Moonlight Regatta on Truesdale Lake
The tradition of meeting up in the middle of Truesdale Lake under a full moon (or nearly full moon) at least one weekend evening during the summer was started over 20 years ago and has been a part of the Lake Truesdale experience off and on (weather and moon-phase dependent) since then.
What does the tradition entail? Here are some suggestions – and everyone is welcome to add their own touches of course!
- Light up boats and watercraft creatively, but not too brightly. Glow sticks, LEDs, lanterns with dimming control, etc. work well.
- Light up your dock or port of return so you can see where you are headed once you’ve called it a night.
- Depending on which end of the summer we’re on, plan to head out at 8:30 pm (June) or by 8 pm (July, August). Or even earlier if it is a warm early September moonlight regatta.
- Prep your boats during daylight hours.
- Hang out as long as youâ€™d like.
- Meet new neighbors and reacquaint with old ones.
- Save the higher powered lights to help you get back to your launch area afterwards.
- Please refrain from shining bright lights while gathered.
Once people have adjusted to night vision youâ€™d be amazed how well you can see by full moonlight.
Ideas, questions, feedback? Let us all know…