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Sports Briefs

Jul 17, 2014

RBSA to host Sunfish Regatta July 19-20

High-caliber sailors will race when the Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association hosts the Middle Atlantic Sunfish Regional Championship Regatta Saturday-Sunday, July 19-20.  More than 20 boats are expected to compete in the two-day regatta, held under the auspices of the U.S. Sunfish Class Association. The event serves as a qualifier for the Sunfish World Championship this fall at Camp Sea Gull in Arapahoe, N.C.

“Rehoboth Bay is an ideal place for racing Sunfish, with our steady breeze and small, protected bay," said Nancy Hastings Jaywork, regatta chair and RBSA Sunfish Fleet 200 captain. "We will draw sailors from the Mid-Atlantic region, including several local sailors."

Commodore Roger Anderson, a Sunfish sailor himself, said, “RBSA has taught sailing for more than half a century. Sunfish series races are held weekly as well as cup races. This Mid-Atlantic regatta attracts some of the best racers on the East Coast. This is the type of event our sailing association loves to host and show off Rehoboth Bay and our facility.”

The Sunfish is a 14-foot sailboat with one sail and is one of the most popular boats worldwide. Competitors run in age from the junior category through the master’s category. The first race on Saturday is scheduled for a warning signal horn at 11:30 a.m.

The Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association is a not-for-profit organization started in 1963 that promotes sailing. For over 51 years, the association has been teaching sailing to Delawareans and resort visitors. RBSA is open to the public and rents Sunfish, Flying Scots, Hobie catamarans, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. For more information, contact RBSA at 302-537-1582 or www.rbsa.org.

100th Races2Run race July 26

Beginning in 2003, each summer the Highway One Group has sponsored a series of runs and walks in Dewey Beach. Races2Run will present its 100th run at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 26. This is a historic day for faithful runners and Hall of Famers Jerry Denny, Jerry McNesby and Jules Woodall. These three fellows have run every one of the 100 races.

As part of the Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Summer Running and Walking Series 2014, the 13th Northbeach 5K, Pump and Run and College Day will be held July 26, starting and ending at Northbeach Restaurant on McKinley Avenue in Dewey Beach.

This run is an annual opportunity to bring college buds, friends, family, and beach house members and have fun. Warm up with the pump and run followed by the 5K run/walk. The morning ends with the great post-race party and “just like your college days” includes beer for those 21 and over.

Wayne and Barb Kursh, race directors, invite Penn State and all college supporters in the area to come to Northbeach Restaurant. You never know what celebrity may show up. Parking is free in Dewey on race day until 11 a.m.

Registration is available online for this and other 10 Sisters of Dewey Beach races at www.races2run.com, at Rehoboth Beach Running Company, and will open at 7 a.m. on race day. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 on race day. Race begins at 8 a.m. sharp.

Shore Lax Camp July 28-31 in Rehoboth

The Shore Lacrosse Camp will be held at Rehoboth Elementary School July 28-31. The camp is open to boys 4 to 18. Players will be split into groups for 4- to 6-year-olds, 6- to 12-year-olds, middle school and high school. Directors are Mark Duncan and Bryan Wallace. Duncan is the current coach at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He has amassed a 125-47 record since 2005, winning five consecutive league titles and earning a 35-game league winning streak. He played collegiately at Lehigh University, where he led the nation in scoring during the 1997 season. To register, go to https://lb3lacrosse.sportgin.com/register/form/715571866.

VIA golf tourney set for Sept. 22

The 16th Annual Village Improvement Association Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 22, at The Peninsula Golf Club in Millsboro. Registration for the event is $125, which includes cart, Southern barbecue lunch and prizes galore. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. For more information, go to www.rehobothbeachvia.org and click on events or call 302-226-1681. Proceeds from this event will benefit local charities.

Bagel Bombers teams to host tryouts

The Bagel Bombers baseball club will be holding organizational tryouts for its summer 2014 to spring 2015 baseball season for U8 (age 8 or less as of April 30, 2015), U9 (age 9 or less as of April 30, 2015), U10 (age 10 or less as of April 30, 2015), U11 (age 11 or less as of April 30, 2015), U12 (age 12 or less as of April 30, 2015), U13 (age 13 or less as of April 30, 2015), U14 (age 14 or less as of April 30, 2015), U15 (age 15 or less as of April 30, 2015) and U16 (age 16 or less as of April 30, 2015).

Tryouts will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday July 20, and Sunday, July 27, at Sports at the Beach in Georgetown.

For more information, email agelof@comcast.net.

Youth tennis clinics at Five Points through Aug. 13

Tennis clinics for children 4 to 10 and under will be held at the Villages of Five Points Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. through Aug. 13. Kids will learn the fundamentals of tennis using the U.S. Tennis Association quick-start format, which allows kids to rally and play real tennis at a young age by using smaller courts and special balls. For more information, contact Pat Breen at breenpat@yahoo.com. Walk-ups are welcome, and clinics are $10.

Eleanor Soltner Memorial Golf Outing set for Aug. 6

The Eleanor Soltner Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Delaware Hospice will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at The Rookery North in Milford.

The outing also honors the memory of Don Tiedemann, Bob Graham, Bruce Aden, Francis W. Barney Jr. and Joe Hall.

Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. Contests will include team putting, longest drive ladies and men, and closest to the pin ladies and men, along with team prizes.

Registration is $100 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, light breakfast, refreshment cart, range balls and an awards reception with lunch. Silent auction items will be available. Participants are welcome to bring a guest to the awards reception for $25.

Proceeds of the event will support the care of patients and families at the Delaware Hospice Center.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels: Gold Sponsor ($3,000), Silver Sponsor ($2,000), Bronze Sponsor ($1,500), Golfers Breakfast Sponsor ($500), Beverage Sponsor ($250), Sand Trap Sponsor ($150), and Hole Sponsor ($100).

Delaware Hospice gratefully acknowledges the Golf Outing Committee members including: Joan Beck, Robert and Nancy Burd, Joe Hall, Lucy Mehl, Frank Soltner and Wanda Tiedemann.

For more information, call Bob Burd at 302-422-3501.

Dewey Beach Buddy Run set for Aug. 10

The Dewey Beach 5K Walk/Run, set for Sunday, Aug. 10, will benefit Best Buddies of Delaware Programs in Sussex County, which help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Runners and walkers are invited to enjoy a day at the beach Aug. 10, complete with a 5K walk and run and pancake breakfast hosted by the Boardwalk Buddy Walk and the Dewey Beach Lions Club.

Walker and runner registration opens at 7 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. and finish at Dewey Beach Lions Club on McKinley Avenue. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Fee includes breakfast, shirt and beverages.

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is open to all and can be purchased separately for $8 adult portions and for $4 for those 12 years and younger. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, juice, coffee and more. Full pancake breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. and is open to all.

The Dewey Beach Buddy 5K Run/Walk and pancake breakfast are a combined fundraising and awareness effort sponsored by the Boardwalk Buddy Walk and Best Buddies Delaware.

Anyone interested in being a sponsor or volunteering can contact Anne Chaffin at 302-691-3187 or annechaffin@bestbuddies.org.

Annual wild turkey survey ongoing

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for Delawareans to assist with its 5th annual wild turkey survey, helping with locations and determining how many of the big birds exist in Delaware. The data also will help biologists track the health, distribution and reproductive success of the state’s wild turkey population with the goal of ensuring a sustainable harvest of this treasured and robust game species.

Beginning in early 1984, with support from the National Wild Turkey Federation, Division of Fish and Wildlife biologists released 34 wild-trapped turkeys from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Vermont into Sussex and Kent counties. Reintroductions continued through the 1990s, and once the population had established a foothold in Delaware, a hunting season was opened in 1991. Today, Delaware has a healthy statewide population estimated at 6,000 birds.

To help ensure the continued success of wild turkeys in Delaware, the Division of Fish and Wildlife needs information on the big birds’ annual reproductive success. One simple and cost-effective method is for volunteers to record and report sightings of turkeys during their day-to-day activities. The 2014 survey period will continue through Sunday, Aug. 31. Upon sighting turkeys, participants are asked to record the date, location and number of adult hens (females), gobblers (males), and poults (young of the year) they observe. Participants are asked to submit their results by Wednesday, Sept. 10.

For more information, contact wildlife biologist Matthew DiBona at 302-735-3600.

Boating safety classes upcoming

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-02 Lewes, will be holding a boating safety class Saturday, July 19.

The class will be held at the DNREC Field Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a $10 registration fee.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1978, must pass this course to be certified to operate a boat in the state of Delaware. For more information and/or to register, contact Evelyn Simmons, FSO-PE, at 302-227-2387 or eviesimmons@comcast.net.

Kids Cottage Tennis offers weekly camps

Kids Cottage Tennis and Sports Camps are offering weekly camps at big discounts for local kids ages 3-12. Camp space is available for local families for $10 per day and $50 per week. Regular pricing for out-of-state campers is $200 for the five-day camp, 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Fridays. This fun camp is being made available for local families who might not otherwise have an opportunity to have a camp experience this summer. No tennis experience is required, and kids will learn tennis immediately. All equipment is provided, but campers should bring a swimsuit, hat, sunscreen and water. Lunch is available from KCCC pool grill and also discounted from Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach. Camps need to have a minimum of 10 to qualify for the discounted price. Campers will learn tennis, play fun games and swim in the pool. Camps run until Aug. 22. Campers may register with Marty Godwin by calling 310-418-5000 or emailing martybgodwin@aol.com.

Delaware Central Dynamic Volleyball to host clinic Aug. 9-10

Delaware Central Dynamic Volleyball Program will host a two-day clinic at Lake Forest High School Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10. The clinicians will be Justin Turco, head women's volleyball coach at Salisbury University, and his staff and players.

The clinic is open to girls and boys ages 10-18. Cost is $110 per player. The clinic will be limited to 48 campers. Players will participate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, receiving expert training from top-level players and coaches. To learn more, contact Jim Clougherty at 302-242-4421 or spaceneedle@comcast.net.

Bottle & Cork 10-Miler and 5K Sept. 6

The 38th annual Gary P. Lister Bottle & Cork 10-Miler and 5K will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, starting and ending at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach.

“The Bottle & Cork race began in 1977 and is one of the oldest running competitions in the state,” said Race Director Wayne Kursh.

The race course has changed over the years from a half marathon to a 10-mile run. Legend has it that the runners didn’t like the course that ran past the Bottle & Cork, but they wanted to finish there. So the 10-mile and 5K courses were born.

“Twelve years ago, the race was renamed in honor of Gary P. Lister, who was a schoolteacher and worked at the Bottle & Cork. This is an annual historic running event,” Kursh said.

Wayne and Barb Kursh, race directors, invite everyone in the area to come and be a part of this exciting finale to the Dewey Running and Walking Series. Parking is free in Dewey on race day until 11 a.m.

Registration is available online at www.races2run.com or locally at the Rehoboth Beach Running Company until the Thursday before the race. Cost for the 10-Miler is $30 in advance and $35 from Thursday until race day. The 5K cost is $20, or $25 from Thursday to race day. Packet and number pickup will be available Friday, Sept. 5, at the Bottle & Cork from 5 to 7 p.m. Day of race registration will open at 6:45 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m. sharp.

The race benefits the Sussex Consortium, which is in the Cape Henlopen School District and serves 140 special needs students from Sussex County.


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