It is hard to believe that our 2016 season has concluded already! It was good to see a number of you at the 2016 PRSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony a few weekends ago. The scores for the 2016 Spring Series and Fall Series have been posted and we are working on scoring the 2016 Fleet 50 Championship Series. Pease join me in congratulating the winners of the 2016 PRSA Spring Series and Fall Series in the Lightning Class as well as the Fleet 50 members that were honored with PRSA Perpetual Awards: Aaron Boesenecker was awarded the PRSA Founder’s Trophy (for exceptional service to PRSA); Frank Gallagher was recognized by the PRSA Fleet Captains with the Fleet Captain’s Trophy (for outstanding Race Committee service, in this case for his work at the 2016 PRSA President’s Cup Regatta), and Will Phillippe was awarded the Yates Dowell III Award (for outstanding administrative service to PRSA). Congratulations all around!
While the 2016 racing season is still fresh on your mind, I would invite Fleet 50 skippers and crews to send in nominations for our annual Fleet 50 Awards. The awards themselves are described on the nomination ballot. This is always a fun part of our annual meeting, so give some thought now to the past year and send in your nominations! I will also send along information on our own Fleet 50 AGM & Awards Banquet in the near future.
Finally, a reminder that PRSA Dues are now due for 2017. You have until January 15, 2017 to pay your PRSA Dues. Please use the online form on the PRSA Website to complete/update your membership information and submit payment (via PayPal or by mailing a check as per the instructions on the application form). Pay now and you’re all set for 2017!