20oct(oct 20)12:30 pm21(oct 21)5:00 pmFeaturedGreat Pumpkin Regatta12:30 pm - 5:00 pm (21) Race Committee: PRO:Jim Sisson RC:Porter Fell,Holly Hohnstein,Jeffery Richardson,Mike Sparks,David Hardwick,Tom Adams,Terry Waldron
Online Registration is Closed
Thistle Fleet 110's biggest racing event of the year! Come join us for great racing, food and entertainment. For more information visit our event website at
Thistle Fleet 110’s biggest racing event of the year! Come join us for great racing, food and entertainment. For more information visit our event website at www.greatpumpkinregatta.com.
Organizing Authority: The Thistle Great Pumpkin Regatta (GPR) is organized by the Thistle Class Association (TCA) in conjunction with the Birmingham Sailing Club, and has been sanctioned in accordance with the By-Laws of the TCA.
Rules: The Regattas will be governed by the “rules” as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), and Thistle Class Rules as documented in the TCA Constitution, TCA Bylaws, Chief Measurement Rulings and Specifications.
Eligibility and Entry: The Regatta is open to boats and competitors meeting the eligibility requirements as described in the (TCA) rules. (All Skippers must be TCA members; all boats must be Registered and Dues Paid). Eligible participants should register in advance for the regatta by completing the on-line registration as described in this Notice of Race. To register for the regatta, reserve lunches and dinners, visit www.greatpumpkinregatta.com for the link to the on-line registration. The GPR entry fee is $45.00 or $40.00 for members of US Sailing. Entries after October 18 will be accepted with a $10 late fee.
PRO:Jim Sisson RC:Porter Fell,Holly Hohnstein,Jeffery Richardson,Mike Sparks,David Hardwick,Tom Adams,Terry Waldron
Friday (October 19)
- 1500 Club grounds open for early arrival
Saturday (October 20)
- 09:30 Registration – Please pre-register to reserve dinners and lunches
- 11:00 Lunches available at the club house
- 11:30 Skipper’s Meeting
- 13:00 Racing begins
- 18:00 Attitude adjustment
- 18:30 Children’s Costume Party
- 19:00 Dinner
- 20:00 Live Music
Sunday (October 21)
- 07:30 Breakfast
- 09:30 Racing resumes (no race to start after 12:30 CT)
- 12:30 Trophy presentation with Pumpkin Bowling
Note: BSC is in the Central Time Zone