With winter fast approaching (here already??!), I have certainly already been thinking of running away to Florida for some great winter 505 sailing.
Ethan and Lin have been hard at work to set up a compelling winter series, with 2 training clinics and the Midwinters championship scheduled at Clearwater Community Sailing Center. The intent is to build off the past few years and take advantage of CCSC allowing for boats to be stored in their locked facility. This should allow us to take advantage of the logistics effort in getting boats south and maximize sailing days.
Similar to last year, I have put together a brief survey to build out a scratch sheet for the events and to collect group interest in logistics and housing. Additionally, it has been mentioned to me by several fleet members that they would want one of the training clinics to change the dates and be the same week of the Midwinters Championship Regatta. Please be sure to tell us specific dates that you would commit to for the training events. If you have already made plans to the original dates and a change would be detrimental for you, be sure to let us know in the survey as well. This survey is what the organizers will use to make a decision that will maximize participation.
I’ve also been asked about the Miami Sailing week. IF a minimum of ten teams indicates that they will commit to doing the event, I will contact the organizers to have the class added.
Thanks for taking the time to fill out the survey. Looking forward to seeing 25 teams down in Florida this winter!