Nutmeg Regatta returns for 66th year, don’t miss it!

by / Saturday, 01 September 2018 / Published in Sailing

The Nutmeg Regatta returns for the 66th year on September 19th & 20th, make sure to come down to the club and support a great tradition. Volunteers are always welcome! Contact Star Fleet Captain Jim Revkin ( for opportunities to participate.

Background on Nutmeg Regatta, Don Spengler, Commodore of the Milford Yacht Club (1950-51) started the Nutmeg Regatta which was first sailed in 1952. The trophy was named after the state’s nickname. The enthusiasm of the growing Mid-Conn fleet brought trophy into existence.

When the Nutmeg Regatta began the Mid-Conn fleet was wet-sailed. Thus, originally the visiting boats sailed out of oyster docks across the river from club.  A crane was brought in for the regatta to launch the visiting boats. The club members put together a temporary dock on beach where hoists now are for the visiting boats to tie up. How things have changed.

LinkNutmeg Regatta announcement & sailing documents