April 25, 2020
Happy Saturday Everyone,
I just finished participating with ILCA Annual Meeting that was very informative. I have tried to take notes, and may not have captured all details, please see the ILCA meeting agenda for meeting notes 😉 Most importantly, we need everyone’s support by paying your dues. If you have not paid your ILCA dues, please take care of this asap. Especially since so many events have had to be cancelled, your support of the class is essential.
Even though we still can not be on the water, there is are a lot of great resources available to keep us all busy with videos, articles & information about sailing here are a few:
There will be an announcement on June 1 re: the WJM & NAs.
ILCA North American’s
If the NAs are held, the usual requirement of participation in the Districts – since most District events are being cancelled, there is talk of making an amendment to have the NA’s be an open event, with registration open to the first 100 boats.
Everything is dependent on what happen on the North Americans, this will be the last piece to be decided. Please keep checking on the ILCA website for additional details on the status of all sanctioned events. The World’s will not be an open regatta, so if we can not have the area championships/qualification regattas the World’s will be cancelled until next year.
Information & Resources
Lightning Zoom Meeting on 05/01, 5PM (EST) (Invite to follow)
There will be a flash blast with information about the next Zoom Meeting that will happen on May 1, I will be sending the zoom invite out early next week.
Virtual Regatta (free platform)
Information & Videos
In case you were not aware, there is one place on the ILCA website that has Racing Articles, Dave Perry Tips, Racing Rules & Tactics as well as a YouTube Video Link (at the bottom right).
US Sailing has been doing daily Webinars
Facebook Live Events
and much more! View all videos on the ILCA YouTube Channel
Fleet 50 & PRSA
Fleet 50 Tuning Day
Since we will not be able to have a fleet tuning day, please check out the resources and find some time to get to the marina to get your boat tuned up so we will all be ready once the restrictions have been lifted. As always, we have a wealth of resources with our members who would be happy to answer any tuning questions you may have, if you are not sure who to ask, please send me an email, text or call and I will help make a connection.
I have been working Joan Hurban, SSA Fleet 329 about organizing a Zoom Meeting with Dave Dellenbaugh of Speed & Smarts. This would be an fee base event (tentatively this is expected to be around $15/person-TBD) for a 60 min presentation. If this is something you are interested in/would like additional information, please let me know so I can give Joan an estimate of interest from our fleet. As more information is available I will let you know.
If you are not familiar with Speed & Smarts, this is a great newsletter, not Lightning specific, and you should check it out.
Take care & stay healthy, we will be back on the water soon!
15126 As You Wish…
Fleet Captain, Lightning Fleet 50