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• Concord Yacht Club announces the 49th Annual Admiral Farragut Regatta, A Regatta for Thistles, Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, on Fort Loudoun Lake along Northshore Drive in Farragut. This Regatta of the Southeastern Spring Series will be governed by The Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of U.S. Sailing, the rules of the Thistle class, and the sailing instructions. All Thistles are invited to participate. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $35 with a U.S. Sailing membership card, $40 without. Skipper’s meeting is 11:30 a.m. First race is 1:15 p.m., with racing continuing at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Saturday’s post-race festivities include dinner at 6:30 p.m., and a party, beach fire and go-kart events beginning after dinner. Lunch is at noon on both days, lunches cost $4. Saturday’s dinner will be $9 for grilled steak. Children’s dinners will be available at a reduced price. Trophy presentation is after lunch Sunday. Campers are welcome on Club grounds and are invited to use the shower and restroom facilities. Concord Yacht Club is located one mile southwest of the Concord Road intersection with Northshore Drive . For more information, contact Bill Bradshaw, fleet captain: bbradshaw@chartertn.net or call 865-966-5940; or Elsbeth McCully Freeman, fleet secretary, at elsbethfreeman

@msn.com or call 865-966-7245.

• First Tee of Knoxville Senior Benefit Golf Tournament will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 9, at Three Ridges Golf Course, and is open to players age 50 and older. The $42 entry fee includes greens and cart fees, breakfast, lunch and door prizes. Proceeds will go to Knox Area Junior Golf Association for scholarships and program support. Knox County Parks and Recreation Department, Knox Area Junior Golf Association and Three Ridges Golf Course sponsor the tournament. The tournament will consist of the morning flight, beginning with a shotgun start. Players can register in their own four-man teams, or can join with other golfers registered as individuals. Registration forms can be down-loaded at www.knoxcounty.org /parks/pdfs/GolfReg06pdf are available at Three Ridges Golf Course, 6101 Wise Springs Road 37918; Beverly Park Golf Course, 5311 Beverly Park Circle 37918; Knox County Parks and Recreation Department, 2447 Sutherland Ave., 37919, or by calling Ola Cole at 865-215-6607. Deadline registration is Tuesday, May 2.

• Concord Yacht Club is hosting the “Rocky Top Invitational Regatta” April 29-30. Sailboat racing will be on Fort Loudoun Lake between The Cove at Concord Park on Northshore Drive and Concord Marina beginning Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning. Sailors and vessels from Blue Springs and other local clubs will be attending and competing. Any persons interested in sailing or yachting are welcomed to come out and share in the event and learn more about the organization and facilities. For reservation or more information, call Thomas Sears, social director 865-388-4131.

 

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