2017 Season Kickoff

Sailing season is just around the corner!!  April 1 is the Round Mercer Island Race.  (No fooling!)  We meet at Stan Sayer Pits in Seattle and circumnavigate Mercer Island.  Registration opens at 1000; skipper’s meeting at 1100, and; first shape at 1200.  Reverse start.  Continental breakfast provided.  $20 + launch fees.

Then the following weekend, Apr. 8-9, is PSSR sponsored by Corinthian Yacht Club – Seattle at Shilshole.  This will be a good warm up for teams planning to travel to Yankton in June for the 16 NACs — not a lot of time to practice!  Register on the CYC website.

If you are from out of town and planning/wanting to do both events then contact a Fleet 95 member and keep your boat in Seattle during the week in between.

From the IHCA President — Rich McVeigh

Hi

The planning  for our next two Hobie 16 world championships is proceeding well. We hope to be in a position to announce the next event in a few months.

I sent notice of this previously but we thought a reminder was appropriate and we need your help to get the word out.

One change to the format is the elimination of the on-site qualifying series for the open. The path to the Hobie 16 world championships is through sailors prequalifying in their home region. We want to push the participation theme. The intent is to stimulate regional participation by requiring the sailors to earn a prequalified spot.

We will be modifying the prequalified spot allocations for each region as the spots that were previously saved for on-site qualifying will be distributed to all the regions.

Rich