The Alamitos Bay Yacht Club Oktoberfest "Outside" Regatta, scheduled for October 20th, has been cancelled.

Derek Paulin, the Regatta Chairperson, cited insurmountable logistical problems as the reason for the cancellation.

The event was very successful in 2000 and 2001 and looked to be even better attended in 2002. Of special note for 2002 was the focus on fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Derek urges Lido 14 sailors to make donations to the foundation despite the cancellation of the regatta. For further information on the foundation and how to make donations, please visit

No word was given on whether or not the regatta will be rescheduled for a later date.

Your assistance in forwarding this message to your fellow fleet members is requested.

John Papadopoulos