Nutmeg Regatta returns for 65th year, close racing, see results!

by / Tuesday, 26 September 2017 / Published in Club, Sailing

The Nutmeg Regatta returns for the 65th year on September 30th & October 1st, make sure to come down to the club and support a great tradition. Volunteers are always welcome! Contact Star Fleet Captain Lou Roberts (lroberts@crsol.com) 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.

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