More Information: NA Regatta

June 12, 13 and 14   2020

The information below will help you plan if you intend on coming to this event.   Thanks go to the Eugene Yacht Club for their generous offer to camp on their grounds.  This helps to keep costs down and is helpful to the sailing group for convenience, socializing, help, etc. Thanks to Michael Butler for  being the liaison with the Eugene Yacht Club.

I feel this is a very generous offer for the extra day of competition and considering the distance some of us will travel it makes perfect sense.   For those of you who are thinking about coming this is a chance to explore some new areas and sample the scenery and lifestyle of this part of the country.

(from EYC contact):

"The EYC Board unanimously voted to support the Sea Spray Nationals as part of our LotE Multihull Regatta and the Friday prior. Here is the offer from EYC:
- Sailors are welcome from Thursday through Sunday night to camp on the EYC grounds
- participate in Thursday night club racing as practice race, $2 burgers after racing (club function)
Access to and use of club house
Racing: EYC will provide Committee Boat and Rescue boat, with EYC member driver at minimum. I will solicit volunteers from our Multihull Fleet for additional people on these boats.
We have our permanent Olympic Circle as an optional race course, we use that for Thursday night club racing. It allows for windward-leeward courses, triangle courses and combos of those. We can use that for the Friday racing, simplifying the course set up and thus easy to get many races in.
Friday night:
From here on out, you will be part of the LotE. LotE has its usual Friday supper for early arrivals, your group can participate in that. We will run the Sea Spray fleet as a separate start and scoring within LotE and as such they will participate in the overall Pennant and in the Team Trophy. Optional: we can score them as LotE fleet over the two days and then you can award the Nationals based on the three day results, or you can only award the three day event, I leave that up to you to decide.
The upcharge over the normal LotE regatta fee will be $25/boat, to cover Friday's use of EYC assets. With a minimum of 6 boats.

Beware: EYC does not allow any pets on the grounds. Next door we have Richardson Park, part of Lane County Parks which allows pets and where you can camp as well..

The Sea Spray fleet will be responsible for boat rules compliance and for any special awards. If this is workable for you, I can add the Sea Spray Nationals to our normal registration process and include the $25 extra EYC fee.
If you need to add additional fees to cover trophies, etc., we can add that in as well and forward that portion to you. Or you can manage it all separately, that is up to you. If you want to combine with LotE registration and LotE awards, I would like to know asap, as I am about to post the NOR and open the registration. We can communicate on what you further need from the registration process.
I hope you can get your group warmed up to the idea to combine with LotE, we would love to be able to host your Nationals!
Let me know if you have any questions. My cell phone: 541-619-0221
Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,


Jan 2020 Newsletter

2020 SeaSpray North Americans

Some recent email discussion has the following proposed and most likely site for the 2020 SeaSpray North Americans.  There is a chance that they would give us a Friday start as well so possibly plan to get to the Eugene Yacht Club, Oregon area by Thursday.  Camping on the lawn area is also possible and Eugene is a short distance away for those that would prefer to stay in a hotel/motel.

LIVE ON THE EDGE MULTIHULL Regatta • June 13-14, 2020

Eugene Yacht Club is located on seven acres on the shore Fern of Ridge Reservoir just twelve miles west of Eugene, Oregon.

The most northern of the MHRA events. You can camp on the lawn (I believe) and they feed you etc and do a very good job (I am told). So it would be convenient, and not too far from Canada? Pretty sure we could get our own start. The early date is the issue, so that is why I am bringing it up now, before asking them. The weather can still be unsettled – a chance of rain in June.  Check the links below for more information.


I just sent a request to Larry Cox at Eugene YC for a fleet start, and to see if they will give us starts on Friday.  Michael Butler

This is closer for many of us to drive and the venue location offers a number of interesting areas to explore before and after the event.  A trial balloon of this event was sent to the attendees of the 2018 North American event and at this time six have indicated they would plan to attend this event.  Unless there is some major objection in the next few days over this time and location for the North Americans, plan to make this your destination for the 2020 SeaSpray North Americans.

Check the Eugene Yacht Club's website for upcoming information on this event as well as any pre-registration requirements.  Often times pre-registering will save some money.

The SeaSpray Canadian Nationals will take place at the Osoyoos Sailing Club on the second full weekend of September including the Friday.  More info to follow on this event as well as pre registrations, etc.  Plan to pre-book your accommodations.

Trailer Storage Box

This fall I had some time to modify one of the two SeaSpray trailers I have.  After making do with small storage boxes on these trailers I thought about buying a larger cargo trailer.  The price and dealing with a third trailer gave me the big idea to modify one of the trailers I have.  It still needs some work a.k.a. getting the boat up and down on the rack as well as organizing the interior.  The box is 4' wide, 5' tall and 10' long so plenty of room inside.  It is now possible to bring more things along like bicycles, camping gear, windsurf equipment.  Weight is an issue as the axle is good for 2000lbs so not a lot of extra capacity, maybe up to 500 lbs. not including the boat.  I estimate the box added 350 to 400 lbs.  Putting insurance on everything might be a good idea.


I would welcome your articles on anything relating to your boat, travel to and from events or other related activities or boat projects.

Next issue-sometime soon.