2017 Konocti Cup Regatta April 29, 2017
The Konocti Cup is the Konocti Bay Sailing Club's biggest race of the year. The Full Cup is a 26 mile course and the Half Cup is a 13 mile course. Open to all keel boats and to center board boats 18.5 feet and multi-hull boats 14.4 feet and over. Nor Cal PHRF will be used. An operating VHF radio and life jackets are mandatory.
This year-A Non-Spinnaker Division.
Konocti Cup Regatta's Story
The Konocti Cup Regatta is the KBSC's biggest race of the year. Starting in 1984 this race has enjoyed great popularity and has drawn sailboats of all sizes from near and far. The Full Cup is 26 miles and the Half Cup is 13 miles.
In 1984, four Clear Lake sailors who had participated in a regatta on Folsom Lake, decided to hold a regatta on Clear Lake. The Lakeport Yacht Club put on the regatta for the next four years, but then decided not to continue holding the race. So several members split off, gathered other sailors, and formed the Konocti Bay Sailing Club which has continued the Konocti Cup Regatta ever since. Joe Mazzola, of the Konocti Harbor Inn, wanted to promote sailing on the lower end of Clear Lake. The Konocti Cup sailed out of the Konocti Harbor marina until the race moved to Konocti Bay Sailing
Club’s headquarters at Braito’s Marina on Buckingham peninsula. The Regatta is held every year on the fourth Saturday in April. This year it will be the fifth Saturday, April 29. Awards Brunch is on Sunday April 30 at the Riviera Hills Restaurant, Lounge and Recreation Club, 10200 Fairway Dr, Kelseyville, CA 95451 .
The 2017 Konocti Cup Regatta