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FWC Update - September 2022
Greetings FWC Members!
September has arrived, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s time to start thinking about packing the boat up for Winter! There is still racing to be done as we head toward the end of the year.
What’s going on?
The focus at the moment is planning for the Championship regatta, coming up in November! The FWC leadership team wants to ensure that everyone who attends has a great experience, and the event will be of the quality that one would expect of a championship level regatta.
After the regatta, there will be a few more things to take care of this year. Mainly, the annual meeting and the election.
As we have done in years past, the annual meeting will be held via zoom at a pre-communicated date and time. We hope that anyone interested joins to hear about where we have been, where we are going, and a discussion of items that may appear on the ballot. No voting will take place at the annual meeting – it will be done electronically as we have done in years past to ensure everyone who wants to cast a vote is able to.
We will hold a Q&A session at the championship regatta for sailors to attend – members of the leadership team will be present to answer questions about what might appear on the ballot, or answer and discuss any other items pertaining to the FWC.
This year is also an election year, and all board seats are up for re-election. Our election is an open election, and anyone may run for any position. Descriptions of the positions are listed in our Rules and Bylaws. If you are interested in running for a board spot, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a little information about yourself and what position you are running for.
A link to our bylaws can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BTQNo_YgFl4INhsQQP0twep0h3Uo54rmjJ18RwmXvmw/edit?fbclid=IwAR3MVJGDUpfzxmJqfv_ozlE0J5ViUvwB5OJQnkElP_7b3nLa0Dc6QT0vN6Y
I would like to have any nominations submitted by October 15th.
The North Coast Regional took place in early August and was a fun, successful regatta! Read the full recap here à https://www.formulawaveclass.com/news/2022-north-coast-regional-recap
FWC Championship Regatta, Gulfport, FL, November 17-20
The FWC sailing season will finish with the championship in Florida! Come test your skills with the best, and race for the title of FWC Champion! If you are planning on attending, the time to sign up is now! Please use the link above to register – it only takes five minutes!
Other Racing Opportunities –
*Please note – these are non-FWC regattas*
HCANA Wave North American Championship, Shreveport, LA – October 12-16
We have several ways for you to stay connected to the FWC! Please follow us on Facebook, or check out our website from time to time! We have started a user-driven forum that is linked from the website as well. The forum is driven completely by you!
As always, thank you all for your time, support, and enthusiasm for the FWC. Our class continues to move in the right direction, and the Wave is becoming an ever popular racing boat, thanks to you!
FWC - President
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