Info on Big Lagoon, California.
Located North of Arcata and Trinidad California. Arcata is 25 miles South and Trinidad is 10 miles South. Remember to book your rooms soon if you are not camping at the venue. Coming from Canada, the best road may be to Grant's Pass, Oregon then on Highway 199 to the coast and down 101 to Big Lagoon.The Humboldt YC is very pleased to host the Sea Spray NAs this summer, over Labor Day weekend! Their response is below.Fri Aug 31, Sat Sept 1 and Sun Sept 2. They serve at least one dinner and one breakfast. Very wonderful people there.This is a really nice beautiful venue with free camping that is open that week only. It can get chilly at exposed (waterfront) sites, and a heavy dew is typical every night. Getting out of there with a tight road etc seems like it can be an issue, but it has always seemed to work out. Many stay an extra day after. The red arrow on the aerial image shows the camping area that is opened that week.The Hobie 16s fleet there usually go in on a locally brewed keg and whatever else they have in Humboldt. These are mostly H16s that live on the nearby beach.We would enter their event. I yet don't know what is needed for the extra day they offered the SSs.The course chart:This has always been one of my favorite events of anywhere. Most people will want hull protection for the variably rocky beach. Bring your dolly or shore pads.BTY the general regatta is open to anything that floats. They usually get something like 60 to 80 boats. I have sailed in it 3 or 4 times.It can get breezy if the fog clears early. Sometimes the fog keeps a lid on it most of the day.For those that want to stay at a hotel you can google the area for hotels and make your own arrangements. There are some places not too far away.Provincial or other area regattas. Many sailing clubs in your area will host an annual regatta. Please try to attend at least one or more of these events to help promote our fleet.If there are any other questions or articles you have for submission please respond to this newsletter.