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1st Annual Don Van Vechten Memorial Regatta – Rochester Canoe Club


Update from the RCC Commodore- Dierdre Santos-Kaukeinen:

22 boats registered and sailed in the regatta despite the weather forecast. The predicted storms never materialized, although the racers and committee members dealt with rain and challenging, ever-changing winds out of the southeast.  The RC ran six races before lunch, with two more after lunch for those who wanted to go back out for more fun in the rain.
Several members of the VanVechten family joined us for happy hour and the awards presentation, during which Don was remembered fondly with heartfelt tributes and stories.  The beautiful new perpetual trophy was presented by Doris VanVechten to the 2015 champion, Doug Kaukeinen.  Congratulations Doug!


Original Post:
Rochester Canoe Club and Sunfish Fleet #77 are pleased to host the 1st Annual Don Van Vechten Memorial Regatta on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 . Open to all Sunfish sailors, the regatta honors a highly respected Rochester Canoe Club stalwart, Don Van Vechten.

For more information regarding the regatta contact the RCC Sunfish Fleet Captain and Regatta Chair, Lynne Orr. Lynne’s contact information can be found in the NOR link.

Notice of Race – 1st Annual Don Van Vechten Memorial Regatta