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Is $30 membership worth it?

One of the biggest benefits to being a member is that you receive a reduced price on a new mast. Paul Latour has graciously put together a system and means of purchasing a new mast. To receive the discount, you must be a current member, and also have been a member the preceding year. The discount is $300. Following is a report from our Secretary/Treasurer on the status of the mast blanks:


This February 2013 photo documents over half of the mast blanks safely kept by JSI in St. Petersburg, FL.  Your  Secretary-Treasurer documented all thirty blanks stored by JSI for us.  Mast blanks cost $900 to persons who have been class members continuously for at least one and the previous year, and $1200 to others.   JSI charges separately to finish a blank (pricing varies by parts recycled and aging; I connect buyers with JSI for details.  

JSI also stores spreader blanks for us. The class owns two sets of finished painted spreaders stored by JSI available for $250+shipping.  Connect with Paul if you need these.

Just want you to know that your money and masts are well cared for and accountable by your class leaders.

Mail Paul or the class president if you have any questions.

Paul Latour, Secretary-Treasurer

The 2018 S2 7.9 regatta season closes out the year in Nashville, TN. This regatta usually attracts 10-15 boats with great racing and a great party. Trailer parking and launch are available onsite at Percy Priest Yacht Club. There are numerous hotels available minutes down the road. Paul Latour's annual gumbo party is not one to miss and will be held on Saturday. Most crews end up downtown Nashville one night to listen to the bands on Broadway. Please join the class for some honky tonkin' and great sailing in Nashville.

Registration is now open for the
Nashville Equalizer Regatta
October 20-21

Congratulations to Fun Uncle on Winning the 2018 S2 7.9 Class Championship

Congratulations to Smile & Wave on
Winning the Lake Erie Championship

Awards photos courtesy of Evan Rodgers, on the water photos courtesy of Doug Slade

Third Place: Challenge

Second Place: Fun Uncle

First Place: Smile & Wave

The 2017 edition of the Class Championship was a memorable one. Micheal and Tovi Kiss along with all of the volunteers from Macatawa Bay Yacht Club put on a fantastic regatta. The weekend brought unseasonably warm temperatures at or near 90 degrees. The high pressure system brought light winds although there was decent wind in the mornings. We were able to have three races on Friday and two on Saturday. The wind died off on Sunday before we were able to start a race. The weekend brought three great events: beautiful sunset on the patio on Thursday with a one man band, banquet at the club on Friday and the highlight of the event was the party at the Kiss' house on Saturday night. First Place for the Regatta was a battle between Smile & Wave and Fun Uncle. The boats traded places back and forth almost every race. In the end it was Smile & Wave who became the 2017 S2 7.9 National Champion with their 5th in the last race versus Fun Uncle with 11th. Smile & Wave won the Regatta by one point. Be sure to keep your Sailing World subscription up to date as there will be a feature article on the race published within the next six months. Dave Powlison was onboard Relentless along with Evan Rodgers taking pictures on the photo boat. Thank you to all that made this a great event and we look forward to seeing you next year at Ford Yacht Club on Grosse Ile, MI.

Time left until the Nashville Equalizer:


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2018 Regattas


St. Pete NOOD
St. Petersburg, FL
February 16-18

Annapolis NOOD
May 4-6
Annapolis, MD

Lake Erie Championship
Ford Yacht Club
Grosse Ile, MI
(South of Detroit, MI)
June 2-3

Class Championship
Grosse Ile, MI
September 7-9

Nashville Equalizer Regatta
Nashville, TN
October 20-21
Gumbo Sat night

Congratulations to Smile & Wave
on Winning the
2017 S2 7.9 Class Championship
Holland, MI


2019 Class

Racine Yacht Club
Racine, WI
September 20-22


If you didn't attend this year's Class Championship, you missed one fantastic regatta. The Regatta started with perfect sailing conditions on Friday, partly cloudy skies and 10-14 kts of wind. After day one, Rebel was in first place with the next 5 boats within 3 points of each other. Saturday brought heavy air with winds around 20kts. It was a wild ride with boat speeds pushing 9 kts downwind. After 2 races, the Race Committee called racing for the day as the wind and seas continued to build. On Saturday night the annual banquet was held at Ford Yacht and it was tasty! Many times, the comment "This is the best buffet I've ever had" was heard. Following the banquet there was a band that rocked the rest of the evening. There was even a sighting of a Relentless crewmember in a Pac Man suit on the dance floor. As the winds were even stronger on Sunday with gusts to 35, the Race Committee decided to call off racing for the day and end the regatta. All the traveling boats were out of the water and secured by 12:00pm when the awards started. Every boat received an award and a goody bag including the coveted 3D printed model of the S2 7.9. After 5 races and big winds, Fun Uncle was the winner and the 2018 Class Champion. Many thanks to Cary Diehl and Ford Yacht for putting on one of the best CCRs ever. Also, thanks to all those on the RC boats, especially those on the mark boats. Without all of these people, this regatta would not have happened. Join us in Racine, WI in 2019.

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