Please mark your dinghy racing calendars and save the date for the Portsmouth Boat Club’s hosting of the 3rd, Annual Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge & Dinghy Distance Race. This race, held on September 24, 2011, closes out the dinghy racing season. It is a long distance sprint down the Elizabeth River, past the world’s largest naval base to a finish line at the Old Dominion University’s Sailing Center. The total distance is just over 8 miles in length. There will be 3 Sunfish Fleets (Racing, Recreation, & Novice), as well as a Laser, Thistle, Snipe, Force 5, HOD, Windsurfer Formula and Longboard, and an Open Class, utilizing the Portsmouth Rating System for scoring. If we get 4 or more boats of the same type, we will have a separate class for them. Transportation will be provided for trailer and tow vehicle placement. Breakfast and lunch are also provided, along with a copiously stuffed, “swag bag” of nautical goodies. We have added a huge nautical raffle of various sailing items to include a new Sunfish Sails, hiking straps, and wet suits. We have lodging facilities available, both camping and hotel arrangements for our out of town guests. So check the official racing website at www.hrsunfishrace.com, as well as Portsmouth Boat Club’s websitewww.portsmouthboatclub.orgfor more information and updates. You can register online, so register early. See you on the water! Jonathan Romero Event Chairman, HRSC&DDR Enclosed is the Notice of Race.