Wildcat Regatta 2012

This little guy is having FUN!

Eustis, Florida
October 5-7, 2012

Hosted by Lake Eustis Sailing Center and Hobie Fleet 11

The Thirteenth Annual Wildcat Regatta will be sailed again at Lake Eustis, hosted by our friends at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club. Lake Eustis is conveniently located a short 30 minute drive northwest of Orlando. The clubgrounds provide one of the best regatta venues in the state, offering a clubroom with showers and full facilities. This is the perfect place for a relaxed and fun weekend of racing. All proceeds of the regatta will be donated to LESC in return for the support they offer to make this event a continuing success and to assist in their youth sailing and club improvement efforts.


Saturday evening's meal will be another tasty event, as always. Dinner should be served shortly after the racing is finished for the day. Lunch will also be served on Sunday after the racing..


Tent and RV camping is available. Please contact Rick Loewen rick (at) TeamLoewen (dot) com if you plan to bring an RV, as the number of spaces is limited by city regulation. RV length is limited to 30 feet. Some motel accommodations and recommendations are listed below.


You may view who is coming and pre-reister at the Pre-Registration area. There is no charge or obligation, it just helps us plan for food and trophies and will also streamline your registration on site.

Friday activities will be another seminar hosted by our own local pro sailor, John Casey.


  • Lake Eustis Sailing Club, 1310 CR 452. Located on County Road 452 between the intersections of State Road 19 and State Road 44 at the North End of Eustis, 40 miles north of Orlando. For you nautical navigators, N28º 52.0'  W081º 41.5'

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    ACCOMMODATIONS - Camping is available at the regatta site, along with electricity and showers at the clubhouse.

    Note: The rates below are 2007 prices. Please check for updates.

        Highly Recommended

      • Lake County Inn & Suites Best Western, $71.99 (2 Queens), 1380 E Burleigh Boulevard (US Hwy. 441), Tavares (352) 253-2378. Brand new and beautiful decor, hot breakfast bar, pool, hot tub, pets ok. Directly across from hospital on 441. This hotel is brand new and very nice, recommended first choice. (5 miles)


      • Hampton Inn, $89 , 19700 US Hwy. 441, Mt. Dora (352) 383-4267. Hot breakfast, very nice. (7.1 miles)
      • Quality Inn, (formerly Comfort Inn)  $59 1 Queen, $65 2 Queen,  16630 US Hwy. 441, Mt. Dora (352) 383-3400. (3.8 miles)
      • Holiday Inn Express, $89, 3601 W. Burleigh Blvd. (US Hwy. 441), Tavares, FL . (352) 742-1600. New beds  (10 miles)
      • Leesburg/Mt. Dora Microtel Inn & Suites, $59 single queen. 9700 US Hwy. 441, Leesburg (352) 315-1234. New, 81 rooms, continental breakfast. (10 miles)

        At Your Own Risk! (really, forgetaboudit)
      • Inn on the Green, 700 E. Burleigh BLvd (US Hwy. 441, Tavares (800) 935-2935 - 4,4 miles.
      • Villa Lagoon Inn, 1051 Lake Shore Blvd., Tavares (352-343-3377) on Lake Eustis - 7.3 miles.
      • Cara Mar Motor Lodge, don't. 1414 S. Bay St., Eustis (352-357-4106) in Eustis - 2 miles.
      • Days Inn, 1115 W. North Blvd. (US Hwy. 441), Leesburg (352-787-3131)- 11.5 miles.
      • Super 8 Motel, 1392 W. North Blvd. ( US Hwy. 441), Leesburg (800-800-8000), 11.5 miles.
      • Pink Top Motel, 14915 Old US Hwy 441 (352-343-7082) 30 minutes away from lake.
      • Lake Shore Acres (no way), 926 N. Bay St., Eustis (352-357-3433 .5 mile.
      • Budget Inn, 101 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares (352-343-4666) 4 miles.
      • E-com Lodge, 18730 US Hwy 441, Mt Dora, FL 32757 (352-383-2181) 6 miles.


      • $75.00 Doublehand and $70 Singlehand boats - not bad for a full weekend of fun and food.
      • Each registration includes one dinner ticket
      • Extra dinners $10 ea.


        Friday, October 5th

          1:00 PM Seminar
          John "JC" Casey

        Saturday, October 6th

          9:00 - 10:30 AM Registration
          11:00 AM Skippers Meeting
          12 noon  (approximately) First Race
          Additional races to follow in quick succession
          Dinner around 5:00 (shortly after racing is completed)
          Clubhouse will remain open for evening activities (Warning: Poker may be hazardous to your sleep)

        Sunday, October 3rd

          10:00 AM First Race
          No race will start after 1400
          A minimum of 5 races are planned for the event

      For further regatta information, contact Rick Loewen, Regatta Chairman (407)USS-SAIL

      If you need a boat, skipper or crew, contact Rick for assistance.

      For comments, corrections or further information, contact Rick and Terry Loewen by e-mail
      Rick (at) TeamLoewen (dot) com

      last revised August 17, 2012