The 2022 Destination Beercan will be held Saturday, August 20th at 11am. All members are welcome to participate, including Racers and Cruisers. We will sail from Hudson to Stillwater, with a party after the sailors arrive in the park.
The Beercan Party (hosted by Matt and crew from Contessa) will follow racing south of the lift bridge. If that area of the park is busy, the party may be moved elsewhere along the waterfront. Please bring a side dish to pass. The club will provide deli sandwiches from Brines, beer, water, and pop. It would be great to have simple sides to accompany them: salads, fruits, veggies, cheeses, etc…
Ken from Hairy Bear will sponsor a Bocce Ball tournament when we arrive!
The Destination Beercan race will begin at 11am near Bayport. It will be a distance race from north of the railroad bridge to the finish line in downtown Stillwater.
First leg will be to windward, and a mark (rounded to port) may be set if the wind is Southerly. The Race Committee will make ample announcements on VHF 72 prior to 11am.
Sailors are welcome to sail back to Hudson at their leisure.
Set off with the racers at 11am, or at your pleasure. See you in Stillwater for the party!
If you choose to start with the racers, please start AFTER the racers, and do your best to not interfere with them during the race. They have paid race fees and are competing for trophies. Your courtesy is much appreciated.
This is a non-standard sailing area, so you need to keep and eye on the river depths and follow the USCG right of way rules for non-competitor vessels.
Click here for a river diagram calling attention to a few known areas of shallow water.
Prior to racing, all sailors are required to pass under the Hudson Railroad Bridge on the north end of the Hudson channel. If the bridge is closed, they may be hailed on VHF 16. The R/C may postpone racing if bridge closures hold up the fleet.
Mooring/docking Information at Stillwater:
We will med-moor south of the Lift Bridge in downtown Stillwater along the seawall (see photo). Depth just south of the bridge is 5′ at flat pool, and shallows further south. Please reserve space for deep-draft boats further north.
Ken (Hairy Bear) and others will be on site to assist with med-mooring! Bring an anchor and at least one (ideally two) long mooring lines. If you are unfamiliar with med-mooring, call Pat or Ken (or any number of people) and they can explain.
Flags, pennants, and other boat bling are highly recommended! There will be plenty of gawkers.
If you’d prefer to do a standard side-tie to the seawall, please consider allowing other boats to raft alongside you (bring fenders).
You may also dock your boats at the Stillwater City Docks. They are behind the paddle boats (enter from the North). Space is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis (we do not have reservations). Overnight docking is an option, but very limited.