Ben Wells - President
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Greetings FWC Members!
I hope all of you have been enjoying the summer and getting all the sailing time in that you want! Here is your June newsletter!
What’s going on?
We have been hard at work with the preliminary organizing of the Wave 100 distance race on Lake Michigan next year, and we have the goal of opening up registration in August. This is a different kind of regatta, and we want to be thorough with the information and make sure you are crystal clear on what the race is, what it isn’t, and what the expectations are of you as a sailor participating in this event. I think we have a lot of great things in the works and are making safety a number one priority. We will continue giving out more information as we have it!
I’m excited to announce we established a partnership with the Sailors for the Sea organization and will be an official Clean Class as part of a new program they have launched. This means we will be designating a portion of our regattas each year as clean regattas and will be making efforts to have sustainability be a focus for the regatta. You can read on our website more about the Clean Class designation and can find links to the Sailors for the Sea website to learn more about our partner for this endeavor.
Our full schedule can be found on our website here, but to showcase a couple of the next events..
The FWC Championship is only a week away from this writing! We have 18 sailors signed up (and may get a couple of last minute entries?) I believe this will be a really fun regatta, and we have some great things planned in addition to the racing. The Championship this year will be held as a clean regatta, in line with our clean class designation.
Thursday evening will feature a clinic hosted by Jane Sherrod and Ryan Richardson for newer/novice sailors to learn more about the race course, boat handling and setup, and how to have a great race!
Friday will feature a taco bar with lawn games available after racing, and Saturday will be a party held in conjunction with the local yacht club.
There is still time for last minute entries – come join the fun in Yankton, South Dakota!
Our next regional is in Put-in-Bay (aka Key West of the North). If you are planning on attending, please be aware of ferry times and lodging, as the island fills up very quickly. This is a really unique and fun venue, and everyone enjoys their time there.
This month on the website showcase, I want to highlight the News page. Essentially set up like a blog, it’s the place where we add these monthly newsletters and other writings of interest. It’s a great place to check back and read previous information or check up on something you might have missed.
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 year's 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 want to make sure you are aware of all other resources we have for you to stay connected and informed.
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As always, Thank You to everyone who supports and sails with the FWC. It’s truly an honor to be part of this amazing class and fun group of sailors. See you on the water soon!
FWC - President