This page will have the latest goings on posted. Check back frequently, as we will add content on a fairly regular basis. If you’re looking for catboat events in general, the Catboat Association is always a good resource.
Sandpiper National Championships
Marshall Marine and Duxbury Yacht Club (MA) are excited to invite all Marshall Sandpiper sailors to come to beautiful Duxbury Bay to compete in the inaugural Marshall Sandpiper National Championships, being held September 6-8, 2013. Organizers are hoping to see competitors from fleets as far away as Texas and Florida make the trip north to challenge the locals in the beautiful fall breezes for the title of National Champion. The first meeting of the newly formed Marshall Sandpiper Class Association will be held in conjunction with the event. A full weekend of racing and entertainment is being planned. Charter boats and lodging with DYC members for those who need it will be made available. Circle the dates and start practicing! Early Registration ends July 31st. Full details, including Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Registration, can be found on www.sandpipernationals2013.com.
Sandpiper Class Association
The growing popularity of the Marshall Sandpiper as a racing class has brought about the founding of the Sandpiper Class Association. The association's mission is to promote the Sandpiper class, develop Sandpiper racing, encourage and foster the sport of sailing and do anything else it can to support Sandpiper sailors and enthusiasts. The Sandpiper is a one-design class member of US Sailing as of December 2012.
By becoming a member of the Sandpiper class you enable the Class Association to promote the Sandpiper class, develop and maintain a class website (See SCA page on this site while its own site is under development), organize class rendezvous, promote and support class Regional and National Championship regattas and help maintain the Sandpiper as a strict one-design class of sailboat.
The inaugural Sandpiper National Championships will take place on September 6 – 8, 2013 and will be hosted by the Duxbury Yacht Club in Duxbury, MA. The first annual class meeting will also take place during the regatta. More information on the event itself will be posted here on this site when available. To inquire about becoming a member of the Sandpiper Class Association please contact Charlie Adams at Marshall Marine for your local fleet information (Phone: 508-994-0414 or Charlie@marshallcat.com). If you’d like to join the group, download the membership application and follow the instructions.
Fleet captains for 2013 race season are as follows: