As we look forward to 2015, I wanted to pass along some things in the hopper that I would like to solicit your feedback on.
Annapolis Yacht Club is having a meeting next week for fleet representatives so we can provide them feedback on what can be improved in their regattas, format, social structures. I see this as a great step by which the clubs are reaching out to try to improve the events for the racers. If you have any suggestions or comments you would like me to pass along, please let me know and we can see how they can be incorporated.
I attended the CBYRA annual meeting at EYC last week and came away with the impression that although they are trying to make things better, it still does not benefit the fleet members to require we be certified as a CBYRA class. The organization does a great job coordinating the various club schedules however as a competitor, the individual benefits are not there. Later in January there is a scheduling meeting we will attend however I believe much of the structure and schedule has been cast. One positive note was the number of regattas who are interested in supporting the J/70 and are willing to find out what we are looking for is very high. More work needs to be done and I will be sure to convey anything I hear, see, or read. http://www.cbyra.org/
Are you kidding me, really? This fun race for Frostbite participants is at the crack of noon and starts IN THE CREEK. Should be a fun event and is a great way to start the new year. AYC Website with Details
There are still some questions that need answering on the schedule however please take a look at the DRAFT schedule on the website( http://j70fleetone.com/schedule/
) and provide feedback ( A survey will be sent out to see what people are thinking of attending.)
Some of the outstanding questions
- Will Screwpile structure the racing in the river and remove a distance race from the schedule?
- Can we combine a clinic/tune up with the SSA regatta in April? ( Social post racing)
Davis Island Series
All the best,
As 2014 wraps up and we look forward to a strong 2015. I am grateful to all the time and effort Kathy Parks and Will Keyworth have put into developing our great fleet. We will work to grow the fleet on the solid foundation you have provided us.
We are working hard to provide the inclusiveness and transparency everyone desires. A draft 2015 schedule has been posted and a survey will be sent out to fleet members to collect everyone’s thoughts.
More to come,
J70 Fleet One Captain
Just a heads up and a reminder that the Voting meeting for National Class Rules Changes and Fleet 1 members is Tuesday Dec 2nd at the AYC Jr Building at 630pm.
Please plan to attend and make your voice heard.
Call or email with any questions.