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Greetings FWC Sailors!
Our first two regattas of the sailing season are only weeks away. There is still time to register if you want to race! See more in our schedule below, along with other updates!
As announced in the last message, we have launched a formal website (https://www.formulawaveclass.com). We understand that many of you don’t use social media, so hopefully this acts as a resource for you to review the schedule or see other information. I want to point out a couple of areas I would encourage you to check out.
First, on the website, there is a section called News. This is a section to visit periodically, as updates will be posted there, along with these monthly newsletters.
Second, there is a section called the FWC Forum. This links out to a separate site, but it is a forum where anyone can create a post or start a discussion on any given topic. The forum is meant to be driven by you! When you go to the forum, you will see a button in the upper right-hand part of the screen that says “Register”. All you need is your email address, and it takes a couple of minutes to set up the account for the forum. Once you have an account – have fun! Start a discussion. Ask a question. Feel free to use it and post to it.
If you have any trouble getting set up in the forum, please contact the FWC email and we will help you as much as able.
For those of you hosting/running regattas – We would love a regatta recap from you to post to the News section of the website so folks can read up on how things went. Please keep that in mind, and if you want help writing it, let us know!
We also have an exciting update on our sustainability efforts from the Corpus Christi regatta. With our partnership with Sailors for the Sea, our goal was to achieve a GOLD level certification, which we had done. One of the yacht club members completed a very nice sustainability report and submitted it just so they could have an official record of what we did. After review, Sailors for the Sea adjusted our rating to PLATINUM – the highest sustainability rating possible. This is a tremendous achievement we are very proud of, and it proves that any regatta can be sustainable and environmentally friendly with just a little effort.
Southwest Regional - San Diego, CA
February 25-27, 2022
Ten sailors registered so far. Plenty of room for anyone else who wants to join. You are guaranteed to have a great time sailing with the crew in San Diego!
Deep South Regional - Clermont, FL
March 4-6, 2022
This will be held with the Clermont Catcall regatta. The FWC fleet is shaping up nicely, and Florida is always a nice getaway from the cold states up north!
Mid-South Regional - Shreveport, LA
April 22-24, 2022
Midwest Regional - Yankton, SD
June 24-26, 2022
Emerald Coast Regional - Fort Walton Beach, FL
July 8-10, 2022
North Coast Regional - Put-in-Bay, OH
August 5-7, 2022
HCANA Wave North American Championship
October 12-16, 2022
**This is not an FWC Regatta. Participants must be members of the HCANA and sail an HCA compliant boat.
Pensacola Yacht Club Regatta - Pensacola, FL
October 28-30, 2022
**This is not an FWC Regional Regatta, but will offer a Wave start and course sailed under FWC rules.
FWC Championship Regatta - Gulfport, FL
November 17-20, 2022
It’s that time of year to renew your FWC Membership! If you haven’t already, please contact Wendy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to complete your membership. We also have a button on our website that links out to PayPal and you can complete your membership that way too.
Regular memberships are $25 and youth memberships are $10. Our referral program is still in place, so be on the lookout for new FWC members and it could save you money on next year’s membership!
Please follow us on Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/hobiewaveracing) We post updates, pictures, schedule information, and all things FWC. Like and share our posts to spread the news of all the great things we have going on!
As always, thank you all for your continued support of the FWC. Wave sailing wouldn’t be what it is today without your participation and enthusiasm in our sport. See you at one of our Regionals this year!
FWC - President
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Reserving a campsite at South Bass Island State Park CANNOT be a last minute idea; you need to reserve a site. I recommend doing that at the earliest opportunity to do so, which is 6 months in advance. The sites which fill up VERY quickly are the special sites up on the cliffs. 10 full hookup sites, and the approx. 25 tent (only) sites. There are mays other sites available. You can make reservations online at https://reserveohio.com/OhioCampWeb/Default.aspx, or by calling 866-644-6727. Online, under “City or Park Name”, enter South Bass Island State Park.
Even if you’re not sure about being able to come reserve a site now to be sure you can have one. ***The state is very amicable about refunds if you cancel because they know it will get re-rented
For campsites, IN MONTH/DAY terms, you can make a reservation 6 months to the day prior to your desired arrival date. For example if you want to arrive on Sunday July 26th, you can make a reservation beginning on Sunday January 26th. New sites are not released until 7am Eastern Time, so if you want to make a reservation for a site on the first day it is available, you will need to wait until 7am to make the reservation, even if you are reserving online. If you are trying to arrive on Thursday July 30th, and if you want one of the 10 full hookup sites, it is not very likely that you can wait until January 30th at 7am to book it. I would suggest booking a day or two in advance of that and forfeit the lost days, or you can book a full hookup site for 7 days beginning on Monday July 27th thru the weekend and then go back in later and cancel that reservation and quickly rebook the same site for the days you actually want; you will lose only $6.50 in fees for doing that. (If you plan to do the cancel/rebook thing, please call me for help with this if needed.) For an Electric only site you should be able to wait until January 29th or 30th to book without a problem, but I would suggest getting online a day or two before you plan to book your site to look at the availability.
There are 128 sites in total. There are 51 Electric Sites, all of which have 15, 30, & 50 amp connections. There are 10 full-hookup sites with Electric, Water and Sewer. Additionally, there are non-electric sites, some of which are designed for RVs, and there are 58 sites for tents only. There are bathroom, flush toilets, & showers in 3 separate buildings in the campground. There is also fresh water and a dump station. Pets are permitted.
As you will see online, the full hookup sites are sites 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 60, 62, 63, 65, and 69. All of those 10 sites are relatively level, except for site 69…it is quite sloped…no joke(s) intended. The 51 Electric Sites are all very similar, but there are a handful of electric sites I’d AVOID if possible since they are quite sloped, or otherwise not preferred in my opinion. These are sites 47, 49, 54, 56, and 58.
Payment: For campsites, Full payment is due at the time of reservation. This includes your nightly fees, a $6.50 reservation fee, and any applicable taxes. To pay by check you must reserve over the phone and send the required payment within 7 days. You CANNOT use email to change/cancel your reservation. Military Discount is 10% discount any night. Military or veteran identification must be presented at the time of arrival or check-in to receive discount.
Looking Forward to Seeing You on South Bass Island. Bob Everson 513-295-7654 , FWC