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Go for Gold Regatta slated

The Gold Country Yacht Club’s 26th Annual “Go For The Gold!” Regatta returns to Scotts Flat Lake June 2-3.

Sailors from all over California and the West Coast come to participate. The competition is tough as several fleets hold their regional qualification trials during this event.

In keeping with the local Gold Rush heritage, the first place prizes for the regatta are hand-crafted oak chests (carved by local artisans) with vials of real gold; with second and third (and some fourth) place finishers in each fleet receiving gold pans with “gold” nuggets.

The “Go for the Gold!” regatta has become a major Northern California sailing event and is a favorite among its competitors. For local folks, it’s an opportunity for a fun day at Scotts Flat Lake watching the races and meeting all the sailors and their families.

Admission to Scott’s Flat Lake (including all the day use facilities) is $6.25 per vehicle and up to four persons (overnight boat storage additional); there is no additional charge from GCYC to watch the races.

GCYC will hold a full barbecue dinner on Saturday night with a live band, “tall tales” sailor storytelling, raffles and games. A limited number of non-racer tickets will be available for the dinner the day of the event.

For more information on the regatta visit the Web site at http://www.gcyc.net or contact GCYC Commodore Pierre Chatelain at 263-2157.

Opening Day is Sunday

Anyone who has ever sailed, thought about sailing, or dreamed about sailing, is invited to come out to Scotts Flat Lake between noon and 4 p.m. Sunday for the GCYC’s “Opening Day at the Lake” celebration.

Club members will have their sailboats on the lake for rides and to share the joys of sailing. Refreshments will be available at the GCYC clubhouse (adjacent to the boat launching ramp), along with information and probably some “tellers of tall tales” as well.

There is no charge from GCYC for this event, but a the vehicle day pass or SFL annual pass is required for entry to the recreation area. The lake is operated by the Nevada Irrigation District.

For information on Scotts Flat Lake, including amenities and fees, visit the Web site http://www.scottsflatlake.net.

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