- 12 March 2013
- Last Updated: 12 March 2013
On March 3rd, 2013 we held our first leg of the CR 914 South Florida Series. Ten skippers with boats models ranging from 1995 to 2012 brought their boats to the nice sailing spot found by the members of the Marathon Sailing Club located at the Valhalla Quarry, just north of Marathon and a couple of miles south of Duck Key. Captain Colin Parker of the Marathon Sailing Club held a wonderful evening get together on Saturday for all sailors.
On Sunday morning all sailors started to arrive at the excellent site and while having some warm coffee with doughnuts all started to get the boats ready for some sailing. The wind was announced at about 20mph out of the NW, but luckily due to the protected inlet, this was not really felt there, only the temp was slightly on the low end for South Florida lower 60s.
Seven races where completed and it was really a great experience! Hopefully this will be the start of a nice tradition here in winter and open to all from the North who would like to escape from the cold winter. The next stop will be March 17th at C.B. Smith Park for the 6th Annual CR 914 Midwinter Regatta.
More information and NOR, view the sailing instructions and registration.