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.

 

The schedule:

 

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.

 

 

Fair Winds,

 

Bob DeRoeck, BCA Race Chairman