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    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Dear NEMA Members: With our focus this year on youthful sailors, our speaker for the Annual Dinner Feb. 1, 2020 will be Louisa Chafee, who competed in the NACRA 17 class at the 2016 Olympics and is looking to get back into multihull sailing.

    Louisa, a Rhode Island native, sailed with Bora Gulari in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  Despite two race-ending breakdowns, Bora and Louisa placed 8th Overall and were 4th in the Medal Race.  Louisa will talk about what it takes to go from learning to sail in Narragansett Bay to getting on the U.S. Olympics team-- and what an Olympic multihull campaign requires. 

    Louisa's talk coincides with our fundraising appeal this year for the Sandra Tartaglino Memorial Fund.  Sandra was an avid multihull sailor who was competing in an F18 in Newport August 11, 2019, when her catamaran was struck by a powerboat and she was killed.  Sandra had a special interest in bringing young people into the sport of fast multihull sailing, and her family has organized the fund to support that interest. NEMA will contribute and we will welcome contributions from members and friends.

    As always, we will have the Season Trophy awards, plus good food and some tall stories about multihull sailing.  Come meet your friends and make some new ones at the NEMA annual dinner.

    Location: Wyndham Newport Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown RI 02843.  Time: Bar opens at 5:00 p.m. Program begins at 6:00 ending at 10:00 p.m.

    The Wyndham Newport offers NEMA members/guests a $99 room rate for this event, so if you want to avoid a drive home after the dinner, make a reservation and stay overnight.  Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel, and must be reserved by January 17, 2020.  Make sure you reference the NEMA event.  Make reservations at 401-236-2020.

    Please sign up now for the event on the NEMA Events page at www.nemasail.org.  Dinner prices are $55.00 for NEMA members, $65.00 for non-members (in advance) and $65.00 for all after January 25, 2020.  

    NEMA is a non-profit organization that relies entirely on volunteer efforts.  NEMA is looking for sponsors who support our activities.  The Multihull Source, www.themultihullsource.com, has been our most loyal sponsor; North Sails, www.northsails.com, has been a substantial sponsor the past two years.  Basic sponsorship is just $100. Sponsors are listed and linked on our website and promoted at our events.  

    Andy Houlding


    • 23 May 2020
    • Newport YC

    Saturday 22 mile race from Newport to New Harbor Block Island. Cheap dockage at Paynes Dock. Social at Block SAT PM and SUN AM/PM. Leave when you desire. NPT YC Monohull fleet stays till MON.


    NEMA POC: Dave Lussier (Bazingalussier@gmail.com)

    • 30 May 2020
    • 31 May 2020
    • New York, New York

    SAT/SUN racing in New York City area. Location for 2020 likely to be in vicinity of City Island or Port Washington.

    NEMA POC: Laurent Apollon (laurentapollon.nyc@gmail.com)

    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 13 Jun 2020
    • Watch Hill, RI

    Friday race from Watch Hill to Block Island.  Saturday race around Block.


    NEMA POC: Jay Spalding (jspalding19@gmail.com)

    • 11 Jul 2020
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ

    Saturday/Sunday distance race ~160nm from Atlantic Highlands breakwater, around Sandy Hook NJ, down coastline to Manasquan sea buoy, then finish at New Harbor Block Island.  Feeder race to get boats from NYC area to Black Dog and other events.

    NEMA POC: Keith Burrage (kateathome@aol.com)

    • 18 Jul 2020
    • Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

                   30th Anniversary         

     22 mile pursuit distance race on Saturday (07/18) from Vineyard Haven to Edgartown and back.  Start at anchor with sails down.  Raft up on beach. Prize ceremony after the race and big evening party with drinks and food. 

    NEMA POC: Peter Vakhutinsky (pvakhutinsky@gmail.com)

    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 25 Jul 2020
    • Sea Cliff YC, Long Island NY

    200mi fully crewed distance race starting in NYC and ending on NW shore of Long Island at Sea Cliff YC.


    NEMA POC: Glenn Reed (gr1r@yahoo.com)

    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 25 Jul 2020
    • Newport Yacht Club, Newport, RI

    Typically 100mi double-handed race from NPT around Block, to a buoy off MV, back to Pt. Judith, then finish at NPT.  Fri noon start.


    NEMA POC: Steve Parks (sparks.ri@cox.net)

    • 7 Aug 2020
    • 9 Aug 2020
    • Marion, MA

    3 day (F/S/S) buoy racing in Buzzards Bay with multihull start amongst large classes of monohulls.


    NEMA POC: Bob Gleason (bob@themultihullsource.com)

    • 8 Aug 2020
    • Great South Bay, Long Island NY

    Pursuit race of 15.7nm within Great South Bay from Bay Shore, down either way around Weest Island and back up to Bay Shore. Organized by South Bay Cruising Club (SBCC). Racers invited to spend pre/post evenings at the SBCC Great River (aka Connetquot River) rendezvous.


    NEMA POC: Glenn Reed (gr1r@yahoo.com)

    • 29 Aug 2020
    • 30 Aug 2020
    • Newport, RI


    SAT buoy racing in Narr Bay.  SUN race around Jamestown.  Premier NEMA event.  Launch out of Ft. Adams in NPT.  Dockage available at Ft. Adams.

    NEMA POC: Steve Parks (sparks.ri@cox.net)

    • 4 Sep 2020
    • 6 Sep 2020
    • Stamford, YC, Stamford, CT

    250mi fully crewed race from Stamford YC, around BB  tower, then back to SYC leaving Block Island to STBD.


    NEMA POC: Dave Lussier (Bazingalussier@gmail.com)

    • 11 Sep 2020
    • 12 Sep 2020
    • Watch Hill, RI

    Friday race from New London to Gardiners Bay.  Saturday buoy racing in Gardiners Bay.


    NEMA POC: Jay Spalding (jspalding19@gmail.com)

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • Roton Point, CT

    Friday check in and bar/party.  Buoy racing on Saturday and Sunday in Roton Point area of CT/LI Sound.  This is predominantly a beach cat event, and they are inviting larger NEMA multihulls to participate.


    NEMA POC: Pat Harris (harris@phaze4.com)

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • Newport, RI

    Single Saturday ace around Jamestyown at 19mi.  Typically 80 monohulls and good charity.


    NEMA POC: Dave Lussier (Bazingalussier@gmail.com)

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