Ben Wells - President
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Greetings FWC Members!
Spring is almost here, and I hope that you all are ready for the sailing season to kick up into high gear very shortly! Here’s your February update!
I’m very happy that registration is open for many of our Tier 2 and Tier 3 regattas! I would strongly encourage you to make time to sign up if you are confident you will be sailing at one of these events. It’s a major help to regatta planners to have an idea of how many people they might be expecting, and more early registrations brings in more total registrations – so don’t delay! Sign up early, sign up often J
Please visit our website for a full list of regattas and registration links (https://www.formulawaveclass.com/regattas.html) but to highlight a couple of upcoming ones…
· Mid-South Regional, Shreveport LA – April 21-23
· Southeast Regional, Charleston SC – April 28-30
· FWC Championship Regatta, Yankton SD – June 23-25**
Also for our upcoming Tier 3 regattas, be sure to check out the following:
· Mt Dora Yacht Club 70th Regatta, Mt Dora FL - March 25-26
· Mid-Winters West, Lake Mohave NV - March 31 - April 2
· Mid-Winters East, Ocean Springs MS - March 31 - April 2
· Mid-Americas Area Championship, Dallas TX - May 27-28
We are still working to add more Tier 3 regattas to the list, so be sure to check back to the website periodically to see what else is coming up!
** Our Championship regatta planning is coming along nicely. I want to encourage any newer or novice sailors to feel welcome to join us at this event! Thursday night, our own Jane Sherrod will be hosting a race chat for newer sailors to have an open forum and ask any questions they would like or get some quick tips and tricks from an expert! We also have reserved some rooms at the host resort and are available now! Please call 1-605-665-2680 and mention the Wave Regatta to reserve one of the set aside options.
Currently held are:
4 - Rooms @ 185/night
1 - 2 Bedroom Cabin @ $365/night
3 - 3 Bedroom Cabin @ $385/night
1 - 4 Bedroom Cottage @ $1350/night (cottage has massive common room and full kitchen available)
Campsites will full hookups are available as well, and there are several hotels located within 10 minutes of the regatta site.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Our class wouldn’t continue the success we have had without you, and I’m looking forward to a strong and fun 2023!
FWC - President