On April 26, sailors are invited to the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club to sign up for the season’s Thursday night small sailboat racing season, which begins with the spring series May 3. The bar will be open, the pub menu will be available, and at 7 pm, Lightning-class sailor Todd Wake will speak about his sailing life, beginning in a wooden pram and progressing to North American champion.
The Irving J. Phreazemhitaile Memorial Regatta – Sturgeon Bay’s first sailboat race of 2018 – is set for April 29 in front of the Yacht Club. The regatta is open to any sailboat able to navigate the inner bay course. The race has inaugurated the annual small boat racing season since the mid-1970s. Weather permitting, racing begins at 2 pm.
Also on April 29, the Sail Training Foundation’s popular chili supper begins at 5 pm, with serving at 7:30 pm. The cost is $8 adults and $5 for kids 5 to 12. This will be the first chance to register for youth and adult sailing classes. There will be four sessions for younger sailors: June 18-28, July 2-12, July 16-26 and July 30, culminating with the spaghetti supper/awards event. Adult classes will be on Wednesday evenings for six weeks, beginning June 20. For more information about sailing classes, go to sailtrainingfoundation.com.