Author Topic: Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta -- Summerville Lake, WV Aug 19-20 2017  (Read 174 times)

BruceWoods

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Hi, folks,

I have gone to this regatta to help raise money for Hospice of WV in the past. They had to cancel last year due to flooding, but it's on again for the 6th year this August.

As I recall you register for $40, maybe even raise other contributions.

Here is more info:  http://www.smsawv.org/the-mama/. On that page is a link to more info, incl the directions and the registration.

I think it would be cool to meet other WR sailors there, if you can make it.

Thanks,

Bruce
Raleigh, NC WR 17
New Bern, NC Com-pac 23

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Re: Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta -- Summerville Lake, WV Aug 19-20 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 04:26:23 PM »
Thanks Bruce.
Great cause, wish I could join in this event.
Hope for a great turnout.
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Re: Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta -- Summerville Lake, WV Aug 19-20 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 08:10:43 PM »
Hmm 980 miles..really a pretty lake and clear.
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BruceWoods

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Re: Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta -- Summerville Lake, WV Aug 19-20 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 10:02:36 AM »
It is a nice locale, and the folks put on a good show also, with music, etc. Campground nearby also. I went to the first two, and stayed at anchor in my Slipper 17; taking the WR (easier tow, also, I hope, on those mountain roads) and will see whether I stay on the boat or in the back of the Explorer.

I hope some of yawl can join in this year.
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New Bern, NC Com-pac 23

H.B.

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Re: Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta -- Summerville Lake, WV Aug 19-20 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 12:53:57 PM »
Hello again Bruce,

I'm thinking about joining you this year! Only 4.5 hrs. for me.

I did a "drive-by" on the lake last fall after we did a white-water run on the Upper Gauley River. (that's a blast if you are up for a thrill ride)
The lake was way down... I believe in order to do inspections and clean up after the historic flooding that season. Still a beautiful area!

I'll let you know for sure as soon as I can.

HB
Blow, Blow, Blow the boat........

BruceWoods

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Re: Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta -- Summerville Lake, WV Aug 19-20 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 02:37:39 PM »
Great, H.B.! I did that float years ago, and it was quite fun.

The Regatta will be held before the traditional time to lower the lake; that makes things less muddy!

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BruceWoods

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Re: Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta -- Summerville Lake, WV Aug 19-20 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 10:41:34 AM »
Hi, Folks,
 
The MMHR6 is in the books. For my 3rd attendance, I was able to bring the WR & H.B. &  Lisa Chapman also joined in. The lake was beautiful, clear, not cold to wade in, and I didn't notice any mosquitos like we have here in NC.

Anyway, the hospitality was great, I learned a lot from H.B., we had intermittent winds (you could have a race, or you could have wind, but not at the same time).

We enjoyed meeting the other racers, and after finishing up, we packed up Sunday and left.

I took some pictures, and I will try to feed my gallery some of them this week.

Regards,

Bruce

PS, I had some damage; I have fixed the coffee cup already!
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New Bern, NC Com-pac 23