The George Griffith Regatta

2010 brings the 17th year for the George Griffith Regatta. The event has served as a premier fall regatta for larger sailboats on Lake Ray Hubbard for many years. The regatta is open to boats with fixed keels ranging from 20 to 40 feet in length. The George Griffith trophy is annually awarded to the winner of the largest sailing class in the event that year.

Please register for the George Griffith Regatta at the Rush Creek Yacht Club website at www.rcyc.org The Registration Fee of $85 includes Friday Night appetizers, continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday, three meals each for Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner. Additional meals can be purchased.

The expected fleets of boats this year include: PHRF A – Larger keel boats with spinnakers scored with the PHRF formula; PHRF B – Smaller keel boats with spinnakers scored with the PHRF formula; IC-24 – Twenty-four foot boat one-design with three or four people using a Mainsail, Jib, and Spinnaker; Melges 24 – Lighter-weight boats with a sprit used to carry an asymmetrical spinnaker; Main and Jib – Sailboats who use only a Mainsail and Jib or Genoa.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE REGATTA, INCLUDING THE ENTRY FEES, PRIVATE and CORPORTATE SPONSORSHIP and DONATIONS GOES DIRECTLY TO ROCKWALL HELPING HANDS.

Friday September 24, 2010


1800 – 2000 Regatta Registration
1800 Welcome Reception

Saturday September 25, 2010

0730 – 0900 Breakfast
0800 – 0900 Late Regatta Registration
0900 Competitors Briefing
1000 Warning Gun for first race followed by Lunch served in
Clubhouse. Additional races to follow.
1700 Complimentary Beer after the races
1700 Corporate Sponsor Competitors Briefing
1730 Corporate Sponsor Race – Start (Melges 24s)
1830 Dinner and party

Sunday, September 26, 2010

0800 – 0900 Breakfast
0955 Warning Gun for first race. Additional Race to follow
1300 Lunch Served at Club
1330 Trophy Presentation

About Rockwall County Helping Hands:

Providing help with such things as financial aid, food and medical care to more than 6,000 less fortunate Rockwall County residents in a year is a remarkable job – and one that Helping Hands and its supporters do day in and day out. With today’s lagging economy and skyrocketing costs, the needs are at an all-time high. Helping Hands can provide the information and resources that help needy residents break the circle of dependency and become contributing citizens.

• Critical Emergency Assistance – Provide aid to county residents who are victims of house fires, need help with a utility bill or rent payment, need to see a doctor or fill a prescription, or stranded in Rockwall and need aid to get home.

• Food Pantry – Offers relief to families who are unable to put food on the table due to a crisis. Families are provided enough canned goods, staples, refrigerated and frozen items to last one week.

• Strategic Assistance – The Family Independence Initiative Program (FII) is designed to help persons move away from long-term charitable assistance and begin developing the skills necessary to become financially stable. The FII program helps individuals over a 2 to 5 year period as they work toward many life changing goals, which includes higher education, jobs skills training, home ownership, and life skills training.

• Thrift Stores in Rockwall and Royse City – Shoppers can find treasures from antiques to name brand clothing and when you make a purchase you can feel good that your money is going to a worthy cause.

• Health Center – Since individuals who cannot access affordable healthcare have higher rates of high blood pressure, heart and lung diseases, diabetes and asthma, chronic disease management is a specialty of the Center. Nurse Practitioners spend time educating patients about their conditions and best ways to take care of themselves. Follow-up visits are encouraged.

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