Go for the Gold Regatta sets sail Saturday | TheUnion.com

Go for the Gold Regatta sets sail Saturday

This 2015 photo shows boats at the 34th Go for the Gold Regatta held at Scotts Flat Lake. The 35th Go for the Gold Regatta sets sail Saturday.
Submitted photo by Dennis Berry |

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What: 35th annual Go for the Gold Regatta

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday

Where: Scotts Flat Lake

The Go for the Gold Regatta will set sail Saturday at Scotts Flat Lake, marking the 35th installment of the annual boat race.

“It’s not just sailing, it’s racing,” Gold Country Yacht Club board member and event organizer Hugh Talman said. “There are some pretty darn interesting things that happen out on that race track.”

Talman said he expects to have 40-60 boats racing in several different categories throughout the weekend. And while many sailors may initially come for the thrill of racing, Talman said it is the beauty of Scotts Flat Lake that keeps them coming back year after year.

“It’s a good race and our lake is beautiful,” he said. “You can’t beat the water coming up to the pine trees.”

In addition to the many boat races on Saturday and Sunday, there will be post-race festivities, including live music, a raffle and a barbecue on Saturday, and a hot dog lunch and awards ceremony Sunday. All festivities will take place at the Gold Country Yacht Club’s clubhouse located at the lake.

For more information about the 35th annual Go for the Gold Regatta visit http://gcyc.net.

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