Accomodations for 2010 NACs

I'm trying to find nice accommodations for this year's NACs. Looking on the internet at various hotel websites is a bit depressing. So far the closest place I've found with "recommended" hotels is Gulfport, MS or Slidell, LA. Can anyone recommend a nice hotel to stay in at an affordable price close to the venue? Are there going to be any special rates/room blocks at area hotels? I know it's only February, but June will be here before you know it. Bruce FS2777

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Bruce, I checked the NOR and the BWYC website.

Bruce, I checked the NOR and the BWYC website. It appears that they have not yet posted any housing options on the website. We will forward your e-mail to Ann Edwards, Regatta Chairman. Bill Ross, FS/5820 Chmn. FSSA National Championship Cmtte.

Bill Ross  F/S 6020

Chairman FSSA National Championship Committee

If you want to be close, you may want to check into renting a ho

If you want to be close, you may want to check into renting a house. The Hollywood casino isn't too far, but the rooms are over $100/night.

Thanks Bill, I'll keep checking the BWYC and the FSSA websites t

Thanks Bill, I'll keep checking the BWYC and the FSSA websites to see Ann Edwards response. I saw on the BWYC that they allow camping on the club grounds, has anyone used these facilities before, I'd be tenting it? Harry, assuming that you're attending this year, have you figured out where ya'll are going to stay yet? Any idea at to which is closer/provides better access; Gulfport or Slidell? Cheers, Bruce FS2777
Bruce FS 5600

I am planning to stay at a house in the Bay St.

I am planning to stay at a house in the Bay St. Louis area with some friends for the NAC. I am not in charge of the arrangements, so I cannot be more specific Regarding your quesion of Slidell vs Gulfport, I would go with Gulfport because the drive is very scenic and really not all that far. The last time the NAC was in Gulfport, I stayed in Bay St. Louis and it was an easy drive with not much traffic. The BWYC is a beautiful new building with good showers so you do not need to travel back and forth more than once per day.

All - I keep pressing the Regatta Organizers to get going on the

All - I keep pressing the Regatta Organizers to get going on the housing issue. But to date no results. Did it again yesterday. I do understand that she has some options coming available. Bill Ross, FS/5820 Chmn. FSSA National Championship Cmtte.

Bill Ross  F/S 6020

Chairman FSSA National Championship Committee

All, Below is a copy of information received from Bay Waveland Y

All, Below is a copy of information received from Bay Waveland YC concerning NAC housing. This will be posted later with the Revision of the NOR: Places to Stay • Hollywood Casino o Location: Bay St. Louis, MS o Very nice and close to the club, 2 miles from the club o http://www.hollywoodcasinobsl.com/ o 1-866-758-2591 • Condominiums o Contact: Carol Rafferty #61607; Cell: 228-216-0282 #61607; Office: 228-452-4242 #61607; Email: crafferty@odwyerrealty.com o Inn by the Sea Condo #61607; Location: Pass Christian, MS #61607; Across the bridge, on the beach, 2.5 miles from club #61607; Just built, Very Nice (have family reunion here) o Beau-Claire #61607; Location: Long Beach, MS #61607; Just built, Very Nice • Holiday Inn – Express o Location: Long Beach, MS o Just built on the beach. o 228-868-9178 • Lanai Condo o http://www.lanaicondo.com o Location: Diamondhead, MS o 20 - 30 minutes away. Bill Ross, FS/5820 Chmn. FSSA National Championship Cmtte.

Bill Ross  F/S 6020

Chairman FSSA National Championship Committee

First and foremost, let me state that the tragedy taking place

First and foremost, let me state that the tragedy taking place in the Gulf related to the oil spill and it's environmental and economic loss is first priority; the facilitation of a sailboat regatta is rightfully so, low on the list of priorities right now. That being stated, have local authorities given any indication as to the access to bay waters for recreation if this situation continues to deteriorate and if access is restricted, is there consideration being given by regatta organizers to an alternative venue. Unfortunately, the six week window is closing in for cancellation of housing deposits without a penalty and it seems that local realtors are unwilling to amend their refund policies at this time. Let's all pray for a timely end to this devastating event, with as little impact as could be reasonably expected for such a disaster.