2022 Pacific Northwest District Championships
North Flathead Yacht Club is pleased to announce the 45th Annual Montana Cup Regatta and the 2022 Pacific Northwest Thistle Class Districts. Two days of racing and camaraderie at one of the best places to sail in the Northwest will not disappoint!
Come enjoy time with friends both old and new in one of the most beautiful settings available. We will have dinner and live music featuring the Fetviet Brothers on the lawn Saturday Evening, lawn games, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and stories by the fire.
The Corinthian spirit is alive and well in Montana. Please do your part to be courteous to other racers, NFYC Race committee, and grounds. NFYC welcomes any volunteers from visiting clubs to help with race committee, and onshore tasks. If willing to volunteer please reach out to our VC of Racing Brian Lockwood firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register at https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/24617
Registration Fees include: Camping, awards, breakfast, after race beverages, entertainment, and dinner tickets as follows: large crew -4, Thistle crew -3, small crew -2.
Directions and Arrival
To get to the club from downtown Somers, turn south at Del’s Bar and follow Leslie Avenue past the VFD and Classic Company Boatworks. Keep going through the gates –marked NFYC–and horse pasture. You’ll find us hidden at the end of the road.
Upon your arrival, please check in with Port Captain Jeffrey Fiftal or his representative for slip and trailer assignments. You may then be directed toward registration, the mast lift, the trailer extension, and an appropriate launch ramp.
North Flathead Yacht Club is committed to hosting a green regatta and we have some reusable utensils, but supply is limited; please bring your own dishes, cups and water bottles.
If you are transporting a boat from out of the area please ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned, drained, and dried, and be sure to stop at all watercraft check stations. Due to the heightened threat of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), visitors must now document AIS Inspection clearance as a prerequisite for Regatta Eligibility and use of NFYC launch and dock facilities. For questions, please refer to https://fwp.mt.gov/conservation/aquatic-invasive-species. The most convenient location to the club is Jesco Marine. DO NOT LAUNCH prior to showing proof of clearance.
On-site camping is encouraged during the Regatta, although a variety of accommodations can be found within a few minutes’ drive. Club amenities include shaded picnic areas, covered grilling and dining areas, sinks, ice, Wi-Fi, fire pit, and restrooms with showers. If you plan to come early or stay late, which I strongly recommend, we will attempt to accommodate you and your boat. Pets are discouraged during this regatta.
We look forward to seeing you in August!