Lake Davenport Sailing Club Polar Bear Regatta

Posted Online: Sept. 09, 2009, 12:45 pm
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Press release submitted by Lake Davenport Sailing Club

Lake Davenport Sailing Club will be hosting its 49th Annual 2009 Polar Bear Sailboat Regatta September 26 & 27 at the LDSC Club House located at 1255 E. River Drive. Look for signs at Oneida St and East River Drive.

Skippers of the Class MC Scow 16 footers and Skippers of the Class C-Scow 20 footers will be vying for trophies during the 5 races taking place Saturday and

Sunday. Trophies will be presented after the last race on Sunday.

Race Times are: Saturday 10 am and 1 & 3 pm; Sunday: 9:30 & approx. 10:45 am.

For more info on sailing, visit; phone Doc at 563-650-5645.

For pictures of The Polar Bear Regatta from past Regattas, email a request:

For a chance to get on one of the Committee Boats or helper boats for up close camera works for your archives email me.


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