Fly fishing tournament to be held for redfish
The Sea Island Fly Fishers will host another semi-annual fly fishing tourney on Oct. 1-7. The target is redfish and the winner is determined by the total number of spots on fly-caught reds hooked and released during a one day outing. The tournament, called Friday and the Tides Right, is the 11th in a series. It is open to club members and to the public, any age or sex. No entry fee, equipment or experience is required. Sign up sheets are available at Bay Street Outfitters, headquarters for the club and the tournament. In addition to a great day on the water, the winner collects a $100 gift certificate and his name on our trophy. Visit Bay Street Outfitters for further details and to sign up or call Jack Baggette at 522-8911. More information available at www.flyfishingbeaufort.com.
PALS youth basketball registration begins
Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services basketball is going on now through October 12 at Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton for players age 4 to 17. Players must provide a completed application which can be obtained online at www.bcgov.net/PALS or picked up at the Burton Wells or Buckwalter Recreation Center. Birth certificates are required for participation. The registration fee for basketball participation is $55. Cash, check or credit cards in the form of Master Card, Visa or Discover Card are accepted. Late registration will end one week after the deadline and will require a $25 late fee. For more information, visit www.bcgov.net/PALS or call the Burton Wells center at (843) 255-6680 or the Buckwalter center at (843) 255-6710.
Dataw Island Yacht Club sailing regatta
The Dataw Island Yacht Club is hosting the Dataw Island Cup sailing regatta on October 29. The 22-mile long race will start on the Coosaw River near the Brickyards, proceed down the Coosaw River to St. Helena Sound, then head up the Morgan River to finish at the Dataw Island Marina. The regatta is open to displacement, mono hull sailboats that are at least 18’ LOA. The US Sailing PHRF rating system will be used with a pursuit start format for the race. This means that handicaps will be applied at the start and the actual order of finish will be the official order of finish. The Notice of Race and registration forms are available at the Dataw Island Yacht Club web site at www.Datawyachtclub.com. Registration will be $25 per boat — an additional $5 will be charged for boats that register after October 19. The Dataw Island Yacht Club will pay the dockage fees for visiting boats at Dataw Island Marina on the day of the race. There will be a welcoming party and skippers meeting at the Gazebo (next to the marina) on Dataw Island at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 28. A dock party with a steel band to welcome the racers will be held at the Dataw Island Marina starting at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 29. This will be followed by an awards dinner at the Gazebo. The cost for the dinner will be $25 per person. The Dataw Island Cup with the winners name on it will be displayed in the Yacht Club Room at the Community Center on Dataw Island. For additional information, contact Roy Crocker, Regatta Chairman, at 843-838-2453 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.