Out with old, in with 2015!

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. 

AYC Regattas
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.
CBYRA
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/
Hangover Bowl
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
2015 Schedule
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
It is awesome to see all the Chesapeake teams doing so well at Davis Island Series in Tampa, Florida. Between Al Terhune, The Allsopps, and Holly Graf, it has been awesome. Follow them here: http://diyc.org/calendar/2014-j70-winter-series/
Class Association Website: http://www.j70class.com/

All the best,

Ray Wulff