Sailing Email Blast from GG9 (May)

ATTENTION All Sailors
If you have not heard, the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation and Tartan Yachts have signed a first-ever agreement in the history of the Games.
Tartan Yachts will BUILD 20 new single-design sailboats specifically for the 2014 Gay Games to set sail on Lake Erie between 9-16 August 2014. This 26-foot boat is described as quick off the line and and should make the racing exciting whether Competitive (spin) or Recreational (non-spin).

Sailing Finds a Home
If that wasn’t enough, Edgewater Yacht Club has stepped up and will be our host for the week. Edgewater Yacht Club is on Lake Erie adjacent to the 117-acre Cleveland Lakefront State Park and is only 5 minutes from the city’s most popular points of interest.
Facilities include formal dining, indoor and outdoor bar, patio, pool, tiki bar and a water front picnic pavilion. Restrooms and showers are available at the pool and inside the clubhouse 24 hours a day.
EYC’s harbor provides fast and easy access to the lake as well as to Cleveland’s Inner Harbor, waterfront dining and entertainment centers.
The club’s location provides a unique and spectacular view of downtown Cleveland and the Gold Coast of Lakewood (said to be the largest gay community per capita in the United States)!
The club’s diverse group of members and the pleasant atmosphere contribute to it’s reputation as “ the friendliest club on the lake.” We could not have asked for a better venue for this regatta!
Edgewater Yacht Club has organized and hosted numerous local, national and world championship regattas and has an outstanding reputation for running flawless on and off the water activities, not to mention some of the best post race parties.
Regattas the club has previously hosted include Tartan 10 North Americans, Highlander Nationals, J/22 and J/24 North Americans, US Sailing’s Adams Cup, and of course Cleveland Race Week, a 10 day event which attracts hundreds of boats from across the Great Lakes. Cleveland Race Week encompasses 10 days of racing, music, parties and special events for over 2,500 men, women and junior sailors.

Registration is Open
Spaces are limited. Register today at www.GG9CLE.com/registration to ensure your place in Gay Games sailing history. General registration must be completed before you register for a specific event. An overview with the sailing schedule and registration details can be found here.
Get your team together and sign up! If you don’t have a team or have a partial team, you can still sign up. There is a FAQ on the GLORY website: http://glorysailing.org/wp/gg9-2014/. You can leave a message and a GLORY representative will follow up.
Start getting excited! Sailing is where it’s at, at the 2014 Gay Games and is looking like the best event ever!

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