JUST THE TWO (or one) OF US
If you're tired of trying to recruit enough people to flesh out a race crew, don't give up.
Next year, if the folks behind the effort get enough support from the racing community, look for a series of Doubled-Handed races. Not having enough rail meat to flatten out the boat means a lot less when each boat in the race is facing that same handicap.
As an aside, a non-affiliated club above the bridge had 21 boats registered and 18 participating in a recent DH race. So, the interest is definitely there!
If you'd like to get in on the planning stages of short-handed racing, or just let the organizers know you are interested in participating next year, shoot them an email at:
WHERE TO GO
One of the "Takeaways" from the USSailing Leadership Forum was a question that asked:
"How can....organizations and other sailing industries integrate with their local communities to provide more awareness for prospective new sailors and waterfront access...?"
With this in mind, CBYRA has created a new page on this site devoted to getting new people on the water. We've listed six organizations that you can get in touch with if you are new to sailing or have never sailed and would really like to.
This list is by no means comprehensive and we strongly encourage you to send us the names of other organizations that could be a resource, even if it is just a waterfront park that allows kids to launch a dinghy!
Thanks, and we hope to hear from you.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW
Along with certain vital equipment,
used in running the race, PSA shot holes in the theory that held: "PSA Overnight Race is dead."
They renamed the race, did a little bit of promoting, and had 32 boats registered the evening before the race! That's a gain of approximately 68% more entries than last year's total.
You can read John Aellen's synopsis of the race here.
We like hearing the Double-Handed Class had the most participants!