Nutmeg Regatta returns for 63rd year, don’t miss it!
The Nutmeg Regatta returns for the 63rd 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 Lou Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.