2016 Wrinkleboat Ran-Tan

Each January owners of Jerry Montgomery and Lyle Hess designs get together on Lake Pleasant, Arizona, to enjoy some wonderful Winter sailing.  For the past five years the ‘winkleboats’ (ie, boats with lapstrake styled hulls) are the largest fleet taking part in the Arizona Yacht Club’s Birthday Regatta.

Details about the event –


The event is called ‘wrinkleboat’ (a tongue in cheek joke about the lapstrake hulls looking like they are wrinkled) and in reality all trailer sailor pocket cruisers are invited to attend.

Some information for those interested in attending – with a boat or not –

We have a couple of sailors expressing a desire to crew at the 2016 WrinkleBoat Intergalactic Championship Regatta and Ran-Tan – (who wouldn’t want to participate ? ?)

Send us a note using the ‘Contact Us’ form [on the Wrinkleboat’s www-site] if you have a position available – these are not ‘multiperson crews in uniforms’ so if you have a spot, need crew or would like to share the experience and we will try to make proper matches.

Marty C. crewed for me during the 2015 event – I made a new sailor friend, had fun and Marty helped produce great results !

Rumor has it there will be a new ‘fathead’ sailing there with it’s designer driving – unconfirmed but…true.

Thanks for your interest!

Have Fun, Come Sailing in the desert in January 2016!

– Gary O

This is a great event … as much fun on land sharing stories and skills with fellow pocket cruiser sailors as the challenge oneself on the racecourse.

– Dave

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