Regatta Planning Has Begun
As we say good bye to chilly winter days and hello to the promise of spring, our thoughts naturally turn to everything we’ve been putting off until “the weather gets better.” Well, the weather is better (knock on wood) and all forecasters advise that now is the best time to begin planning projects that have been resting on the back burner.
It’s no different for the committee responsible for this year’s Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta. They’ve put away their snow shovels and have begun the initial planning phase for this year’s event. The most exciting news co-chairmen George Bott and Joel Dugan report is that Virginia’s very own Godspeed will be participating. They will let us know more specific details as the planning progresses.
In the meantime it’s not too early to share this information with your sailing friends and enthusiasts. Also, let them know that this year’s regatta will be held the first weekend in October (Oct. 2-4th), at Carter’s Creek in Irvington, with main shore side activities at Rappahannock Yachts.
The race organizing authority is Rappahannock River Yacht Club in partnership with Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club. Committee members include: Frannie Bernard, George Bott, Tom Chapman, Carol Charbeneau, Tom Decker, Joel Dugan, Ellen Dugan, Sara Ford, Andrea Fricke, Melise Graham, Adrienne Green, Jerry Latell, Charles Lewis, Frank Martin, Daphne Montgomery, Barbara Ohanesian, Jane Scates, Dave Turney, Warren Ryan and Kimberly Vail.
The “Turkey Shoot” has been a longtime supporter of HSSNN and Riverside Walter Reed Hospice in Tappahannock and Gloucester. It is HSSNN’s single largest fund raising event and raised over $32,000 last year.
For future regatta updates and registration information as planning for 2015 continues, please browse the Turkey Shoot’s official website, www.turkeyshoot.org.