Beside your New Year's resolutions and plans for 2012 that are made at this time of the year, please include the Las Vegas Bay Macgregor Association events schedule:
• Mead Madness Sail '12 : April 20-27, 2012 • 14th Annual LVBMA Founders' Day Cup Race : SUNDAY April 22, 2012 (REVISED DATE FOR 14 MPH WINDS FROM SOUTH)
• Fall Flotilla Sail '12 : October 12-19, 2012 (Including 4rd Annual "Lake Mead Sailing Rally" while transiting the various Lake Mead Basins)
WHAT: The Sails are a week long group sail to the five Basins of Lake Mead. Overnighting in either sheltered coves or one of the marina's courtesy docks. The LVBMA Founders' Day Cup Race is open to all trailerable sailboats and skipper experience. Minimum racing rules apply. A small donations from participating skippers will be appreciated to off set the cost of the awards.
WHERE: Launching at Callville Bay Marina ramp. Callville Bay Marina is located 12 miles East of Junction RTs 147/167 on the Northshore Scenic Drive, Lake Mead NV. Group to assembly at a SW sheltered cove of Callville Bay just outside and to starboard coming out of the marina's tire jetty entrance. Will be monitoring VHF Channel 68 on the hour to provide directions. Overnight courtesy dock fee at Callville Bay Marina is $15 assessed about 11 PM. Mast up boat camping overnight in the camp grounds $10. If available, use the camp sites along the South side for widest spaces in the camp ground. A $50 fine could be given to boat camp in the marina parking lot. Only trailer-less vehicles may park down by the ramp. Recommend parking in the Long Term parking lot at the lower level of the parking area. Water, fuel, food, small grocers available at all the marinas.
WHEN: Group Sails usually start out from Callville Bay in the AM on first Sunday. If winds are favorable, we will conduct a "Sailing Rally" between designated navigation buoys / markers along the transit routes to the various lake basins.
LVBMA Founders' Day Cup Race: 8:00 AM Captains' Meeting at the courtesy dock to provide time 'hack', minimum rules, preparation and race start signals, the designated race course with a map. Those overnighting in the sheltered cove on Friday will already have the information.
9:30 AM Start of the Race at Navigation Buoy CB-A (Callville Bay entry buoy) and closest point of land. This will also be the finish line.
~3:00 PM No Host BBQ and Awards ceremony and group picture at the overnight cove.
PROVISIONING: Recommend provisioning before entering the tolled Lake Mead Recreation Area. Food4Less (with Ice and Dry Ice), Wal-Mart, West Marine are located at a strip mall at Lake Mead Drive (Rt 147) and Boulder Hwy. Recommend fueling vehicle and boat before entering.
If there is anything I forgot, or a Sailmate I missed please pass the "word" to me and them.