This sail from a Fleet 58 Hobie hangs in the foyer of the Pointe Bar and Grill at Eagle Point

This sail from a Fleet 58 Hobie hangs in the entrance of the Pointe Bar and Grill at Eagle Point

The Clark Lake Spirit Foundation is planning a Fleet 58 Regatta Reunion for the coming summer. The event, scheduled for a 10:30 am start on Sunday, July 6th, celebrates a Clark Lake historical first. Out of all the Hobie fleets in the US, Clark Lake had the most Hobies, making our lake’s Fleet number one in the nation. And the impressions and memories created in the many races that took place here are still very much alive.

Hobie sailors will be invited to enter the race with the 18-foot class start at 10:30 am; and the 16 foot class, at 10:45 am. Trophies will be awarded. And as event planning continues, there will likely be add-ons to the activities. The $30 entry fee will include a Caribbean style buffet lunch, currently scheduled at noon, at the Pointe Waterfront Deck.

CLYC BurgeeWhile the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation is sponsoring the event, the people who know how to put on an excellent sailboat race are at the Clark Lake Yacht Club. They have graciously agreed to provide the officials and other individuals necessary to operate the race. Their expertise will truly enhance the entire Regatta experience.

This one-day return of Fleet 58 to the lake will also mark the return of lots of Fleet 58 lore. It will draw out several highly interesting and entertaining stories that should prove enjoyable to many. Look for them here–as well details, as they develop.