Ben Wells - President
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Greetings FWC Sailors!
The Ides of March have come and gone, and our sailing season feels like an anxious SpaceX rocket in the final stages of countdown. Liftoff is only weeks away, with several Tier 3 regattas coming up and our first two Regionals happening in late April!
What’s Going On?
As indicated, we are gearing up for the sailing season to really kick off. We have nearly all our events ready for registrations, and it’s shaping up to be a great year! As I have mentioned previously, we are excited to be celebrating our 5th Anniversary this year! As a way to celebrate, and as a way of saying Thank You, each sailor participating at one of our Tier 1 or Tier 2 regattas this year will receive a 5th Year Anniversary T-Shirt (see image attached).
As always, please check our website for our full regatta schedule of regattas and registration links. (www.formulawaveclass.com/regattas) There are few coming up I want to highlight!
Mount Dora Yacht Club will hold their 70th Regatta on March 25-26. There is a nice Wave fleet shaping up with 13 sailors registered so far. If you are looking for something to do in Florida next weekend, head on over to Mount Dora!
MidWinters East and West are taking place on the same weekend, with the East in Ocean Springs, MS and the West in Lake Mohave, NV. Both are great locations and should offer a fun weekend of sailing on March 31-April 2.
**For those out West – Richard McCreedy has offered a small number of Waves that could be chartered for the event. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you in touch with him to make arrangements.**
Our first two regionals are happening at the end of April! The Mid-South in Shreveport will be April 21-23 and the Southeast will be in Charleston, April 28-30. Please take a moment to register as soon as able to help with regatta planning and to encourage other sailors to sign up as well.
Finally, our Championship regatta will be in Yankton, South Dakota, on June 23-25. We are planning a fun event with some lawn games to play, and a fun party with the local yacht club. Jane Sherrod will be hosting a pre-race chat on Thursday evening for any new or novice sailors who want some extra help or advice, or to ask any questions on their mind. This is a great opportunity to come sail at a championship regatta regardless of your skill level. We have some rooms reserved at the local resort. Please see the attached document for all lodging information.
Membership remains at $25 for the calendar year and is required for our Tier 1 and Tier 2 regattas. It is optional for Tier 3 regattas, however only FWC members will earn season points at Tier 3 events. If you have completed your 2023 membership – thank you! If you haven’t yet, I would encourage you to do so by following this link (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/FormulaWaveClass) or sending an email to email@example.com
Our referral system is still in place! Refer a brand new member to the FWC and earn $5 off next years membership cost (max of $25)! If you have questions about how this works, please contact us to ask any questions!
Our youth membership is only $10, and we strongly encourage any younger sailors to jump on a wave and come race!
I mentioned our website before and would again encourage you to check it out regularly for updates. I want to make sure you are aware of all other resources we have for you to stay connected and informed.
· Social Media
o Follow us on Facebook for updates, information, and sometimes just for fun pictures and all things Wave sailing!
o This is a user content generated forum for you to start conversations, ask questions, or discuss whatever is on your mind when it comes to Wave sailing and racing! Check it out if you haven’t yet!
As always, Thank You to everyone who supports and sails with the FWC. 2023 is going to be a fun and exciting year!
FWC - President