OUR 61st YEAR!
This September 18-20, we hope you'll join us for the 61st annual Roton Point Multihull Regatta, an open regatta sanctioned by the New England Catamaran Sailing Association (NECSA), and organized by the Roton Point Sailing Association of Rowayton, CT.
Friday, May 1
RPMR 2020 online registration opens
Friday, September 18
Registration and Hospitality, 1200
Hors d'oeuvres and Open Gosling's Rum, Gosling's Ginger Beer, and beer/wine bar, 1400
Saturday, September 19
Race Day 1
Barbecue Steak Dinner, Open Gosling's Rum, Gosling's Ginger Beer, and beer/wine bar, and dance to live music, 1900
Sunday, September 20
Race Day 2
All Hands Awards Ceremony, Corn Chowder, Open beer bar, 1600
Every skipper will receive a complimentary Roton Point Regatta 2020 Gosling's Competitor Cap as part of their Captain's Bag during registration at Roton Point on Friday, September 18. This is a previous year's model (2016); this year's is still TBA! [click below to see slide show; click on an image to enlarge]
The regatta is run by the Roton Point Sailing Association (RPSA), which oversees all boating activities, including rules, berthing assignments, races, and sailing instruction at Roton Point.
The RPSA was established in 1959 by Tony DiMauro, who served as Commodore for a remarkable 35 years. Tony became internationally famous for sponsoring the development of C-Class catamarans, which since 1961 have raced for the International Catamaran Challenge Trophy, popularly known as the "Little America's Cup." After Tony's Patient Lady III took the cup from Australia in 1977, he led four consecutive successful defenses of the "Little America's Cup" with a series of Patient Lady catamarans equipped with fixed wing sails, at the very cutting edge of small racing catamaran development.
At left, the Patient Lady III, with its fixed wing mast, passes Greens Ledge lighthouse in the 1970s.
[To see a 2013 panel discussion featuring the Patient Lady racing team, click here.]
We'll be updating this list regularly as the regatta gets closer....
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER...
“I love this regatta! The racing is competitive, the people are friendly, the location can't be beat! I'll keep coming back!”
Jean-Paul Dreyfuss, F18