The big trip for the MudRatz this summer will be the Opti New England’s in Newport, RI. The dates are August 4th to the 7th and the ECSA has cleared the junior schedule to avoid any conflicts for local regatta’s.

Team Info: The team will be limited and it’s on a first paid basis. We are accepting deposits to secure coaches via the snap web site for $50 on the payments tab (or email me if you are sending a check). We will open up spots to the rest of the ECSA one week from today.

Fee’s and Dates: July 16th is the early registration deadline. The registration fee is $140 and attached is the Official NOR. Your child also need to join the US Opti Class… this cost is $39. If we get 8 boats the coaching/crash boat fee for the event will be $100 (less $50 deposit), if fewer turnout we might need to adjust upwards.

Regatta Plan: Monday, August 4th… a six boat trailer will be at Wad and another at Niantic Bay for loading Opti’s onto. We will plan have the boats loaded up to leave for Newport at 11am. This will give us Monday afternoon for a light practice to get kids familiar with the racing area. We encourage parents and kids to stay in Newport for Mon, Tues & Weds night, but we will also provide rides home for kids who cannot stay. If you can only stay one night make it Wednesday night please… that will be the regatta/team party. We will have one coach on RWB and one coach on the GREEN circle. Thursday after racing we will pack up the boats and return to Wad and NBYC.

Please email me back with any questions. They expect about 300 boats at this event and Newport always knows how to show the kids a great time!