Loss of a Legend: Gene Ferguson (1931 - 2022)

Loss of a Legend: Gene Ferguson (1931 - 2022)

It is with great sadness that I share with you that Gene Ferguson, a 40-year plus member, Commodore, and Editor of the Catalina 22 National Sailing Association, passed away on September 15. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Cathy, family and friends. 

Link to Gene Ferguson's Obituary. 

Those who raced a Catalina 22 at the national and regional levels knew Gene for his fun and competitive spirit as well as his enthusiasm and love for fellow Catalina 22 sailors and the Catalina 22 National Sailing Association.

 

Fall Regattas

Fall Regattas

 

Fall is a fun time of the year because there is a growing list of Catalina 22 regattas to choose from. Here is a list of upcoming Catalina 22 regattas:

  • September 24-25, Grand Annual Regatta, Cave Run Sailing Association, Morehead, Kentucky.  INFO
  • October 1-2, Frostbite Regatta, TSA-LA-GI Yacht Club, Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma.
  • October 22-23, John Hallett Memorial Regatta, Lake Conroe Yacht Club, Lake Conroe, Texas. INFO
  • October 22-23, Gone With The Wind Regatta/Halloween Regatta, Lake Lanier Sailing Club, Flowery Branch, Georgia. 
  • November 11-13, Wurstfest Regatta II, Lake Canyon Yacht Club, Texas. INFO
  • December 3-4, Sanford Sailfest, Sanford, Florida. INFO

To have your event added, please send information to the Editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Hosting a Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta

Hosting a Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta

 

Hosting a Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta is a great way to enjoy the fun of owning a Catalina 22, make many new friends, and "show off" your local Catalina 22 fleet or sailing club.  With the exception of year 2020, there has been a Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta every year since 1973.  It is a wonderful tradition that will continue well into the future.

The Catalina 22 National Sailing Association is looking to the future and encouraging local Catalina 22 fleets and sailing clubs to support of sport of sailboat racing at the national level. 

If your local Catalina 22 fleet or sailing club is interested in submitting a bid to host a future Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta, please take a few minutes to review the following resources:

1. Constitution/Bylaws - Article VII - Location of National Championship Regatta.

2. Requirements to Host a National Championship Regatta

For more information, Commodore Duncan McBride would be glad to chat with you about submitting a bid to host a future Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta. You may contact Duncan using our CONTACT form and Duncan will promptly contact you to answer questions and help get you started with the bid submission process.