2022 Montana Sailing Championship - Montana Cup Regatta - Pacific Northwest Thistle Class Districts : North Flathead Yacht Club

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North Flathead Yacht Club is pleased to announce the 45th Annual Montana Cup Regatta and the 2022 Pacific Northwest Thistle Class Districts. Two days of racing and camaraderie at one of the best places to sail in the Northwest will not disappoint!

Come enjoy time with friends both old and new in one of the most beautiful settings available. We will have dinner and live music featuring  Fetviet Brothers on the lawn Saturday Evening, lawn games, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and stories by the fire.

Registration Fees include: Camping, awards, breakfast, after race beverages, entertainment, and dinner tickets as follows: large crew -4, thistle crew -3, small crew -2.

Once again, in addition to the PHRF and One Design Fleets, we will be having a Cruising Fleet which will race in one long distance race each day.  For those who have participated the last couple years, they have found it to be a wonderful weekend of laid back racing.

The Montana Cup Regatta & State Sailing Championships was established by the Canyon Ferry Yacht Club in 1977 for the purpose of promoting and recognizing team racing in Montana, the Regatta now draws competitors from across the State & the Greater Pacific Northwest region.

North Flathead Yacht Club is committed to hosting a green regatta and we have some reusable utensils, but supply is limited; please bring your own dishes, cups and water bottles. 

The Corinthian spirit is alive and well in Montana.  Please do your part to be courteous to other racers, NFYC Race committee, and grounds.  NFYC welcomes any volunteers from visiting clubs to help with race committee, and onshore tasks.   If willing to volunteer please reach out to our VC of Racing Brian Lockwood nfycvice@gmail.com.

To get to the club from downtown Somers, turn south at Del’s Bar and follow Leslie Avenue past the VFD and Classic Company Boatworks.  Keep going through the gates –marked NFYC--and horsepasture. You’ll find us hidden at the end of the road.

If you are transporting a boat from out of the area please ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned, drained, and dried, and be sure to stop at all watercraft check stations.  Due to the heightened threat of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), visitors must now document AIS Inspection clearance as a prerequisite for Regatta

Eligibility and use of NFYC launch and dock facilities.  For questions, please refer to https://fwp.mt.gov/conservation/aquatic-invasive-species. The most convenient location to the club is Jesco Marine.  DO NOT LAUNCH prior to showing proof of clearance.

Upon your arrival, please check in with Port Captain Jeffrey Fiftal, or his representative, for slip and trailer assignments,  you may then be directed toward registration, the mast lift, the trailer extension, and an appropriate launch ramp. 

On-site camping is encouraged during the Regatta, although a variety of accommodations can be found within a few minutes’ drive. Club amenities include shaded picnic areas, covered grilling and dining areas, sinks, ice, Wi-Fi, fire pit, and restrooms with showers.  If you plan to come early or stay late, which I strongly recommend, we will attempt to accommodate you and your boat. Pets are discouraged during this regatta.


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