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  2018 North American Championship
Posted: Monday, December 11th, 2017   10:15 am   

The 2018 North American Championship, hosted by Noroton YC in Darien, CT will take place September 13 - 16.

The NOR and online registration is currently availble through YachtScoring and can be found here:

Preparations are already underway. The club is anticipating 40+ boats so mark your calendars!

(Source: Regatta Central)
  2018 Midwinter Championship
Posted: Monday, December 11th, 2017   9:38 am   

The 2018 Sonar Midwinter Championship will be held February 16-18 as part of the St. Petersburg NOOD regatta in St Petersburg, Florida.

The NOR and online registration is available through YachtScoring and can be found here:

Charter boats are available for those wishing to travel light.  If interested, for more information, please contact SPYC.

(Source: Regatta Central)
  2017 US Disabled Sailing Championship
Posted: Thursday, October 19th, 2017   8:09 am   

The 2017 US Disabled Sailing Championship will take place November 15 - 18 hosted by Clearwater Community Sailing in Clearwater Flordia.

The Triple Handed division will be sailed in Sonars.

A copy of the NOR can be downloaded by clicking on the "More Info..." link below.

More Info...

(Source: Regatta Central)
  Peter Galloway wins Sonar Worlds!
Posted: Monday, September 11th, 2017   1:59 pm   

The Sonar Class just completed its World Championships, held at the Lunenberg Yacht Club in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, starting September 7 and finishing up September 10.

In very tight racing, Sonar #701 Fast Forward finished first with Peter Galloway at the helm and crew of Garin Pace, Ched Proctor and Judy Lugar.

A close second was Sonar #360 Spitfire with Karl Ziegler (winner of the 2015 Worlds) and crew Bill Crane, Greg Stevens and TK.

Here is a good Youtube video showing some of the racing:

Full results can be found "here"

(Source: SCA news...)
  2017 Sonar Midwest Championships
Posted: Monday, July 17th, 2017   4:49 pm   

Hello from Fleet 5!

NOR posted and online registration for the 2017 Star of the North/Sonar Midwest Championship, hosted by Wayzata Yacht Club September 15-17, 2017 is now available at>


The event is open to all competitors who meet the Sonar Class Association eligibility requirements 


The entry fee is $100 per boat paid by Aug 1, 2017, and $150 after Aug 1. the entry fee covers trophies, three days of racing, Friday night's dinner, 1 dinner ticket for Saturday night’s dinner party (additional tickets are $12), cocktails and entertainment for all three days.  The entry fee is WAIVED for out of town boats. 

(Source: Regatta Central)
  Online registration for the Tappan Zee Challenge now open
Posted: Friday, May 26th, 2017   10:36 am   

Online registration for the 2017 Tappan Zee Challenge, hosted by the Nyack Boat Club on June 24-25,  is now available by going into the Members Only area of this site and clicking on the link at the top.

The event is open to all competitors who meet the Sonar Class Association eligibility requirements  

The entry fee is $170 per boat for members of US Sailing and $185 for non-members. The entry fee covers trophies, two (2) days of racing, breakfasts, cocktails/social event after racing on Saturday, BBQ lunch after racing on Sunday, Regatta T-shirts for four (4) persons, and applicable taxes.

(Source: Regatta Central)
  2017 World Championship
Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017   7:23 am   

Greetings from beautiful Nova Scotia! 

We are pleased to be hosting the 2017 Sonar World Championships this year at the Lunenburg Yacht Club, September 6-10. 

September is a lovely time in Atlantic Canada. Not sweltering, but pleasantly warm, and with great wind. You can read a detailed description of the potential sailing conditions here, written by our long-time member Andreas Josenhans. It's a picturesque and historic area, great for sailing and vacation for everyone. If you happen to be coming from South of the Canadian border keep in mind that your dollar is going further when you head north, around 30% further these days. 

When you're not racing, there will be plenty of other activity. Along with regatta festivities, we will be hosting the annual Sonar Association AGM, the famed Bluenose II will be in port, and there will be a tuning seminar from Brian Hayes and Ched Proctor, North Sails' One Design experts. You can read more about the events here

We already have over 15 crews signed up, so don't miss out. Register here anytime. You don't need to pay the fees right away, but don't forget that early bird rates only apply until August 1st. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Jonathan Chiasson

902 634 7104

(Source: Regatta Central)
  2017 Tappan Zee Challenge NOR
Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017   6:58 am   

The NOR for the 2017 Tappan Zee Challenge, hosted by the Nyack Boat Club, is now available. Click on the "More Info..." link below to download a copy.

This year the regatta is taking place on June 24-25.

You can count on challenging winds and currents and see up close the engineering marvel that is replacing the old Tappan Zee bridge.

The TZC is open to all competitors meeting Sonar Class Association eligibility.

This annual event is always fun and affordable. Please plan on joining us on June 24.

More Info...

(Source: Regatta Central)
Posted: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017   1:12 pm   

From Sailing World...

"A stand-out performance of the weekend came from Paralympic silver medalist Rick Doerr, of Clifton, N.J., and his crew on the Sonar “Valiant.” “We kept it as consistent as possible, which I think gave us a huge advantage,” Doerr said. “There were a couple of times when the racing was really close and boats were gaining on us, but we were very patient and everyone was doing their jobs. We were really impressed with our ability to get right back into the groove of things, having been away from it since September.”

Doerr’s tactician, Brad Kendall, is a Clearwater, Florida, native who is used to sailing on Tampa Bay. He commented that the team had fun despite tricky weather this weekend and added that it’s “always a good feeling” to win on his home turf."

Full results can be found by clicking HERE. 

(Source: SCA news...)
  Sonar 674 Put Out to Stud
Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017   1:36 pm   
Sonar 674 has been sold and the 2017 SCA Midwinters will be the last chance to race against the Long Island Sound Championship and IFDS World Championship winning boat. After this months race she will retire to club racing, team racing, match racing and all other club related activities.
I wish her well, having been to 2 Paralympics in Rio and Beijing, and multiple World Championships, she has literally seen the world. She was purchased in 2001 from Shumway Marine, and has never failed us (Peter, the mast fail in 2011 was rigging issues).
Best wishes, she will be missed.
(Source: SCA news...)
  2017 Sonar Midwinter Championship
Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017   7:28 am   

There is still time to register for the 2017 Sonar Midwinter Championship. This annual event is hosted by the St Petersburg Yacht Club in St Petersburg, FL as part of the NOOD regatta.

Join over 100 other teams in multiple classes racing in sunny and warm St Petersburg Florida.

Charter boats are available.

Registration is available by clicking here:

(Source: Regatta Results)