The list of folks who are planning to attend the 49th Missouri Governor’s Cup Regatta is growing and the weather forecast has improved for the weekend and is likely to change daily. Meal tickets are still available online for the weekend and all sorts of “ swag and bling” will be available starting Friday evening at the tent. Hats, Shirts, Flags and Stickers!

Be sure to attend the skipper’s meeting at 8:30am  on Saturday morning and continue to stay informed by monitoring VHF channel 72 for buoy racers and 71 for cruiser/distance racers. It would be advisable to get a VHF radio to use this weekend. Bass Pro and Academy Sports and many other places have them and without it, you are deaf once you leave the dock. The RC may or may not be able to answer a cellphone call or text. 913-744-8319 for Tom Schroder is usually reliable 316-393-2768 for Teresa Schroder can get a message relayed but the most reliable is VHF 71 for distance racers VHF 72 for Buoy racers. Weather reports can come from a variety of sources. Throughout the summer the Windy app has been one of the most reliable at the lake.

IMPORTANT! All competitors from both race courses should attend the skipper’s meeting at the tent on Saturday morning at 8:30am. The meeting will end promptly at 9:30. The latest sailing instructions will be printed off and the map of the distance race will be there for the taking.  The lake is six feet low and exactly the level as last year at this time. Shallow areas will be noted on the map, so get one to study.