by Al Struck
As I write, it’s Memorial Day weekend and a sailor’s thoughts turn to the water of Keoka Lake. It’s a bit refreshing right now but will warm up nicely by the end of July when the Regatta takes place. This is the ninth year of the Bud Lazott Regatta. Many of us have experienced the thrill of winning and the frustration of coming in somewhere after first place. There will be a number of new sailors this year, which should make for a fun afternoon.
The local camps are invited to participate in the KLA Camp Cup Race. Birch Rock is the defending champ and I know participants from Wigwam, Waziyatah and Fernwood Cove will be sailing hard to take the trophy back to their camp this year.
I have been in touch with members of the race committee and hope they can all return this summer to support this event. Keoka Beach Camp Ground has been the gracious host of our last two races and we hope to launch from their beach again this year. All boats from other lakes will be checked over by past KLA president Charlie Tarbell to ensure no unwanted flora comes into Keoka.
Saturday July 30,
Rain date July 31
Registration at 1:00 pm
Captains’ meeting at 1:30Sail at 2:00 pm
There will be a ceremony after the race with awards for 1st and 2nd in each class, and the presentation of the KLA CAMP CUP and the names that will be put on the Bud Lazott plaque. Looking forward to another great day on Keoka Lake. See you there!