S2 7.9 Class Association
Join the S2 7.9 Class on Grosse Ile for the S2 7.9 Lake Erie Championship. The Regatta is held on the gorgeous grounds of Ford Yacht Club which is located on the Southern tip of Grosse Ile situated at the mouth of the Detroit River and the start of Lake Erie. This regatta has quickly become one of the favorites with the class. This regatta has most of what a traveling crew would like: cheap entry fee ($50 for US Sailing members) free trailer parking on site, free launch on site, hotels within 20min and most importantly, great hospitality from Ford yacht Club. Plan to attend this great regatta.
Registration is now open for the
S2 7.9 Lake Erie Championship
Grosse Ile, MI
The 2017 S2 7.9 racing season now moves to the East Coast in Annapolis, MD. Come join us in historic Annapolis for sailing on the Chesapeake, fun out on the town and some fresh Maryland crab. With gorgeous views of the Naval Academy on the way out to the course, this is a regatta you don't want to miss.
Race on the Chesapeake in Historic Annapolis
2017 Annapolis NOOD
St. Pete NOOD Results
Rebel wins the
St. Pete NOOD
St. Petersburg, FL
Photos Courtesy of: Helicopter Pilot and pictures, Chris and Kim Conkright. Land photos, Chris Craig.
Scott's Ashes laid in Lake Michigan
Toast by Tom Elsen Remembering Scott Graham
We had a fantastic Regatta in Nashville this year. We sailed 8 races over two days with 10-20 kts of breeze with sun and temps in the 80s. In addition to the racing, tons of fun was had on the docks, by the Kentucky RV, at La Hacienda, Predators hockey game, downtown Nashville, and of course Paul's infamous party and gumbo. The Regatta was won by Straight Up, Second Place went to Challenge and in Third Place was Scalded Dawg. We also had the pleasure of having the regatta photographed from a helicopter. If you were unable to attend please join us next year in Nashville for a great time.
2016 Equalizer Regatta
At the Class Championship this year, we had two salutes to Scott Graham. Scott was one of the two designers of our beloved S2 7.9. Scott passed away on Tuesday August 16, in Grand Rapids, MI, after a long battle with bone marrow cancer. Those who met Scott at the 2014 CCR in Holland realized how great of a person he was. Scott was humbled by how strong the S2 7.9 class still was after designing the boat over 35 years ago.
After the final race on Thursday Scott's ashes were laid in the water. It was Scott's wish to race one more time. He was able to do a practice race and 3 races down below on Matros. Before his ashes were laid, many kind words were relayed over the race course on the race committee's radio channel. Later that evening at the class banquet, three toasts were given by Tom Elsen.
A Salute Scott Graham
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2017 Regatta Locations
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Put your local event on the class calendar
New for the class website this year is a google calendar. You can access it here or at the top left of the page with the red button. If you would like your event on the calendar, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleet 29 in Lake Walenpaupack, PA
Most S2 7.9 sailors have heard of the 7.9 fleets in Holland, Racine, Nashville and Lake Minnetonka. However, most do not know that we have a fleet in Lake Walenpaupack, PA. Lake Walenpaupack is in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 25 miles East of Scranton, PA. Lake Walenpaupack is 13 miles long with an average depth of 25-30ft and is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills. Fleet 29 calls Lake Walenpaupack home with 6 S2 7.9s currently on the lake. Most are members of the Paupack Sailing club. After every race the sailors meet at Ironwood Point Marina for a picnic. The Paupack Sailing club was founded in 1997 by a group of cruisers who were looking for an excuse to get together at least every other week. Over the years the small group of sailors in the club has fostered a great deal of camaraderie between them. One of the members, Stef Seeuwen, has been a big supporter of the S2 7.9 Class. Stef makes parts for the rudder and also other items for the 7.9 in his machine shop. It is great to see fleets of S2 7.9s throughout the country and Canada.
Would you like your fleet featured on the S2 7.9 website? If so, tell us about your fleet and send a few pictures to email@example.com.
St. Pete NOOD
St. Petersburg, FL
Lake Erie Championship
Ford Yacht Club
Grosse Ile, MI
(South of Detroit, MI)
Nashville Equalizer Regatta