Mercyhurst University, Gannon University, Penn State Behrend and the Erie Yacht Club will join forces to host the Battle of Lake Erie Regatta Sept.15-16 on Presque Isle Bay. The first nationally sanctioned college regatta in Erie, the event is sanctioned by the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) and is expected to become an annual event. In addition to the host schools, teams expected to compete include Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Buffalo, Slippery Rock University, Army, Hamilton College and Rochester Institute of Technology. They’ll sail Club 420s, 14’ foot sailing dinghies, and use the Erie Yacht Club’s Rickloff Community Boathouse as a base. For more information, contact Robert Green at email@example.com.