Intergalactic Dixie Thistle Regatta 2014
The 2013 Dixie heralded a new way of dividing the fleets. Rather than sailing with four fleets, each rotating to compete against the others one time, this year we will sail in two fleets -- Purple and Green -- and assign skippers to the fleet of their choice, where they will remain for all races sailed. This change allows us to sail up to five races, weather and RC discretion permitting. So eat your Wheaties!
There are no “rules” as to which fleet you are to be in, but in general the Purple Fleet is intended for more experienced and competitive sailors, while the Green Fleet will afford an opportunity for less experienced or up-and-coming skippers to enjoy the action of a big fleet without being clobbered by the “hotshots.” There will be trophies for both divisions -- five for the Purples (including the Dixie Perpetual Trophy) and three for the Greens. We anticipate attracting twenty or more boats to the Green Fleet for a fun and competitive series. You choose!
For all the official details, download these PDFs:
2014 Dixie Notice of Race
2014 Dixie Sailing Instructions