Dear USF-16 Class Members and Interested Parties:
Here is the NOR for our North American Championships which will take place at the Clearwater Sailing Center in Florida with race days of Thursday, Nov. 2 through Monday, November 5. Registration is officially open at Regatta Network Click Here to Register The link is also in the NOR. Please go there now and let us know that your plan is to attend. You can pay later this year, but your early registration will help us greatly in planning the event. (Thanks to Bob Johnson and Roger Strube for getting registration up and running).
Prior to the event there will be multiple days of training opportunity available from lead sponsor, Red Gear Racing. Please contact Jill Nickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
If you haven't heard, Ravi Parent, one of our past USF-16 National Champions, recently announced his bid for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which will be sailed on the full foiling Nacra Olympic 17. Since graduating from the F16 ranks, Ravi has been sailing for Boston University. If you have any interest in learning more about this pursuit and/or supporting his campaign, please see the Campaign Flyer.
If you have any questions or would be willing to volunteer to help with any aspect of our upcoming event, please let me know.
(Acting) USF-16 Chairman
The F16 is an important gateway for attracting young sailors to catamaran racing and developing their skills. Consider this--- some of the fastest teams currently racing within our ranks are still not old enough to vote. How cool is that?! The importance of our Juniors to the future of our great sport cannot be overemphasized. For this reason, we are going to push our event into early November, which will allow us to incorporate a weekend.
The racing days of our Nationals, to be held in Clearwater, FL will be Friday, November 3 through Monday, November 6.
Stay tuned for more details to come.