John Hallett Memorial Regatta

John Hallett Memorial Regatta

Article and photographs furnished by Yanic Harel.


The John Hallett Memorial Regatta was held on October 22 and 23 at the Conroe Lake Yacht Club.

The breezy conditions experienced at the John Hallett Memorial Regatta did not disappoint the sailors who showed up at Conroe Yacht Club for this event. There were 11 boats registered for Saturday’s 10-mile Distance Race, and five boats registered for the two-day Catalina 22 Regional Regatta. The sailors were started on Saturday morning in 11 knots of breeze gusting to 16 knots from the SSW, but conditions built through the day to blast the fleets with no less than 15 knots, and gusting to 19 knots. Sunday’s racing began in a gentle 10 knots breeze from SSE but increased steadily until the sailors were battling two-foot waves in no less than 16 knots with gusts to 21 knots.

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Charleston Cruise - Thank you Eric & Liz McCafferty

Charleston Cruise - Thank you Eric & Liz McCafferty

Thank you to Eric & Liz McCafferty for hosting the "Destination '22: Charleston Cruise" the week of October 16 through 22. A great time was had by all. 

In the top photograph are Liz & Eric McCafferty, Robert and Bonnie Cox Donehoo (and their two pups), and Dora and Ted McGee.  

In the bottom photograph, Ted McGee wrote "Dora and I just returned from a cruise put together by Eric and Liz McCafferty in Charleston. One of the many highlights was a lovely gift from Eric and Liz. The honey comes from their daughter’s farm. If I got it right their boat Seanachai is pronounced Shan ah key. It is Gaelic for storyteller. The photo of their boat was taken on our way to Morris Island Lighthouse."

Photographs by Ted McGee.

National Championship Regatta, May 20 to 25

National Championship Regatta, May 20 to 25

Vice Commodore Ron Nash, Chuck Atkinson, Catalina 22 Fleet 145 and the Iron Mountain Yacht Club are making good progress in their preparations for the 2023 Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta scheduled the week of May 20 to 25 on DeGray Lake, Arkansas.

The Notice of Race is not yet available.  The NoR is expected to be ready by early-January 2023.


Here are a few resources to help you plan your National Championship Regatta vacation:

Updated 10/18/2022

Event BLOG. Includes event contacts and other contact information. 


Link to IRON MOUNTAIN LODGE & MARINA. This facility will be used for staging and docking. 

Link to DEGRAY LAKE RESORT STATE PARK. This facility will be used for banquet, socials, and additional docking.