BNAC 2017 Venue & Dates Announced!on December 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm
The venue and dates for BNAC 2017 have been finalized.
BNAC 2017 will be held at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club in Niantic, Connecticut, Sept 28-Oct 1, 2017.
Thursday, Sept 28: Registration, measuring, and practice races in afternoon
Friday, Sept 29: Full day of racing
Saturday, Sept 30: Full day of racing
Sunday, Oct 1: Half day of racing. No race to start after 1 pm. The Awards Ceremony will be around 3 pm to allow folks to hit the road relatively early.
Social activities are still in the planning stage. Housing options are being researched. The plan is to issue the Notice of Race by the end of February.
Fall in New England is the best time of year. The weather is lovely and the crowds are gone. Winds at Niantic should be good and the water temperature is still relatively warm (65-67 F). There are lots of family activities and touristy things to do in the area such as visiting Mystic Seaport, historic Newport RI, the US Submarine Museum and USS Nautilus in Groton, Ct, etc. Consider making this a family vacation with a 3 day weekend regatta to finish or start your vacation.
It’s not too early to start reserving your 2017 vacation time to include BNAC.
More to follow both here and on the BCA website.
Bob DeRoeck, BCA Race Chairman