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Going for the gold

With more than 50 sailboats likely hitting the water at Scotts Flat Lake this weekend, the Gold Country Yacht Club will host its 27th Annual “Go for the Gold Regatta.”

And the prize for the sailor taking first place is an actual chest of real gold.

Many local residents participate as well as sailors from Folsom, Sacramento, Redding, Oroville, San Francisco, and the East Bay. Olympic circle racing will be used and multiple classes of sailboats will be represented.



All classes are invited and are still eligible to enter, at $45 for U.S. Sailing members, $35 for juniors (under 19) and $50 for all other sailors. A skipper’s gift is included in the registration fee, which can be paid 5-8 p.m. Friday or 8-10 a.m. Saturday, prior to the Skipper’s meeting.

Race No. 1 starts at 11 a.m., followed by the second and third races. Capping the first-day races will be a BBQ dinner that includes a raffle, storytelling and live music.




On Sunday, following breakfast served starting at 7 a.m., race action continues at 11 a.m. with the fourth and fifth races of the weekend. Lunch follows with the annual awards ceremony, at which a wooden chest of gold for first place in each fleet and decorated gold pans for second and third places of each fleet.

Lakeside camping is available by calling Scotts Flat Lake Campground at 265-5302 (mention you are with Regatta, they have reserved sites) and mooring reservations are available through Scotts Flat Lake Marina (265-0413).

The Gold Country Yacht Club has been active in the Nevada County area for many years and meets every second Wednesday evening of the month at a local restaurant or at the Club Picnic Area at Scotts Flat Lake.

Membership is open to all who have a love for sailing or would like to have fun learning how to sail. Ownership a sailboat is not necessary to participate. Call 477-7771 for more information.

WHAT: 27th annual Go for the Gold Regatta, hosted by the Gold Country Yacht Club

WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Scotts Flat Lake, Nevada City

MORE INFO: Call 477-7771


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