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Congratulations to Rebel on Winning the
Lake Erie Championship
Ford Yacht Club, Grosse Ile, MI

Third Place: Matros

Second Place: Rebel

First Place: Just One More

Congratulations to
Just One More on winning the
St. Pete NOOD Regatta

Cary Diehl, our Secretary/Treasurer is now accepting 2022 Membership Applications. You can pay and fill out the form completely online here. This year you will get a sticker to put on your vehicle or trailer to show your support of the S2 7.9 Class. Decals are no longer required to be placed on your boat, however you are still required to be a class member to participate in Class Sanctioned events. Membership for the class is only $40/ year, which is significantly less than Class membership in other boats of similar size: Melges 20- $500/year, Melges 24- $225/year, J70- $100/year, and J24 $90/year. In addition to supporting the Class, your dues go towards the class website, the rudder replacement option and most importantly the mast replacement program. Being a current class member also entitles you to a discount if you are ever in need of a new mast or rudder. There have been reports that the linked Google form does not work on certain computers at work. If so, try a home computer or mobile device.

2022 Membership Applications
are now being accepted


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2023 Regattas


St. Pete
Sailing World Series
February 17-19

Sailing World Series
May 5-7


Lake Erie
Ford Yacht Club
Grosse Ile, MI
June 3-4


2023 Class Championship
Racine, WI

September 14-17

Nashville Equalizer
October 14-15

Future CCR Locations

2024- Holland, MI
2025- Grosse Ile, MI

Congratulations to Extreme2 for Wining the Nashville Equalizer Regatta


Congratulations to Fun Uncle on Winning
Lake Huron Championship Regatta

Congratulations to Extreme2
on Winning the
2021 Class Championship Regatta


First Place- Rebel

Second Place- Gauntlet

Third Place- Scratch


First Place: Fun Uncle

Second Place: Scratch

Third Place: Rebel

The Lake Huron Championship brought a variety of conditions and lots of close racing all weekend. Congratulations to Fun Uncle for taking the top prize winning the tie breaker with Scratch taking second. Rebel finished third and High n Tight took fourth. Thanks to everyone at PHYC for their hospitality, beautiful club and an amazing place to race!

Congratulations to Extreme2 on winning
The Nashville Equalizer


First Place-Extreme2

Second Place- Rebel

Third Place- Fun Uncle

The Nashville Equalizer was another fantastic Regatta down South. Boats started arriving Thursday with most setting up Friday. The crews were treated to a band on the porch of the club along with food and drinks. Five races were sailed Saturday in big wind and sunny skies. Paul's party was held Saturday evening with the highlight being Paul's infamous gumbo. Although lighter winds prevailed on Sunday, we were still able to get in 2 more races for a total of seven races sailed. Extreme2 came in first, Challenge in second and Skyhawk was third and also the top amateur boat. Thank you to James and David for organizing a great regatta and to Paul for graciously inviting everyone into his home.


Extreme2- First Place


Challenge-Second Place

Skyhawk-Third Place

The 2022 edition of the St. Pete NOOD did not disappoint. The regatta was attended by 16 S2 7.9s which the highest number of S2 7.9s in a decade, if not ever. Three days of racing were filled with good times, good wind, sun and temperature near 80 degrees on Sunday.

Congratulations to Matros on Winning the
St. Pete NOOD

NEW. Sail Certificate forms for new sails can be found here

Updated Rules and
Sail Certificates are now available

The rules changes from the Annual Class meeting have been entered into the official class rules. They can be found here. New updates include splitting Secretary and Treasurer into separate positions, mainsail reef no longer required, towable cars can only be 1:1 purchase, and sail certificates are required for new sails. The new sail certificates will allow for a easier process of checking in sails at the CCR.

New sails are required to have a S2 7.9 Class Association Sail Certificate submitted to and to the owner. There is a form for each type of sail. Each form includes the appropriate rules for the sail and info the sailmaker shall put on the sail. The forms can be found here and also under Rules/Docs


First Place- Matros


Second Place- K2

Third Place- Just One More

Tight racing was the theme of this weekend’s 2022 FYC Lake Erie Championship Regatta! Ten boats vied for the top spot and only 8 points separated first and fifth places. Congrats to Rebel for the win! Solo Cup took second, Scratch was third, Gauntlet fourth and Fun Uncle fifth. The Best FYC Boat was Gauntlet and Most Tenacious was Sails Call.

Thanks again to Cary Diehl, the outstanding race committee, and the entire Ford Yacht Club team for welcoming us to their beautiful club.

Congratulations to Rebel for Winning the
Lake Erie Championship


First Place- Rebel

Second Place- Solo Cup

Third Place- Scratch

Interested in Racing in Key West, FL
in January along with a Southern circuit?

The following is from one of our Long time members, Paul Latour, looking to arrange racing down in Florida this Winter:

This is an invitation to arrange for a complete Southern Circuit of racing in 2023, starting with newly recreated Key West Race Week (now named Southernmost Regatta) 1/16-20/2023. I have arranged a 7.9 one-design class if at least 5 boats, and currently have 4 very interested. On the way home, park your boat in the Tampa-St Petersburg area until the Helly-Hanson NOOD third week February, that’s one-month later. Then park your boats in Nashville, returning for at least one of three weekend regattas before June. After then the occlusive ice & snow is soft or gone and you take your boats back home.

Southernmost Regatta info here.

That’s the plan; not for the faint-hearted! Call me if interested.”

Best wishes,
Paul Latour

Congratulations to Extreme 2
on Winning the
2022 Class Championship Regatta

Congratulations to Bourbon Warfare
on Winning the
Nashville Equalizer


First Place- Extreme 2

Second Place- Smile and Wave

Third Place and best Amateur Finish
Fun Uncle

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

We were fortunate enough to have numerous photographers out on the course. They have all graciously made their pictures available for us. Derek Jackson has more coming in addition to the ones in the link below, so check back. Members of PHYC , Kelly Boston, and Brandy Boston have also shared their pictures. More pictures from around the club and awards are posted on the class Facebook page.


Photo by Derek Jackson

Congratulations to
on winning the Boat of the Year Trophy

The Class decided to institute a new trophy for Boat of the Year. The standings are based on the Cox-Sprague scoring system. The yearly competition starts with the Class Championship and ends with the Class Regatta that precedes the following Class Championship. The trophy is then awarded at the Class Championship for the previous years competition. The trophy that was awarded at the 2022 Class Championship consisted of the 2021 Class Championship, 2021 Nashville Equalizer, 2022 St. Pete NOOD, and the 2022 Lake Erie Championship.


Start your 2023 sailing season off in Sunny Florida and join the S2 7.9 Class on Tampa Bay for the St. Pete. NOOD. Numerous hotels and vacation rentals are available nearby. There is also a launch ramp near the Yacht Club. January 25th is the last day to avoid the $75 late fee.


Tired of the Cold Already?
Registration is now open for the
St. Pete Sailing World Regatta Series
February 17-19

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