New Date Fall Classic November 6-7

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New Date Fall Classic November 6-7

Due to a scheduling conflict, we have a new date for the 43rd Atlanta Fall Classic

November 6-7

All to all types of windsurfers, windfoils and wingfoils;
All level of abilities and skill levels are welcome.

Hope to see you there!

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Re: New Date Fall Classic November 6-7

Via Bob Graves of Shell Point (Tallahassee) on our FB page

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For those who have not been, there is a good write up in the SPSC newsletter about the Atlanta Fall Classic, just scroll down a little bit: https://www.spsc20knotsnob.com/newsletter

Here it is:

The 43rd Atlanta Fall Classic, November 6-7, 2021, Lake Lanier Sailing Club, Georgia

This regatta has been run continuously since 1978 and may be the longest running regatta in the Southeast. The setting at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club is nothing short of spectacular. They have done an incredible job of creating campsites in the woods near the club house. The clubhouse has two newly renovated restrooms and nice warm showers. Of course, after sailing in freshwater all day, showers are only needed if you never jump/fall in the water. This time of year allows you to see the leaves beginning their change, a very colorful sight. The camping here rivals any campground and is FREE to those who come to participate. If you have an RV, you can park up in the parking lot, though there is no water, electrical, or sewer. If you have a long enough extension cord, run one down to the clubhouse.

Since the regatta is in late October, the weather can be anywhere from the upper forties to the upper seventies, having sailed there myself in both conditions. The wind is also the same, varying from very light to hold on for dear life.

The race committee always provides both breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday as well as supper on Saturday night. There is also PLENTY of beer to be drunk. In past years, SPSC members would coordinate supper on Friday night as we arrived, but SPSC attendance has fallen dramatically, which is why I’m writing this article. If you have never been, ask someone in the club about their experience there. I really encourage some of the newer members who wish to experience a friendly, welcoming regatta and enjoy camping to attend and some of the club members who have been to go again.

Heck, when you go, bring Kayaks and SUPs and explore the different areas where you can’t sail, or go out and do a little fishing.

One year after going to this event, Sandy and I camped at nearby venues to visit all the waterfalls around the area, like Anna Ruby Falls, Tallulah Gorge, etc. If you like mountain biking, Perry, Joe, Bill, and I had a great ride at Chicopee Woods Mountain Bike Trails nearby in Gainesville, Georgia. We finally got to experience the mountain part of mountain biking!

These pictures show that the sunsets over the lake are just as pretty as they are down in Fiesta Key. The others show how large the inside of clubhouse is, and folks just relaxing on the back lawn. Debi had brought some jigsaw puzzles to help pass the time during some nasty weather. We got it together even with a piece missing!

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