Volunteering for the Pequot Yacht Club 2011 Invitational Regatta

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Home Stager with Transition Stage LLC

Volunteering for the Pequot Yacht Club 2011 Invitational Regatta

The summer sun was bright and strong this morning, as sailors aged 12-15 years prepared for the Invitational Regatta hosted by the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, CT. This invitational regatta is the second oldest running junior regatta on Long Island Sound. It was started in 1954.

This year saw the introduction of something new: a collaboration between Pequot and Sailors for the Sea, an ocean conservation organization. Setting this as a Clean Regatta means not only best efforts at recycling effort, but also distributing water to each sailor in insulated stainless steel bottles instead of plastic ones, which can easily fly overboard and cause problems with marine life.

It was fun to volunteer to coordinate various activities, and see the excitement of all these young sailors as they prepared for their first sail of the day this morning.

They are sailing in small boats known as Pixels, specifically chosen for intermediate sailors. They make quite a display when they're all lined up at the docks.


2011 Pequot Yacht Club Regatta


2011 Pequot Yacht Club Regatta


The Racing Committee boat is seen here with a long view of the route the Pixels will take as they're towed from the docks to their starting positions.


2011 Pequot Yacht Club Regatta


The Pequot Yacht Club is set in a truly beautiful part of Southport, CT on Harbor Road. It was a joy to participate in a small way, and I'm sure the young sailors had a lot of fun - I know I did!


Volunteering for the Pequot Yacht Club 2011 Invitational Regatta

Comments (10)

Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Judy, what a pretty sailing sight to behold. Much more exciting than my day working a local poll at the voting booths. But later I saw a rainbow and that made me smile!

Aug 01, 2011 04:36 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Judy, what a great event and you have captured it so well in photos.  

Aug 01, 2011 05:25 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Ellen - It was a truly beautful morning, and the sails looked great against the blue sky. I'm glad you got a rainbow at the end of your day!

Aug 01, 2011 11:30 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

HI Michael - Thanks - glad you liked the photos. It's a stunning setting there.

Aug 01, 2011 11:31 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The Pequot Yacht Club 2011 Invitational Regatta looks like the perfect activity for a beautiful summer day.  Thanks for sharing your photographs!


 Blooming for you!

Aug 02, 2011 10:08 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Roy - Thank you! I think the kids really had a wonderful time. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

Aug 02, 2011 10:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Judy, that sounds so exciting! I always wanted to be a Sailor! Both of my son and daughter sailed in sailing regattas and I loved sharing the experience with them. Those are great photos and I'm sure everyone had a blast! When I think of summer, I think of sailing!

Aug 02, 2011 10:51 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Patricia - It was really pretty cool. I've never been involved in this sort of thing before, and it was fun to see the kids all excited and very purposeful. They also really loved the idea of collaborating with Sailors for the Sea and banishing plastic bottles from their boats.

Aug 02, 2011 11:17 AM
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Judy, nice job on your blog. It is very well designed. I enjoyed my visit very much! See...I was so right about Stager's and their ability to design beautiful blogs. It is very appealing!

Aug 02, 2011 02:56 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Jeanean - Thanks so much! It's great to hear that you like the design, and that you enjoyed your visit here.

Aug 03, 2011 12:46 PM