The members of Fleet #1 and Sandusky
Sailing Club are excited to be hosting the 2007 Interlake
Nationals. We’re looking forward to Interlakers from across the
mid-west and the east coast join us in the festivities that are the
75 years ago, a group of sailors in Sandusky decided that they wanted a
boat that would be easy to sail, family friendly, and affordable.
They looked at the boats of the time and decided that nothing
quite fit what they had in mind, so they engaged the legendary Francis
Sweisguth, designer of the renowned Star. The result was the Interlake.
Since then, the boat has gone through relatively few
changes in basic design other than moving from a primarily wood
construction to fiberglass materials. Regardless of materials,
the distinctive shape and sailing form of the Interlake have been
maintained through the years and have brought great enjoyment to family
cruisers and racers alike for decades.
For those not participating in the racing, Sandusky
offers a wide variety of activities. Several Lake Erie beaches
are easily reachable, a number of water parks offer a splashing good
time, downtown Sandusky has a variety of shops, and you can’t miss the
Cedar Point amusement park as it dominates the northern skyline.
Whether you choose to race or stay on shore, the Interlake tradition
continues with the 2007 Interlake National
Championships. There will be plenty of competitive racing, but
the other hallmarks of the Interlake Sailing Class Association will
also be taking place: good food and good fun! Come, join us for
the festivities and ensure that all Interlakers past and present attend
Alumni Night on Friday, July 27 as we celebrate the ideals that were
conceptualized 75 years ago.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Sandusky!
2007 Interlake Nationals Chair