of Malletts Bay Boat Club for a delicious brunch prepared and served by Afterguard members and their better halves and it's free!
Click Here to Signup

Rescheduled Finch Cup8/2/2020 - 8/2/2020 1300 - SunJeff Allen

Sailing Instructions Amended:6/29/2020
“Skippers are encouraged to race with the minimal number of crew that they can safely race with.”

This is a low pressure Pursuit Race in honor of the memory of Jim Finch. The boat must be helmed by a woman or junior sailor. An open regatta, raced using no spinnakers or bloopers. Any PHRF boat is eligible. Non-club sailors are welcome to participate. The course starts just beyond the mooring field and goes to Niquette Bay, around beer can island and back to the start, but as always is subject to change at the discretion of the RC depending on weather. To sign up, send an email to jeffallen1@comcast.net between now and 1130 Sunday. You will be assigned a start time in 'minutes after the start of the race' based on your boat's phrf. Racers can find their start time here https://mbbc-vt.org/Pursuit.asp?choice=0 (click 'view an existing race' and be aware times may change up until 1200 Sunday.) 2020 Sailing Instructions and other relevant information is here https://mbbc-vt.org/racingresults.asp

Women's Sailing8/3/2020 - 8/3/2020 1800 - Mon.Kathy Manning
LAWN SESSIONS ONLY. See Stay Safe notes under the Womens 06/22/20 listing.

We will meet to socialize and learn from each other on land this year.


Laser Series 148/4/2020 - 8/4/2020 1800 - TuesPatrick Zachary
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Midweek 11 8/6/2020 - 8/6/2020 1815 - ThursSteve Crane
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.For the BBQ, serving and food re-stocking ends at 8:45 with clean up immediately thereafter. BBQ Coordinator: Kim Pratt

Cookout, JAM, C/D and L Classes Cleanup- CANCELED8/6/2020 - 8/6/2020 1830 - Thurs Wanda Keosian Sachs


Junior Sailing Ends8/7/2020 - 8/7/2020 0900 - FriKatrina Ouellette
Last day of Junior Sailing

Schuyler Island Race - Shelburne CANCELED8/8/2020 - 8/8/2020 - SatSkip McClellan


Cruise # 3 -8/8/2020 - 8/9/2020 - Sat, Sun.Amy Bradford
Hosts: Amy Bradford

Cruise # 3 will take place 8/10-8/11/2019.

The destination will be determined by the host and the weather (i.e. wind direction, forecast, etc...)



Chiott Cup8/9/2020 - 8/9/2020 1200 - SunChuck Padula
MBBC's major one-design regatta. It is open to club and non-club sailors.
The Chiott Cup is awarded to the winner of the class that has been selected by the Afterguard. Selection is made after classes have petitioned the Afterguard for the privilege to race for the Cup. The Lightnings are racing for the cup this year with the Lasers as alternate. Individual prizes will be awarded after the racing to the first 3 boats in each class.

August Afterguard Meeting8/10/2020 - 8/10/2020 1800 - MonJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to join in the August AG meeting. The meeting will be located at MBBC.

Women's Sailing8/10/2020 - 8/10/2020 1800 - Mon.Kim Adair
LAWN SESSIONS ONLY. See Stay Safe notes under the Women’s 06/22/20 listing.

We will meet to socialize and learn from each other on land this year.


Laser Series 158/11/2020 - 8/11/2020 1800 - TuesAl Russell
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Full Moon Cruise # 28/13/2020 - 8/13/2020 - ThursSteven Charlebois
Go out on a few boats to watch the sunset / moon rise.
Weather dependent.

Midweek 128/13/2020 - 8/13/2020 1815 - Thurs Bretton Gardner
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Diamond Island Regatta 8/15/2020 - 8/15/2020 TBD - SatSkip McClellan
Hosted by the Royal Savage Yacht Club, Charlotte VT. Part of the Lake wide Cannon Series Here’s What You Need to Know: The DIR page on the RSYC website is open! You can register for the race, order your customized t-shirts with your boat name, and get your space reserved for the always sold out dinner. ACT NOW! Why now? 1. Early registration helps us organize. 2. Because of the customized boat names on the t-shirts your order must be placed by Sunday night, July 28. Do it now while you’re thinking about it. 3. The dinner always sells out. You don’t want to miss it! This year it’s a professionally catered “Taste of the Caribbean” with mahi mahi, beautifully seasoned island pork and more. Plus, we’ll be playing your favorite Island/boating music, there’ll be a cool presentation by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, race awards, a limbo competition (what were we thinking?) and more! To make it easy here is a link for the DIR page. From there you’ll find information and links for t-shirts, dinner tickets and race registration: http://rsyc.org/diamond-island-regatta/ Questions? Contact Wendy Friant at wjfriant@earthlink.net See you there!

One Design 3-CANCELED8/16/2020 - 8/16/2020 1300 - SunRobert Smith
Short windward leeward courses in the Inner Malletts Bay. All one design classes are invited.

Women's Sailing8/17/2020 - 8/17/2020 1800 - Mon.Marcy Milton Finch
LAWN SESSIONS ONLY. See Stay Safe notes under the Women’s 06/22/20 listing.

We will meet to socialize and learn from each other on land this year.


Laser Series 168/18/2020 - 8/18/2020 1800 - TuesMark Gardner
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Midweek 138/20/2020 - 8/20/2020 1815 - ThursSamuel Pratt
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Rescheduled Ladies Cup8/22/2020 - 8/22/2020 1100 - SatSkip McClellan


Cruise # 4 - 8/22/2020 - 8/23/2020 - Sat, Sun.Steven Charlebois

Cruise # 4 will take place 8/24-8/25/2019.

The destination will be determined by the host and the weather (i.e. wind direction, forecast, etc...)



The Omnium Plattsburgh CANCELED8/22/2020 - 8/22/2020 0800 - Sat Skip McClellan
Similar to the Mayor’s Cup, this regatta has JAM fleet on one course, the racing fleet on a different course. Comprised of three races, two short on Saturday and a long distance race on Sunday and is held out of Cumberland Bay.

Women's Sailing8/24/2020 - 8/24/2020 18:00 - Mon.Marilynne Johnson
Last week of women's sailing. If you haven't joined us yet, come out on this last night of the season.

LAWN SESSIONS ONLY. See Stay Safe notes under the Women’s 06/22/20 listing.

We will meet to socialize and learn from each other on land this year.


Laser Series 178/25/2020 - 8/25/2020 1800 - TuesBill Rogers
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Cookout, J and A/B Clases Cleanup-CANCELLED 8/27/2020 - 8/27/2020 1830 - Thurs Wanda Keosian Sachs


Midweek 14 8/27/2020 - 8/27/2020 1815 - ThursPatrick Zachary
Open to all pre-registered boats. Traditionally, this series provides informal racing and provides the beginning racer or the owner of a non-class boat the opportunity to participate.

Rescheduled Schuyler Island Race - Shelburne8/29/2020 - 8/29/2020 1030 - Sat Skip McClellan


Bedlam On The Bay-CANCELED 8/29/2020 - 8/30/3030 TBD - Sat-SunAllen Baker


Progressive Dinner8/31/2020 - 8/31/2020 1700 - Mon.Karen Smith
Join us for another cruising event that is a season favorite. We'll be making our way around the mooring field experiencing various dinner courses on members' boats. We'll meet on the back lawn at 5:00 pm to get our list of boats to be visited and make our way to the dinghies. Sign up to participate and/or host a course on your boat; contact Karen Smith.

Laser Series 189/1/2020 - 9/1/2020 1800 - TuesSamuel Pratt
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Fall Midweek 19/3/2020 - 9/3/2020 1800 - ThursAllen Baker


Goodbye Summer9/6/2020 - 9/6/2020 1030 - SunAlan Ouellette

Wave goodbye to summer with a day of racing on the water.

Registration: 0900 at clubhouse, or email Alan Ouellette
Race instructions: Available during registration.
Course: Same as One Design Series
Harbor Start: 0930
Start Time: First warning gun at 1030

(NOTE for 2020: Please keep this event on Sunday; a lot of people have to work/go to class on Labor Day.)



Laser Series 199/8/2020 - 9/8/2020 1800 - TuesGerald Couture
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Fall Midweek 2 (cookout - JAM, C/D and L Clean-up)-Cookout -CANCELLED9/10/2020 - 9/10/2020 1800 - ThursDavid Klebanoff
For the BBQ, serving/food re-stocking ends at 8:45 with clean up beginning then too. Therefore, if you want to eat, please get to the clubhouse ASAP. BBQ Coordinator Wendy & Stu Boyd

Commodore Macdonough Race-Shelburne9/12/2020 - 9/13/2020 - Sat-SunSkip McClellan
Long distance race starting at Shelburne, VT - LCYC. For details, please visit:

September Afterguard Meeting9/14/2020 - 9/14/2020 1800 - MonJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to join in the September AG meeting. The meeting will be located at MBBC.

Laser Series 209/15/2020 - 9/15/2020 1800 - TuesSamuel Pratt
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Fall Midweek 39/17/2020 - 9/17/2020 1800 - ThursJohn Orourke


Laser Series 219/22/2020 - 9/22/2020 17:30 - TuesBretton Gardner
A casual and friendly but competitive competition on Tuesday evenings throughout the sailing season. Contact ken.grillo@gmail.com

Fall Midweek 4 9/24/2020 - 9/24/2020 1800 - ThursWilliam Fastiggi


2020 J/24 US National Championship CANCELED9/24/2020 - 9/27/2020 - Thurs-SunMark Gardner
Please visit the official regatta website for details.

Catered Dinner, all classes Cleanup-CANCELLED10/1/2020 - 10/1/2020 1830 - Thurs Wanda Keosian Sachs


Midweek Late Fall Series 110/1/2020 - 10/1/2020 1730 - ThursSamuel Pratt
This is a separate series to extend the sailing season. Understanding that a 5:30pm start will make it difficult for some to attend, there are no awards and it does not count toward a series, although it will be scored.

October Afterguard Meeting10/2/2020 - 10/2/2020 TBD - MonJohn Meeks
All members are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at MBBC.

Annual Meeting-Postponed to 10/15 via Zoom10/2/2020 - 10/2/2020 1900 - FriJohn Meeks
An important meeting for all members... Please show your support by coming to hear year-end reports from the Afterguard and the Yeoman on activities for 2017 and the all important election of the new Afterguard for 2018. Please bring a dessert to share, coffee and tea will be provided.

Benedict Arnold10/3/2020 - 10/3/2020 1100 - Sat David Klebanoff
General Description: This race commemorates the Revolutionary War naval Battle of Valcour which occurred on Friday, October 11, 1776, between an American fleet commanded by Benedict Arnold and a British fleet under the authority of Sir Guy Carleton, though he was not the operational commander. The weather that day was clear with a northerly wind. Snow could be seen on the mountains. The American fleet was anchored across the Valcour Channel from near Bluff Point to the New York shore. There were 500 non-sailors in this fleet. The British fleet, 700 sailors, had passed the eastern shore of Valcour Island the previous day, sailing south. In order to attack the American fleet, the British fleet had proceeded to windward up the Valcour Channel by tacking and rowing. The first British ship was sighted by the Americans at 8 AM. The battle commenced three hours later at 11 AM with the main forces joining battle at 12:30 PM. The battle ended at 5 PM. During the battle Arnold's flag ship "Royal Savage" was badly damaged and driven ashore on Bluff Point where it was abandoned. After the battle the British fleet retired south and anchored in a blocking line with the eastern end of the line near Garden Island. However, during the night Arnold was able to slip away by sailing down the western shore of the Channel. On the following days in their search for the American fleet, it was reported that some British ships fired upon a rock south of Providence Island, thinking it was an American ship. That rock is now named Carleton Prize.

Midweek Late Fall Series 2 10/8/2020 - 10/8/2020 1730 - ThursCindy Turcotte
This is a separate series to extend the sailing season. Understanding that a 5:30pm start will make it difficult for some to attend, there are no awards and it does not count toward a series, although it will be scored.

Leaf Peeper Regatta- CANCELED10/10/2020 - 10/11/2020 0900 - Sat-SunRobert Smith
Last Lightning Regatta in New England. Weather always plays a part in the fun!

Annual meeting10/15/2020 - 10/1/2020 1900 - ThursJohn Meeks
Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be via ZOOM.Please attend this important meeting to learn more about year end from the Afterguard and the Yeoman on activities for 2020.There will be the all important election of new Afterguard for 2021.

Club Closing10/17/2020 - 10/17/2020 0900 - SatJohn Meeks
As always, we need volunteers to help with club closing! In order to limit the numbers of people congregating at the club, members are encouraged to communicate with their committee chairs prior to 10/17. Committee chairs will identify time frames for tasks to help stagger members' arrival and departure times. Not sure what committee you are on? Check the 2020 log, which is available for download in the communications section of the bank on our website

Late Fall J24 Series 110/18/2020 - 10/18/2020 1100 - SunMark Gardner
A late fall series for J24's after club closing. Short courses in the inner bay. Five races are scheduled each day, wind and weather permitting. Temperatures are often in the 40's.

Late Fall J24 Series 210/24/2020 - 10/24/2020 1100 - SatMark Gardner
A late fall series for J24's after club closing. Short courses in the inner bay. Five races are scheduled each day, wind and weather permitting. Temperatures are often in the 40's.

Annual Club Banquet -Postponed 10/24/2020 - 10/24/2020 1730 - SatJohn Meeks
Sign up here

Late Fall J24 Series 310/31/2020 - 10/31/2020 1100 - SatMark Gardner
A late fall series for J24's after club closing. Short courses in the inner bay. Five races are scheduled each day, wind and weather permitting. Temperatures are often in the 40's.

Late Fall J24 Series 411/7/2020 - 11/7/2020 1100 - SatMark Gardner
A late fall series for J24's after club closing. Short courses in the inner bay. Five races are scheduled each day, wind and weather permitting. Temperatures are often in the 40's.

November Afterguard Meeting11/10/2020 - 11/10/2020 1800 - TuesCindy Turcotte
All members are welcome to join in the November AG meeting. The meeting location is at the Colchester Police Station.

Late Fall J24 Series 511/14/2020 - 11/14/2020 1100 - SatMark Gardner
A late fall series for J24's after club closing. Short courses in the inner bay. Five races are scheduled each day, wind and weather permitting. Temperatures are often in the 40's.

Harbor Closes11/15/2020 - 11/15/2020 all day - SunJonathon Haas
Harbor closes

Women's Holiday Party12/13/2020 - 12/13/2020 1700 - SunSusan Sullivan
Join us for the Women's Sailing Holiday Party.

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